As they currently make the rounds in Europe in support of their recent 12th studio album, Unlimited Love, legendary rockers Red Hot Chilli Peppers have announced an Australia tour, as well as two shows in New Zealand, to kick off the new year. And none other than Post Malone will be on support duties on all six dates, starting off in New Zealand in late January and then heading across the ditch to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth for stadium shows in early-to-mid February.
Kicking off in Auckland on Saturday, January 21st, the tour will be the first cab off the rank for both Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Post Malone post-New Year’s celebrations. And it’s a nice way for Aussie music fans, in particular, to help turn summer into a live music binge seeing as we’re already getting concerts from the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Freddie Gibbs in the New Year. Not to mention The Killers and Kendrick Lamar towards the end of this year.
Unlimited Love has been receiving some reasonably glowing reviews across the board since the album’s release earlier this year. Not only is it the 12th album for Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but it’s the first album the lads have recorded with guitarist John Frusciante in over a decade. The lead single, ‘Black Summer,’ is classic Chilli Peppers and should slide in nicely amongst a set list that’s likely to include hits like ‘Californication,’ ‘Under the Bridge,’ ‘Give It Away,’ ‘Suck My Kiss,’ ‘Scar Tissue’ and ‘Can’t Stop.’
In fact, according to the set lists from the recent concerts, it seems like the latest Red Hot Chilli Peppers tour is mostly about the greatest hits with only a few bits and pieces of new material peppered in for good measure. Considering the last time Red Hot Chilli Peppers were out here was in 2019, and before that 2013 for the Big Day Out, understandably this should get fans all excited for a bit of a nostalgia tour.
On the same hand, Post Malone will also have a new album to push when he heads on down to support Kiedes & Co. Posty’s fourth studio album, Twelve Carat Toothache, was released just last month and has similarly scored a number of reasonably glowing reviews across the board.
Tickets for all shows will be on sale from Live Nation starting Monday, July 11th for all shows.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates 2023 (With Post Malone)
Saturday, January 21st – Mr. Smart Stadium, Auckland
Thursday, January 26th – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Sunday, January 29th – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Thursday, February 2nd – Accor Stadium, Sydney
Tuesday, February 7th – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Sunday, February 12th – Optus Stadium, Perth