Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Red Hot Chili Peppers set new chart record

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are… hot, once again.

With the band’s latest single, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" claiming the top spot on Billboard's Alternative chart this week, the Los Angeles quartet have surpassed their own record for the artist with the most Number One singles in Modern Rock radio chart history with 12; the track is also No. 1 on both the BDS and Mediabase charts.

The band's previous Number One Modern Rock tracks are 1991's "Give It Away," 1993's "Soul to Squeeze," 1995's "My Friends," 1999's "Scar Tissue," 2000's "Otherside" and "Californication," 2002's "By the Way" and "Can't Stop," and 2006's "Dani California," (which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 and is one of three songs in the history of Billboard's Alternative Chart to debut in the top spot), "Tell Me Baby," and "Snow (Hey Oh)."

"The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" is the first single from the band's upcoming tenth studio album “I'm With You,” which will be released in North America on August 30th and varying dates internationally.

Recorded at East West in Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, “I'm With You” was produced by Rick Rubin, who produced the band's previous five albums.

The Peppers will headline Japan's Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka on August 13th and in Tokyo on August 14th; they will also perform at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on August 24th before traveling to South America in September for several shows, including a headlining stint at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil on the 24th. In October, the band set off on a European tour.

On the day of its release (Aug 30), the Peppers will perform from Cologne, Germany live via satellite to select movie theaters around the world in an event billed as “Red Hot Chili Peppers LIVE: I’m With You.”

For a complete list of participating theatres by country, click here.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie (2011)

See also:

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