The Red Hot Chili Peppers got a lump of coal in their stocking this week. The band announced on Tuesday (Dec. 5) that they’ve been forced to drop off the lineup for the 2023 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show due to a medical issue.
“It is with deep regret that we will not be able to perform this weekend at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas. A band member was injured, preventing us from being able to perform for at least 6 weeks,” the veteran funky rockers wrote on Instagram. “However, RHCP and @KROQ are excited to make it up to you on March 2nd 2024 at The Forum. So, have a great time this weekend and hang on to your ticket.”
At press time the band did not disclose which band member had been injured or what the injury was; a spokesperson for the band had not returned a request for additional information at press time.
The sold-out 32nd annual KROQ Acoustic Christmas show is slated to take place on Saturday (Dec. 9) at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA and feature sets from The Offspring, Garbage, Portugal. The Man, Bleachers, Cannons, Lovejoy, Bakar and The Beaches.
The Chili Peppers are on a break from the road at the moment, with their next scheduled show on Feb. 17 at The Venue at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, CA. On Monday they announced the latest dates on their Unlimited Love tour, which will continue with a string of North American dates due to kick off on May 28 at the RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA.
See the Chili Peppers’ statement below.