So some of you may have been lucky enough to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers at one of their UK gigs this year or you might even be going tonight, we sadly didn’t have tickets… violins at the ready!
What’s that you say? Fear not we’ve been saved? That’s right we were chuffed to hear that there is more to come from the Californian rock band. Yup, Anthony Kiedis, Michael “Flea” Balzary, alongside longtime drummer Chad Smith and recently added guitarist Josh Klinghoffer have confirmed two more gigs next June at Knebworth Park & Sunderland Stadium of Light! Awesome? Awesome!
Set to occur just weeks before the launch of the 2012 Olympic Games in London these two very special shows will be the only opportunity for UK fans to see Red Hot Chili Peppers live in concert in 2012. Not only will the band play its first-ever major show in the North East of England (their only previous appearance being the 400 capacity Newcastle Riverside gig in 1990), Red Hot Chili Peppers will also join a list of such luminaries as Led Zeppelin, Queen, Robbie Williams and Genesis as headliners of the iconic Knebworth Park.
Back in 2005, the band’s three-night headlining stint at London’s famous Hyde Park became the highest-grossing concerts at a single venue in history. These shows were bookended by the release of 2002’s By The Way and 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, which found Red Hot Chili Peppers at the height of its fame in the UK. Their current album I’m With You debuted at #1 on the UK album chart and has been critically acclaimed by British media.
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs and won six Grammy Awards, including ‘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.
When asked if they’re looking forward to these headline shows, Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Keidis commented: “Our philosophy is we’ll play any day, any time and we’re coming to do Knebworth and Sunderland”. Outspoken bass player Flea also added “Hell yeah! I just wanna explode.”
Special guests joining Red Hot Chili Peppers at these two dates are to be announced in due course.
Ticket details – on sale Friday 4th November 9:00am
Standard tickets are £50 (Knebworth), £45 (Sunderland).
Tickets are available from 0844 871 8803, 0871 989 1601, KILILIVE.COM/RHCP, SEETICKETS.COM
FOR OFFICIAL VIP PACKAGES WITH PREMIUM RESERVED SEATED TICKETS:
KNEBWORTH: MARK BUTLER ASSOCIATES 0207 603 6033 | WWW.MARKBUTLER.CO.UK
SUNDERLAND: 0871 911 1555 | WWW.SAFCCONCERTS.COM | RHCP@SAFC.COM
FOR ALL HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION VISIT WWW.KILILIVE.COM/RHCP
THE BEST WAY TO GET TO KNEWBORTH PARK IS BY COACH OR TRAIN, TRAVEL PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE WEB SITE. IF YOU DO NEED TO COME BY CAR YOU CAN PURCHASE CAR PARK TICKETS PRICED £10 IN ADVANCE AND £20 IF PURCHASED ON THE DAY. PLEASE MAKE USE OF CAR SHARING BY VISITING WWW.GOSHARE.COM
Now get booking before it’s too late!