Red Hot Chili Peppers to live-stream their pyramids concert


What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mummy… even if you have to break in to an ancient sarcophagus to do it. Yes, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading to Egypt to play a concert at the Great Pyramids of Giza later this week, and it’s just been announced that the gig will be streamed live on the band’s website from 2pm ET on 15 March.

“The pyramids, it’s unbelievable, we just jumped at the opportunity…I have always been fascinated by Egypt and that region of the world and I am so excited to go,” said bassist Flea in a statement.

It’s a sign of the times, in a way: once upon a time this kind of landmark concert would have been a premium DVD release for an artist, or a network-television special. Now it’s a free live-stream – in this case, on their own site rather than a platform like YouTube.

Stuart Dredge

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