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Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining 'Big Hello to Brooklyn' Party

Pre-Super Bowl concert is part of three-day 'Kickoff in Brooklyn' event

Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs in Detroit.
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December 16, 2013 5:40 PM ET

Red Hot Chili Peppers will celebrate the next Super Bowl weekend in style. The funk-rock veterans will close out the three-day Kickoff in Brooklyn event, headlining WFAN's "Big Hello to Brooklyn" concert at the Barclays Center on Saturday, February 1st.

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The celebration will also feature performances from New Politics, MS MR, J Roddy Walston and the Business and Basic Vacation. Naturally, Kickoff in Brooklyn isn't only focused on music: Prior to the concert will be a championship boxing match between "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Luis Callazo (on January 30th) and an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and championship contenders the Oklahoma City Thunder (on January 31st).

Tickets for the concert go on sale on December 20th, starting at 10 a.m. EST. on Ticketmaster and the Barclays Center website. American Express Card members can beat the crowd with an exclusive presale, which lasts from December 17th at 10 a.m. EST to December 19th at 10 p.m. EST. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the Center's American Express Box Office starting December 21st at noon EST.

Super Bowl XLVIII takes place on February 2nd, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

In other Chili Peppers news, the band is currently still in flux with their next LP, which follows 2011's I'm With You. This summer, drummer Chad Smith told Billboard that the band was hoping to start work in the fall, but that progress has been reportedly halted by bassist Flea's tenure with the Thom Yorke-led project Atoms for Peace. 

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