RHCP Live 2019: Abu Dhabi

Location: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Date: 4th September, 2019

Notes:

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

Setlist:

01 Can’t Stop
02 The Zephyr Song
03 Dark Necessities
04 Snow ((Hey Oh))
05 Dani California
06 Hey
07 Right On Time
08 What Is Soul?
09 Californication
10 Go Robot
11 Suck My Kiss
12 Soul To Squeeze
13 By The Way
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14 Goodbye Angels

Thanks to the information from Henrik Lewandowski

RHCP Live 2019 Summer Sonic Festival- Tokyo

Date: Saturday 17th August, 2019

Location: Summer Sonic Festival (Day 2) Tokyo, Japan

Notes:

The second day of the Summer Sonic Festival

Set List:

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Tokyo, Japan August 17 2019 ??

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Intro jam
Can’t Stop
Scar Tissue
Dark Necessities
Otherside
Hey
Dani California
I Like Dirt
Go robot
Californication
Around The World
Under the Bridge
By The Way

ENCORE:
Dreams of a Samurai
Give It Away

 
The rebroadcast is currently online- RHCP are about 3/4 of the way through as I type this but their postion keeps moving as new videos are added.

Screencaps

Thanks to Sisterwife, Tommy and Shalhevet for info and links.

RHCP Live 2019: Summer Sonic Festival- Osaka

Date: Friday 16th August, 2019

Location: Summer Sonic Festival (Day 1) Osaka, Japan

Notes:

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).

Set List:

Used by Kind permission of Chifumi Soga

From Daniel: Riff from “Out in L.A”  was played as their opening-jam.

Songs Played:

Can’t Stop

The Zephyr Song

Dark Necessities

Snow ((hey oh))

Right On Time

Californication

Suck My Kiss

Soul to Squeeze

By the Way

Encore

Give It Away

Source: @diver_rhcp

There are loads of fan videos on social media sites so I’m just going to select a couple to post here:

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Red Hot Chili Peppers at SUMMER SONIC OSAKA 2019 Day1

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y.ooguri has some photos and a couple of close up videos with good sound (more on their story right now)

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!

Q Magazine Frenzy!

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

1989 September Q Magazine (36) Review of Mother’s Milk

1992 May Q Magazine (68) News snippet with photo of Anthony Kiedis and Madonna.

1994 May Q Magazine (92) Flea briefly mentioned in an article about Courtney Love:

1995 May Q Magazine (104) RHCP’s Greatest Hits included on an imports section.

1996 February  Q Magazine (113) News snippet about North American tour being postponed after Chad broke his wrist. Also OHM named in a best albums list.

1996 March Q Magazine (114) AK mentioned in an article on Alanis Morrisette

1997 November Q Magazine (134) News snippet about AK with his hand injury

1999 August Q Magazine (155) Californication on top 40 albums list

2002 May Q Magazine (190) Article about forthcoming new RHCP album.

2002 September Q Magazine (194) Snippet about BTW being in the charts and RHCP are featured in the 50 must see bands article.

Watts Going On?

RHCP performance today at Markham Middle School, Watts, Los Angeles. It’s a four song set:

Can’t Stop
Suck My Kiss
By The Way
Give It Away

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Got to check out a pretty cool local band this afternoon at Markham Middle School. They are going to do amazing things over there with a year round music program for the kids! Music education is so important and we have to keep it alive for future generations. I’m so blessed to be able to have received it, see my son receiving it, and now these kids getting an opportunity is just amazing! I also think this band has a bright future ahead of them! But honestly, if it weren’t for this band, I promise you I wouldn’t have played music growing up and I wouldn’t have started @encoremusic. They were a huge influence and I still remember learning Under The Bridge as a teen. . . #inspiration #rhcp #musiceducation #supportmusic

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Markham middle school , Watts , LA CA 7-12-19

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RHCP Live from the East Hampton Show

UPDATED:

Date: Friday 28th June, 2019

Location: Private “Coachella East” themed event hosted by Sukey and Mike Novogratz in Amagansett, East Hampton, USA

Setlist:

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
Dark Necessities
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Go Robot
Californication
Aeroplane
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!

RHCP in East Hampton

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…

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Hi east Hampton. I farted.

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Californication 20 Years Later…

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:

SPIN Released article ‘To Live and Die in LA’

Kerrang! A sort of release of an article but with added commentary.

Billboard A couple of paragraphs about the album and then the tracks are ranked in order with comments about each song.

Music Radar have reissued a Rhythm magazine interview with Chad Smith about Californication

Some Early Days RHCP Concert Reviews

I’ve been sent a few scans of early Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert reviews from The Daily Nexus which was the UC Santa Barbara student newspaper. Enjoy!

1984 October Zany review of a gig at Casa De La Etna- not sure whether due to RHCP, or the interviewer, or both!

1985 October A review of a concert In San Diego

1988 April A review of the band playing at The Pub.

1988 October 13th A very brief news item talking about the band’s earlier gig at the Pub and the fact they were about to appear at the Graduate in IV (Irving?)

1989 January   Review of RHCP doing a surprise four song set at a Thelonius Monster concert.

Many thanks to Hamish at RHCP Sessions for the scans.