| RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS I’M WITH YOU DEBUTS AT NO. 2 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUM CHART
BAND’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM IS ALSO NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S ROCK AND ALTERNATIVE ALBUM CHARTS AND NO. 1 IN 17 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE U.K., JAPAN, AND GERMANY
FIRST SINGLE “THE ADVENTURES OF RAIN DANCE MAGGIE” HITS NO. 1 AT TRIPLE A RADIO AFTER FOUR WEEKS AT NO. 1 AT ALTERNATIVE
September 7th 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Red Hot Chili Peppers have reclaimed their position as one of the world’s favorite rock bands with the release of their new album I’m With You, which debuts at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, selling 228,926 copies according to SoundScan. The album is also No. 1 on Billboard‘s Rock and Alternative album charts, as well as on Top Internet Albums and iTunes Top Alternative Albums chart.
Released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29th, I’m With You is also a smash around the world, with No. 1 debuts in Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and No. 2 debuts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada and France.
The album’s first single, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” the band’s 12th No. 1 single at Alternative radio, climbs to No. 1 at Triple A this week after spending four weeks atop the Alternative chart. The Los Angeles quartet surpassed its own record for the artist with the most Number One singles in Modern Rock radio chart history with 12 last month.
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Here’s what critics are saying about I’m With You:
“Bassist Flea and especially vocalist Anthony Kiedis shine brightest on this material, which is eminently danceable, propulsive, slinky and engaging.”
“And while they’re still the house band for watching the Golden State sink into the ocean, they’re making sure that the beach bums left behind have an excellently heavy soundtrack for the after-party.”
“The peak moments on I’m With You balance swagger and sensitivity.”
“Kiedis and Red Hot Chili Peppers sound more alive than ever before on I’m With You their brand new masterpiece.”
ArtistDirect (5 out of 5 stars)
“There’s no arguing with Flea, nor the rhythm section, nor the band’s tastes in guitarists.”
Los Angeles Times
“There remains a youthful pop sensibility to the band’s brand of funk, and this is their liveliest record in a decade. I’m With You proves the Peppers are very much alive.”
“Flea is … one of the greatest (if not the greatest) bassists on planet Earth.”
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One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”
The band head to South America this month for several shows, including a headlining stint at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil on the 24th. In October, the band set off on a European tour. Please visit www.redhotchilipeppers.com for all tour dates.