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Red Hot Chili Peppers add spice to a red-hot night at Tennent's Vital

By Staff Reporter

Published 26/08/2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Liam McBurney )
Red Hot Chili Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Liam McBurney )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Red Hot Chili Peppers perform onstage at Tennent's Vital at the Boucher Road playing fields in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25th 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )

Veteran US rockers The Red Hot Chili Peppers belted out hits from three decades after they took to the stage of Tennent's Vital last night.

Only last week, America's Fox News branded them "the worst band in the world".

But judging by the reaction of the tens of thousands of fans bouncing along last night, they got it badly wrong.

The band, formed in Los Angeles in 1983, proved they still have what it takes as founding members Anthony Kiedis and Flea turned up the heat at the Boucher Road playing fields in south Belfast.

As psychedelic lighting swirled, the smiling crowd sang along to old favourites and more recent offerings, including Snow (Hey Oh), Look Around, Californication, Other Side, Suck My Kiss, Give It Away, By The Way, Under the Bridge and The Getaway.

The band do not plan to be away from Ireland for too long, as yesterday it was announced that they will be in Dublin on December 20 to play the 3Arena.

Tickets for the concert go on sale next Wednesday.

Belfast Telegraph

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