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April 12, 2005

Red Hot Chili Peppers have confirmed a massive free summer concert this summer in Las Vegas.

The band are to head celebrations planned for the Las Vegas’ 100th Birthday bash on July 2nd, with support coming from Weezer.

“We are excited about playing a free show in Vegas celebrating the 100th birthday of the city,” said Flea in a statement. “We can’t wait to get there, feel the energy of the crowd and rock the house.”

Drummer Chad Smith added “Playing a free show for this many fans is awesome, it should be a lot of fun.”

The centennial concert will be free to attend, providing fans snap up one of the 50,000 free tickets due to be given away next week. Tickets will be available online at beginning Monday, April 18th.

The concert, taking place on the ground of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), is promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and will kick off an entire year of celebrations and events:

“The Red Hot Chili Peppers are fun and exciting just like our City and we couldn’t be more enthused to have them as a part of our Centennial,” said Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Chairman for the Centennial celebration. “No one can match the flavour and madness of Flea on bass and I can’t wait for the Chili Peppers to rock Las Vegas! I love this city and I’m happy that we can give this gift of an absolutely free and phenomenal concert to our residents and visitors for Las Vegas’ 100th birthday.”

Other events planned include the building the World’s Largest Birthday Cake, weighing in at 130,000 pounds, Once Upon 100 Weddings promotion and the 100 Murals initiative that is creating more than 100 permanent pieces of art throughout the community.

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