August 27, 2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers set for Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Big Concerts, South Africa’s biggest live entertainment promoter, is certainly indulging our musical tastes by bringing a dazzling array of rock and pop artists to our shores. Linkin Park, in November, and the queen of innovation Lady Gaga, in December, are just a few of the world-renowned acts we can look forward to.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, recent inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are sure to set our summer season on fire with their highly-anticipated performance.
The band, which has been performing since 1988, includes singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer (who joined in 2009).
Dedicated fans can expect all of their greatest hits, including Sir Psycho Sexy, Californication and Charlie whilst appreciating the releases, Monarchy of Roses, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie and Did I Let You Know off their latest album, I’m With You.
Local zef band, Die Antwoord, has been taking the world by storm and will now have the honour of opening for the Chili Peppers.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday August 30, 2012, and range between R215 and R665. Get your tickets early by visiting the Computicket kiosk at the Cape Town Tourism Burg Street Visitor Information Centre. Doors open at 09h00.
Check out the video of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Monarchy of Roses off their I’m With You album, performed live in Köln in 2011: