Pretty much every parent wants their child to develop an impeccable music taste. Aside from manners, decency, and a generally good attitude, being able to create the most fire playlists and mixes is a skill I strive to bestow on my kids.

With the growing dominance of horrendous SoundCloud rap and navigating your way around mechanical pop that rules radio, indulging your kids in the #classics can be a tricky task.

As announced last week, Red Hot Chili Peppers will be making their way down under for the first time in over ten years. Having released eleven albums, conquered the world of rock, and survived lineup changes and scandal for years, the funk masters have yielded an undying influence on rock music.

Watch Red Hot Chili Pepper’s ‘Californication’:


Live shows are always the best way to introduce a naysayer to a new band or musical flavour.

To ensure your kids are introduced to the world of essential rock bands early in life (steering them away from tempting trappings of the Lil Xan’s and Bhad Bhabies of the world before it’s too late), we reckon their tour is the perfect setting for your kid’s first intro to live music.

The Chilis have had hits that span over nearly three decades now. I can guarantee no matter how old your kids are, they’ve inadvertently hummed along to the tune of ‘Can’t Stop’ or ‘Scar Tissue’. at some point These tracks are huge, universal hits that are constantly plastered across the radio and TV music channels – and for good reason.

Seeing massive numbers of people connect over music is a special, indescribable experience. Witnessing thousands of people in arenas be collectively moved by music is simply beautiful, and your kids’ minds will be totally blown by the iPhone lights shining as the bridge of ‘Under The Bridge’ swells, sung by thousands.

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Can’t Stop’:


The Chili Peppers have always mastered the equilibrium between being absolute musical geniuses and crafting tunes that are easily accessible and catchy. Over the years, the band have honed their lengthy, funked-out jams and crafted them into juicy little nuggets of alt-funk-rock goodness.

There’s something really whimsical about their music that kids will love – it’s groovy and vibey, with a total emphasis on fun. Yes, there are more serious acts like Phil Collins and Elton John who would act as a great gateway into the “classics”, however, if your kids are struggling to stay up past nine, those shows probably aren’t the best remedy.

I was at the Chili Peppers’ show back in ’92 – the Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour – and it still sticks out as one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. They put on one hell of a live show – energetic, swerving between head-banging jams and upbeat rock bangers, and eliciting the most groovy head banging you’ll ever experience.

It’s a fully encompassing mind-blowing time – one you’ll want to share with your kids (that’ll earn you endless cool points when they’re teenagers as well..)

Red Hot Chili Peppers Australian Tour 2019

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Live Nation

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 *NEW SHOW*
QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, NSW
Tickets: Live Nation

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD
Tickets: Live Nation

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
nib Stadium, Perth, WA
Tickets: Live Nation

Also appearing at A Day On The Green

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC
More info: A Day On The Green

Tickets on sale: 12pm, Monday, November 26th
Fan club pre-sale: 9am, Wednesday, November 21st – 10am, Friday, November 23rd
American Express pre-sale: 10am, Wednesday, November 21st – 10am, Friday, November 23rd
My Live Nation pre-sale: 12pm, Friday, November 23rd – 11am, Monday, November 26th