August 6, 2022 - 11:16 pm
Updated August 7, 2022 - 2:41 pm
The “Black Summer” is upon us.
For the first time nearly a decade, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back in Vegas, headlining Allegiant Stadium tonight, hitting town in support of their new double album “Unlimited Love,” whose highlights include the aforementioned hit single.
The funk-informed alt-rockers last performed here on New Year’s Eve 2012, selling out The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Though the band has been around for nearly four decades now, they’ve only played Vegas sporadically over the years. Their Allegiant Stadium show will be the group’s biggest concert in town since performing for 50,000 fans at the Silver Bowl Sports Complex soccer fields by Sam Boyd Stadium in 2005 as part of the city’s centennial celebration.
The Chilis will air a number of tunes from “Unlimited Love,” their second album to hit number one on the Billboard 200 and the first to do so since 2006’s “Stadium Arcadium.”
A pair of excellent acts, King Princess and The Strokes, opened the show.