In 1971 Pink Floyd performed a show at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and since then the amount of artists that have follows suite is pretty thin. The Grateful Dead did three shows in 1978, and super pop stars Shakira and Mariah Carey have also appeared at the historic venue. That is all about to change, Red Hot Chili Peppers, are joining the select few with an upcoming show in the pyramid complex.
The band has announced that the performance will take place on March 15th, this follows on from their upcoming Australia/New Zealand tour. You can get tickets as of today (Friday, January 18th), at 8 a.m. local time. Check out the poster and a promo video at the bottom of this post.
Don’t expect to hear new music from the band though, drummer Chad Smith explained on Sirius XM’s Volume West that work on their anticipated follow-up to 2016’s The Getaway has been delayed due to the devastating California Fires.
Smith explained: “We started to work on [the new album], which, for us, is just getting in a room and making some noise and putting some notes together,” adding: “And then the fires came, and the house we were working in, there was no damage, it didn’t burn down, but we couldn’t get back in there. So that halted our [progress].”
The Peppers held a benefit concert dubbed “Malibu Love Sesh” at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles this past Sunday to raise funds for victims of the tragic fire.