RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have been announced as one of the headliners of the 2022 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The nine-stage, two-weekend extravaganza will take place October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2022, at Zilker Park. Three-day tickets go on sale today at 12 p.m. CT via www.aclfestival.com, with Layaway Plans starting at only $25 down.
ACL is thrilled to announce the return of Austin Kiddie Limits. Fans of all ages can look forward to additional information about lineup and activities coming soon. Music fans ages 8 and under will be admitted free of charge accompanied by a ticketed adult.
While taking in all that ACL has to offer, be sure to slip into the shady grove and enter the world of Bonus Tracks, the biggest party on the smallest stage at Zilker Park. Programming at Bonus Tracks creates a hub of culture, connection, and positive vibes in between music performances. Past appearances include local Austin favorites Erica Nix and Melody DanceFit, and powerhouses Billie Eilish and Brené Brown. Stay tuned for 2022 programming announcing later this summer.
Austin City Limits Music Festival is proud to call Zilker Park home. Since 2006, ACL, in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation, has generated nearly $50 million towards improvements to Zilker Park and parks across Austin. In 2021, through a percentage of ticket sales, fans of ACL contributed $6.7 million to improving Austin’s public parks, trails, and green spaces. In the coming year, APF will utilize ACL funds to help complete park improvement projects across Austin including at Govalle Neighborhood Park, Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt, Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park, Montopolis Neighborhood Park and Doris Miller Auditorium.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are continuing to tour in support of their new album, “Unlimited Love”, which sold 97,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marks the band’s first chart-topping effort since 2006’s “Stadium Arcadium”.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS‘s first new LP with guitarist John Frusciante since “Stadium Arcadium” was once again produced by Rick Rubin who previously worked on “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” (1991),“Californication” (1999),“By The Way” (2002) and the aforementioned “Stadium Arcadium”.
Frusciante originally joined RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS following the death of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak in 1988. This lineup recorded two highly successful albums that brought the group mainstream popularity: “Mother’s Milk” and “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”. Sadly, Frusciante fell into a deep heroin addiction that caused him to leave the band while touring to support “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”. Frusciante rejoined CHILI PEPPERS six years later, playing on 1999 album “Californication”, 2002’s “By The Way” and 2006’s “Stadium Arcadium” before quitting the band again in September 2009.
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