On Friday, March 15th, Red Hot Chili Peppers will join the short list of musical acts to perform in the shadows of the ancient Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. For those who can’t make the pilgrimage, the band has now announced that they will stream the once-in-a-lifetime performance live free of charge.
As bassist Flea notes in the announcement, “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. Learning. Learning. Learning. 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.”
Notably, the Grateful Dead also mounted a run of performances at the Egyptian Pyramids in 1978. You can read more about the Dead’s trip to Egypt here.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers Egypt live stream will begin at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST on Friday, March 15th. You can watch the full performance free of charge below:
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Live At The Pyramids – Free Webcast
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