Legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have today announced their return to New Zealand for two massive stadium shows in early 2023. The band will perform in Auckland at Mt Smart Stadium on January 21, 2023 before heading South to Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on January 26.
Red Hot Chili Peppers commenced their global stadium tour last month in Spain following the release of acclaimed new albumUnlimited Love, with stops in London, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and many more. The tour marks the return of guitarist and all-round cosmic musician John Frusciante to the group, as they perform their career-spanning hits alongside tracks from their new album.
Joining the New Zealand tour is multiplatinum selling superstar Post Malone. 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 New Zealand airplay and NZ Music singles chart.
Vodafone customers can be among the first to secure tickets during an exclusive presale, starting at 10am (Dunedin) and 11am (Auckland) Wednesday, July 6. Head to vodafone.co.nz/music.
General public tickets go on sale on Monday July 11 at 12pm in Dunedin and 1pm in Auckland.
For complete VIP, tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.co.nz
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—Anthony Kiedis [vocals], Flea [bass], Chad Smith [drums], and John Frusciante [guitar]—have collected 6 GRAMMY® Awards, sold 80 million albums, generated 5 billion YouTube views, and gathered 22 billion Spotify streams, averaging 21 million monthly listeners on the platform.
Rolling Stone cited Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, and By The Way on its coveted “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” while “Under the Bridge” landed on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2021. In addition to claiming a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 8 MTV VMAs, 5 EMAs, 4 American Music Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards, they’ve notably notched the most #1 singles of all time at Alternative Radio with 13 #1 hits. They’ve also performed to tens of millions worldwide, headlined Coachella and became the only band ever to sell out three nights at Hyde Park in London—moving over 200,000 tickets. Adorned by anthems such as “Give It Away,” “Under the Bridge,” and “Breaking the Girl,” the diamond-certified Blood Sugar Sex Magik celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.
In April Red Hot Chili Peppers unveiled their new album and twelfth full-length offering, Unlimited Love [Warner Records], their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011. Their creative collaboration with Rubin spans legendary albums, including Blood Sugar Sex Magik , Californication , By The Way , and Stadium Arcadium .
Now the band’s seminal lineup returns with their new studio album, Unlimited Love and a record-breaking Global Stadium Tour, kicking-off a brand new generation of fans for the legendary group.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
WITH POST MALONE
NEW ZEALAND 2023
AUCKLAND, MT SMART STADIUM SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
DUNEDIN, FORSYTH BARR STADIUM THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
PRE-SALE AND ON SALE TICKETING INFORMATION:
Vodafone Pre-sale Dunedin 10am Wednesday July 6 until 10am Friday July 8
Vodafone Pre-sale Auckland 11am Wednesday July 6 until 11am Friday July 8
Live Nation Pre-sale Dunedin 11am Friday July 8 until 11am Monday July 11
Live Nation Pre-sale Auckland 12pm Friday July 8 until 12pm Monday July 11
General public on sale:
Dunedin 12pm Monday July 11
Auckland 1pm Monday July 11