Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Abu Dhabi

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American rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed the crowds at The Arena in Yas Island during their first-ever UAE gig.

The four-piece band, whose line-up includes charismatic singer Anthony Kiedis, iconic bassist Flea, long-time drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer thrilled fans with a typically funky and energetic list of hit songs from their 36-year career at the summit of rock.

They opened with Can’t Stop, before launching into classics Otherside, By The Way and Californication – the title track from the 1999 album, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year.

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Showdown Week is a seven-day entertainment festival featuring a host of superstar concerts and mixed martial arts events, activities and promotions to complement the mega UFCâ 242: Khabib vs. Poirier event on September 7.

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