If you’re going to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Perth this weekend, you could be set to witness a historic moment.
Last year, the band announced their long-awaited return to Australia, with Post Malone to support them on four massive arena dates next year.
After touring New Zealand, the iconic alternative rockers made their way to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Their Aussie tour concludes in Perth on Sunday, February 12th, and those heading to the Perth show could be in for a treat, according to one fan in the Red Hot Chili Peppers Facebook group.
“I don’t know if Perth Australia knows this, but assuming no new shows are added or missed, Perth will have the extreme honour of hearing ‘Give it Away’ for the 1000th time live,” Lincoln Ciemny wrote last year. “To ME, this is a huge honour. No RHCP song has been played that many times.”
One of the Chili Peppers’ most iconic songs, ‘Give It Away’ featured on their fifth studio album, 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magic. The following year, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocals. And as Ciemny also noted, “2000 isn’t happening so this is a massive occasion.”
So if you’re going to catch the band in Perth, just keep your fingers crossed that Anthony Kiedis doesn’t suddenly decide to play ‘Give It Away’ more than once in Melbourne.
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The forthcoming tour is in support of the band’s 12th studio album Unlimited Love, released last April to wide acclaim. The album debuted at number one around the world, including in Australia and the U.K.. Unlimited Love was the band’s first number one album in the U.S. since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers 2023 Australian Tour
With Post Malone
Thursday, February 9th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, February 12th
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA