Tickets sell fast for Chili Peppers gig

MORE than 14,000 tickets for the eagerly-anticipated Red Hot Chili Peppers gig in Ipswich were snapped up in the first day of sales.Fans of the American quartet quickly booked up places for the concert, at Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium on June 30, after tickets went on general sale yesterday morning.

MORE than 14,000 tickets for the eagerly-anticipated Red Hot Chili Peppers gig in Ipswich were snapped up in the first day of sales.

Fans of the American quartet quickly booked up places for the concert, at Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium on June 30, after tickets went on general sale yesterday morning.

Terry Baxter, club spokesman, said: “It's one of the quickest selling concerts we've held.

“We were always confident the Red Hot Chili Peppers, being a world renowned group, would create significant interest and that has proved to be the case.”


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The American quartet confirmed the concert date on Monday and follow the likes of Elton John, REM and Neil Diamond in performing at the football ground.

After kicking off their tour in Suffolk, they will play at Reading's Madejski Stadium, Derby's Pride Park and the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

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They will also appear at the MEN Arena in Manchester and Earls Court in London.

Famous for hits including Under The Bridge, Give It Away and By The Way, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have developed a massive following since forming while at school.

Although there have been several line-up changes over the years, they have gone on to notch up global album sales of more than 29million.

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