Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Huge 2019 Tour

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Red Hot Chili Peppers announced a 2019 Austrlian and New Zealand tour on Thursday morning, before later deleting the announcement.

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2019 Tour Dates:
February 17, 2019 – Hobart – Derwent Entertainment Centre
February 19, 2019 – Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
February 23, 2019 – Hunter Valley – Hope Estate
February 25, 2019 – Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
February 28, 2019 – Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
March 2, 2019 – Geelong – Mt. Dunked Estate
March 3, 2019 – Adelaide – Superjloop Adelaide 500 After-Race Concert
March 5, 2019 – Perth – NIB Stadium
March 8, 2019 – Auckland – Spark Arena

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently posted on their social media, “Thank you everyone for the beautiful messages and for checking on us . Thankfully we are all safe and our familes are all safe. Please keep California in your thoughts and send as much positive energy and love as you can to all those who have lost friends or family members. And to the many whom have lost their homes. WE ❤️ U.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers posted on Instagram a few weeks ago, “posted this on stories but cant keep up with the responses. Can you let us know which cities and countries you think would be cool to play ? ? ( comment below , dm us, whatever you want , tell us your thoughts )”

Red Hot Chili Peppers wrapped up The Getaway world tour a year ago, but played some South American shows earlier this year.

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently began working on their new album, the followup to 2016’s The Getaway. Flea posted a new photo showing how beat up his fingers were after one of the first days at work.

He wrote on Instagram, “Rockin into some hard double stop shit with the boyz today. Boom bap baaaam. Yeah. Breathing good air and lettin rhythms fly into the California sky. Tearing those fingers up.Flocks of birds flyin by and all the vibrations gettin in their feathers fly high high.”

Chad Smith shared a new studio photo on his birthday of himself flipping off the camera.

He wrote on Instagram, “This goes out to….”

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 three year break between 1999’s Californication and 2002’s By the Way. Fans had to wait four years for 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, and five years for both 2011’s I’m With You and 2016’s The Getaway.

Flea recently pushed back the release of his memoir Acid for the Children to 2019. The book will not cover any of his time in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which upset many fans in online RHCP communities who had pre-ordered the book expecting stories about the iconic band.

  • Stone Gossardish

    I cringe at nearly all RCHP news in the modern era. I get that they need cash, bad. But they play short shows with a giant catalog and they tend to shelve their better stuff. It’s sad, but if you just pretend that it all ended 10+ years ago it’s not as bad.

    • astrocreep7

      They need cash?

      • Stone Gossardish

        Sure do. One especially.

        • HandsomeCozmo

          Short shows ? They play for over an hour, and they’ve been doing it for more than 30 years, it’s really surprising how they’ve got so much energy left in them at nearly 60 years old.

  • Bk native

    Really wish they’d bust out more of their old stuff from Mothers milk, Freaky Styley, and Blood Sugar Sex Magick. I get that they have a load of newer material but for us older Chili Peppers fans.. The later stuff with Josh is cool and all but it doesn’t begin to touch on the Funkiness and heavy duty all out rockin of their earlier albums. Why not do 2 sets like so many other bands do.. And do a bigger mix of old and new? Or play longer shows.. 2 1/2 to 3 hours.. And really make it for everyone. Not just the kids first getting into the Chili Peppers in the last 10 years or so. I can name a load of great bands esp on the jam/funk scene who are older than Anthony, Flea, And Chad.. And they always play at least 2 1/2-3 hours.. Usually in 2 sets… And give the fans their money’s worth. Cheapest tix for the Chili Peppers in 2018 at MSG were $125 for nosebleed seats. And most of the shows were heavily relying on newer(last 15 years) material. Do more for us older fans who’ve been there since the early days!

    • Stone Gossardish

      You just laid out in detail why it’s so sad, and why it’s really just a cash grab now. Yuck

      • Bk native

        Thanks man. I can’t imagine that they need the money after playing sold out shows all over the world this past year but for whatever reason they should not be charging that much for tix and playing such short shows with so little of their older catalog. It’s a shame.

        • Stone Gossardish

          It hurts a lot of people “rock feelings,” if you will. I just have it in my mind where it’s a totally separate band really.

          I saw them come out at the end of Tibetan Freedom in 1998. I pretty much left it there, looking at it as a new band on the record after Californication. Now I don’t think of it as the same band, though they’ve made some nice tunes here and there. But that’s not RHCP, that’s really something else.

          • Bk native

            I hear ya. I haven’t seen them in quite awhile but I first saw them when they came out with Mothers milk.. Then alot in the Blood Sugar Sex Magick era. I agree they still have some cool tunes here and there but none of it comes close to the intensity of their earlier stuff.

    • 21peppers

      Frusciante. Earlier stuff was fun, but Frusciante era made them legends on par with the Beatles and Zeppelin. Josh is is John’s protege, so I’ll take it. The way they have evolved is one of the best things about them. Better than pumping out the same record every few years. Agree shows should be longer. 5-6 hours would do. They need to include a longer live jam session like they used to.

      • Bk native

        I’m not saying Josh isn’t a good gtr player. He plays really good. I just prefer the Peppers when they’re heavy on the funk. I understand that a band needs to evolve but that doesn’t mean that they necessarily evolve into better music. .At least IMHO in their case. I find the new music kinda boring. And if you go back and listen to freaky Styley, mothers milk and blood sugar sex magick.. None of them sound alike. They’re all heavy on the funk and they rock hard. Whereas the newer music with Josh just doesn’t give me that same feeling. I do like that they change their sets around each night but longer shows and alot more jamming would definitely have me more interested in seeing them. As well as fairer ticket prices.

  • Rick Morrow

    I only liked them when Jack Sherman was playing lead guitar. After that, they kind of sucked.