Roundhouse Entertainment, in conjunction with Live Nation, is thrilled to announce that RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will make a long-overdue and highly anticipated return Down Under in 2019.
Playing their first Australian headline tour in 12 long years, Red Hot Chili Peppers will bring their unique funk-rock sound and high-energy performances to Australia and New Zealand for arena and outdoor shows this coming February – March.
The tour will include a one-off a day on the green concert at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong VIC on Saturday March 2.
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 Australian tour will start with a rare intimate show at Hobart's Derwent Entertainment Centre – the first time the LA-based band will have travelled to Tasmania – followed by arena, stadium and outdoor shows around the country.
"We can't wait to see all our fans in Australia and New Zealand - it has been too long. The fact that we get to play in Tassie for the first time makes this tour even more special." Red Hot Chili Peppers
The band is expected to play a set comprising a selection of tracks such as Dark Necessities lifted from their current and 11th studio album, The Getaway (which spent two weeks at number one on the ARIA Chart), plus 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.
Five years after the release of I'm With You, which hit number one in 18 countries, The Getaway (through Warner Music Australia) is the band's sixth ARIA number one album.
It follows in the footsteps of earlier number ones: Stadium Arcadium (2006), By The Way (2002), Californication (1999), One Hot Minute (1995) and 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 a headline tour of Australia in April 2007, performing nine sold-out shows to a total attendance in excess of 140,000. The band last returned to Australia to headline at Big Day Out 2013.
Saturday March 2, 2019 – Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong
For all event information, go to www.adayonthegreen.com.au
TICKET PRICES: Premium General Admission* $229.90 plus booking fees
Gold General Admission* $179.90 plus booking fees
General Admission Lawn $124.90 plus booking fees
Concert and Dining Package $499.90 plus booking fees
*Standing only / No chairs or hard eskies permitted in the Premium GA or Gold GA areas
Tickets On Sale Monday November 26th at 12.00pm, Local Time
From www.ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100