RHCP Tour 2017: Paléo Festival Nyon in Switzerland

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Photo credit: Henrik Lewandowski

Date: 18th July, 2017

Location: Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland!

Setlist:

01 Can’t Stop
02 Snow ((Hey Oh))
03 Scar Tissue
04 Dark Necessities
05 Wet Sand
06 Me & My Friends
07 Go Robot
08 Californication
09 Tell Me Baby
10 Sick Love (note: different writing, concealed text showing and line- looks like the original song has been covered over with an alteration)
11 Suck My Kiss
12 Soul To Squeeze
13 By The Way

Encore:
14 Goodbye Angels
15 Give It Away

Josh Klinghoffer’s solo was ‘Higgs Boson Blues’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Many thanks to Henrik once again for the live updates!

Media:

Midi Libre is running an article with some amazing photos.

Article with photos: RTS Culture

EPA is running a lot of photos from the concert: European Photopress Agency

RHCP 2017 Benicàssim, Spain

Date: 15th July, 2017

Location: Festival de Benicàssim, Spain

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Photos by Henrik Lewandowski

Setlist:

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Photo by Henrik Lewandowski

01 Around The World
02 Dani California
03 The Zephyr Song
04 Dark Necessities
05 Right On Time
06 Go Robot
07 Californication
08 Dreams Of A Samurai
09 Higher Ground
10 Under The Bridge
11 By The Way

Encore

12 Goodbye Angels

13 Fire

14 Give It Away

 

Many thanks yet again to Henrik Lewandowski for his live updates 🙂

RHCP at Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon

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Date: 13th July, 2017

Location: Super Bock Super Rock Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

Setlist:

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Photo courtesy of Henrik Lewandowski

Note: The set list seems to have been really revised and changed. Under The Bridge is also showing on there but my friend who was there hasn’t listed it as being played. He also has a video of What is Soul being performed.

01 Can’t Stop

02 Snow ((Hey Oh))

03 Dark Necessities

04 The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie

05 Nobody Weird Like Me

06 Go Robot

07 Californication

08 Aeroplane

09 Suck My Kiss

Josh Solo: Foi Na Cruz by Nick Cave

10 Soul To Squeeze

11 By The Way

Encore:

12 Goodbye Angels

13 Give It Away

All photos courtesy of Henrik Lewandowski

 

Many thanks once again to Henrik!

UPDATE: Nice review from BLITZ (It translates well into English through Google)

RHCP Chicago 2017

There are some really high quality videos from the two Chicago shows that RHCP have just played and they deserve a post of their own! I’ve added a couple of them below but the full listings can be seen here:

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Photos by kind permission of Ken Rotberg

Many thanks to Ken for all of this!

 

RHCP at Bonnaroo Festival (11th June 2017)

Date: 11th June 2017

Location: Bonnaroo Festival; Manchester, TN

Set List:
Can’t Stop
Play Video
Dani California
Scar Tissue
Dark Necessities
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
I Wanna Be Your Dog (cover) going into..
Right on Time
Go Robot
Californication
What Is Soul? (cover)
Aeroplane
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Suck My Kiss
Soul to Squeeze
By the Way

Encore:
Goodbye Angels
Give It Away

Screen Shots from the broadcast:

 

Venice Kings

Setlist Venice – April/08/2017
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1 Can’t Stop
2 Otherside
3 Dark Necessities
4 Me & My Friends
5 Go Robot
6 By The Way

7 Goodbye Angels
8 Give It Away
+ Jam “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (The Stooges)

Last night, RHCP played a private gig in Venice to mark the opening of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition,  “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” They had been videoed at the airport (complete with Flea and his new new leopard skin hair design) and Chad had posted a photo of them attending the exhibition and every one was assuming there was more to their presence in Venice than just that- either a private gig or to record a video but it turned out to be the former.

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Thanks to Angra & Shalhevet for the help and to Henrik for the setlist information!

Quebec Concert (June 18th) Cancelled

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers were due to play the the Videotron Center in Quebec on June 18th but local press has announced that the concert has been cancelled and the venue website itself is also listing it as cancelled with refund details given. There is no word from RHCP yet with no details on the official RHCP website about the cancellation (but the concert isn’t listed in the tour section).

The venue website states that people who have purchased tickets through Ticketmaster, over the phone or online, will have an automatic refund made to their credit card. However, those who purchased their tickets in person at the Center Vidéotron box office will have to go there in person to receive their refund.

Details: Centre Videotron website 

RHCP … 2017!

It seems to be all systems go for the US leg of the RHCP tour that is kicking off in a few days. Posts from Rat Sounds show equipment and Anthony’s mum has made this post:

“Thank you to the Chili Pepper fans who have inquired about Anthony. Since his dad is no longer on FB, just wanted to let you know that Anthony is feeling much better and will return to touring next week. Thank you for your concern, and please feel free to share this message with your friends. I’m no longer accepting friend requests. Happy New Year!”

(Please respect her wishes and don’t hassle her or other family members- it’s really nice of her to give us an update as she really wants to be private and not get involved in the RHCP online community in the way Anthony’s father did).

Chad Smith Drum Clinic

“We’ve been around for 73 years & people are still coming to see us. I’m 112!”

 

Date: Tuesday 13th December, 2016

Venue: Moat House Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, UK.

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Drum kit set up pre-event

 

After an introduction, the evening started with Steve White taking to the drums and talking about the styles he was playing as well as offering tips to new drummers. He was joined by bassist Damon Minchella (ex Ocean Colour Scene & Paul Weller backing band). Their set lasted for about 30 minutes. He asked for no phones to be used during his set so I have no record of what was said to use for this and tbh I was totally distracted by the fact that the empty reserved chair at the end of the row (three seats down from my daughter who was blown away by the fact and was grinning like the proverbial Cheshire cat) was filled by none other than Mr. Chad Smith! And I admit I did the fan girl thing of taking a

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photo of his feet as I could see them clearly and kept pretending to cuddle my daughter so I could turn round and glance his way.  Suddenly Chad jumped up and joined them on stage for a jam session of about 5 minutes.

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Then it was time for the man himself to go solo! Chad kicked off playing drums along to RHCP’s ‘By The Way’. He then addressed the audience for a while. The guy is so funny and had everyone howling (even though the kid Christmas thing looks harsh written down, it wasn’t the way it was delivered). I’m not sure of the exact order things were said in but this is what I can remember (and can repeat!):

He spoke to the audience apologising for RHCP’s show in Birmingham on Saturday (I was there and it was still amazing!) saying it was a weird set list and there were human & technical issues too.

He jokingly referred to Stoke-on Trent as Stoke-on-Kent and asked if RHCP had ever played there before deciding it was the first time he’d ever been there.

The event was held in the hotel ballroom and sparkly lights were showing on the ceiling so Chad joked about them and asked if the mirror ball could be turned on too before joking about one Christmas tree not being lit up and they’d paid to have both of them with lights on.

His language was colourful and at one point he spotted a kid in front of him and said, “Have you ever heard anyone say fuck before? Well you have now! Merry fucking Christmas!”

He spoke about Donald Trump being elected as President of the United States and joked that someone insulted Donald Trump on Twitter and that he would nuke them. And then added, that he, Chad, predicted this on December 13th.

The Big Bang was the first drum kit! And he needs to go on the Science Channel with that shit!

He was 7 when started to play drums. And you need to practice and practice if you want to make it. He laughed that was little else to do as a child as there was no internet so he’d play drums along to albums.

He commented on how blessed he is to be able to play music for a living and work with such a great bunch of guys touring the world.

Notable quote which I wrote down: “We’ve been around for 73 years & people are still coming to see us. I’m 112!” 😀

At some point he also played drums along to RHCP’s ‘Power of Equality.’

He also played some more and took requests from the audience e.g. the Immigrant Song by Led Zepp and was joined for a jam session at the end by Steve and Damon again. One child got to play on Steve’s drum kit and they were giving him advice about playing in a band (you have to look at other band members and interact with them and not play in isolation):

Drum lesson from Steve White, Chad Smith and Damon Minchella!

Drum lesson from Steve White, Chad Smith and Damon Minchella!

At the end, there was a Q&A session. Most people were given drum sticks for asking questions and one lucky guy asked about a (Holy China) cymbal and Chad Smith promptly handed the whole thing over to him! One question was about Saturday’s RHCP show and Chad talked about the issues again in a little more detail. At the end, he thanked us for having him in Stoke and RHCP in Birmingham at the weekend and the honour it was to play here because of the famous rock bands and drummers the area has produced. He mentioned Glenn Tipton, Ozzy and Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and that John Bonham was (one of the) greatest rock drummer ever.

It was announced by Steve White that they would be signing things at the end and he asked for RHCP fans just to get one or two things signed as there were so many people. However, Chad went straight outside, came back in for a minute or two and people started to line up and then he went again. After a few minutes, we were told to move to the signing table in the next room and again people waited but after a while assumed Chad had left. It was obviously a mix up and I don’t think people had expected for things to be signed until it was announced they would but maybe next time! My poor daughter had raced out to the car to get a RHCP CD to be signed so she was a bit disappointed but cheered up when she got to touch Chad’s drum kit (we did ask first! I had to do it as well hahaha) and have her photo taken next to it and someone kindly said they would try to get an autograph for her.

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It was such a good evening and I’m still amazed it was so close to me as things like this are normally down in London! It was amazing to be able to see Chad play the drums so close as you don’t normally get that view in a concert. Would recommend going to one if you ever get the chance.

Photo Gallery

Sorry my pics are a bit fuzzy as there was a bank of lights immediately behind Chad Smith at the angle I was sitting and I couldn’t wander around to get a better shot as everyone was seated.


Video from FatPigeon Live

Interview with Chad Smith and footage from the Drum Clinic.