The Red Hot Chili Peppers are bringing the Pyramids down.
The American rock band gave a rare performance at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on Friday. Not content with simply giving the Giza crowd a show, the Red Hot Chili Peppers made the event viewable for everyone with an internet connection via YouTube livestream.
“Before each new place, my body tingled with excitement, a yearning for a new mystery to unfold, a fascination with a new culture, the possibility of new friends, tasting new food, smelling new tastes, absorbing new rhythms,” band member Flea said in a press statement, per Stereogum. “Learning. Learning. Learning.”
“It is happening again right now; my heart is abuzz with joy at the prospect of performing in Egypt,” he continues. “I’m so grateful and humbled for the impending experience.”
If you did not catch the performance live, no fret. Thanks to the magic and mystic powers of rewinding, you can actually watch the whole show from the start. It is sort of like time travel.
Meanwhile, check out a clip from the performance, featuring Peppers’ sublime (and highly appropriate) cover of Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song”: