Red Hot Chili Peppers' First Tasmania Concert Tainted by Power Outage
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Having had to stop after performing just one song at Derwent Entertainment Centre, frontman Anthony Kiedis chats with concertgoers while bassist Flea performs acrobatics on stage.

AceShowbiz - The Red Hot Chili Peppers' first show in Hobart, Tasmania was halted by a power outage on Sunday night, February 17.

The gig at Derwent Entertainment Centre came to a stop after just one song and technicians spent 15 minutes fixing the problem as fans stood in the dark.

Using torchlight, band members Flea and Anthony Kiedis entertained the crowd with their acrobatics onstage and the singer chatted with fans, telling them to relay the message his microphone wasn't working.

The show continued without a hitch once the power was restored.

The Tasmania show was a high point on the band's Australian tour - when dates were announced last year (18), Kiedis said he was excited about performing in Hobart.

"The fact that we get to play in Tassie for the first time makes this tour even more special," he said.

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