Egypt : Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform at Giza Pyramids © AijaBig
On March 15, the pyramids of Giza in Egypt will host the legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers for a unique concert, part of a world tour to promote their eleventh album, The Gateway, released in 2016.
This Egyptian stopover seems to delight the group’s co-founder and bassist, Flea, who said on Instagram: “My heart is full of joy at the idea of performing in Egypt […] I am so grateful and moved for this imminent experience”.
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I remember the first time the red hots played outside of la in 1983, I was beyond thrilled. We drove up to San Francisco and performed at I-Beam club. Man, we were international touring superstars I couldn’t believe it and it meant everything me to show those people in Northern California what we were about, to pour my heart out, for us to give every fiber of our beings in the process of bringing our music to life. Then we went to a club in Colorado somewhere where we were supposed to play two shows a night for a couple of weeks, and after our first set on the first night when someone in the crowd yelled out “take your n*****music back to LA!” And we went home after the first set. Then when we first went to Europe and my mind was blown, all the different cultures, connecting with people who didn’t speak English! And then Russia, and Asia and on and on around the world. Before each new place my body tingled with excitement, a yearning for a new mystery to unfold, a fascination with a new culture, the possibility of new friends, tasting new food, smelling new tastes, absorbing new rhythms. Learning. Learning. Learning. It is happening again right now, my heart is abuzz with joy at the prospect of performing in Egypt. I’m so grateful and humbled for the impending experience. ❤️❤️❤️
The pyramids of Giza light up for the show
This concert will mark the first performance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in North Africa, but the pyramids of Giza are used to significant performances. Legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey and Shakira have had the honour of playing at the feet of these emblematic sites.
The tickets for the show have been on sale since January 18, 2019.