PRESS RELEASE April 4, 2006

Red Hot Chili Peppers “Stadium Arcadium” Available for Digital Pre-Order Exclusively on the iTunes Music Store

Warner Bros. Records, iTunes & Ticketmaster Launch the New Album and US Concert Tour Simultaneously

“The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fans are going to love the combination of music, video and even concert tickets available on the iTunes Music Store,” said Tom Whalley, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. “This is the first Red Hot Chili Peppers album in over three years and we think music fans are going to be delighted with what we’ve done with Apple.”
“This is an incredible offering for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’ve put together a package that’s unrivaled in the music industry for launching a new album, exclusive videos and a concert tour.”
Beginning today, customers can pre-order a copy of the band’s new double album, “Stadium Arcadium” for $19.90 to be downloaded on May 9 when it is released. Fans that pre-order the double album will receive a download of the new single, “Dani California” immediately at the time of the pre-order. On May 9, fans participating in the pre-order will also receive additional iTunes bonus content, including an exclusive audio interview with the band, a video chronicling the making of “Dani California” and a full color digital booklet.
The band and iTunes have teamed up with Ticketmaster for a special concert ticket pre-sale for their upcoming North American tour. Red Hot Chili Peppers fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will also receive an email with a code that they can use at starting May 9 to purchase concert tickets before they go on sale to the general public on May 13.
In addition to the pre-order and full catalog availability, iTunes is offering a collection of the band’s music videos later this month including their latest video for “Dani California.” Last month, Warner Bros. Records and Red Hot Chili Peppers released the band’s past albums with previously unavailable songs from the band’s vaults exclusively on iTunes.
Additional information about the digital download concert ticket pre-sale is available on the band’s official Web site at, at and at
With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated video and Podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod® and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and videos online. The iTunes Music Store features a selection of over 3,500 music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, a variety of hit TV shows, and more than two million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent labels.
Warner Bros. Records which was founded by Jack Warner as a soundtrack factory 45 years ago, is a company steeped in tradition, but with a keen eye always looking toward the future. Warner Bros. Records Inc., which today includes Reprise Records, Maverick Records, Nonesuch Records, Warner Nashville, and Word/Curb Christian divisions, finished 2005 with the Number One U.S. album market share and was also the Number One Digital Album company. Long known as artist-friendly, Warner Bros. Records Inc. advanced its reputation through innovative marketing and promotion ideas, embracing new technologies and strong artist development. Today Warner Bros. Records Inc. has become one of the most successful family of labels in history and its catalogs are recognized among the richest and most diversified in the industry.
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