Red Hot Chili Peppers Had To Open For ASAP Rocky Due To His Tardiness

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Red Hot Chili Peppers had to open for A$AP Rocky on a recent show, although they were the headliners because the rapper showed up late.

A$AP Rocky was opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers on five dates on their global tour. They kicked off the tour on June 5 at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville to support their latest album ‘Unlimited Love,’ released on April 1, 2022.

Recently, during a show at Emirates Old Trafford, which took place on June 22, the rapper A$AP Rocky arrived so late that he became the headliner instead of supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers. Due to that, announcements shown at Old Trafford informed the audience that Rocky would close the show after the Peppers performed.

So, Red Hot Chili Peppers ended up playing before the rapper during the show, and they played the song ‘Universally Speaking’ for the first time with Frusciante since 2004. After their performance, A$AP Rocky finally arrived and closed the show with a 20-minute set. However, many of the crowd left after seeing the Peppers perform.

When the show ended, many concertgoers took to Twitter to express their frustration over this incident. A Twitter user shared a video of the crowd leaving while A$AP Rocky was performing and said 90% of attendees were there for the Peppers, and ‘A$AP’ Rocky is more like ‘Late’ Rocky. Another said the rapper didn’t even apologize for being late.

The announcement made during the show read:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, A$AP Rocky will now play immediately after Red Hot Chili Peppers.

A Twitter user wrote:

“A$AP Rocky turned up late as support for Red Hot Chili Peppers, so they announced he was on after Chili Peppers instead. Of course, every f*cker is leaving because 90% of the people here are bald dads. ASAP Rocky is more like Late Rocky, am I right, lads?”

Another concertgoer tweeted:

ASAP Rocky didn’t even apologize for being that late. He had to go on after Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

You can check out the tweets below.