Detroit radio station offers free Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets to fan duped by cover band | Music News | Detroit
We are delighted to report that in the end, all seems to have turned out well for Aaron, a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan who previously stated Metro timetables he was upset because he had accidentally bought tickets to see a cover band, the Red NOT Chili Peppers.
the Metro timetables story was widely shared on social media, where someone from The morning show of Josh Innes on local classic rock station 106.7 WLLZ met him. WLLZ asked Metro timetables to help us contact Aaron, and we agreed, hoping they weren’t going to roast him also hard for his hilarious mistake.
Well, we learned that on Friday morning the station contacted Aaron to say that they had bought him tickets to the real RHCP show this summer at Comerica Park in Detroit.
“Oh my God, my life has changed right now,” Aaron said, from a clip posted by WLLZ. “I’m a fan for life.”
The Red NOT Chili Peppers will perform Thursday, April 28 at Ferndale’s Magic Bag, a venue known to hold the occasional tribute act. Meanwhile, the real deal takes place on Sunday, August 14 at Comerica Park in a bill that includes the Strokes and Thundercat.
The band – which has connections in Michigan with frontman Anthony Kiedis and drummer Chad Smith, who both grew up here – are promoting their latest album Unlimited love with a few surprise shows, so a stop at Ferndale’s Magic Bag wasn’t entirely over the top.
“All of us at WLLZ understand how easily Aaron could be confused by a Facebook ad for a cover band,” the station said. Metro timetables in an email. “We are happy that he can now see the real thing.”
The moral of this story? Sometimes it pays to mess up.