Long after the robot uprising and humanity's enslavement, Anthony Kiedis and Flea will still be doing the Red Hot Chili Peppers thing, perhaps with versatile music-creation android Guitartron 5000 holding down the six-string position.
We kid a bit (or do we?), but it's remarkable how the band has been through eight guitar players in its three decades of existence, and yet here they are, still touring arenas and getting Grammy Nominations.
RHCP will drop by Newark's Prudential Center on May 4 in support of last year's I'm With You, their first album after guitarist John Frusciante left the group for a second time. New guy Josh Klinghoffer, who previously served as the second guitarist on the last Peppers tour, got called up to the main spot for this one, and the results were good enough to earn them a Grammy nod for Rock Album of the Year.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always had a knack for great opening bands. They've previously taken The Mars Volta, No Doubt, Gnarls Barkley and even Pearl Jam on the road with them, but at the moment they haven't announced who they're playing with on this stop.
Tickets go on sale next Saturday.