Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets Remain A Hot Item After All These Years by Jay Nault
Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets are still one of the biggest draws on the music market, and the band has been packing venues around the world for more than 20 years. Given the "shelf life" of a typical punk/hard rock band, this longevity is amazing, and the band's ability to adjust to the times and still maintain their original artistic integrity is one of the big reasons that the Red Hot Chili Peppers remains one of the biggest bands in the world.
Beginnings and Struggles
The band had no intention of becoming such a famous act when they got together to perform for the first time. In 1983, Fairfax High School alumni Michael "Flea" Balzary, Jack Irons, Anthony Kiedis, and Hillel Slovak got together for a one-time performance for the school's benefit. However, there was an obvious chemistry between the men, and they ultimately decided to start working together.
The band recorded an album, Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1984, and it did not do well. Their resulting tour also failed to generate much interest, so the band got back to work on another release. The group brought in the legendary George Clinton to produce their second album, Freaky Styley in 1985, and although the cut did not reach a widespread mainstream audience, it did get play on college radio stations. The work also spurned the development of a loyal cult following that remains to this day.
The band's next effort, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan in 1987 did hit the charts, and the band was beginning to become a recognizable name. As a result, more people became interested in their tours, and the band's on-stage persona started gaining attention on its own. This was the first time that Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets became a popular item, and the band was beginning to ascend the heights of the music industry.
However, this newfound success was also the first time the band had to face tragedy, as Slovak was found dead of a heroin overdose in 1988 after a long bout with addiction. This disease was an issue with the band for years, and Slovak's death was difficult for the remaining members to accept.
They did accept it, though, and continued to produce albums with increasing fanfare. Mother's Milk in 1989 turned out to be the smash hit that put the band on the map for good. Mainstream markets began to play their work with regularity and a newfound fan base was formed. The only controversy that resulted from this success came from the band's fans from the days prior to their success, as they began to claim that the band had "sold out", a claim vigorously refuted by band members to this day.
This release paved the way for the band to release five more albums, all of which climbed inside the top 5 on several music charts, and this transcendent stardom made the Red Hot Chili Peppers a household name for good.
The band's style has also adapted with the times, mostly due to the artistic growth of the members. They were once known as a pure hardcore punk rock band that was all about speed and tempo. As they grew more successful, different influences began to leak into their sound, and as of now the Red Hot Chili Peppers are known more as a pure rock and roll band.
Regardless of how you classify them, Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets are sought-after by millions of fans around the world every time they tour, and anyone who sees them is in for a night to remember.
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