For their upcoming performances as the headlining act for Australia’s multi-day Big Day Out festival, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have decided to dedicated their shows to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
More than just out shout-out, the band will also incorporate “digital visuals” from Sea Shepherd Australia into the video backdrop behind the stage.
Of course, fans of the rock group will find none of this surprising as RHC has long supported the conservation group’s actions. “The Red Hot Chili Peppers are longtime supporters of Sea Shepherd, Captain Watson and the wonderful work they do to save our ocean and protecting marine wildlife globally,” the group wrote last year in urging the German authorities to stop the extradition of Captain Paul Watson to Costa Rica.
Not only does bassist Flea regularly attend fundraiser’s for the SSCS, but look closely at the Sea Shepherd’s Board of Directors and you’ll also see lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis listed.
The Big Day Out, which includes additional acts such as The Killers, Band of Horses, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, takes place in five Australian cities (Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth) over five days.
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