Thirty-five years ago today…
Josh Klinghoffer & Anthony Kiedis contributed on Saturday to Ellen’s 60th Birthday party with a stripped down performance (no details of which songs). I don’t think it’s aired on TV or even if it will do (but then I didn’t even know who the woman was in the photo… I don’t watch UK chat shows, let alone US ones, but that’s me apparently being really weird! :D)
EDIT: It was a private party so probably no footage. AK and Josh played ‘Snow’.
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!).
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.
By The Way
Thank you to Louise Wilhelmiene Berky Hayes
Many thanks for the personal info and photos to Louise and to A for sourcing Instagram and YouTube posts
Date: 17th September, 2017 (Third and final day of the festival)
Location: Citi Field Queens, New York City, USA.
I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges) / Right on Time
What Is Soul? (Funkadelic)
Don’t Forget Me
Jam Break / Sick Love
Under the Bridge
By the Way
Give It Away
There is a detailed review on Billboard
Date: 15th September, 2017
Location: Kaboo Festival, Del Mar, California, USA
Many thanks to RHCFamily
The Zephyr Song
The Adventures of Raindance Maggie
Me And My Friends
Tell Me Baby
Suck My Kiss
Soul To Squeeze
By The Way
Give It away
RHCP from 2:28:21
Many thanks to Shalhevet for all of the information!
Last night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed as part of the annual Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser:
A chance to get sidestage at Kaboo to watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers though a charity auction. All proceeds to MusiCares.
— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) August 30, 2017
Date: Monday 31st July, 2017
Location: Nýja Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Can’t Stop
- Zephyr Song
- Dark Neccessities
- The Adventure of Rain Dance Maggie
- Right On Time
- Go Robot
- Tell Me Baby
- Don’t Forget Me
- The Getaway
- Higher Ground
- Under The Bridge
- By The Way
15. Goodbye Angels
16. Give It Away
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.
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:
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!
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
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!