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Red Hot Chili Peppers announce New Zealand return

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to play their first New Zealand headline tour in six years when they arrive here next March.

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After sold-out US and European tours during 2017 and 2018, Rock N Roll Hall of Famers Red Hot Chili Peppers most recently undertook three massive headline shows at Lollapalooza South America.

Now, we finally have news that they are set to return to the New Zealand stage for one huge show in early 2019.

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, have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, and have won six Grammys including Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium, Best Rock Song for Scar Tissue and Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal for Give It Away. Their latest album, The Getaway, marked the band’s seventh RIANZ #1 album.

It’s hard to predict what we can expect from a Chili Peppers show – but as well as choice cuts from The Getaway, we’re sure to be singalong to their greatest hits like By the Way, Can’t Stop, Otherside, and Californication.

As an added treat, Aussie fans might also get to hear new RHCP tunes. According to Instagram, the band have recently been in the studio working on the follow-up to The Getaway.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are expected to release their new album in 2019. The three-year break between The Getaway and the next album will be the Chili Peppers’ quickest album turnaround since the break between 1999’s Californication and 2002’s By the Way.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication [Official Music Video]

On sale info:

Red Hot Chili Peppers Fanclub Presale: Wednesday 21 November @ 9am (local time) until Friday 23 November @ 10am (local time)

American Express Presale: Wednesday 21 November @ 10am (local time) until Friday 23 November @ 10am (local time)

Live Nation Presale:Friday 23 November @ 12pm (local time) until Monday 26 November @ 11am (local time)

General Public Onsale:Monday 26 November @ 12pm (local time)

Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at Spark Arena, Auckland on Friday 8 March. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.co.nz.