Red Hot Chili Peppers Live in Cape Town

red-hot-chili-peppers-photos-im-with-you-new-album-2011-01After setting Joburg alight this past weekend the one and only Chili Peppers will be rocking our very own Cape Town stadium tomorrow! To get you in the mood we have 10 facts. Some you might know, most you probably will not!

1. Anthony Kiedis and Flea are the only remaining original members since the band’s inception in 1983.

2. Founding guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose on June 25, 1988.

3. Bassist Flea, whose real name is Michael Peter Balzary, was born October 16, 1962.

4. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have won 7 Grammy Awards to date.

5. Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro was part of the band from 1993-1998, and played on One Hot Minute (1995).

6. Anthony Kiedis’ godparent was famous entertainer Sonny Bono.

7. John Frusciante contributed to 5 studio albums: Mother’s Milk (1989), Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), Californication (1999), By the Way (2002), Stadium Arcadium (2006).

8. Drummer Chad Smith is also a member of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot, which includes Sammy Haggar, Joe Satriani, and Michael Anthony.

9. To date, Californication (1999) is still the Chili Peppers’ most commercially successful studio release, selling over 16 million copies worldwide.

10. Stadium Arcadium (2006) was nominated for 7 Grammy Awards, eventually winning 5.

An extensive public transport plan has been put in place to assist concert-goers in getting to and from the event. The gates will open at 17:00 on the day of the concert. The supporting act is due to perform at 19:45 and the main performance is scheduled to run from 21:00 to 23:00.

“The City estimates that 45 000 people will attend the concert, so our best advice to concert-goers is to arrive early, make use of public transport if possible and avoid peak hour traffic,” said Councillor Grant Pascoe, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing.

The following arrangements have been made:

No parking will be available at or near the Stadium. Concert ticket-holders are encouraged to:

  • Use public transport to get to the MyCiTi Civic Centre bus station and catch the free event shuttle to the Stadium
  • Park in the City Bowl and use the free event shuttle to the Stadium
  • Park at the V&A Waterfront and walk to the Stadium

No additional bus and train services have been scheduled before the concert and normal tariffs will apply. Limited special Metrorail and MyCiTi services will be available after the concert.

For a full list of public transport and parking check out the City of Cape Town’s page: www.capetown.gov.za/en/Pages/CitypublictranspplanChiliPeppersConcertCTStadium

Article contributed by Dylan // @DylanJamesZA

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