Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Emirates Old Trafford – support act, setlist, stage times and how to get there

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 17th June 2022

Red Hot Chilli Peppers fans have waited a LONG time for this moment, with the band heading on their first tour since 2016.

They’ve picked a huge venue to play here in Manchester, taking over the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground for the night.

The Californiacation singers will be performing on Wednesday 22 June as part of their 2022 world tour.

The tour from bandmates Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and John Frusciante comes in support of their 12th studio album, Unlimited Love.

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It’s the final big gig of the summer at the venue, following shows from Harry Styles and The Killers.

Here’s what you need to know.


What are the stage times?

Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Credit: Pavel Suslov

Doors will open at 4pm, then the stage times are as follows, but are subject to change.

8.15pm– Red Hot Chilli Peppers

7pm-7.45pm – Support act 1


6pm-6.30pm Support Act 2

Who’s supporting Red Hot Chilli Peppers?

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky. Credit: Mr. iozo

One of the biggest names on the American rap scene, ASAP Rocky will be warming up the crowds with his songs taken from three acclaimed studio albums.

His biggest hits include Praise the Lord (Da Shine) with Skepta, F**kin’ Problems featuring Drake, and Wild For the Night.


Thundercat. Credit: Publicity photo

Fellow Los Angelan rapper Thundercat will also be supporting the group.

The two-time Grammy winner has five studio albums to his name.

Are there still tickets?

General admission tickets have totally sold out, but there are still a few seated tickets at the time of writing.

You could also treat yourself to golden circle tickets, which have a face value of £166.50 each.

Visit Ticketmaster for the latest availability.


How do I get to the Emirate Old Trafford cricket ground?

Credit: Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground

TfGM has issued some travel advice for those heading to the cricket ground to see Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Trams on the Altrincham line operate to Old Trafford, which is directly next to the stadium, or you can try to beat the crowds a bit by using one of the other tram lines and stops that are within walking distance.

Firswood, Wharfside and Exchange Quay are all between a 10 minute and a 20 minute walk away.

Tram services are expected to be very busy, so those who live within walking distance of the venue are encouraged to head there on foot.

Road closures will be in place around the cricket ground – visit TfGM for details.


What will the setlist be?

Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Credit: Clara Balzary

This is what they went for on their most recent gig in Budapest, but the setlist has changed slightly as the tour goes on.

Intro Jam

Around the World

Dani California

I Like Dirt


These Are the Ways

Scar Tissue

Aquatic Mouth Dance

Snow ((Hey Oh))

Right on Time


It’s Only Natural (Live debut)

Tell Me Baby

Don’t Forget Me


Black Summer


Soul to Squeeze

Give It Away


By the Way

Featured image: Clara Balzary