Red Hot Chili Peppers to spice up the NZ stage this March 2019!

Friday 16 November 2018

Red Hot Chili Peppers to spice up the NZ stage this March 2019!

Playing their first headline tour in more than six years, phenomenal icons Red Hot Chili Peppers will make their highly-anticipated return to NZ, bringing their unique, funk-rock signature sound to Auckland's Spark Arena this March 2019.

Update: Due to the overwhelming demand during the current pre-sale, a second & final show has been added.

After their sold-out US and European tours in 2017 and 2018, the Peppers most recently undertook three massive headline shows at Lollapalooza South America. With their upcoming NZ comeback, the band are expected to play a set of selected tracks such as 'Dark Necessities' lifted from their latest studio album 'The Getaway' (which debuted at #1 on the RIANZ Chart), 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." - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Five years after the release of 'I'm With You' which hit #1 in 18 countries including New Zealand, 'The Getaway' is the band's seventh RIANZ #1 album. It follows the footsteps of their earlier no. 1s: 'Stadium Arcadium' (2006), 'By The Way' (2002), 'Californication' (1999), 'One Hot Minute' (1995) and arguably 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, 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'.

In April 2012, The Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Known for their strikingly high-energy performances, the band are considered to be one of the most successful acts in rock history, often performing in front of stadium and festival audiences in excess of 100,000.

Watch out for tickets and prepare to witness Red Hot Chili Peppers blast up the NZ stage with their fiery performance this fall!