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The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the headlining set at Jazzfest, New Orleans yesterday (24th April, 2016).
01 Can’t Stop 02 Dani California
03 Scar Tissue
06 Snow ((Hey Oh))
07 Right On Time
08 Universally Speaking
09 The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
10 Higher Ground
11 Under The Bridge
12 Suck My Kiss
13 Magic Johnson (tease)
15 By The Way
16 Around The World
17 Give It Away (Thanks to Henrik!)
George Porter Jr., Ziggy Modeliste and Ivan Neville from The Meters joined RHCP for a jam at the end of the concert.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers played a one-off gig on Sunday at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego. It was a fundraiser for youth performing arts education groups including Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Unfortunately the $1000 ticket price put it beyond the reach of most RHCP fans but it was in a good cause! And those lucky enough to be able to go got to see the Chilis play in a small venue and also see them digging deep into their back catalog to pull some old songs out and give them an airing for the first time in years!
Set List: (Source: I’m pretty sure Julia RHCP posted this originally but it’s been copied so many times I’m not sure. Hopefully it’s OK to post it- please contact me if it isn’t.)
Can’t Stop Factory of Faith Nobody Weird Like Me Otherside Police Helicopter Blood Sugar Sex Magik Under the Bridge Me & My Friends Snow ((Hey Oh)) Fire By the Way Mommy, Where’s Daddy?
Another brief clip of Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer preforming ‘By The Way’ has been posted:
The Daily Bruin is also running a feature saying that the guys played ‘Otherside’, ‘By The Way’ (both confirmed with videos that have been posted) and a cover of “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly and The Family Stone which hasn’t been confirmed:
Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and a political science student at UCLA from 1980 to 1981, was presented with the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the UCLA Alumni Association even though he said that receiving awards can be detrimental to inspiration.
“A lot of successful songwriters start off having a great connection to life and the awards start coming and suddenly they have nothing to say,” Kiedis said. “But I am grateful to (the UCLA Alumni Association) for pointing out someone who writes songs.”
After Kiedis’ speech, he brought fellow bandmate and guitarist Klinghoffer on stage to perform Red Hot Chili Peppers songs “Otherside” and “By The Way,” and a cover of “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly and The Family Stone. Their performance earned a standing ovation from the audience.
RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer were at the UCLA Spring Sing last night (16th May) where Anthony received the UCLA Student Alumni Association annual ‘George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement’ for 2015. The first clue that there was to be a live element came with a post showing the two rehearsing:
The two performed an acoustic set including ‘Otherside’ and ‘By the Way’:
Brief Josh Klinghoffer interview talking about performing in Cuba and how much RHCP want to play there too:
The band’s guitarist said the historic thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations is a great opportunity for more U.S. bands to visit the island.
U.S. rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers want to play in Cuba, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer told local press in Havana Monday. “We have been planning to visit Cuba for a while, when I told the band that I was coming they all wanted to come with me and I can assure you that we will come soon, I’ll insist every week until we play here,” said Klinghoffer. Klinghoffer, who first visited Cuba 10 years ago, said he became “obsessed” with the idea of returning since his initial trip. The Chili Peppers guitarist was in town playing at a famous Havana club with the Roots drummer and producer, Questlove. Klinghoffer also said that the historic thaw in the Cuba-U.S. relations is a great opportunity for more U.S. bands to visit the island.
A bit of a surprise to get up and see these photos this morning as I’d seen nothing on the websites I check or in the news feeds saying they were due to play. It seems that the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala which benefited the J/P Haitian Relief Organization yesterday (January 10th 2015).
Apparently they were the surprise performance of the evening which I guess is why so little was known about this in advance (other than Chad posting a photo of his drum kit shortly beforehand). Source
Clip of By The Way from Chad’s Instagram page: http://instagram.com/p/xtHtlsRo8-/
For anyone interested (Christmas is coming! It would make a lovely present for someone!), a Lakers’ jersey signed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is up for auction to help raise money for WhyHunger. WhyHunger is a non-profit organisation working to end poverty and hunger.