Last night (22 June) Red Hot Chili Peppers played at Manchester's Emirates Old Trafford, and the 50,000 attendees were expecting to see Thundercat and A$AP Rocky support. Thundercat's set went ahead as planned, but A$AP Rocky's performance was pushed to the end of the show, immediately after Red Hot Chili Peppers left the stage.
According to attendees, screens displayed an update reading: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, A$AP Rocky will now play immediately after the Red Hot Chili Peppers."
Multiple tweets online highlight that the stadium emptied quickly after Red Hot Chili Peppers, who reportedly cut their set short to allow time for A$AP Rocky's performance.
cant believe red hot chili peppers cut their set short for asap rocky for him to then only do less than a 15 minute set— samantha (@samanthakatyw) June 23, 2022
@MENnewsdesk can you investigate why Red Hot Chili Peppers cut short their set tonight so support act ASAP Rocky could play AFTER their headline set. Been going to gigs for 30 odd years and never seen anything like it. Many disappointed fans. Bizarre end to the night #RHCP2022— Darren Burke (@DarrenBurkeSYN) June 22, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers on a warm Wednesday night in Manchester.— Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin_93) June 22, 2022
I don’t know what happened to A$AP Rocky, but he definitely didn’t get to the venue ASAP if he missed his slot…
(I’m sorry, I’ll get my coat) pic.twitter.com/TZIB8CnNt3