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Fri Sep 30 00:05:33 SAST 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers head to South Africa

Times LIVE | 27 August, 2012 07:47
Flea (L) and singer Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at LA Live's Club Nokia to benefit The Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
Flea (L) and singer Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at LA Live's Club Nokia to benefit The Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
Image by: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

It's confirmed! US rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading to South Africa as part of their world tour.

Big Concerts today confirmed that the tour is scheduled for Saturday, February 2 at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg and then Tuesday February 5 at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town.

Big Concerts updated their Facebook cover photo Monday, August 27 with a banner advertising the shows, as well as a seating plan.

Their status reads: "It’s official.. Red Hot Chili Peppers. 2 Feb 2013 at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium Johannesburg and 5 February at Cape Town Stadium. Presented by 5FM and M-Net".

Tickets for the Johannesburg show range from R315 to R715 and Cape Town from R215 to R665.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are a rock band with strong emphasis on funk, punk and psychedelic rock.

The group shot to fame with their 1991 album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. This album, as well as Californication, have ranked in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest albums of all time.

Though fraught with drug problems, one of the original band members dying and some coming and going, the band has made their mark as one of the greatest rock bands of all time, winning seven Grammy Awards and having sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In 2012 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Founding members Anthony Kiedis and Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary, plus longtime drummer Smith and new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will be supported by South African zef rave duo Die Antwoord.

From first album Freaky Styley to their most recent album, I’m With You, the concert promises to deliver hits like Under the Bridge, Californication, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie and latest single Brendan’s Death Song.

More information can be found on Computicket this week. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 29 for the Johannesburg show and Thursday August 30 for the Cape Town show.


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