Flea gift! Red Hot Chili Peppers to give it away with special one-off London concert on 2nd September 2011

Posted: 15th August 2011
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Woohoo!! Here's an event that's sure to have you running to "Higher Ground" [groan! - Ed] in a fit of elation and joy - the Red Hot Chili Peppers are to play a free - that's FREE - concert for just 1000 people on 2nd September, as part of an exclusive BBC Radio 1 broadcast and evening devoted to the band.

Camden's KOKO venue will be hosting the event with Zane Lowe acting as your MC for the evening, who recently said: "The Chili Peppers have played such a big musical role in the lives of millions of people, myself included. I can't wait to see how they launch this chapter in their amazing journey."

It will be the band's first gig in London for four years and marks the release of their latest album, "I'm With You", which is due for release on 30th August and is the follow-up to 2006's "Stadium Arcadium". Recent single "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" [check the video, above - Ed] will feature on the album, as will new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer (replacing John Frusciante).

To be in with a chance of attending this intimate show at KOKO on 2nd September, you'll have to visit the BBC's Radio 1 RHCP event page ( where you can register for one pair of tickets, one of just 500. The ballot closes on Sunday 21st August at 9.15am - the winners will be picked at random! Good luck.

Meanwhile, don't forget that the Chilis are performing live in November - there are still a few tickets left for each venue, although Dublin (4th), London (10th) and Glasgow (12th) have sold out of face-value tickets.

Paul Pledger