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Red Hot Chili Peppers was formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Michael Peter Balzary (Flea), guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. Currently, the band consists of Kiedis, Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
Their fifth album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, released in 1991, became the band’s first major commercial success. Their seventh album, Californication, released in 1999, was sold in more than 16 million copies worldwide, becoming theirs biggest commercial success to date.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide, and sixteen Grammy Awards nominations, of which they have won six. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Firenze Rocks is a rock festival which takes place every year in Florence, since 2017. The 2020 edition of the festival will take place between 10 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Florence.
The first edition of Firenze Rocks brought on stage names like Placebo, Aerosmith and System of a Down. In 2018, in front of over 210,000 spectators, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne performed on stage. The lineup of the 2019 edition included artists like Ed Sheeran, The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater and Eddie Vedder.
Visarno Arena is located in the Cascine Park, in Florence. Surrounded by nature, the area is a perfect summer venue for concerts, music festivals and other kind of events.
The arena is reachable on foot or by public transport from the center of Florence. The closest bus stop is Shelley, about 150 meters away, on the bus Line 55, but you can also use the bus 17, getting off at Cascine 02, a bus stop located about 300 meters away from the Visarno Arena.