Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone Dublin gigs

The four-piece were set to perform in the Irish capital tomorrow and Wednesday night (December 20-21)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been forced to postpone their forthcoming Dublin live dates.

The four-piece, who released their eleventh studio album ‘The Getaway’ earlier this year, completed the UK leg of their world tour last night at The O2 Arena in London.

However, the band have today (December 19) announced that they will be unable to fulfill their live commitments at Dublin’s 3Arena tomorrow and Wednesday night (December 20-21) due to illness. Apologising to fans in a statement, the Chilis revealed that frontman Anthony Kiedis has been suffering from flu recently.

“We are so sorry that we cannot come to Dublin as planned for the next few days,” the statement read. “Anthony has been fighting off the flu all week and after the show last night it was clear that he has to stop touring and recover, hence the decision to push back the shows to next year.”

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The shows have been rescheduled for September, with original tickets valid for the new gigs – see the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new Dublin dates below.

September 20 – 3Arena, Dublin
September 21 – 3Arena, Dublin

Before finishing their UK tour at The O2 last night, Chilis drummer Chad Smith was a surprise special guest during support act Babymetal‘s set – read more about Smith’s metal cameo here.