RHCP World Tour 2022: Two Additional Dates Added

The original Red Hot Chili Pepper concerts for London and Paris are now both listed as sold out on the official website. An additional date- the night after the original concert- has been added for both of the venues. The new additional date for RHCP in London is Sunday 26th June and in Paris it’s on Saturday 9th July.


RHCP 2022 Tour Dates Announced!

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released another “newsroom” video to announce their 2022 tour dates. Another new photo of the band was also released.

Tour Dates:

Sat Jun 04 Seville, Spain

Tue Jun 07 Barcelona, Spain

Fri Jun 10 Nijmegen, Netherlands

Wed Jun 15 Budapest, Hungary

Sat Jun 18 Firenze, Italy

Wed Jun 22 Manchester, UK

Sat Jun 25 London, UK

Wed Jun 29 Dublin, Ireland

Fri Jul 01 Glasgow, UK

Sun Jul 03 Leuven, Belgium

Tue Jul 05 Cologne, Germany

Fri Jul 08 Paris, France

Tue Jul 12 Hamburg, Germany

Sat Jul 23 Denver, CO

Wed Jul 27 San Diego, CA

Fri Jul 29 Santa Clara, CA

Sun Jul 31 Los Angeles, CA

Wed Aug 03 Seattle, WA

Sat Aug 06 Las Vegas, NV

Wed Aug 10 Atlanta, GA

Fri Aug 12 Nashville, TN

Sun Aug 14 Detroit, MI

Wed Aug 17 East Rutherford, NY

Fri Aug 19 Chicago, IL

Sun Aug 21 Toronto, ON

Tue Aug 30 Miami, FL

Thu Sep 01 Charlotte, NC

Sat Sep 03 Philadelphia, PA

Thu Sep 08 Washington, DC

Sat Sep 10 Boston, MA

Thu Sep 15 Orlando, FL

Sun Sep 18 Arlington, TX

And Finally! RHCP with Frusciante…

On the 30th anniversary of the release of Blood Sugar Sex Magik yesterday, RHCP released a new video and three new photos with John Frusciante… like buses there’s nothing for ages and then a load come along at once! The photos were taken by Flea’s daughter, Clara Balzary.

The video is a spoof newsroom announcement of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2022 world tour and new album. Flea and Anthony Kiedis are the presenters Todd the Squirrel and Johnson Hammerswaddle respectively, John Frusciante cameos as himself for the special guest slot, while Chad Smith is Randy Raindrops the weatherman.


An email has also been sent out if you have subscribed to the news update service on the official RHCP website mentioning the 2022 tour and new album:

Rick Rubin Comments on the New RHCP Album

Rubin was talking on the Chris Jericho podcast and he has confirmed what we already assumed since both Flea and Chad have posted photos from his studio. Rubin is working on the new RHCP album. Here is the transcript of the relevant parts:


CJ: When you worked with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, how do you corral them? I know you’ve worked with them for so many years. What was your role? I know they are obviously very artistic and very free in their jams and their song writing. Where did you fit in?

RR: It still is. We’re finishing the new album right now.

CJ: Ah, you’re working on the new record with them?

RR: Frusciante is back in the band.

CJ: I know that…

RR: And it’s unbelievable.

CJ: Chad is one of the best people on the planet. Just great… and one of the best drummers in the world and you know as you use them all the time

RR: Absolutely. I went to the first rehearsal that I was invited to after John re-joined the band and it made me cry. It was so thrilling seeing that group of people back together coz they just made such great music for such a long time together. It just hit me in an emotional way.
So with the Peppers we just talk about songs. They have really good habits in that they write lots of songs. It is something I’d say we probably developed together from the beginning; this idea of overwriting. You know, if there’s going to be twelve songs on an album, they might write fifty, they might write a hundred to find those twelve. And they we just talk, they play for me in rehearsal. We talk about song strengths, weaknesses, how to make them better, where they work, where they don’t and then we try new stuff. I don’t necessarily have the way to fix them, I just say what I think. I notice where the weaknesses are and just say, “This part going into that part doesn’t sound so good. Is there a better way to do it?” And then they come up with a better way.


The interviewer chats and mentions some albums ending with Stadium Arcadium.

RR: I hope you like the new stuff. If think if you like Stadium you might like this

CJ: Frusciante to me is like Adrian Smith in Iron Maiden or Phil Rudd in AC/DC, without that integral part, people might not realise but Frusciante is the Chili Peppers. Hopefully everything is cool coz they brought him back a third time and that rarely happens in rock ‘n’ roll.

RR:  And I would say that’s the combination. It’s when Flea and John play together something magic happens. When Chad plays with Flea and John, something magic happens. When Anthony sings based on what those guys play, it sounds like the Chili Peppers. And there are some flavours where it happens on the new album and it’s like, “Oh my God! Nobody else sounds like that. So quintessentially Chili Peppers…

You can hear the podcast here: Episode link

RHCP at Rock Werchter 2021 Cancelled

Sad news, but not unexpected given the times… Rock Werchter, Belgium, has cancelled for this year. RHCP were due to perform. Although many festivals have cancelled for 2021, this is the first one featuring RHCP in the line up to do so.

So sorry for everyone with tickets <3

Rock Werchter will not take place this summer. The four-day music festival will be back in full swing in 2022, from 30 June to 3 July.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly and in recent months we have been talking to governments, experts and colleagues in here and elsewhere about how festivals could take place. With the great momentum on vaccine rollout, we had hoped that it might be possible, however we have come to the reluctant conclusion that given current restrictions we simply cannot prepare for a 2021 festival in the normal way. We want every fan and artist to enjoy the festival to the fullest, and with the current situation we could not achieve this for you.
Whilst we know that this is the right decision, we also know that this decision affects many: our employees, the technical crew, suppliers, artists and their entourages, all the local associations and their volunteers, and of course the fans. Our sector has been on hold for a whole year now. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the dark times are not over, even with the cautious restart happening soon. The once thriving live music industry needs government support. Belgian festivals are internationally renowned.
We have a special word of thanks to you, our fans and friends of the festival: YOU ROCK WERCHTER. Every time. Over and over again. You kept hoping during the dark days, showed understanding over the uncertain situation, and gave support to each other and to us. We cannot thank you enough. We look forward to making great memories together again in the future.
Rock Werchter will be back next year, in full swing and even much better than that. Some of the planned Rock Werchter 2021 acts will appear. New names will be added to the 2022 line-up too. The line-up and practical information will be revealed later. But you can make a note of these dates now. Strong as ever, we will be back from Thursday June 30 to Sunday July 3, 2022. Ticket holders will be contacted shortly by our ticket partner, Ticketmaster. They can choose to retain their ticket, carry it over to 2022, or ask to be given a credit to the value of their booking. This credit can be spent on any of the festivals that will take place at the Festivalpark in Werchter in 2021 and 2022. Ticket sales for Rock Werchter 2022 will resume later this year.

Spanish Edition of Red Hot Chili Peppers by Gaar

I’ve just uploaded a load of photos of the Spanish edition of Red Hot Chili Peppers by Gillian G. Gaar and updated the band bibliography to include more details of this book.

Gaar: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Many thanks to Cesar for spending so much time helping out with this! 

To Finger Paint…

A video recorded on January 1st, 1990, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers were touring London has (re)surfaced. Snippets of this have been online in the past, but this is the first time we have seen the whole thing. The video features all members of RHCP although Anthony Kiedis and Flea feature more heavily- John and Chad are seen more in the background. Enjoy!