Red Hot Chili Peppers to Headline 'Big Hello to Brooklyn' Bash at Barclays Center
Extravaganza comes the night before Super Bowl XLVIII takes place in nearby East Rutherford, NJ
To cap off the first-ever Kickoff In Brooklyn three-day event, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline a Super Bowl weekend concert Saturday, Feb. 1 in Brooklyn's Barcays Center.
Also on the bill for WFAN's Big Hello to Brooklyn are Brooklyn-by-way-of-Copenhagen rockers New Politics, who broke with their New York City shoutout single "Harlem" this year. Rounding things out are blog-friendly synthpoppers MS MR, Cleveland rockers J Roddy Walston and the Business, and fresh Capitol signees Basic Vacation.
American Express Card members can purchase tickets before the general public via a presale that lasts from Dec. 17 at 10 AM through Dec. 19 at 10 PM (ET). All other tickets then go on sale Dec. 20 at 10 AM (ET) and can be purchased here. They will also be available the Dec. 21 at noon at the Barclays Center's American Express Box Office, pending availability.
The concert is part of a three-day bash that includes a boxing match between ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s Luis Collazo Jan. 30 and a marquee game between the hometown Brooklyn Nets and championship contending Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 31.
The arena show is the only American gig in the Chili Peppers' upcoming itinerary, which includes stops in the Philippines and South America through April.
The event conveniently takes place on the three evenings leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which takes place Sunday, Feb. 2 in nearby East Rutherford, NJ's MetLife Stadium. Also on the concert front for Super Bowl week, the National Football League and VH1 have teamed to host six live performances, with one taking place in each of New York City's five boroughs, in addition to a final show in East Rutherford the night before the big game. Artists have not yet been announced, though it is known that most of the shows will be notable undersells for the respective performers.