Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Australia & New Zealand Tour With Post Malone

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With the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 40th anniversary approaching in 2023, the band will get the party started by extending its 2022 global stadium tour into January and February. The band has announced a run of dates through Australia and New Zealand, featuring RHCP joined by Post Malone.

The Chili Peppers have a lot to celebrate. Along with the big 4-0 anniversary, the trek marks the band’s first global tour since 2016-2017’s The Getaway World Tour and its first run since guitarist John Frusciante returned to the lineup. Plus, the band has a new album to show off, Unlimited Love, which was produced by Rick Rubin and released in April on Warner.

The Australia & New Zealand tour kicks off Jan. 21 in Auckland at Mt. Smart Stadium.

Jan. 21, 2023: Auckland, New Zealand, Mt. Smart Stadium
Jan. 26, 2023: Dunedin, New Zealand, Forsyth Barr Stadium
Jan. 29, 2023: Brisbane, Australia, Suncorp Stadium
Feb. 2, 2023: Sydney, Australia, Accor Stadium
Feb. 7, 2023: Melbourne, Australia, Marvel Stadium
Feb. 12, 2023: Perth, Australia, Optus Stadium

Fans can sign up for the RHCP newsletter at for exclusive access to the ticket presale, which begin July 8. The general onsale starts July 11.

The Chili Peppers are currently playing their way through Europe, including tonight’s sold-out show at Rhein Energie Stadium in Cologne, Germany. The second leg of the North American tour kicks off July 23 in Denver at Empower Field at Mile High.

Special guests in Europe and North America vary per market and include A$AP Rocky, The Strokes, Beck, Haim, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak, and the Free Nationals, Thundercat, and King Princess.

RHCP last played Australia and New Zealand in 2019 on a run of dates that included a Feb. 28 show at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, that sold 13,952 tickets and grossed nearly $1.6 million, according to box office reports submitted to Pollstar.

The band recently graced the cover of Pollstar as part of our Mid Year Special and Flea shared about how he approaches the live show.

“Every show, I get on my knees, and I pray to open myself up and let all the cosmos come through, and that my mortal body can be a vehicle for something beautiful, so that when I die, I will have left light on this earth, and I will have done it in a way that is uplifting to human beings.”

“And that’s what it’s about every time,” Flea continues. “Make every groove be the best that it can be. Listen to that kick drum, get inside that kick drum. Lock in with John playing guitar. When he does a riff on the solo, let him flow through me so I can react to it an organic way, not in some pre-programmed way. When you really are improvising from real emotion and from real reaction that’s organic to what’s happening in the moment, then you have the chance to be transcendent, and that’s what we’re always reaching for.

“I’m not saying we can always get there, but we do sometimes. And for us, it’s that: it’s that yearning, that reaching, that never being satisfied, that always trying to go deeper, always trying to go higher or lower, always just fucking going for it, giving everything we can to honor the human beings that came to see us play.”