Come April 1st, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will get their own SiriusXM station: Whole Lotta Red Hot (Channel 315). The channel will feature music from throughout the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ career including unheard live recordings and a selection of songs curated by the band.
The California funk-rockers will join the likes of Phish (Phish Radio), Bruce Springsteen (E Street Radio), and Willie Nelson (Willie’s Roadhouse) in launching their own satellite stations on SiriusXM.
The launch of the new station will coincide with the April 1st release of Unlimited Love, the band’s first album in seven years and their first featuring guitarist John Frusciante since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium. Whole Lotta Red Hot will celebrate the new album that day with a listening party featuring song-by-song commentary from the band. Get a taste of the new album with pre-release singles “Black Summer“, “Poster Child” and “Not The One“.
Kicking off what will be a running archival series on the station, Whole Lotta Red Hot will continue its April 1st programming with a never-before-aired live Chili Peppers show from 2006 at The Forum in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. ET and again at 6 p.m. PT.
In honor of the station’s launch, Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform an invite-only concert for SiriusXM and Pandora listeners at The Apollo Theater in New York City as part of SiriusXM’s “Small Stages” series later this year. The date of the RHCP “Small Stages” show at The Apollo, set to air on Whole Lotta Red Hot, has not yet been announced.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will hit the road for an extensive headlining tour with an array of eclectic opening acts beginning on July 23rd. Supporting acts confirmed for select dates on the tour include Haim, Beck, Thundercat, The Strokes, St. Vincent, and King Princess.
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