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Red Hot Chili Peppers New Zealand Show Announced

Red Hot Chili Peppers New Zealand Show Announced

Friday 16th November, 2018 9:22AM

Iconic California funk-rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning to Aotearoa for a headline event at Auckland's Spark Arena this March. Last here in 2013, the world-conquering team of singer Anthony Kiedis, Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer are hitting our shores as part of their first tour in six years, in celebration of the release of their chart-topping latest collection The Getaway. Lovers of such classic tunes as ‘Under The Bridge’, ‘Give It Away’, ‘Californication’, 'Knock Me Down' will not want to miss the chance to see the hyper-energetic titans in action. The band shared their enthusiasm about the show saying “We can’t wait to see all our fans in Australia and New Zealand - it has been too long.”

UPDATE 23/11/18: Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a second and final Auckland show due to overwhelming demand...

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Friday 8th March - Spark Arena, Auckland
Saturday 9th March - Spark Arena, Auckland*

Presales available from 12.00pm, Friday 23st November*

Here's the Chili Peppers' funk-rock classic 'Knock Me Down'...

Here's a vintage clip for their raunchy single 'Suck My Kiss'...

Check out the clip for 'Dark Necessities' from 2016's The Getaway...

Press release:

Live Nation is thrilled to announce RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will make a long-overdue and highly-anticipated return Down Under in 2019.

Playing their first headline tour in more than six years, Red Hot Chili Peppers will bring their unique, funk rock signature sound and high-energy performances to New Zealand (and Australia), performing at Spark Arena on Friday, March 8. 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 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 debuted at #1 on the RIANZ Chart), greatest hits and classic album tracks as 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 (through Warner Music New Zealand) is the band’s seventh RIANZ #1 album.


It follows in the footsteps of earlier #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, 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 two sold-out headline shows in Auckland in January 2013.


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



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Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fri 8th Mar 8:00pm
Spark Arena, Auckland