Red Hot Chili Peppers announce Australian tour with Post Malone

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Red Hot Chili Peppers announce Australian tour with Post Malone

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading back to Australia for a massive stadium tour in early 2023 – and they’re bringing a superstar special guest.

Legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have today announced their return to Australia for four massive stadium shows in early 2023, as part of their global stadium tour.

Returning for the first time since 2019, the tour will commence in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on January 29 before heading to Accor Stadium, Sydney on February 2, followed by Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on February 7 and concluding in Perth at Optus Stadium on February 12.

Check out all the latest touring news here.

Red Hot Chili Peppers commenced their global stadium tour last month in Spain following the release of acclaimed new album Unlimited Love, with stops in London, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and many more.

The tour marks the return of guitarist and all-around cosmic musician John Frusciante to the group, as they perform their career-spanning hits alongside tracks from their new album – their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011.

Frusciante said “when we started writing material, we began by playing old songs by people like Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The Kinks, The New York Dolls, Richard Barrett and others.

“Ever so gradually, we started bringing in new ideas, and turning jams into songs, and after a couple of months the new stuff was all we were playing.

“The feeling of effortless fun we had when we were playing songs by other people stayed with us the whole time we were writing, and for me, this record represents our love for, and faith in each other.”

“We spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could.

“Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better.

“We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe.

This view of the universe is truly reflected in the album boasting a description of the interplay between the band bordering on intergalactic once again, yet elevated to another stratosphere altogether.

“Unlimited Love represents the united spirit of four individual souls still fearlessly exploring the future of their eternal friendship and musical congregation.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers have sound tracked successive generations as not only one of the bestselling acts in music history, but also one of the biggest streaming rock bands in the world today. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, the award-winning Los Angeles quartet has collected six GRAMMY Awards, sold 80 million albums, generated five billion YouTube views, and gathered 22 billion Spotify streams, averaging 21 million monthly listeners on the platform.

Joining the Australian tour is multi-platinum-selling superstar Post Malone, with his performances marking his first Australian shows in four years.

Among the best-selling music artists globally with over 80 million records sold across four career albums, Stoney (2016), Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019) and Twelve Carat Toothache (2022), Malone has won 10 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, and has received six Grammy Award nominations.

He holds several Billboard chart records: he is the first solo artist to top the Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts, while Circles set the record for longest climb to number one (41 weeks) on the Adult Contemporary chart by a solo artist. His current single I Like You (A Happier Song) featuring Doja Cat is tearing up the Australian airplay and ARIA singles chart.


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Red Hot Chili Peppers Australian tour dates

  • Sunday, January 29 2023 – Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium QLD
  • Thursday, February 2 2023 – Sydney, Accor Stadium NSW
  • Tuesday, February 7 2023 – Melbourne, Marvel Stadium VIC
  • Sunday, February 12 2023 – Perth, Optus Stadium WA

General public tickets go on sale on Monday July 11 at 12pm in Brisbane, 1pm in Melbourne and Perth, and 2pm in Sydney, more info here.