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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Special Guests

The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are thrilled to announce they will be joined by special guests and local acts, SWIDT and Tunes of I for their two highly anticipated shows in Auckland this weekend.

On their first New Zealand headline tour in over 6 years, Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at Spark Arena on Friday, March 8 joined by SWIDT and Saturday, March 9 joined by Tunes of I.

A final and limited release of new tickets are available to both sold-out shows at

Hailing from Onehunga, hip-hop crew SWIDT have enjoyed a meteoric rise in New Zealand taking home multiple Tui awards at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards in 2016 and 2017, and finishing 2018 with best hip-hop act. Their latest EP, The Most Electrifying further demonstrates SWIDT’s unique homegrown blend of hip-hop making them one of the country’s most exciting acts right now.
Born out of the famed New Zealand School of Music, Wellington Dub Rockers, TUNES OF I, are renowned for their original, tight and refreshing live performances. Featuring a solid backbone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, and complemented by some of capital's finest horn players, Tunes of I have shared the stage with international acts including UB40 and The Original Wailers. They look forward to bringing their special blend of dub, roots, soul and psychedelic flavours, in support of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Peppers are one of the most successful acts in rock history, often performing in front of stadium and festival audiences in excess of 100,000.

After sold-out US and European tours during 2017 and 2018 plus three massive headline shows at Lollapalooza South America, the Peppers have just completed a sold-out 10 date Australian tour.

The band is expected to play a set comprising of a selection of tracks such as ‘Dark Necessities’ lifted from their current and eleventh studio album, The Getaway (which debuted at #1 on the RIANZ Chart), greatest hits and classic album tracks as such as: ‘By the Way’, ‘Can’t Stop’, ‘Snow (Hey Oh)’, ‘Otherside’, ‘Californication’, ‘Under The Bridge’ and ‘Give It Away’.

“We can’t wait to see all our fans in New Zealand - it has been too long.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Five years after the release of I’m With You which hit #1 in 18 countries including New Zealand, The Getaway (through Warner Music New Zealand) is the band’s seventh RIANZ #1 album.

It follows in the footsteps of earlier #1s: Stadium Arcadium (2006), By The Way (2002), Californication (1999), One Hot Minute (1995) and arguably one of the biggest albums of the ’90s - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1992) - which Rolling Stone rated in the top 20 of the “100 Best Albums of the ’90s”.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - singer Anthony Kiedis, Melbourne-born bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer - have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards.

These include "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for ‘Dani California’, "Best Rock Song" for ‘Scar Tissue’, and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for ‘Give It Away’.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012.

New Zealand 2019
- all ages shows –


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