Red Hot Chili Peppers fans furious as canceled Glasgow show throws travel plans into chaos

FANS of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have spoken out in anger after the band canceled their concert just hours before they were due to perform.

Fans of the American rock legends were preparing to descend on the city tonight to see the band on their massive 2022 world tour.


Flea, Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili PeppersCredit: Getty

But the show was interrupted a few hours from the end.

In a statement, the group revealed that the show would not take place due to illness.

Fans were reeling from the announcement, with some traveling from as far away as America to see their favorite band.

Jon Botfield, from Birmingham, traveled to Glasgow with 10 family members for the gig.

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He said his 12-year-old son was left “inconsolable” after the group heard the news.

Jon told the Scottish Sun: “We were going through security at Birmingham Airport when my wife received a message from Ticketmaster.

“We were completely disgusted. The ironic thing is that we were more worried about our flight to Glasgow being cancelled. We weren’t worried about the gig.

“We must have spent around £700 in total on flights, Airbnb and concert tickets.

“The tickets were a Christmas present for my 12 year old son as he has been a fan of the Chili Peppers since he was little.

“He was inconsolable when he found out it was cancelled. We couldn’t attend any more shows due to Covid.

“I am self-employed, so I will not be paid for this day off.

“We still decided to go to Glasgow and try to make the most of it because everything was booked.”

Jon added: “There was no information from the PR and no apologies, so we’re all pretty annoyed.”


In a statement on behalf of the band, DF Concerts said: “Due to illness, RHCP will not be able to perform in Glasgow tonight.

“We are working on ways to reschedule this show. Please hold on to your tickets and expect an update soon.

“RHCP loves Scotland and are deeply disappointed that we cannot put on the show. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

A family came from Ireland to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The father claims his daughter was “heartbroken” by the cancellation.

He wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately the postponement will not help me and my family as I am costing just over £1000 in travel and hotel, coming from Ireland.

“To cancel only 8 hours before is outrageous. Thank you for breaking a young girl’s heart.”

Another wrote: “Absolutely gutted. We all traveled from different countries for your concert and spent a lot of money.

“Even if you reschedule, we won’t be able to afford the flights, hotel, etc.”

A third added: ‘£270 on flights, £180 on hotel for one night, £100 on tickets to see the show and that’s off. Good.’

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