A dream of Californication is coming to Egypt
American rock-funk band Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to make their Egyptian debut in March. The legendary band announced that they will be performing at the Great Pyramids of Giza through their social media accounts.
Tickets for the much anticipated concert have already gone on sale on January 18, with the show set to place on March 15. The band’s performance will mark the end of their epic two-year world tour as they promote their eleventh album The Getaway.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide. In the 36-years since their formation, they managed to win six Grammy Awards, the music industry’s most prestigious honour.
The band’s performance at one of the seven wonders of the ancient world is a significant moment for Egypt. Over the years, the country’s international live entertainment has suffered due to security concerns that surfaced post revolution. Back in November, American pop-star Jason Derulo graced the stage in Cairo for the first time ever.
The band will not be the first to perform at the pyramids, as the historic site has witnessed shows by several prominent performers over the last 40 years. One of the first artists to take the stage was the phenomenal Frank Sinatra back in 1970. He was followed by Pink Floyd in 1971, French electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre in 1990, metal band Scorpions in 2005, Latin pop-star Shakira in 2007, and three shows in 2010 led by Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli and Kylie Minogue.
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