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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Return for first Australian headline tour in 12 years

| 16 November 2018 | Reply

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Return for first Australian headline tour in 12 years

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will make a long-overdue and highly-anticipated return Down Under in 2019.

Playing their first Australian headline tour in twelve long years, Red Hot Chili Peppers will bring their unique funk-rock sound and high-energy performances to Australia and New Zealand for arena and outdoor shows this coming February – March. Ticket pre-sales begin next week.

After sold-out US and European tours during 2017 and 2018, the Peppers most recently undertook three massive headline shows at Lollapalooza South America.

The Peppers are one of the most successful acts in rock history, often performing in front of stadium and festival audiences in excess of 100,000. The Australian tour will start with a rare intimate show at Hobart’s Derwent Entertainment Centre – the first time the LA-based band will have travelled to Tasmania.

Following their one-off Tassie show, Red Hot Chili Peppers will play arenas in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne; open air shows at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley and at A Day on The Green at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, before their final Australian show at Perth’s NIB Stadium.

The band is expected to play a set comprising of a selection of tracks such as ‘Dark Necessities’ lifted from their current and eleventh studio album, The Getaway (which spent two weeks at #1 on the ARIA Chart), plus greatest hits and classic album tracks such as: ‘By the Way’, ‘Can’t Stop’, ‘Snow (Hey Oh)’, ‘Otherside’, ‘Californication’, ‘Under The Bridge’ and ‘Give It Away’.

“We can’t wait to see all our fans in Australia and New Zealand – it has been too long. The fact that we get to play in Tassie for the first time makes this tour even more special” Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tickets for all shows will go on general sale at midday (local time) on Monday, November 26.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Club members may secure tickets during the exclusive pre-sale starting at 9am Wednesday, November 21.

American Express Card Members can also be among the first to access tickets during the pre-sale starting one hour later at 10am Wednesday, November 21. Visit amexinvites.com.au for details.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale commencing at midday Friday, November 23.

For complete tour, ticketing and VIP Experience details, visit: livenation.com.au.

Five years after the release of I’m With You which hit #1 in 18 countries, The Getaway (through Warner Music Australia) is the band’s sixth ARIA #1 album.

It follows in the footsteps of earlier #1s: Stadium Arcadium (2006), By The Way (2002), Californication (1999), One Hot Minute (1995) and one of the biggest albums of the ’90s – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1992) – which Rolling Stone rated in the top 20 of the “100 Best Albums of the ’90s”.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – singer Anthony Kiedis, Melbourne-born bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer – have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards.

These include “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.

Red Hot Chili Peppers last played a headline tour of Australia in April 2007, performing nine sold-out shows to a total attendance in excess of 140,000. The band last returned to Australia to headline at Big Day Out 2013.

Fans would be wise to secure their tickets early – this tour will be red hot:

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS AUSTRALIA 2019

DERWENT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, HOBART SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY – TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19
HOPE ESTATE WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – MONDAY FEBRUARY 25
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28
A DAY ON THE GREEN – MT DUNEED ESTATE, GEELONG – SATURDAY MARCH 2
NIB STADIUM, PERTH – TUESDAY MARCH 5

TICKETS ON SALE 12PM MONDAY NOVEMBER 26
Fan Club Pre-sale: 9am November 21 – 10am November 23
American Express Pre-sale: 10am November 21 – 10am November 23
My Live Nation Pre-sale: 12pm November 23 – 11am November 26
– local times listed –

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit:
redhotchilipeppers.com
livenation.com.au
and for Geelong – adayonthegreen.com.au

Shane

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