Only days before the scheduled takeover of the Kia Forum in Inglewood for the 32nd annual KROQ/FM 106.7 Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 9, the headlining act, Red Hot Chili Peppers, revealed that they had to withdraw from the lineup.
What Did The Band Announce?
In a social media announcement, the band expressed their deep regret, informing followers that they would be unable to perform at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas over the weekend. A band member suffered an injury, requiring a minimum six-week recovery period, which unfortunately rules out their performance.
Despite this setback, RHCP and KROQ expressed anticipation of making amends on March 2, 2024, at the Kia Forum. Attendees were advised to enjoy the weekend and hold onto their tickets for the rescheduled event.
Why Is The Tour Cancelled?
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are grappling with an undisclosed injury. On Tuesday, the alternative rock band revealed that they will be on hiatus for the next six weeks, which includes missing a previously scheduled performance this weekend. The setback is due to an injury sustained by an unidentified band member.
Frontman Anthony Kiedis, 61, drummer Chad Smith, 62, bassist Flea, 61, and guitarist John Frusciante, 53, were initially slated to perform at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas annual concert at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, this Saturday.
What About The Show Now?
The specific member who sustained the injury and the severity of the injury remains undisclosed. Original ticket purchasers will receive communication regarding details for the rescheduled show on March 2. Refund options are also available for 48 hours through Ticketmaster.com. Despite the absence of RHCP, with a replacement yet to be named, the event will feature performances by Garbage, The Offspring, Portugal.
The Man, Bleachers, Cannons, Lovejoy, Bakar and The Beaches. The event has reached full capacity, and a percentage of the proceeds will contribute to supporting Los Angeles-based non-profit organizations, including Para Los Niños and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center.