They’ll play at the world-famous landmark in Egypt on March 15 according to NME
Red Hot Chili Peppers have spoken about how work on their new album has been affected by the recent California wildfires, ensuring that it will be delayed – but the band have also announced an exciting new gig on the site of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.The Californication hitmakers will become the latest artists invited to play at one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the last one still standing – when they hit the stage on 15 March (19).
The musicians, who shared the exciting news in a short video announcement on social media, will follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Shakira, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, and Andrea Bocelli, who have all had the honour of performing at the ancient monument in the past.
The Chilis are currently working on the follow-up to their 2016 LP ‘The Getaway’, which was their eleventh studio album.
Drummer Chad Smith spoke this week about the progress on his band’s new material, revealing that their plans to write and record were adversely affected by the devastating Woolsey Fire which spread through southern California late last year, killing four people and destroying scores of properties and homes.
“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,” Smith told Sirius XM’s Volume West (listen below). “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].”