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Friday, May 11, 2012 11:07 a.m.

Photos: Red Hot Chili Peppers rock the Verizon Center

The Red Hot Chili Peppers and indie band Sleigh Bells rocked a sold-out Verizon Center on Thursday. The D.C. tour was one of more than 100 shows across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America promoting the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album, “I’m With You.”

The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform Thursday as a part of their 'I'm With You' world tour with opening band Sleigh Bells. The tour marked the band's first time on the road since they went on tour to promote their album 'Stadium Arcadium' in 2006. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor

Sleigh Bells vocalist Alexis Krauss performs before the Red Hot Chili Peppers take to the stage. The band recently released their second album, 'Reign of Terror,' a follow up to their 2011 debut, 'Treats.' Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor

Guitarist Derek Edward Miller gets ready to perform. Miller and Krauss began performing as Sleigh Bells in 2008. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor

Red Hot Chili Peppers lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis recently underwent surgery for several foot injuries, which delayed the tour. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor

Rolling Stone Magazine readers voted bassist Michael Peter Balzary, stage name Flea, No. 2 among the 'Top Ten Bassists of All Time' in 2011. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor

Drummer Chad Smith is also the drummer for Chickenfoot, a hard rock group comprising former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, in addition to solo-artist Joe Satriani. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor