'I’m so grateful and humbled for the impending experience' says Flea
Cai Trefor
12:15 13th March 2019

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that they will live stream their set from the Giza pyramid complex on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. 

The set held in the shadow of the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World will be available to stream from their Youtube, Twitter and Facebook pages at 7pm GMT on Friday 15 March.

“Before each new place my body tingled with excitement, a yearning for a new mystery to unfold, a fascination with a new culture, the possibility of new friends, tasting new food, smelling new tastes, absorbing new rhythms,” says RHCP bassist Flea of the forthcoming show in a statement.

“Learning. Learning. Learning,” he continues. “It is happening again right now, my heart is abuzz with joy at the prospect of performing in Egypt. I’m so grateful and humbled for the impending experience.”

He continued: “The pyramids, it’s unbelievable, we just jumped at the opportunity… I have always been fascinated by Egypt and that region of the world and I am so excited to go.”

Previous acts to have perform on the site built some 4,500 years ago include The Grateful Dead, Scorpions, Frank Sinatra, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Sting and Jean-Michel Jarre.

Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers are working on the follow up to their 2016 album The Getaway but were held up due to the destructuive Woolsley fire, which claimed three lives.

We started to work on [the new album], which, for us, is just getting in a room and making some noise and putting some notes together,” Smith told Sirius XM’. “And then the fires came, and the house we were working in – there was no damage, it didn’t burn down, but we couldn’t get back in there. So that halted our [progress].”

Photo: Richard Gray