Red Hot Chili Peppers have been forced to postpone three concerts on their current tour while singer Anthony Kiedis is battling bronchitis. The affected gigs were in Denver, Glendale and San Diego, with the San Diego gig now rescheduled for March 21st, the Denver show redirected to October 16th and the Glendale concert now taking place on October 18th. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new dates.
The band said in a statement, “We are so sorry that we cannot come to Denver, Glendale and San Diego as planned. Anthony has been fighting off the bronchitis all week and still needs a few more days to recover. We are sorry for any inconvenience to our fans and look forward to seeing you.”
- The group is next scheduled to play a trio of hometown Los Angeles shows at Staples Center on March 7th, 8th and 10th.
- This isn’t the first time in the past year that illness has sidelined Kiedis and forced a show to be postponed. Last spring, the Chili Peppers had to cancel a gig in Los Angeles when Kiedis was hospitalized due to “complications from the intestinal flu.”
- The band also had to postpone two concerts in Dublin, Ireland this past December when Kiedis was diagnosed with the flu. The shows were rescheduled for next September.
- The Chili Peppers are touring in support of their recently released 11th studio album, The Getaway. The disc debuted at Number One around the world last June.