There was a time, circa 1991, when being a funky white boy meant doing whacked-out jumping jacks to the beat of "Suck My Kiss" while wearing a sock on your cock. But these days, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are grown-ass funky white men.
The band's founding twosome, frontman-slash-resident hunk Anthony Kiedis and bass man Flea, are both 49 years old while longtime drummer (and Will Ferrell look-alike) Chad Smith is already 50.
And as mature party dudes, they tend to rock their footwear on the appropriate appendage. But maybe, maybe, maybe ... We'll get lucky and the Peps will decide to air out those old tube socks (and funky white cocks) on their newly announced 2012 US tour.
Over the summer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their tenth studio album, I'm With You. A few weeks later, Kiedis unveiled a creepy-sexy new porn 'stache. And finally, last week, the Peps announced plans to trek across the US, revealing six initial tour dates in Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia, Duluth, Greensboro, and Memphis.
But then yesterday, as noted by Crossfade's sister blog County Grind, Kiedis and crew announced ten additional shows. The tour will be kicking off at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on January 20. And tickets for the Peps' South Florida gig will go on sale this Friday.
So snag those tix. Clean Your Socks. And your cocks. These funky white men are (almost) ready to rock.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Full 2012 US Tour Dates
*Newly announced concerts
January 20 Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, FL*
January 21 Amway Arena, Orlando, FL*
January 23 St. Pete Times Forum, St. Petersburg, FL*
January 25 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
January 27 RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
January 28 ColonialLife Arena, Columbia, SC
January 30 Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA
January 31 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
February 03 FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
February 04 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA*
March 06 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX*
March 08 Toyota Center, Houston, TX*
March 09 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX*
March 13 BOK Arena, Tulsa, OK*
March 15 Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK*
March 16 Verizon Center, Little Rock, AR*
Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Friday, January 20. Monday, April 2. BankAtlantic Center, One Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased via ticketmaster.com. Call 954-835-7825 or visit bankatlanticcenter.com.