RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Get your socks out

It feels like the worst kept secret this week, but yes it’s true, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning to Perth for their first stadium headline show in what seems like forever. They play nib Stadium on Tuesday, March 5, with red hot tickets going on sale at 12 noon local time Monday, November 26.

Playing their first Australian headline tour in 12 long years, the Chili 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. The nib Stadium show is set to be their final Australian show of the tour so it could just be one heck of a party.

Expect new tracks such as Dark Necessities lifted from their current and 11th studio album The Getaway, plus greatest hits and classic album tracks such as Under The Bridge, Give It Away, By the Way, Can’t Stop, Otherside and Californication.

Five years after the release of I’m With You which hit #1 in 18 countries, The Getaway is the band’s sixth ARIA #1 album. It follows in the footsteps of earlier #1s: Stadium Arcadium (2006), By The Way (2002), Californication (1999), One Hot Minute (1995) and one of the biggest albums of the 90s – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991).

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. They were last in Australia to headline the Big Day Out in 2013.

Red Hot Chili Peppers play nib Stadium on Tuesday, March 5. Tickets on sale at 12 noon local time Monday, November 26, available from Live Nation.