Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce First 2012 Tour Dates
Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce First 2012 Tour Dates

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the first half-dozen dates over their 2012 world tour in support of their 10th studio album, "I'm With You."

The band's first large-scale U.S. tour since 2007 will kick off Jan. 25, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets for the six shows go on sale on Saturday (Dec. 3).

"I'm With You," which follows the 2006 double-album "Stadium Arcadium," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its August release. Its second single, "Monarchy of Roses," rises to No. 23 on this week's Rock Songs chart.

Here are the first dates of RHCP's 2012 tour:

Jan. 25: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Jan. 27: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)
Jan. 28: Columbia, S.C. (ColonialLife Arena)
Jan. 30: Duluth, Ga. (Gwinnett Arena)
Jan. 31: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
Feb. 3: Memphis, Tenn. (FedEx Forum)