Red Hot Chili Peppers must CANCEL Glasgow performance due to unspecified ‘illness’
- Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled their show in Glasgow on Friday
- The band kicked off their 2022 Global Stadium Tour on June 4 with a total of 38 shows in Europe and North America, with more to be added.
- A statement on behalf of the band said: “We are working on ways to reschedule it. Hold onto your tickets and wait for an update soon. RHCP loves Scotland and is deeply disappointed that they cannot run the show.”
Red Hot Chilli Peppers have been forced to cancel their show in Glasgow on Friday due to an undisclosed ‘illness’.
The band, which consists of Anthony Kiedis, Flea (born Michael Peter Balzary), Chad Smith and John Frusciante, were set to play at Bellahouston Park on part of their 38-date 2022 Global Stadium Tour.
A statement on behalf of the band read: ‘Due to illness, RHCP will not be able to perform in Glasgow tonight 1 July. We’re working on ways to reschedule it.”
Sad news: Red Hot Chilli Peppers have been forced to cancel their Glasgow show on Friday due to unspecified ‘illness’
They added: “Hold your tickets and wait for an update soon. RHCP loves Scotland and is deeply disappointed that she cannot run the show. Thank you for your understanding.’
Red Hot Chilli Peppers promoted their 12th studio album entitled Unlimited Love, which was released on April 1.
The 2022 Global Stadium Tour is the first band in five years and welcomed the return of their guitarist John, who rejoined the band in 2019 after leaving in 2009.
MailOnline has contacted representatives of the band.
Cancellation: The band, Anthony Kiedis, Flea (born Michael Peter Balzary), Chad Smith and John Frusciante, were set to play at Bellahouston Park on part of their Global Stadium Tour
‘Updating Soon’: A statement on behalf of the band read: ‘Due to illness, RHCP will not be able to perform in Glasgow tonight 1st July. We’re working on ways to reschedule it”
It comes as Anthony Kiedis has said his band is “like his family” as they approach the 40th anniversary of their formation.
The singer, 59, told a new interview: ‘I can’t leave them and they can’t leave me’, explaining how they get along better now than when they were younger.
He also discussed how they are “less destructive” now that they are older, before adding that they feel “a lot more pain” during performances and on tour.
Together: It Comes As Anthony Kiedis Has Suggested His Band Is ‘Like His Family’ As The 40th Anniversary Of Their Formation Approaches
Speaking to Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show on BBC 2, he said of the upcoming 40th anniversary: ’I can’t believe it, I don’t really keep track of time, but 40 is a big number.
“It’s amazing that a band can stay together for so long. These guys have become like my family. I cannot leave them and they cannot leave me.
“Today, during band practice, I had shivers and my hair rose from hearing music. It still works so well.’
He went on to detail how they are different now after they first got together and performed so long ago.
Band: The singer shared in a new interview: ‘I can’t give them up and they can’t leave me’ and explained how they get along better now than when they were younger” (pictured in 1990)
He said, ‘The spirit is still there, but there are many more aches and pains along the way. The 21-year-old body can take a beating and just keeps going and it can’t do that much now.
“But we get along better, we’re less self-destructive and less destructive to the world around us. We still have fun every day, but we don’t have to sleep on benches in the park anymore!’
He also talked about writing their new album in lockdown and their new upcoming tours.
Candid: He discussed how they are ‘less destructive’ now that they are older, before adding that they feel ‘a lot more pain’ during performances and on tour (pictured in Rio in 2019)
“The whole process was amazing, the joy is in making the song. And then you have to wait a long time for people to hear about it and that’s happening now. It was fun,” he explained/
“We started jamming again in lockdown and within a few weeks Covid happened. I recorded vocals for six months, which was a privilege to have that time and space to just write lyrics.
“I like when people have their own understanding of a song and can relate to it in their own way. I have such positive memories of touring with many different bands.’
Group: Anthony was a founding member of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers with Flea (born Michael Peter Balzary), who formed the band in 1983 after meeting at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles – Chad Smith and John Frusciante complete the line- up (L-R: Flea, Chad, John and Anthony)