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Earlier today on CBS RADIO’s all-sports station WFAN-AM/FM, morning show hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton welcomed acclaimed drummer Chad Smith who announced that multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining “WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn” at Barclays Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

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(You can download the audio version of the entire interview HERE.)

“WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn” also features New Politics, MS MR, J Roddy Walston & The Business, and Basic Vacation. The show takes place on the biggest weekend in sports and entertainment, and is the exciting conclusion to Barclays Center’s “Kickoff In Brooklyn” series which also includes championship boxing (1/30/2014) and a matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder (1/31/2014).

“This is a big event and it’s a very exciting weekend obviously for New York (with the Super Bowl),” Smith said on the Boomer & Carton show.

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Tickets for “WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn” go on sale on Friday, Dec. 20 at 10:00AM, ET and can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting or, or calling 800-745-3000.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10:00AM, ET through Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10:00PM, ET.

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One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.

WFAN’s Big Hello to Brooklyn will wrap up the Kickoff In Brooklyn series, following a night of championship boxing on January 30 and an NBA match-up with the hometown Brooklyn Nets taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 31.

This high-profile performance follows a handful of headlining festival sets throughout 2013 for the Chili Peppers, including Coachella and Outside Lands. Anthony Kiedis and the crew are already slated to hit the 2014 festival circuit, recently announcing a headlining set at the 7107 International Music Festival over the weekend of February 22-23, marking the group’s first show in the Philippines.

For more information, search #BigHello on Twitter.

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