Red Hot Chili Peppers coming to SA

2012-08-27 07:46
Cape Town - Big Concerts announced on Monday that Grammy award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing live for the first time ever in South Africa.

The tour is scheduled for Saturday, 2 February at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg and on Tuesday, 5 February at Cape Town Stadium.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards including Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group and Best Rock Song for Scar Tissue.

They have also won 8 MTV Video Music Awards. In April 2012 the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Red Hot Chili Peppers consist of singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. They will be supported by local zef rave group Die Antwoord for their SA performances.

Tickets go on public sale via all Computicket channels for the Johannesburg performance at 09:00 on Wednesday 29 August, followed by Cape Town at 09:00 on Thursday 30 August.

The seating plans for Cape Town and Johannesburg are available on Big Concert's Facebook page.

Tour itinerary

2 February 2013
The Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium
Tickets from R315 – R715

Cape Town
5 February 2013
Cape Town Stadium
Tickets from R215 – R665

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  • ockert.j.dupreez - 2012-08-27 08:03

    OH YEAH!!!!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-27 08:51

      F$%K Yeah!!!! Can't wait!!!

  • gary.scande - 2012-08-27 08:14

    JHB and CPT, are there no other stadiums in SA, or anyone else that loves the peppers other than in those areas,

      Citroes - 2012-08-27 08:50

      In the past they had bands play in Durban and then the tickets don't sell out and the stadium is half full. Not worth it for the acts or Big Concerts.

      freddie.miff - 2012-08-27 10:09

      Not enough to cover the huge cost of bringing these acts. Durban used to get big acts like Bon Jovi, UB40 etc, but ticket sales were always slow and not sold out. Lack of support means no one of any consequence goes there anymore.

      gary.scande - 2012-08-27 14:07

      Lots of thumbs down i see, the peppers can fill any stadium anywhere, having a 3rd venue in PE seems a bad idea to you guys don't you guys like sharing or what. We've had a few international events and ALL sold to capacity. But I'm from PE what do I know.

      francoisjacques.malan - 2012-08-27 16:07

      Come to the Cape Town show! We had to go all the way to PE to see the Bokke take on England! It's a road trip and it's fun!

  • HayleyEL - 2012-08-27 08:15

    About time!! Uber chuffed!! Not such a Blue Monday anymore!! Whoop Whoop!!

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-27 08:24

    OH YEAH, and about time, will definitely get a ticket, down with rap crap down

  • darkangelBDF - 2012-08-27 08:27

    Nee dankie...

      lablue.phoenix - 2012-08-27 08:36

      Nou wie het vir jou gevra?

      arthur.hugh - 2012-08-27 08:48

      Sy ma sal nie vir hom laat gaan nie haha.

      greg.quinn.353 - 2012-08-27 09:05

      Go enjoy your Steve Hofmeyr concert then

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-08-27 08:47

    There like a bear!

  • jako.merwe - 2012-08-27 09:01


      greg.quinn.353 - 2012-08-27 09:05

      LOL nothing ever happens in Durban :(

  • greg.quinn.353 - 2012-08-27 09:04

    About f'king time :)))

  • christopher.mccormick.127 - 2012-08-27 09:06

    so excited!

  • jeansmit85 - 2012-08-27 09:18

    Whoop Whoop!!! Just saw them at Lallapalooza...and now in SA!!!!

      iceman196 - 2012-08-27 09:59


  • freddie.miff - 2012-08-27 10:16

    Concert bucket list: U2 - check Linkin Park - check Rammstein - check Coldplay - check Red Hot Chili Peppers - check Who is next? Any guesses?

      klipkop.degroote - 2012-08-27 10:46

      metallica - check

      jacques.budler - 2012-08-27 11:30

      Foo Fighters

      adrian.partridge.73 - 2012-08-27 12:06

      Patricia Lewis and Dozi sing a tribute to Steve Hofmeyer - check :)

      brett.bruce.121 - 2012-08-27 15:31


  • jasoncloete - 2012-08-27 10:46

    pre sale on the RHCP website available from today( monday) at 9am

  • shaunreznik - 2012-08-27 11:01

    African Cup of Nations final scheduled for 10 February at Soccer City. I am predicting massive issues when SAFA and LOC figures this out. Fifa had rulings prior and during the Soccer World Cup with regards to Stadiums.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-08-27 12:02

      The concert is on 2 Feb?? Why an issue - no clash??

  • donovan.dunn.77 - 2012-08-27 11:12

    when did Will Ferrell become a band member?? Just bought 2 tix online already

      BubblesdoubleO7 - 2012-08-27 12:13

      How freaky is that!

  • grant.barnett.31 - 2012-08-27 11:13

    Pity it'll be without John Frusciante but brilliant news none the less!!!

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-08-27 11:40

    who cares has been's, the lot especially BC

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-08-27 12:04

    I hope they don't disapoint - saw UB40 recently, massively dissapointing.

  • dianne.mare - 2012-08-27 15:41

    I don't think I'll sleep until then

  • mya.schultz.16 - 2012-08-27 15:54

    Anthony announced this at the concert in Milano in July, gave a special shout out to us South Africans in the crowd! What a show...

  • nina.ignjatov - 2012-08-28 22:01

    Cannot wait :)

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