RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WERE NOT BOOKED FOR COACHELLA UNTIL AN HOUR BEFORE LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

Published On January 26, 2013 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers manager Cliff Burnstein has told Rolling Stone that the Chili Peppers didn’t agree to headline Coachella until an hour before the announcement last night. Burnstein told Rolling Stone, “We’ve been in talks for months. It goes down to the wire, it’s a negotiation.” He also said that he didn’t believe The Rolling Stones were in Coachella’s price range, with tickets to their December shows averaging 520 dollars while Coachella tickets averaged 385 dollars last year. Burnstein added that he thinks 2013 is the right time for the Chili Peppers to headline their first Coachella since 2007, “We figured out if they have 180,000 people over the two weekends, there’s a good chance that 10 percent or less would’ve actually seen the Chili Peppers at a previous Coachella. It seemed like it would actually be, in many ways, a very fresh thing.”

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  • Martin

    If the open with Monarchy of Roses one more time fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

  • Pete

    Interesting insight into concerts…

  • Joe Makeup

    I wouldn’t pay $5 to watch this gang of goofs play their schlock. It took months to negotiate what? How much money they think they’re entitled to?