The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming tour of Australia just got a whole lot funkier, with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic set to appear as special guests.

Back in 1984, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their self-titled debut album to positive reviews. Showcasing the band’s funk rock style, they realised they needed a little bit more focus and direction for their next album, so they recruited a member of music royalty.

Tapping Parliament Funkadelic’s George Clinton to produce, the group released Freaky Styley in 1985, which has gone on to become an early classic amongst fans.

As the years went on, the Chili Peppers would collaborate with Clinton numerous times, including at the 1993 Grammy Awards, and his 2008 album, George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love.

Now, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are welcoming George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic as very special guests on their upcoming Australian tour.

Why you need to see George Clinton before he never performs again:

Already coming to Australia as part of the 2019 leg of Bluesfest, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic’s’s final-ever Australian tour will now travel all around the country thanks to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sadly, Clinton and P-Funk won’t be appearing at the band’s Hobart show on February 17th.

While the Chili Peppers’ upcoming tour sold out almost instantly, the folks at Live Nation have managed to work with the band’s production team to release additional tickets to most of the shows.

A final 500 tickets have been released for all Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane shows, as well as 200 tickets in Hobart. Meanwhile, a final release of general admission tickets has been added for the Perth and Hope Estate, Hunter Valley shows. All tickets are on sale now!

Check out all the details below, and be sure not to miss out on one of the biggest tours of the year!

Check out the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Hollywood (Africa)’, produced by George Clinton:

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Australian Tour 2019

With very special guests George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Sunday, February 17th
(George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic not appearing)
Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS

Tuesday, February 19th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, February 20th
QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, February 23rd
Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, NSW

Monday, February 25th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Tuesday, February 26th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Thursday, February 28th
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday, March 5th
nib Stadium, Perth, WA

Tickets on sale through Live Nation

Also appearing at A Day On The Green and the Superloop Adelaide 500 After-Race Concert

Saturday, March 2nd
Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC
More info: A Day On The Green

Sunday, March 3rd
Superloop Adelaide 500, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Live Nation