Festival d’été de Québec is thrilled to announce the Red Hot Chili Peppers as the most recent addition to the festival program. After 10 years, the band returns to Québec City to perform on the Bell Stage on Saturday, July 16. They join previously announced headliners, Sting and Peter Gabriel, on the historical Plains of Abraham.
“We are unbelievably excited to announce the return of the Chili Peppers this summer! Not only are they working on a new album, but will also blow audiences away with their classic hits. It truly is a privilege to welcome them back to our great city after 10 years, as they are the perfect fit for Festival d’été de Québec,” states Program Director, Louis Bellavance.
The seven-time Grammy award winning band has remained true to form, drawing on rock / funk / psychedelic / punk influences since their beginnings in 1983. The current line up includes charismatic singer, Anthony Kiedis, the ever-eccentric Flea on bass, famed drummer, Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers remain one of the top-selling artists of all time, with over 80 million albums sold worldwide.
“This will be one of the hottest shows of this year’s Festival, our fans have been asking for the Chili Peppers for a long time,” added General Manager, Daniel Gélinas.
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