Fans slam Red Hot Chili Peppers Sydney show: 'Absolutely gutted'

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are performing three shows in Sydney on their Australian tour.

Australian fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have taken to social media to slam the American rock band over their first Sydney show, with some long-term fans saying they won't see them perform live ever again. Anthony Kiedis, 60, bassist Michael 'Flea' Balzary, 60, drummer Chad Smith, 61, and guitarist John Frusciante, 52, disappointed fans when they didn't play a number of their most iconic songs.

The band performed on Thursday night at Accor Stadium with Post Malone, with many fans taking to social media to share they will not see the band perform live again.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' concert in Sydney
Aussie fans have slammed iconic band Red Hot Chili Peppers after the band performed their first Sydney concert on Thursday night. Photo: Getty

"Wish I could take back my decision to go to RHCP," one fan wrote on Facebook. "Absolutely gutted by that performance."

"Well that was disappointing, definitely won’t be seeing them again!" another said.

"Been their biggest fan all my life and after that concert would never go again," a third said. "Played a few old songs but mostly new rubbish that no one knows."


"That was a pretty mediocre performance by the Chilis," someone else wrote. "Could have had a much better set list."

"Should have played more hits..." another annoyed fan wrote.

"Sadly wasn’t as good as I hoped. Been on my bucket list forever. They sounded good but was disappointed in the complete lack of interaction and engagement with the audience and also not playing a number of songs I expected," one user wrote, adding they enjoyed watching Post Malone, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't quite what she was expecting.

Post Malone at the Red Hot Chili Peppers' concert in Sydney
Many others said Post Malone 'was the stand out' performance of the night. Photo: Getty

"I’ve seen RHCP 4 times and this was the worst set list they’ve ever put on," yet another upset fan added.

Many others said Post Malone "was the stand out" performance of the night and even said concertgoers should just leave after the rapper's performance.

"Imagine paying to see Chili Peppers and their opening act was way better lol, disappointed!" one user quipped.


"Terrible show last night," another wrote. "Hundreds of people walked out early. Extremely boring set list had the crowd half asleep."

However, some people loved the concert, with one user writing, "So glad that they didn’t just bang out the same hits Triple M play every day. The new stuff was great."

"The concert was AWESOME!!!!" another fan wrote. "Maybe a lot of people haven't actually listened to their new albums. Their new music is as good as their older music. Best in the business!!

"That was honestly the best concert I’ve been to in ages," a third said.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Australian tour continues in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

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