While their new single is something of a snoozer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have come up with a much more exciting concept to promote their first new album in five years, "I'm With You." The band will play the whole album live in front of cameras (almost live, anyway), and then they will broadcast the set out to 450 movie theaters worldwide. They're actually pre-filming the set earlier that day, sort of like a taping of Leno or Letterman. And yes, they are promising to throw in a few oldies, too.
It's happening on Aug. 30, the same day the record comes out, with a second showing a night later. The screenings are at 8 p.m. in each time zone. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at prices not yet named, probably $15 or so (click here to buy). Here are the theaters that have signed on in Minnesota:
Eagan 16 / AMC Eden Prairie / Movies 8 in Mankato / Brooklyn Center 20 / Showplace Theatre (St. Louis Park) / Oakdale Cinema / Parkwood 18 Theatre (Waite Park)