Music preview: Red Hot Chilli Pipers @ O2 ABC, Glasgow

Published by Metro

Friday 6 October, 7pm, O2 ABC, Glasgow. £22.50 Tel: 0141 332 2232. www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk

VIDEO: Red Hot Chilli Pipers live in Dunoon, March 2008

With a truckload of awards, albums and world tours under their belts, Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Glasgow – and there ain't nothing that can stop them.

That's right – rock titans Kiedis, Flea, Smith and Klinghoffer (Frusciante's replacement) make their Sauchiehall Street debuts at O2 ABC this Friday, so you'd better make sure...

Hold on a second. Pass me that press release, and my glasses.

OK, my bad, it's Scotland's most famous bagpipers coming to town, not one of America's greatest rock bands. Yet despite the fact that everything I've just told you is absolutely false, based on a simple misreading, you should still go.

Having released four albums, the latest of which unbelievably reached Number Two in the US chart, these lads have demonstrated they're way more than just a novelty act.

Indeed, since forming in 2002, the group have brought "bagrock" – their trademark fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems – to millions of fans worldwide. Notable covers include Queen's We Will Rock You and Clocks by Coldplay, and there’s something for everyone in their eclectic setlist.

Unfortunately I won’t be going, as I'm away in Cumbernauld this weekend. What’s that now? Let’s have another read of that text… oh, right. I actually am away in Cumbernauld this weekend. Great.


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