The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Def Leppard + Mötley Crüe, Etc. Tours Among Top Grossing Tours Of 2022

Billboard have shared their list of the top grossing tours of 2022. You can check that out HERE. Notably, the following rock artists made the list:

  • No. 6 The Rolling Stones: $179,349,815 million / 20 shows / 949,454 attendees
  • No. 7 Red Hot Chili Peppers: $176,998,650 million / 31 shows / 1,465,881attendees
  • No. 8 Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe: $173,474,649 million / 35 shows /1,313,207 attendees
  • No. 17 Guns N’ Roses: $93.3 million / 27 shows / 1,088,227 attendees
  • No. 20 My Chemical Romance: $87,926,378 / 55 shows / 714,563 attendees
  • No. 26 Iron Maiden: $76,147,773 million / 47 shows / 984,488 attendees
  • No. 36 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: $54,649,313 million / 98 shows / 767,442 attendees

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication” Music Video Surpasses One Billion Views On YouTube

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ music video for “Californication” has officially surpassed one billion views on YouTube. That song serves as the title track of the band’s 1999 album.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce 2023 North American And European Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers have booked two new tours for next year. This includes new dates in North America and Europe.

Tour Dates:

With City And Colour & King Princess:

03/29 Vancouver, BC – BC Place Stadium

With St. Vincent & King Princess:

04/01 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium

With The Strokes & King Princess:

04/06 Fargo, ND – FargoDome
04/08 Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
04/14 Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome

With The Mars Volta & Thundercat:

05/12 San Diego, CA – Snapdragon Stadium

With The Strokes & Thundercat:

05/14 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
05/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

05/19 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival

With The Strokes & Thundercat:

05/25 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

06/18 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop

With Iggy Pop:

06/21 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

06/24 Odense, DEN – Tinderbox

With Iggy Pop:

06/26 Mannheim, GER – Maimarktgelande

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

06/30 Werchter, BEL – Rock Werchter
07/02 Milan, ITA – I-Days
07/06 Lisbon, POR – NOS Alive
07/08 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool

With Iggy Pop & King Princess:

07/11 Lyon, FRA – Groupama Stadium
07/14 Vienna, AUT – Ernst Happel Stadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

07/17 Carhaix Plouger, FRA – Les Vieilles Charrues

With The Roots & King Princess:

07/21 London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
07/23 Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park

Red Hot Chili Peppers Digitally Release “The Shape I’m Takin’”

Red Hot Chili Peppers have digitally released “The Shape I’m Takin’.” That song was previously only available as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the band’s latest album “Return Of The Dream Canteen.“

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

During an October 29 benefit show at the Silverlake Conservatory Of Music in Los Angeles, CA, Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a partial cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Return Of The Dream Canteen” Debuts At No. 3 On Billboard 200

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest album “Return Of The Dream Canteen” has officially debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The effort scored the ranking after moving 63,000 units, including 56,000 from traditional sales. Notably, the record also debuted at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, making it the band’s second No. 1 this year following “Unlimited Love.“ According to Billboard, the last band to have two No. 1’s in the same year was System Of A Down when they released “Mezmerize” and “Hypnotize“ in 2005.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Premiere “The Drummer” Music Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers have premiered a new video for their new song “The Drummer.” This track is from the band’s new album “Return Of The Dream Canteen,” which was released today (October 14).

Red Hot Chili Peppers Share Pro-Shot Footage Of Several Songs From Recent Apollo Theater Show

Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared some live videos from their September 13 show at the Apollo Theater in New York, NY. You can check those out below. The concert was part of SiriusXM’s “Small Stage Series.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With New Song “Eddie”

Red Hot Chili Peppers have premiered a new song titled “Eddie.” The track serves as a tribute to late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen and it will appear on the band’s new album “Return Of The Dream Canteen,“ which is set to be released on October 14.

Vocalist Anthony Kiedis commented:

“Sometimes we don’t realize how deeply affected and connected we are to artists until the day they die. Eddie Van Halen was a one of a kind. The day after his death Flea came into rehearsal with an emotional bassline. John, Chad and I started playing along and pretty soon with all our hearts, a song in his honor effortlessly unfolded.

It felt good to be sad and care so much about a person who had given so much to our lives. Although the song doesn’t speak to Eddie by name, it talks about his early days on the Sunset Strip and the rock n roll tapestry that Van Halen painted on our minds. In the end, our song asks that you not remember Eddie for dying but for living his wildest dream.”

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform “Black Summer” & “Can’t Stop” At 2022 “MTV Video Music Awards”

Earlier tonight (August 28), Red Hot Chili Peppers performed “Black Summer” and “Can’t Stop“ at the “MTV Video Music Awards” in Newark, NJ. You can see footage of that below. Notably, the band won the “Best Rock Video” award for “Black Summer” during the ceremony and also took home this year’s “Global Icon” award.