Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour Delayed Due to Anthony Kiedis' Foot Surgery

Band's start date of Jan. 20 pushed back to March 29 so that their hobbled 49-year-old frontman has time to recover from an operation for "multiple foot injuries"

By Josh Grossberg Jan 11, 2012 4:22 PMTags
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Just when we thought they were revving up to hit the road, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are gonna have to cool their heels for a while.

The SoCal funk rockers have been forced to postpone their upcoming U.S. trek so frontman Anthony Kiedis could undergo an operation on his foot.

Let's hope there's not too much scar tissue.

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The Peppers confirmed the news on its website, citing the need for the 49-year-old Kiedis to take care of "multiple foot injuries" that had been plaguing him recently.

"Anthony recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and he's expected to make a full recovery," read a statement on the band's website.

With their singer temporarily sidelined, the Chili Peppers have reshuffled the itinerary for their trek in support of I'm With You—their first new batch of material since 2006's double album Stadium Arcadium.

Instead of kicking off on Jan. 20 in Sunrise, Fla., the jaunt will now get underway on the other side of the coast at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa Bay on March 29. It's set to run through October with a pitstop in Cleveland on April 14, where the foursome will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Guns N' Roses and the Beastie Boys.

Tickets for the postponed gigs will be honored at the rescheduled dates.