Red Hot Chili Peppers Live 2018: Lollapalooza Argentina

Date: 16th March, 2018

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina- Lollapalooza Festival Day 1


Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Can’t Stop

Snow ((Hey Oh))

The Zephyr Song

Dark Necessities

Strip My Mind


Go Robot


Tell Me Baby


Hump de Bump

Higher Ground

Under The bridge

By The Way


Goodbye Angels

Give It Away

Notes: Chad escaped from behind the drum kit to play a drum at the front of the stage with the rest of the band.

There are a number of photos on Getty Images (Editorial):

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New Chad Smith Interview for Sirius XM

Chad Smith was interviewed for the Jim and Sam Show…

Chad forgot to pack a shirt to wear with his suit! I guess there are no shops in NYC?!!! Hehehee And the band give their clothes to Josh to wear!

A funny interview. Jim and Sam interview him about being compared to Will Ferrell, wearing socks (if anyone takes Chad’s suggestion for a Monday evening, no photos please 😛 ) with a brief mention of Chad’s Landmarks upcoming program and Chad cheating in the early days & how he got caught out due to his Blackberry (throw out the printer!).

RHCP on Tour 2017: Stand Up For Heroes

Last night (7th November), Anthony Kiedis with the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed as part of The 11th Annual Stand Up For Heroes at The The Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York.

Thank you to Louise Wilhelmiene Berky Hayes

Set List:

Intro jam
Can’t stop
Dark Necessities
Go Robot
By The Way

Thank you to Louise Wilhelmiene Berky Hayes

#Flea of the #RedHotChiliPeppers checking out the @nyknicks before they rock The Theater at MSG for Stand Up For Heroes!

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Many thanks for the personal info and photos to Louise and to A for sourcing Instagram and YouTube posts

RHCP on Tour 2017: The Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Date: 17th September, 2017 (Third and final day of the festival)

Location: Citi Field Queens, New York City, USA.

Set List:

Can’t Stop
Dani California
Scar Tissue
Dark Necessities
I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges) / Right on Time
Go Robot
What Is Soul? (Funkadelic)
Don’t Forget Me
Jam Break / Sick Love
Higher Ground
Under the Bridge
By the Way


Goodbye Angels
Give It Away

There is a detailed review on Billboard

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RHCP in Tour 2017: Kaboo

Date: 15th September, 2017

Location: Kaboo Festival, Del Mar, California, USA



Many thanks to RHCFamily

Can’t Stop
The Zephyr Song
Dark Necessities
The Adventures of Raindance Maggie
Me And My Friends
Go Robot
Tell Me Baby
The Getaway
Suck My Kiss
Soul To Squeeze
By The Way

Goodbye Angels
Give It away

RHCP from 2:28:21

Many thanks to Shalhevet for all of the information!

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Chance to Bid on Tickets to see RHCP Sidestage at Kaboo

A chance to get sidestage at Kaboo to watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers though a charity auction. All proceeds to MusiCares.

RHCP on Tour 2017: Reykjavik!

Date: Monday 31st July, 2017

Location: NĂœja Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavik, Iceland




  1. Can’t Stop
  2.  Snow
  3. Zephyr Song
  4. Dark Neccessities
  5. The Adventure of Rain Dance Maggie
  6. Right On Time
  7. Go Robot
  8. Californication
  9. Tell Me Baby
  10. Don’t Forget Me
  11. The Getaway
  12. Higher Ground
  13. Under The Bridge
  14. By The Way


15. Goodbye Angels

16. Give It Away


My account

Wow! RHCP in Reykjavik!!!

It was approaching a pretty last minute decision to go there- I think everything was booked about three weeks beforehand. I’d been thinking about it as it was the only tour date that worked out with school term times here as I had to take my kids but sensible me (there is a tiny fraction that’s sensible, honestly!) was saying it was too much money. And then, things took a very unexpected turn and suddenly we were going! Even if I thought no, there was no way my daughter wasn’t going to go and she MADE me (hehe) book flights and a hotel. So  suddenly this very sensible mother was dragging her two children off to see RHCP in Iceland! (And my son now had the final proof he needed to prove his mother is totally insane!).

We went to Reykjavik the day before, on the Sunday, as I didn’t want to risk arriving on the day. As we left the hotel transfer bus, the driver noticed my RHCP t-shirt and asked if we were there for the show. He then said Chad Smith was doing a solo show that night at Harpa (it’s a purpose built entertainment centre) which I had no idea about. After giving up on the website as my understanding of Icelandic is zero, we got tickets from the venue itself and suddenly it became a Red Hot Chili Peppers weekend! (My photos & account of the drum clinic are HERE).

Monday… We spent the morning on a whale watching trip- we didn’t see any whales but we saw loads of dolphins which was wonderful. One pod was playing around the boat, swimming underneath it and diving around us for about fifteen minutes. We then had a rest at the hotel, an early dinner and headed off to the venue as I needed to collect our tickets. We got there about 5.20 as I wasn’t sure how long things would take and we ended up taking a taxi there rather than walking. I was surprised to see only about 10 people there as I’m used to us mad Europeans who queue from the early hours! It wasn’t until about 6p.m. that people really started to arrive. Doors opened at 6.30 p.m. & we got our tickets sorted just afterwards.


The venue was the smallest I’ve seen RHCP in. I think I read it held 11,000 people but that tickets were being limited to 10,000. I’d read comments saying it was open air but it turned out to be inside a sports centre. Everything was therefore on a much smaller scale e.g. the movable lights weren’t there as the ceiling wouldn’t have been high enough.

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I was chatting so I only caught the end part of the support act, Fufanu. They were really good. I did try to take a couple of photos but the angles with the lighting were wrong.

RHCP in Reyjavik!

The Chilis were due on stage at 9 but it was slightly later than that when they came on. As usual for this tour, the show started with the trumpet strains of ‘God Bless The Child’ by Eric Dolphy and then the band hit the stage. From the moment they came on, it was totally electric. The atmosphere was amazing as people were really excited to see RHCP in Iceland for the first time and you could tell the band felt the same and was delighted to be there. There were repeated band member comments about how amazed they felt to be finally playing Iceland but it was so clear even without them having to say anything. The energy was bouncing back from the band to the audience and from the audience to the band. It was astounding! And the Red Hot Chili Peppers were well
 red hot! They were on fire. It was show number 14 for me and it’s the best one I’ve been too. The band was just a unified ball of sheer energy and everything was in unison; their energy and enthusiasm was almost palpable.


A very long set! We had sixteen songs in total! A couple of times I thought this has to be the last song of the main set and then was totally surprised when there was another one.


Anthony’s white sleeveless t-shirt which I’m presuming was done by his son, Everly Bear. The back read:

 “Anthony Kiedis


Everly Kiedis

Is cool (?)”

For the encore, Flea wore a red beanie and Anthony a black baseball cap which they hadn’t worn during the main section.

The Zephyr Song. Sorry to everyone who heard me screaming about that! There are two RHCP songs which I would love to see performed live and this was one of them. It’s a really special song for me as my late husband loved it and  it was played it at his funeral.

Anthony Kiedis on his mini-bike/scooter thing rolling off the stage (my son said he came on it for the encore too but I missed that bit).

Anthony, Flea and Josh just not being still. I thought AK would end up in Chad’s drum set the way he was running towards it and Josh was playing the guitar running around in circles at one point. Was unbelievable!

Josh spoke to the audience rather than doing a solo and he said something about his Icelandic not being very good but I didn’t catch the rest of what he said but people started to laugh in the crowd.

For those that want this sort of info Anthony took the white t-shirt off partly through the show and removed the black one he was wearing underneath during the encore (I think!).

And for my daughter, when Flea leaned over her to swap his bass and some of his sweat dripped onto her 😀 She was millimetres from him!



Chad Smith Drum Clinic Iceland 2017



Date: Sunday 30th July, 2017

Location: Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland


Harpa, Reykjavik

RHCP in Reykjavik! We arrived in Iceland on the Sunday morning as I didn’t want to risk going there on Monday, the day of the concert. I had absolutely no idea that Chad was due to do a drum clinic in Iceland that evening. I knew of the RHCP concert the following night and nothing else. As we were being dropped off at our hotel from the airport transfer, the driver noticed my RHCP t-shirt and asked if we were there for the concert. He then went on to say that Chad Smith was doing a solo show in Reykjavik that night at Harpa. It was sheer chance I found out about it.

Harpa is a purpose built music/entertainment centre on the harbour and it is a really stand out building so we knew where it was from previous visits to the city. I tried to find out some information but it was hard as everything was in Icelandic so I decided to call into Harpa in person as were had planned to walk along the harbour that day and, as most people in Iceland speak English, I thought it might be easier. Luckily, there were still tickets available and we were sorted!



The Evening

We decided to eat at the nearby Hard Rock CafĂ© as I’d promised the kids we’d eat there one night and it was really close to the venue. Plus, one of Chad’s jumpsuits is on display there so we thought we’d have a Chad evening.


(It’s really hard to take photos of this because of the reflections in the glass)

After the meal, we walked across to Harpa and since we were early, there was only one person in the queue before us and we were able to get front row seats directly in front of Chad! I don’t think Icelanders do the queue for hours before an event thing (the same was true for the actual concert with only a handful of people being there before 6; the doors opened at 6.30p.m.)


The tickets stated a 7p.m. start but the audience was still trickling in at that time. It was pretty much a full house so we’d been really lucky to get tickets. Chad actually came on about 7.10 p.m. and the clinic (Chad joked about the event sounding like a medical procedure) lasted about an hour and a half. The drum kit was set up on a slightly raised stage area but when Chad was speaking, he walked around the space between the stage and the audience.





It’s strange playing on my own as there are “normally three little men running around in front of me.”


Chad began by saying how pleased he was to be in Iceland as it was his first visit there. He went on to speak about his early life and playing the drums e.g. the story about his first drum kit being made from ice-cream tubs.

“I’ve been playing drums since I was 7 and I’m now 112.”


He explained how he bought into the whole sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll thing as a teenager and started playing locally thus realising he’d not only found his passion in life but he could get paid to do it too. Chad’s love of playing the drums really came through as did his gratitude for having the life he does where he can follow his passion as a career.

Chad then went on to take questions from the audience; some were about drumming techniques and others were more general e.g. he answered one question by discussing in detail the (English) drummers who had influenced him greatly. He played the drums briefly a few times in-between talking and then went on to perform “karaoke drumming” where he played along to RHCP tracks; he’d play a song then talk and answer questions before doing another one. The three RHCP tracks covered were:

Breaking the girl


Throughout the evening, Chad gave away all of the symbols lined up on the stage, drum sticks and other equipment; some things were awarded for asking interesting questions and others prizes for answering questions. After playing along to one of the RHCP songs, Chad got up and walked over to where we were sitting and passed the drumsticks he’d just been using to my daughter! He leaned over and quietly said, “Cool t-shirt” as he did so -she was wearing a RHCP tour t-shirt with ‘The Getaway’ album cover on the front. She was so happy!


Chad was really entertaining and very funny all evening. It was very different to the other clinic I went to in Stoke-on-Trent as it was just Chad and therefore centred more on him rather than drumming techniques which the other one had.

Photos (from iPhone and camera)

RHCP on Tour 2017: Lativa

Date:27th July, 2017

Location:  Lucavsala Island, Riga, Latvia



Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

01 Can’t Stop

02 Snow ((Hey Oh))

03 The Zephyr Song

04 Dark Necessities

05 Mommy Where’s Daddy

06 Right On Time

07 Go Robot

08 Californication

09 I Like Dirt

10 Don’t Forget Me

11 Power of Equality

12 Higher Ground

13 I Could Have Lied

14 By The Way


15 Goodbye Angels

16 Give It Away


Photo Credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Review with lots of photos Delfi Kultura

Many thanks once again to Henrik Lewandowski for all of the info and videos! And I think TheSincereGemini just about recorded the whole show!