Besides thinking up new and clever ways to insert the word “California” into songs, Red Hot Chili Peppers are known for going on some massive tours. The band is presently on the road and will reportedly stay there through 2013 in support of their new album, I’m With You. Now, as CraveOnline points out, the band is following in the footsteps of Pixies, Phish, and others by immortalizing these performances as downloadable bootlegs.
The recently created LiveChiliPeppers.com offers digital copies of the last eight shows from the Chili Peppers’ current trek across Europe. Many more gigs are expected to be added as time goes on, typically two or three days after the concert takes place. And while they couldn’t quite just “Give It Away”, the high-quality recordings are moderately priced and available in three different formats: MP3 (currently $9.95), FLAC, and Apple Lossless ($12.95 for either hi-def version). The FAQ states that the cost of each show is based on format and length, mentioning the slightly more expensive prices of $11.95 for MP3s and $15.95 for FLAC files. Note that all eight shows currently available for purchase are the cheaper prices previously mentioned.
Take a look at Red Hot Chili Pepper’s latest video for “Monarchy of Roses” below, followed by the currently scheduled dates for their extensive tour.
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2011-2012 Tour Dates:
12/04 – Berlin, DE @ o2 World
12/05 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
12/07 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadthalle
12/10 – Torino, IT @ Palaolimpico
12/11 – Assago, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
12/13 – Zueich, CH @ Hallenstadion Zurich
12/15 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
12/17 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes
06/23 – Stevenage Herts, UK @ Knebworth Park
06/24 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
06/26 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park
06/28 – Nijemegen, NL @ Goffert Park
06/30 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
08/01 – Tampere, FI @ Ratina Stadium