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By the Way World Tour

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The By the Way World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers to support the band's eighth studio album, By the Way. The band was at a commercial peak at the time, having only been off the road for a short amount of time after touring in support of their 1999, best-selling Californication. The band began writing their next album in early 2001, and released By the Way over a year later, on July 9, 2002.

By the Way World Tour
Tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album By the Way
Start date April 13, 2002
End date November 15, 2003
Legs 8
No. of shows 123
Red Hot Chili Peppers concert chronology

A DVD documenting a show from the tour, titled Live at Slane Castle, was released in 2003.

Contents

Songs performedEdit

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
Europe
June 26, 2002 London England London Arena
Latin America
September 27, 2002 Guadalajara Mexico Plaza de Toros
September 29, 2002 Mexico City Foro Sol
October 2, 2002 Heredia Costa Rica Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero
October 4, 2002 Panama City Panama Figali Convention Center
October 6, 2002 Caracas Venezuela Valle del Pop
October 9, 2002 Santiago Chile Pista Atlética Estadio Nacional
October 11, 2002 Rio de Janeiro Brazil ATL Hall
October 12, 2002 São Paulo Pacaembu Stadium
October 14, 2002 Porto Alegre Gigantinho
October 16, 2002 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
North America
October 26, 2002 Los Angeles United States Wiltern Theatre
Asia
November 2, 2002 Tokyo Japan Makuhari Messe
November 3, 2002
November 5, 2002 Osaka Osaka Castle Hall
November 6, 2002
November 10, 2002 Saitama Saitama Super Arena
November 12, 2002 Fukuoka Marine Messe
November 13, 2002 Nagoya Nagoya Rainbow Hall
Australasia
November 22, 2002 Christchurch New Zealand QE2 Stadium
November 24, 2002 Auckland Western Springs Stadium
November 26, 2002 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 27, 2002
November 29, 2002 Sydney Aussie Stadium
December 1, 2002 Melbourne Colonial Stadium
December 3, 2002 Adelaide Hindmarsh Stadium
December 6, 2002 Perth Burswood Dome
Asia
December 8, 2002 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
December 10, 2002 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena
North America
December 20, 2002 Park City United States Park City Mountain Resort
December 30, 2002 Paradise Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
December 31, 2002
Europe
January 24, 2003 Lisbon Portugal Atlantic Pavilion
January 25, 2003
January 27, 2003 Madrid Spain Palacio Vistalegre
January 28, 2003
January 30, 2003 Milan Italy Filaforum
January 31, 2003
February 2, 2003 Rome Palaghiaccio
February 3, 2003
February 5, 2003 Bologna PalaMalaguti
February 7, 2003 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
February 9, 2003 Dresden Messehalle
February 10, 2003 Berlin Velodrome
February 12, 2003 Paris France Bercy
February 13, 2003
February 15, 2003 Berlin Germany International Congress Centre
March 5, 2003 Glasgow Scotland SECC
March 6, 2003
March 8, 2003 London England London Arena
March 9, 2003
March 11, 2003 Manchester MEN Arena
March 12, 2003
March 14, 2003 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
March 16, 2003 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
March 17, 2003 Munich Germany Olympiastadion
March 19, 2003 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
March 20, 2003
March 22, 2003[A] Hamburg Germany Colorline Arena
March 24, 2003 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
March 25, 2003 Turku Turku Hall
March 27, 2003 Oslo Norway Spektrum
March 29, 2003 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
North America
April 27, 2003[B] Indio United States Empire Polo Club
May 1, 2003 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
May 2, 2003 Madison Alliant Energy Center
May 4, 2003 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
May 5, 2003 Kansas City Kemper Arena
May 7, 2003 St. Louis Savvis Center
May 9, 2003 Moline MARK of the Quad Cities
May 10, 2003 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
May 12, 2003 Ottawa Canada Corel Centre
May 13, 2003 Toronto Air Canada Centre
May 15, 2003 Montreal Bell Centre
May 17, 2003 Albany United States Pepsi Arena
May 19, 2003 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
May 20, 2003 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 2, 2003 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 3, 2003 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
June 5, 2003 Raleigh Alltel Pavilion
June 6, 2003 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 8, 2003 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
June 10, 2003 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
June 11, 2003 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
June 13, 2003 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 14, 2003 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 16, 2003 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
June 18, 2003 Oklahoma City Ford Center
June 20, 2003 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
June 21, 2003 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
Europe
August 13, 2003 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
August 16, 2003[C] Stafford England Weston Park
August 17, 2003[C] Chelmsford Hylands Park
August 19, 2003 Berlin Germany Wuhlheide
August 21, 2003 Duisburg Landschaftspark Nord
August 23, 2003 Meath Ireland Slane Castle
August 24, 2003 Glasgow Scotland Glasgow Green
North America
September 6, 2003 Bristow United States Nissan Pavilion
September 7, 2003 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
September 9, 2003 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
September 10, 2003 Mansfield Tweeter Center
September 12, 2003 Camden Tweeter Center
September 13, 2003 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
September 14, 2003 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
September 18, 2003 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 19, 2003 Tinley Park Tweeter Center
September 21, 2003 Cuyahoga Blossom Music Center
September 22, 2003 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
September 24, 2003 East Lansing Breslin Arena
September 25, 2003 Milwaukee Bradley Center
October 8, 2003 Paradise Mandalay Bay Events Center
October 9, 2003 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
October 11, 2003 Inglewood The Forum
October 12, 2003 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 14, 2003 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
October 17, 2003 Oakland Oakland Coliseum
October 18, 2003 Sacramento ARCO Arena
October 20, 2003 Portland Memorial Coliseum
October 21, 2003 Seattle KeyArena
October 23, 2003 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
October 26, 2003 Edmonton Skyreach Centre
October 27, 2003 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
November 15, 2003 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Palladium
Notes
A At this concert, the band was joined by Omar Rodríguez-López and Michael Rother for a unique 43 minute jam session after the usual set.
B This concert was a part of the 2003 "Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival".
C These concerts were a part of the 2003 "V Festival".
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
December 14, 2002 Bali, Indonesia Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cancelled

Opening actsEdit

Tour overviewEdit

The By the Way World Tour was another successful tour for the band behind another chart-topping album. The tour unlike previous tour saw the band start to move further away from their earlier '80s songs and place more of a focus on newer stuff with a heavy dose like always of songs from their hit album, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" however fans were treated to the first performance of "Police Helicopter" since 2000. "Me and My Friends remained a constant staple in the band's setlist and one of the few songs from the '80s they continue to play. To date, twelve of the album's sixteen songs have been performed live, not including a one time performance of the album's outtake, "Time". Almost every show on the tour started off with the album's title track, which has since become one of the band's most performed live songs rarely being left out of the setlist in the fourteen years since the album and songs release. "Get on Top" and "Purple Stain", two songs from the band's 1999 album, Californication both made their long-awaited live debuts on this tour.

This tour also marked the last time the songs "Cabron", "Fela's Cock", "I Could Die For You", "Minor Thing", "This is the Place", "Time", "Venice Queen", "You Always Sing the Same" and "Warm Tape" were performed live.

PersonnelEdit

Red Hot Chili PeppersEdit

Tour crewEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit