One day after announcing his retirement, Nicklas Lidstrom surprised a packed Joe Louis Arena crowd at the tail end of Friday’s Red Hot Chili Peppers concert. As the Chili Peppers wrapped their set, drummer Chad Smith brought Lidstrom onstage as the crowd went nuts.
Lidstrom spoke briefly, thanking the fans and saying that of his memories at Joe Louis, “this might top it all.” He then added, “This is unbelievable! I love you guys!”
Check out a fan video from Lidstrom’s unexpected appearance: