Red Hot Chili Peppers cancel Glasgow concert last minute due to mystery illness

Red Hot Chili Peppers have cancelled their Glasgow gig tonight due to an undisclosed illness (Picture: WireImage)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have cancelled their Friday night Glasgow gig due to ‘illness’ just hours before they were set to perform.

The rockers made the announcement on social media and promised to reschedule, but gave no more details about what was ailing the band.

A statement posted by their account on social media read: ‘Due to illness RHCP will not be able to perform in Glasgow tonight July 1. We are working on ways to reschedule.

‘Pls hold onto your tickets and wait for an update soon. RHCP love Scotland and are deeply disappointed not to be able to perform the show.

‘Thank you for your understanding. (sic)’

The concert, which was set to be held at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park, would have been the band’s first performance in the city since 2016.

Band members (L-R) Flea and Anthony on great form performing in Slovakia last month (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

They have recently played to sell-out crowds in Manchester, London and Dublin.

The gig cancellation comes after another recent mishap on the tour.

Rihanna’s rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky was meant to be a support act on one of the band’s shows on tour, but was so late that the band had to perform before him.

The 33-year-old rapper was due to follow opening act Thundercat at the concert at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford last week.

But as he was running so behind schedule, frontman Anthony Kiedis and co were forced to play his slot.

It led to the unprecedented situation in which ASAP Rocky ended up becoming the headliner, much to the dismay of RHCP fans.

Anthony (pictured) and the rest of the band are set to reschedule their Glasgow performance (Picture: FARRELL / BACKGRID)
ASAP Rocky doing the headlining slot during the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s gig in Manchester last month after running late for his support slot (Picture: Twitter)

One wrote on Twitter: ‘Been going to gigs for 30 odd years and never seen anything like it. Many disappointed fans. Bizarre end to the night.’

Another joked: ‘Do u think asap rocky didn’t wanna play manchester bc he’s still upset that liam gallagher called him whatsapp ricky.’

One more said: ‘Watching the place empty when he came on was super awkward, can’t believe I spent £90.’

It’s not currently known why Rocky’s set was delayed.

The 50,000 crowd members were given notice of the swap on signs in the venue, which read: ‘Due to unforeseen circumstances, A$AP Rocky will now play immediately after the Red Hot Chili Peppers.’

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