When seminal alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that they were going to be touring Australia, media outlets scored hit articles breaking the news. Melbourne will be the third city of four to welcome the band in February 2023, who will be in the country celebrating their new album, Unlimited Love.
However, this August Candlelight is paying tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with a sensational string quartet concert of their greatest hits. You don’t want to miss this!
This performance is more than just a read through—Candlelight x RCHP tickets here.
While brushing up on lyrics for the upcoming stadium concert, Melbourne fans of the Chili Peppers can rock up to the Athenaeum Theatre for a performance that will reimagine their hit songs on strings. Surrounded by candles, the string quartet will perform renditions of “Under The Bridge”, “Californication”, “Other Side” and “Snow (Hey Oh)” among a number of others for a sublime homage.
The string quartet is one of the most formidable groupings of instruments in music history and is capable of a phenomenal range, dynamism and timbre that other combinations can only aspire to. And thanks to a number of techniques, it can produce various effects to recreate original compositions. All you’ll need to do is add the lyrics and belt out “can’t stop addicted to the shindig” when the moment strikes.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have gone on to become one of the best-selling bands ever with over 100 million records sold worldwide. Across twelve studio albums they have produced 14 number-one hit songs, 25 top-ten songs and won six Grammy awards.
While we’re sure that many Melburnians can’t wait till the band arrives in Australia and that nothing substitutes the real deal, Candlelight throws up the chance to experience the sounds of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the beautiful, historic and soon-to-be candlelit Athenaeum Theatre. We can’t think of a better addition to the upcoming Australian tour.