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Location: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: 4th September, 2019
Red Hot Chili Peppers played as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week- a seven-day series of events which were set to run alongside UFC 242 (actually takes place on 7th September).
There was no official livestream
01 Can’t Stop
02 The Zephyr Song
03 Dark Necessities
04 Snow ((Hey Oh))
05 Dani California
07 Right On Time
08 What Is Soul?
10 Go Robot
11 Suck My Kiss
12 Soul To Squeeze
13 By The Way
14 Goodbye Angels
Location: Summer Sonic Festival (Day 1) Osaka, Japan
RHCP played a very short set due to circumstances beyond their control.
There was a typhoon the day before the concert which meant the stage wasn’t installed in time and consequently, this had a knock on effect on the concert as the stage had to be completed before it could go ahead. The gates were supposed to open at 10 a.m. but didn’t open until 3 p.m. The first three bands were cancelled with the remaining bands playing a reduced set.
It seems that RHCP then reduced their set by another song as 11 songs are shown on the setlist (photo below) but people are reporting that they played 10 songs (“Go Robot” seems to have been omitted).
Used by Kind permission of Chifumi Soga
From Daniel: Riff from “Out in L.A” was played as their opening-jam.
Many thanks to May Mendosa, Chifumi Soga and Daniel Tokheim Dalskau for the info from Osaka! Thanks to everyone who has shared videos on social media and last but not least, thanks also to the other witch for all of the links!
I was very kindly given virtually the entire backlog of Q magazines. I’m wading my way through them looking for RHCP related stuff and today I’ve scanned the things I’ve found so far (about halfway through the magazines). Here’s a round up of what I’ve scanned and uploaded to date:
There are a number of concert adverts which I’ve put together on one page as it’s not worth posting them separately: Concert ads page
Location: Private “Coachella East” themed event hosted by Sukey and Mike Novogratz in Amagansett, East Hampton, USA
There was a livestream on the official Chili Peppers’ page on Instagram, but it was coming and going (it swapped to David Mushegain’s own account at times too). Some songs are missing as a result on the videos taken from the stream.
Around The World
The Zephyr Song
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Don’t Forget Me
*Soul to Squeeze
By The Way
*Give It Away
Note*: These songs were definitely on the livestream so the set must have changed from the list. The other songs may have been played but they were not on the livestream.
Screenshots during the livestream:
Many thanks to David Mushegain for battling with the livestream- so appreciated!
I’m not sure exactly what it is but RHCP are playing/doing something in East Hampton tonight. I’d heard on the grapevine that they were going to be there but the details were very vague, but Flea has now posted from there. AK flew out to New York a day or so ago, Josh is in NY too as he’s visited a record shop and been photographed there and it sounds rather like Chad on those drums…
Californication turns 20 today. Hard to believe it was released 20 years ago! RHCP are releasing a special edition vinyl picture disc of the album in September- pre-order details HERE and there’s a whole range of articles online about the album to celebrate its anniversary. Here are some of them: