Red Hot Chili Peppers to Cover Led Zeppelin for Super Bowl Halftime Show

The RHCP have been one of the best live shows for over 20 years.


The cat is out of the bag on what the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing during halftime of Sunday’s Huge Super-Important Mega Trademarked Football Game. It’s going to be a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”, one of the greatest rock songs ever made. While Led Zeppelin may refuse to reunite for a tour (not a single tour since drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980), you can see “Dazed and Confused” live on the biggest stage in the world by one of the best bands of this era.

Even more interestingly, Flea has said there is a surprise involved. Could this be a collaboration with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones? If you like Zeppelin, you don’t want to miss this performance and game. Here’s the band playing “Dazed and Confused” live:

The Week in TicketCity Search – February 3rd

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 20th
1 - Bruce Springsteen
2 1 Drake
3 2 Super Bowl
4 10 Van Halen
5 8 Red Hot Chili Peppers
6 - Big Time Rush
7 - Justin Bieber
8 4 Miami Heat
9 - Dallas Mavericks
10 - Monster Jam

So many corny “Boss” references, so little time… So let’s just say Bruce Springsteen’s tour dates for 2012 have been announced and they are pretty popular. Springsteen has a new album, Wrecking Ball, ready for release, and he will be on the road this spring, most likely at a very large arena near you.

Springsteen handily unseated Drake, who had the top spot two weeks running, but didn’t fall too far. Likewise, the sizable game on Sunday dropped one spot to #3. Rebounding pretty strongly, Van Halen climbs back to the #4 spot, and the Chili Peppers round out a very musical top 5.

Rock has the top five, while pop secures the bottom five. Big Time Rush, a more recently minted Nickelodeon boy band, kicks things off, followed by Beiber fans eager to know when the latest tour dates are announced. Answer: not quite yet.

The NBA takes lands near the end, with the Heat and their finals opponent last year, the Mavericks, in the #8 and #9 spots. Finally, in what can only be described as a twist ending, Monster Jam takes the #10 spot.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 27th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 16th
1 1 Drake
2 3 Super Bowl
3 9 Tool
4 5 Miami Heat
5 - Vanderbilt Basketball
6 10 Radiohead
7 - Coldplay
8 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
9 - Harlem Globetrotters
10 2 Van Halen

Drake extends his stay at #1 for a second week running. Even the Super Bowl couldn’t topple him, though the results were close. The Big Game did gain one spot over last week, opening up the #3 spot for Tool, who shot up from the #9 spot.

Basketball rounds out the top five, pro and college. The Heat have been on the countdown pretty steadily since the NBA season returned. The Vanderbilt hoops squad is a newcomer, but college basketball’s season of madness isn’t all that far away, so expect more to come.

Radiohead kicks off the bottom five with a big gain from #10 last week. Coldplay follows, having been spotty on the countdown of late. A fate similar to the Chili Peppers, who were strong but lost some momentum when their tour suffered a delay. They’re back this week as the new tour dates get closer.

Van Halen’s surge quickly lost steam, falling to #10 this week after nearly conquering the countdown last week. They’ve got a few weeks to get back to the top before the new tour begins.

The Week in TicketCity Search – January 13th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Jan. 9th
1 - Van Halen
2 9 Red Hot Chili Peppers
3 10 Coldplay
4 4 Miami Heat
5 - Drake
6 1 Houston Texans
7 8 Tool
8 - Monster Jam
9 5 Super Bowl
10 - Dallas Mavericks

Interesting shuffle this week, as we bid a final farewell to bowl season. The NFL postseason still figures heavily on the list, though it’s now in the bottom five. At the top we have Van Halen, whose upcoming tour has proven quite buzzworthy, thanks in no small part to the release of their first new album in fourteen years. It’s the first Van Halen album since 1984 to feature David Lee Roth on lead vocals. Fans have had quite a wait for this one, and are ready to pack stadiums to see them.

In slightly more bittersweet concert news, the #2 entry on the countdown, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, surged from #9 last week, but also announced the kick off of their tour would be delayed. Chili Peppers faithful will have to wait until late March to see the band.

Rounding out the top 5 we have the Heat hanging in at #4 and Drake, who is on tour promoting his latest album, Take Care.

Down in the bottom five we find the Texas and the Super Bowl, along with a favorite diversion for the cold winter months: Monster Jam.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Postpone North American Tour

Longtime fans that have been anxiously awaiting the Red Hot Chili Peppers North American tour will now have to wait a little bit longer. RHCP has postponed their tour due lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis’ recent foot injuries.

Kiedis is expected to make a full recovery in time for the new tour dates. The updated Red Hot Chili Peppers tour dates are below. Still looking for tickets? Check out our available Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets here.

Original Dates Rescheduled Dates Location Venue
January 20, 2012 April 2, 2012 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center
January 21, 2012 March 31, 2012 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
January 23, 2012 March 29, 2012 Tampa Bay, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
January 25, 2012 April 6, 2012 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
January 27, 2012 April 4, 2012 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
January 28, 2012 April 7, 2012 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
January 30, 2012 April 10, 2012 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
January 31, 2012 April 9, 2012 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
February 3, 2012 April 12, 2012 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 4, 2012 October 4, 2012 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
February 17, 2012 August 14, 2012 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
February 18, 2012 August 15, 2012 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
February 26, 2012 August 11, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
February 27, 2012 August 12, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
February 29, 2012 September 23, 2012 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
March 2, 2012 September 25, 2012 Glendale, AZ Arena
March 4, 2012 September 27, 2012 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
March 6, 2012 September 29, 2012 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
March 8, 2012 October 20, 2012 Houston, TX Toyota Center
March 9, 2012 October 2, 2012 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 13, 2012 October 24, 2012 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
March 15, 2012 October 22, 2012 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
March 16, 2012 October 25, 2012 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena