Red Hot Chili Peppers fan mistakenly buys tickets to see bagpipe tribute band for Valentine’s Day

"Thought I’d got a rate good deal on tickets n’all. Had a nightmare."

A Red Hot Chili Peppers fan mistakenly bought tickets for him and his girlfriend to see the bagpipe tribute band Red Hot Chili Pipers for Valentine’s Day.

Duncan Robb first revealed the kerfuffle on Twitter last weekend (February 10), revealing that he initially thought that he had booked tickets to see the Anthony Kiedis-fronted band in Belfast.

However, Robb’s partner alerted him to his mistake – pointing out that he’d accidentally purchased tickets to see the bagpipe tribute band Red Hot Chili Pipers, who proudly proclaim to be “the world’s best bagpipe band.”


“Thought I’d got a rate good deal on tickets n’all,” he wrote about the £30-priced tickets. “Had a nightmare.”

Speaking to Storyful, Robb said that nobody noticed his mistake when they initially received the tickets.

“When I clicked on and got tickets in row Q and for £30 each, I thought ‘what a bargain, there must not be many tickets left’ and snatched them up straight away,” he said. “Also, I saw the date was February 10, so I could make it into a Valentine’s Day weekend — kill two birds with one stone.

“It was only until the Wednesday before when my girlfriend wanted to know who was supporting. She couldn’t find anything about the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in Belfast.”

Despite the mistake, the couple still went to the show – with Robb calling it “an experience”. Check out his tweets below.


Earlier this week, Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith formed one part of a once-in-a-lifetime supergroup to perform Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’.