Red Hot Chili Peppers unveil UK tour dates for 2022: how to get tickets

The band will hit Manchester, London and Glasgow as part of their global tour

Rock foursome the Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a handful of UK dates in Manchester, London and Glasgow as part of their RHCP Global Tour 2022. Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 10am on Friday 15 October. Check the bottom of this article for a full list of tour dates and to sign up for an email reminder half an hour before tickets go on sale. The UK leg of the tour will see the band play colossal stadium shows at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, London Stadium and Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

They’ll be performing their career-spanning hits as well as new music from their forthcoming as-yet untitled album. Support on the tour comes from special guests A£AP Rocky and Thundercat in Manchester and Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals and Thundercat in London and Glasgow. The band unleashed news of the global tour in typically anarchic fashion by staging a fake Anchorman-style news interview, playing the legendary newscasters John Hammerswaddle, Todd the Squirrel, and Randy Raindrops.

Needless to say, it was odd. You can watch the full video below. This is their first tour since Frusicante’s return to the Chili’s in December 2019.

A member for the band’s 1989 album Mother’s Milk and 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magick, he then left the group, only to return in 1998 for Californication, By The Way and Stadium Arcadium, before leaving again in 2009. Their most recent performance with Frusciante was a show for the Tony Hawk Foundation in memory of aspiring filmmaker Andrew Burke in February 2020. Rumours have also circulated that the band are working on a new album featuring the guitarist.

Since his departure, the ‘Under The Bridge’ hitmakers have released two albums, 2011’s I’m With You and 2016’s The Getaway. In an inarguably sarcastic sounding press release for the tour, the band said, ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been around, and have not just fallen off the turnip truck, but to a man, they have never been more thrilled, bursting with commitment and purpose, as they are regarding this upcoming tour. ‘They have no interest in resting on past accolades, awards or commercial success, this is a mission, they intend to channel the most mighty spirits, and give everything they’ve got.’

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2022 UK performance dates:
Wednesday 22 June – Emirates Stadium, Manchester
Saturday 25 June – London Stadium
Friday 1 July – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Tickets for the Red Hot Chili Peppers UK gigs go on sale at 10am on Friday 15 October.