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Red Hot Chili Peppers forced to postpone North American tour

January 11, 2012 | 11:33 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers' tour will kick off in March after frontman Anthony Kiedis recovers from foot surgery.


Frontman Anthony Kiedis' foot injury has forced the Red Hot Chili Peppers to postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour, the band announced Wednesday.

The tour in support of their Grammy-nominated album “I'm With You” was originally scheduled to kick off Jan. 20 in Sunrise, Fla., but has been pushed back to March after Kiedis injured his foot. The Chili Pepper recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached tendon in his foot. He is expected to make a full recovery.

All the dates have been pushed back, some as far as eight months, as the band had a lengthy European leg already scheduled for summer and fall. The band's Feb. 26-27 dates at Staples Center, which were sold out, have been moved to Aug. 11-12.
Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates. Check out the new dates after the jump:

March 29 -- St. Petersburg, Fla., St. Pete Times Forum
March 31 -- Orlando, Amway Arena
April 2 -- Sunrise, Fla., Bank Atlantic Center
April 4 -- Raleigh, N.C., RBC Center
April 6 -- Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena
April 7 -- Columbia, S.C., Colonial Life Arena
April 9 -- Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
April 10 -- Atlanta, Gwinnett Center
April 12 -- Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
Aug. 11 -- Los Angeles, Staples Center
Aug. 12 --  Los Angeles, Staples Center
Aug. 14 -- Oakland, Oakland Arena
Aug. 15  -- Oakland, Oakland Arena
Sept. 23 -- San Diego, Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 25 -- Phoenix, Jobring Arena
Sept. 27 -- Denver, Pepsi Center
Sept. 29 -- San Antonio, AT&T Center

Oct. 2 -- Dallas, American Airlines Arena
Oct. 4 -- New Orleans, New Orleans Arena
Oct. 20 -- Houston, Toyota Center
Oct. 22 -- Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Arena
Oct. 24 -- Tulsa, BOK Arena
Oct. 25 -- Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena


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