Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone Tampa Bay Times Forum concert until March 29
Guess the Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't the free-wheeling funk machines they were in the '80s and '90s.
The group has postponed its upcoming spring tour following multiple foot injuries sustained by singer Anthony Keidis. That means the group's concert on Jan. 23 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum has been pushed back to March 29.
"Red Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by Anthony Kiedis," reads a statement on their website. "Anthony recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery."
Other postponed dates include Sunrise (Jan. 20 to April 2) and Orlando (Jan. 21 to March 31), both of which were already sold out. This means the Tampa show is now the tour's opening date -- and it'll happen just a little more than two weeks before the band is inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame on April 14.
Tickets for the original shows will be honored at the new dates. Click here for the Chili Peppers' updated tour schedule.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*