RHCP on Tour 2019: Silverlake

Source: Chad Smith’s Instagram

 

Date: Saturday 2nd November, 2019

Location: Silverlake Conservatory of Music, LA

Notes: The annual benefit gala for the music school the RHCP’s Flea set up (Anthony Kiedis is on the Board of Directors).

Setlist:

Can’t Stop

The Zephyr Song

Dark Necessities (Setlist gives choice between this and Snow ((Hey Oh)) but DN was played)

Purple Stain

Don’t Forget Me

Suck My Kiss

Soul To Squeeze

By The Way

Source: Heirloom LA Catering (story videos)

Billboard Article:

Billboard have an article that features a detailed overview of the event which can be read HERE

There are a number of videos as posts on these pages:

Official RHCP Instagram
Gavin Polone

Thanks to everyone who posted and shared things from the night- so appreciated (sorry we can’t use it all!). A big thanks to David Mushegain for the Instagram livestream and to my Sisterwitch for researching the best links for me to use.

US Only: Free Excerpts Vinyl For Pre-orders of ‘Acid For The Children’ by Flea

Like the book signings, if you are lucky enough to live in the US, there is another promotion only available to you to accompany the release of Flea’s autobiography, Acid For The Children. If you have pre-ordered his memoir, you can apply for a free vinyl of Flea reading excerpts from it (taken from the audiobook). The instructions certainly read as though you can use existing pre-orders to obtain this as you have to upload your proof of ordering (and there is no sales link).

You can order it HERE

It is sadly not available for pre-orders of the book anywhere else.

Flea: CBS This Morning Book Promotion

Flea is going to be featured on CBS This Morning next Saturday (2nd November). The RHCP bassist will be appearing on the show to promote his forthcoming autobiography, ‘Acid For The Children.’ The interview has already has been recorded and the program’s co-host, Anthony Mason, has posted about the recording on his Instagram account. There is a photo of Flea and a video of him playing piano.

RHCP: Boys on Film

It has been rumoured and whispered about for some time that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been filming a documentary. It was originally believed that the documentary was about the special RHCP concert at the pyramids in Cairo earlier this year, but speculation and some reliable sources have since suggested it contains more than that with recording taking place at other events too. However, the whole thing, rumours and gossip, have recently dried up… Until now. David Mushegain has just posted:

such a rad day previewing our new @chilipeppers documentary and hanging with @chadsmithofficial on his bday

Really hope this is going to be made public soon! Before Christmas release to hit the Christmas market? Would be perfect! We can only hope…

RHCP on Tour 2019: ‘Rebel With a Cause’ Charity Fundraiser

Date: 24th October, 2019

Location: The Water Garden, Santa Monica, California

Notes:

Held in support for research by the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC (“Ellison Institute”).

Setlist:

Unknown but videos on social media showed that they played:

By The Way
Dark Necessities

Rehearsals:

Photos:

Embed from Getty Images

Both Getty Images and Zimbio have galleries of the event.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Flea & Melody!

 

Wishing them every peace, happiness and every blessing in their new life together.

 

Flea and Melody Ehsani got married on Sunday, 20th October, in LA (in the Simi Valley?). No photos have so far been publicly released of the event.

Melody is a designer of mostly jewellery – the “Melody” necklace that Flea wears is one of her designs- but also some clothing and accessories. She has recently collaborated with Jordan to produce a pair of trainers/sneakers. Melody has a shop in both LA and NYC.

EDIT: We now have photos! So beautiful <3 Flea wore a lilac suit with green sneakers/trainers and a matching bow tie, while the bride wore a stunning lace wedding dress.

 

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This weekend I got to marry my best friend. Surely, my best collaboration to date ???you’re my whole heart @flea333 ????

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RHCP on Tour 2019: Oceana Benefit Concert

Date: Saturday 12th October, 2019

Location: Somewhere in Hollywood, California

Details: This was a fundraising event headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, for Oceana (a maritime conservation charity). The concert was held in a private garden. Tickets cost between $2500 and $50,000 for a table.

Setlist:

Source: Event Eleven story on Instagram

Dark Necessities

Zephyr Song

Aeroplane

I Like Dirt

Californiction

Higher Ground

Don’t Forget Me

(By The Way Not played due to technical issues)*

Give It Away (shown on several videos)

Notes:

*Article on  Billboard Website about the event and also detailing the song change from the set list:

By the way… how does it go again? 

The finale of the night provided the lucky guests with a bizarre rarity: the Chili Peppers forgetting how to play one of their biggest hits. Flea and Klinghoffer turned to face each, apparently to start their 2002 smash “By the Way,” but looked completely perplexed by the horrendous, out-of-tune racket they created. For a good minute, the duo looked utterly stumped as guests giggled (“I blame the bass tech” quipped Kiedis) before Flea switched out his instrument and the band launched into a note-perfect “Give It Away.” As back-up plans go, it’s a pretty good one to have up your sleeve.

 

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Social Media Posts:

 

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Californication!! @oceana

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Thanks to people for posting on social media so we fans could see something of the concert! 🙂

Flea Book Promotion Dates

More dates have been added (all in the US 🙁 ) to promote Flea’s forthcoming autobiography, Acid For The Children. Not all dates current have ticket information; I’m trying to find that out and will update when there’s more info.

Source: Grand Central Publishing

UPDATED:

NYC daytime book signing: I emailed Barnes and Noble and they replied with a link to the Facebook page they’ve set up for the event so I’ve added those details below.

LA Vista Theatre: This has now been removed from the publisher’s details EDIT: I’ve just had a lovely email back from them and there was a provisional booking made which wasn’t confirmed- guess it remained on the publisher’s list and got posted by mistake

 

  • NEW YORK, NY

    Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue 

  • BROOKLYN, NY

    Powerhouse Arena 

  • CHICAGO, IL

    Music Box Theater 

  • PHOENIX, AZ

    Orpheum Theater 

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    JCC of San Francisco 

  • LOS ANGELES, CA

    This event isn’t taking place. It was originally listed on the publisher’s website as one of the book signing dates, but was removed and the venue has confirmed it’s not taking place there.

  • LOS ANGELES, CA

    Palace Theater 

  • HOUSTON, TX (SOLD OUT)

    Lawndale Art Center 

    Ticket Sales Link

  • BELLINGHAM, WA

    Bellingham High School 

  • SANTA CRUZ, CA

    Rio Theatre 

    $35 At time of writing only general admission was available with a copy of the book (no tickets left to stand in the photo line)

  • LA

    $45 General Admission seating + Book
    $55 Reserved Section seating + Book
    $20 General Admission Seating (on sale Nov 4, 10am)

    Ticket Sales Link

RHCP to Headline Charity Event this Weekend

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to headline Oceana’s fourth annual “Rock Under The Stars” fundraiser event in LA this Saturday, 12th October. The event will be held at a private residence.

Oceana is a charity dedicated to helping rebuild abundant and biodiverse oceans and the aim of ‘Rock Under the Stars’  is to help the charity to fund its mission to stop the scourge of ocean plastic pollution.

Source: Billboard

Ticket details HERE  (Email address to contact)

Thanks to everyone helping to put together info. on this event.

 

RHCP Live 2019: Rock In Rio

Date: Thursday 3rd October, 2019

Location: Rock In Rio, Parque Olímpico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Setlist:

Can’t Stop
The Zephyr Song
Dark Necessities
Dani California
Hey
I Wanna Be Your Dog (by The Stooges; cover) … Right On Time
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Pea
Sikamikanico
Go Robot
Californication
What Is Soul? (by Funkadelic; cover)
Just What I Needed (by The Cars; cover)
Aeroplane
The Power of Equality
Soul to Squeeze
By the Way

***Encore***
I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (by Tom Waits; cover -Josh solo)
Goodbye Angels
Give It Away

Notes:

*The concert was broadcast live.

*The concert took place on Josh Klinghoffer’s 40th Birthday.

*The setlist was leaked pre-concert to much excitement about the inclusion of Sikamikanico which saw its live debut as a gift to Josh for his birthday.

Anthony Kiedis, at the end of Sikamikanico:

“That was our gift to Josh Klinghoffer. [Thank you].  It’s his birthday; and when he was a fifteen year old boy, out in the San Fernando Valley, he got a hold of that song and that time he was a drummer, wasn’t really playing the guitar. He was frickin’ killing the skins, one skin at a time, and he learned how to play that sh*t on the drums so now, what have we got, is it 25 years later?, he’s rocking that sh*t on the guitar. Happy Birthday, Josh!”

Video (full show):

Photos:

Professional concert photos here: Globo.com