Red Hot Chili Peppers to Assemble in South Africa, February 2013
Update 2 – 27 Aug 2012 @ 09:45
Ticket pricing and stadium seating plans have been released by Big Concerts: http://bit.ly/RnyNUc
Update 1 – 27 Aug 2012 @ 07:30
It’s official! Announcement of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour dates in South Africa in February 2013 was confirmed a few minutes ago by Gareth Cliff on tour co-sponsors 5FM. Dates and venues as we had noted below, with the additional confirmation that Die Antwoord will support RHCP at both concerts.
Computicket ticket sales for Johannesburg open Wednesday, Cape Town ticket sales open Thursday this week!
We speculated about it way back in January, and even earlier in December 2011, (Red Hot Chili Peppers for South Africa in 2012 or 2013?) and now it seems we were pretty much on the money: The Red Hot Chili Peppers will play two dates in South Africa in February 2013.
That image is from Facebook user Clyde Davis, who indicates that he is a “Digital Marketing Specialist at Sony Music Africa”. It was picked up from there and mentioned on Twitter by Mike Sharman, owner of RetroViral Communications – and to Mike’s credit, his tweeted communications have indeed gone viral.
Oh, and just in case you’re thinking that maybe Clyde at Sony Music is a bit daft for posting this to his publicly visible Facebook Wall and is risking his career as a “Digital Marketing Specialist”, he does mention in the comments on the picture that he found it on “the interwebs” and then specifies his source as “Mark Pilgrim on Twitter”. (Not that the bald one has any sign of the image on his Twitter stream any more though… . Just saying.)
Big Concerts meanwhile have seemingly given up on trying to keep these announcements secret and have posted this image to their Facebook profile:
The “Like Big Concerts Facebook page to find out first” line is pretty amusing though 🙂
We think it is a pretty sure thing that all that BC will be telling us on Monday is that RHCP will finish their 5 scheduled dates in Australia on 28 January 2013, and then will head to the FNB Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday, 02 February 2013 and then drop by the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday, 05 February 2013.
Rock on PepperHeads!