Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining ‘Big Hello to Brooklyn’ Party !

Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers

Pre-Super Bowl concert is part of three-day ‘Kickoff in Brooklyn’ event

Red Hot Chili Peppers will celebrate the next Super Bowl weekend in style. The funk-rock veterans will close out the three-day Kickoff in Brooklyn event, headlining WFAN’s “Big Hello to Brooklyn” concert at the Barclays Center on Saturday, February 1st.

The celebration will also feature performances from New Politics, MS MR, J Roddy Walston and the Business and Basic Vacation. Naturally, Kickoff in Brooklyn isn’t only focused on music: Prior to the concert will be a championship boxing match between “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Luis Callazo (on January 30th) and an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and championship contenders the Oklahoma City Thunder (on January 31st).

Tickets for the concert went on sale on December 20th, starting at 10 a.m. EST. on Ticketmaster and the Barclays Center website. American Express Card members can beat the crowd with an exclusive presale, which lasts from December 17th at 10 a.m. EST to December 19th at 10 p.m. EST. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the Center’s American Express Box Office starting December 21st at noon EST.

Super Bowl XLVIII takes place on February 2nd, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

In other Chili Peppers news, the band is currently still in flux with their next LP, which follows 2011’s I’m With You. This summer, drummer Chad Smith told Billboard that the band was hoping to start work in the fall, but that progress has been reportedly halted by bassist Flea’s tenure with the Thom Yorke-led project Atoms for Peace.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have denied reports they will cover Led Zeppelin @ Barclays Center Concert

Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in Detroit

Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in Detroit

Red Hot Chili Peppers have denied reports they will cover Led Zeppelin when they play the Super Bowl half-time show this weekend.The rockers will play the prestigious half-time performance at the annual American Football event with Bruno Mars on Sunday night (February 2) and earlier this week drummer Chad Smith claimed that the group would cover ‘Dazed & Confused’ on the night.

However, this has now been disputed by Smith, who told KROQ that he was just joking. “People in the media are so gullible sometimes. We will, however, be performing side one of Rush’s ‘2112’,” he said.Smith continued, “Obviously I can’t tell you what we’re going to do, it would ruin the surprise. Come on, you gotta watch! It’s gonna be great, Bruno Mars, we met them, his band are great people, today I’m going to rehearse with them outside in the beautiful weather here in New Jersey, it’ll be a real spectacle, I’m looking forward to it.”

The drummer also explained how the unlikely collaboration came about, “We know of the Bruno Mars, but we’re not homies,” Smith said. “This is what I know: the NFL said to Bruno, ‘You can have a special guest, and choose whomever you like.’ Bruno chose the Red Hot Chili Peppers because he’s a big fan, unbeknown to us. He called us and said, ‘Hey, would you guys be my guest at the halftime show, come and do a jam?’ We said, ‘Sure, sounds like fun.'”Super Bowl XLVIII takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2. U2 will premiere their new song ‘Invisible’ during the event. The track will appear in an advert announcing a new partnership with Bono’s charity (RED) and Bank Of America.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, The Roots and Fall Out Boy will perform at a series of pre-Super Bowl events at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between January 30 and February 1.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to headline this summer’s Isle Of Wight Festival.

The band will play Saturday June 14 on the Main Stage, following previously announced Friday June 13 headliners, Biffy Clyro. They join Rudimental, Calvin Harris and The 1975 on the bill. The show is Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first UK festival appearance since 2007. The band have released a statement about their set, explaining that it will be their only UK show of 2014. The statement reads:”To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance… it will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year… so we intend to make it really special.”

Isle Of Wight Festival runs from June 12-15 in Seaclose Park. For more information visit Isleofwightfestival.comRed Hot Chili Peppers recently denied reports they will cover Led Zeppelin when they play the Super Bowl half-time show this weekend. The rockers will play the prestigious event at the annual American Football final with Bruno Mars on Sunday night (February 2) and earlier this week drummer Chad Smith claimed that the group would cover ‘Dazed & Confused’ on the night.However, this has now been disputed by Smith, who told KROQ that he was just joking. “People in the media are so gullible sometimes. We will, however, be performing side one of Rush’s ‘2112’,” he joked. Super Bowl XLVIII takes place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. U2 will premiere their new song ‘Invisible’ during the event. The track will appear in an advert announcing a new partnership with Bono’s charity (RED) and Bank Of America.

February 2014 – New York Concert Calendar (weekend)

Best NYC concert this weekend:
Red Hot Chili Peppers + New Politics + MS MR + J. Roddy Walston and the Business + Basic Vacation
Barclays Center
7:00 p.m., $91.80-$399.99
Though the world will get to see them join Bruno Mars on the Superbowl halftime stage the next day at MetLife stadium, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are joining in on the the pre-Bowl fun when a host of massive acts flood the city for a series of great shows in honor of the game. At Barclays, the Chili Peppers will headline their own funky party that will most likely be filled with plenty of shirtlessness and semi-possessed dancing on the band’s end. Though their most recent release, I’m With You, came out nearly two and a half years ago, RHCP has teased the making of another new album since the last tour ended. Maybe they’ll premiere a new tune or two this weekend, but no matter what, they won’t have to worry about having enough material to make two whole stadiums sing along! See You There!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Artist
Venue
Price
Red Hot Chili Peppers Barclays Center $91.80-$399.99
New Politics Barclays Center $91.80-$399.99
MS MR Barclays Center $91.80-$399.99
J. Roddy Walston and … Barclays Center $91.80-$399.99
Basic Vacation Barclays Center $91.80-$399.99
Charlie Wilson MSG Theater $52.50-$150 Tickets
Charlie Wilson MSG Theater $42.50-$150
Gavin DeGraw Wellmont Theatre $28
Karmin The Paramount $22.50-$42.50
Bryce Vine The Paramount $22.50-$42.50
Marcus Schossow Webster Hall $20
Visionaire Webster Hall $20
Strawberry Fields B.B. King’s $40/$42.50 Tickets
James Naughton Jazz at Lincoln Center $50
John Raymond Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$20
Lawrence Brownlee Jazz at Lincoln Center $50
Matt Wilson Quartet Jazz at Lincoln Center $20-$45
John Medeski Jazz at Lincoln Center $20-$45
‘Electric Beach’ Santos’ Party House $20 Tickets
Elite Camp DJs (le) Poisson Rouge $5/$10 Tickets
Kramer $20
Red Briki $20
Stirrers Brooklyn Bowl $14
Superhuman Happiness Brooklyn Bowl $14
Wolf! Brooklyn Bowl $14
Jessie’s Girl Canal Room $8 Tickets
Break Science Bowery Ballroom $15
Kate Baldwin Jazz at Lincoln Center $60-$100 Tickets
Sherry D. Boone Jazz at Lincoln Center $60-$100 Tickets
Marc Kudisch Jazz at Lincoln Center $60-$100 Tickets
Bryce Ryness Jazz at Lincoln Center $60-$100 Tickets
Andrew Samonsky Jazz at Lincoln Center $60-$100 Tickets
Emily Skinner Jazz at Lincoln Center $60-$100 Tickets
Mary Testa Jazz at Lincoln Center $60-$100 Tickets
Back2Basic S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Pantrin Vibes S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Wax S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Natural Freaks S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Staks S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Majesty S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Norie S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Kevin Crown S.O.B.’s $15 Tickets
Soul Cruisers S.O.B.’s $10/$15
Robag Wruhme Output $20
Spencer Parker Output $20
Justin Carter The Glasslands Gallery $20
Eamon Harkin The Glasslands Gallery $20
Tedd Patterson Cielo $15/$25 Tickets
Gambles The Mercury Lounge $12
Starred The Mercury Lounge $12
HmfO: A Hall and Oate… The Mercury Lounge $10/$12 Tickets
Rhythm Bound Rodeo Bar free
Chris Botti Blue Note $40-$75 Tickets
The Currys Hill Country Barbecue free
Gina Bon Jersey Bowery Electric free
Michael Stella Star Bowery Electric free
Steven Baggs Bowery Electric free
Wild Adriatic Bowery Electric $10
Midnight Spin Bowery Electric $10
I’ll Be John Brown Bowery Electric $10
Slim Wray Bowery Electric $10
Isle of Rhodes Spike Hill free
Chris Cubeta & The Li… Spike Hill free
Trckstr TBA Brooklyn free
N.A.M. TBA Brooklyn free
Terry Potter TBA Brooklyn free
Nomad The Acheron $8
Sad Boys The Acheron $8
EEL The Acheron $8
Mueco The Acheron $8
Scab Eaters The Acheron $8
John Abercrombie Quartet Jazz Standard $20
High & Mighty Brass Band Radegast Hall free
The Tangiers Blues Band Iridium $25
Charles Webster Le Bain free
Amir Alexander Secret Location $15/$20
Dahlia Secret Location $15/$20
Faso Secret Location $15/$20
Sagotsky Secret Location $15/$20
Marco Bailey System Dance Club $25
The Junkies System Dance Club $25

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Harlem Gospel Choir B.B. King’s $40/$42.50 Tickets
Matt Wilson Quartet Jazz at Lincoln Center $20-$45
John Medeski Jazz at Lincoln Center $20-$45
Dan Nuestadt (le) Poisson Rouge free
Tony Touch Sullivan Room $10 Tickets
DJ Asho Drom free w/ RSVP Tickets
Gem Club The Mercury Lounge $12
Foxes in Action The Mercury Lounge $12
Ricky Eat Acid The Mercury Lounge $12
Mariachi Tapatio De A… Rodeo Bar free
Arturo O’Farrill Afro… Birdland $30 Tickets
Chris Botti Blue Note $40-$75 Tickets
The Pioneers Terra Blues Bar free
Benny Harrison’s Fami… 78 Below free
Kobi Arad Band City Winery $10 Tickets
John Abercrombie Quartet Jazz Standard $20
Brandon Lewis Fat Cat Billiards free
Stephane Wrembel Barbes $10
Keith Ingham Cleopatra’s Needle free
Jesse Simpson Cleopatra’s Needle free
Taimur & Fahad Le Bain free
DJ Butta Sutra Lounge $5/$10
DJ Wookee Sutra Lounge $5/$10
Karrastafari Sound Sutra Lounge $5/$10