Catch Red Hot Chili Peppers

at Oracle Arena

Credit: Steve Keros

Poor Anthony Kiedis. The Chili Peppers frontman was battling a nasty case of bronchitis a few weeks ago, and, as a result, had to postpone a trio of shows in Denver, San Diego, and Arizona.

But worry not, San Francisco! Delays have not been announced for the seminal alt-rock band’s upcoming show at Oracle Arena. (And even if they did reschedule, these guys are professional AF. You’d probably only have to wait a few days for the replacement show, unlike the time in October 2016 when R. Kelly cancelled his Buffet Tour show at Oracle Arena and didn’t reschedule until late January!)

It’s hard to believe that RHCP — whom many believe inspired later bands like Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and Kid Rock — has been around for more than three decades, dropping 11 studio albums during that time. Bassist Flea and Kiedis are the only original members left, but little has changed in regard to the band’s funky, alternative, and punk- and metal-flecked sound. In fact, the biggest change in RHCP was probably Kiedis’ departure from rapping, which was more rampant in the band’s early albums, but started to peter out by 1999’s Californication.

Flea might have been wearing a foot cast during their three-night set at Madison Square Garden last month, and Kiedis might still be recovering from bronchitis, but the years haven’t slowed these dudes down yet.

Red Hot Chili Peppers
At 7:30 p.m., March 12, at Oracle Arena. $200 and up; oracle.arenaoakland.com

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