Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Ipswich

COLIN WILSON Red Hot Chili Peppers open their summer stadium tour of the UK at Ipswich Town Football Club on Friday, June 30.


Red Hot Chili Peppers open their summer stadium tour of the UK at Ipswich Town Football Club on Friday, June 30.

The tour represents their first UK shows since 2004's gigs at Hyde Park and also includes a headline slot at T in the Park.

Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith unleashed their hugely-acclaimed new double album Stadium Arcadium in May. The band entered the studio last March with producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, System of a Down) to start work on the album in the same house in the Hollywood Hills where they recorded 1991's ground-breaking, multi-platinum album BloodSugarSexMagik.

Stadium Arcadium is the ninth album from the Chili Peppers and the first since 2002's By the Way, which sold more than 1.6 million copies in the UK alone. All told, the band have sold more than 50 million albums and enjoyed UK top 20 success with nine singles. The new album features the recent top 10 single Dani California.

Support comes from Dirty Pretty Things fronted by ex-Libertine Carl Barât. The band will be playing songs from their debut album Waterloo to Anywhere which was released in May.

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Gates open 7pm. Tickets - sold out - returns only. Telephone 0871 230 2608.

t EDP Event, in association with Warner Bros, is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of Stadium Arcadium in a limited-edition black box that includes the 28-song, two-CD set, plus a DVD with the Dani California video and behind-the-scenes “making of the video”; a one-hour band interview; a 28-page booklet; original artwork by the band; and “special space-age discoveries”.

Three runners-up will each win a copy of Stadium Arcadium plus a Chili Peppers T-shirt.

For your chance to win this limited edition Chilli Peppers black box, simply answer the following question and send your answer, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number, to arrive by Saturday, July 1, to Colin Wilson, EDP/RHCP's Competition, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE.

You can also email your answer to

Questiion: Earlier this year Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith performed a drum clinic in Norwich. At which venue did he appear?

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