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The Getaway World Tour was a concert tour by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that was in support of their eleventh studio album, The Getaway which was released on June 17, 2016. It marked the first time since June 2014 that the band has toured. The tour began with benefit shows and North American festival dates in February 2016 followed by a summer festival tour with dates in Europe, Asia and North America starting in May 2016 and ending in August 2016. The headlining tour to support the album began in Europe in September 2016 and lasted until the end of the year with the North American tour beginning in January 2017 and concluded in July 2017. Another European leg and dates in South America followed along with rescheduled shows and festival dates in North America in October 2017 to wrap up the tour. The band had festival dates in March 2018 for South America but they were not considered part of this tour. [1][2]

The Getaway World Tour
World tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers
RHCP Tour Poster 2016.jpg
Promotional image for the band's December 2016 UK tour dates with Babymetal
Associated albumThe Getaway
Start dateMay 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
End dateOctober 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)
No. of shows79 in North America
67 in Europe
2 in Asia
3 in Latin America
Total: 151 (4 cancelled)
Box office$119.7 million
Red Hot Chili Peppers concert chronology

The tour placed 32nd on Pollstar's year-end top 100 worldwide tours list for 2016, grossing a total of $46.2 million,[3] and it finished as the 18th highest grossing worldwide tour in 2017 grossing $73.5 million.[4]


Pre-tour benefit shows and North American festivalsEdit

Prior the summer festival dates in June 2016 and start of their headlining tour in September 2016, the band performed at a few benefit and North American festivals. On February 5, 2016, the band performed in Los Angeles at the FEEL THE BERN political fund-raiser in support of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[5] "Nobody Weird Like Me" made its return to the set list for the first time since the 2006–07 Stadium Arcadium World Tour. The following night, they performed at a private, invitation-only Super Bowl 50 party in San Francisco called "DirecTV Super Saturday Night Co-Hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV" where they played "Aeroplane" for the first time since July 1997.[6] The band also performed covers of "Cracked Actor" and "Starman" in tribute to their friend David Bowie, who died the previous month. On April 13, Flea played the national anthem before Kobe Bryant's final NBA game. That night, the Chili Peppers played four song set at a unannounced private show in Los Angeles in support of Sean Parker and The Parker Foundation Launch for The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy[7] The band performed a sixteen-song set at the Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 24 where they were joined by The Meters for a jam. On April 29, 2016, Chad Smith and Will Ferrell will host the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera. The benefit will featured a performance by the Chili Peppers along with comedy acts selected by Ferrell and Funny or Die. A portion of the proceeds will go to Ferrell's Cancer for College and Smith's Silverlake Conservatory of Music.[8] It was announced in March 2016 that the band headline the 25th anniversary Lollapalooza festival in July. The band's May 14, 2016 performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast was suddenly cancelled prior to them going on stage due to Kiedis suffering stomach pains. The following show, an album preview show for The Getaway on May 17, 2016, was postponed until May 26, 2016. "Dark Necessities", the lead single from The Getaway, made its live debut on May 22, 2016. New songs "Go Robot" (the band was joined by Thundercat on bass), "Sick Love", "The Ticonderoga" all made their live debuts on May 26, 2016 at the album preview show for iHeartRadio which aired on DirectTV on June 17, 2016. "The Getaway", the title track to the new album, was released by the band on May 26, 2016 however unknown at the time to fans, the band had teased the song live during their performance of "Give It Away" at Super Bowl 50 party in San Francisco back in February. The song made its full live debut on May 29, 2016.

Anthony Kiedis health scareEdit

On May 14, the band were forced to cancel their headlining slot at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast as Kiedis was rushed to the hospital prior to the band appearing on stage due to severe stomach pain. Flea alongside, Smith and Klinghoffer made an announcement on the stage as they were due to appear. It is unknown whether upcoming shows would be affected as a result[9] Kiedis' mother Peggy posted the following morning on Facebook that "Anthony will be OK. No surgery is needed. I will keep you updated, I promise"[10] It was confirmed that Kiedis was suffering from intestinal flu and was expected to make a full recovery soon however the band was forced to postpone their iHeartRadio album preview show on May 17, 2016 and has rescheduled it for May 26, 2016. The band returned to the stage on May 22, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.[11][12] According to Chad Smith, Kiedis had suffered from the stomach flu a few weeks earlier as well.[12][13] In a May 20, 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, his first since being released from the hospital, Kiedis said that his illness was brought on by an "inflammation in my guts" which he said was complicated by a recent stomach virus and existing scar tissue from previous hernia operations which required his stomach being pumped at the hospital due to his food not being able to properly digest. "That becomes an incredibly painful situation where you get a fever and pass out... Lo an behold, I'm on the mend" He went on to say "so it turned out to be a good thing, albeit painful and very sad to have to cancel a show. We don't really do that. I'd rather play deathly ill than not play at all, but in this particular instance, I was starting to go down, as in to the ground, so I got rushed to the hospital, got some help, and now I get to figure things out."[14]

The Getaway world tourEdit

The band performing with the tube lights over head

Singer Anthony Kiedis in a May 5, 2016 interview discussed touring and said they were very excited to have a lot of new songs to play. Kiedis said "this being our second record with Josh, it feels a lot more fulfilling. And, it's always great to have a job as a musician. It's great to be in this band. We love seeing the world. But to have all these new songs at our disposal for live shows makes it feel like 'Let's go. Let's go. We have a mission now. You do this incredible thing in the studio and then you go practice and rehearse and make sure you can play this stuff live and then you go see the world. You know everywhere; from Asia to South America to Europe and Eastern Europe and hopefully the Middle East and Africa and you know, you give this music life to people far far away that it means something to and you have this communal experience together. And when you just can't take it for another day and you're beat and you're haggard and you're tired and you want to collapse and you come home and you gather some new life experience and start writing a little bit and Flea sits down at the piano and says, 'Hey, I have these chords. What do you think about these chords? And I say, hmmm, I hear melody in there and you start it all over again."[15] Drummer Chad Smith said on May 17, 2016 that the band would be playing in Europe for pretty much the remainder of the year once the tour starts with the North American tour not happening until 2017.[13]

All purchases of tickets through the band's website include a free download or physical copy of The Getaway. The production for the arena tour featured over 800 tube lights that stretched out across the audience. Throughout the show they would move up and down and change colour to create different patterns and effects.

Summer festivalsEdit

Promotional poster for the band's concert at Nova Rock in June 2016

The Getaway World Tour got underway on June 4, 2016 with festival dates in Europe, Asia and North America which will last until August 2016.

A day after its release, "We Turn Red" made its live debut on June 10, 2016 at the Pinkpop festival while "Wet Sand" was performed for the first time in over two years. Flea, Anthony and Chad also teased George Clinton's "Bullet Proof", a song they haven't performed in 23 years. During the opening encore jam, Kiedis took over Flea's bass while Flea played keyboards and Klinghoffer played piano. The jam included a tease of The Beatles' "Hey Bulldog". After over three years not being performed, "Tell Me Baby" returned to the setlist on June 12, 2016 at Novarock. The rarely performed "She's Only 18" also made its return after a two-year absence. On June 13, 2016, in a pre-taped segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the band appeared in the show's popular Carpool Karaoke segment.[16] During the filming of the segment, Kiedis saved the life of a baby. "a woman came out of her house, holding a child saying 'My baby, my baby, my baby can't breathe!' We all ran across the street, the woman thrust the baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing and I thought 'I’m gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid.' Tried to open the mouth, [it was] like locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place, the ambulance showed up and I handed the baby over, who was now breathing and fine, and we went back to Carpool Karaoke. The little baby looked at me the entire time until the ambulance came, little baby Nina." Kiedis said[17] On June 14, 2016, the band performed eight songs at Studios SFP in France. "Dark Necessities" and "Give it Away" appeared on the television show Le Grand Journal[18] while the remaining six songs, which included the live debut of "The Longest Wave", were recorded for radio station RTL2's "Très Très Privé" concert series. The Live in Paris EP was released on July 1, 2016 and features five songs from the Canal+ performance in Paris. The EP was released exclusively through the music streaming website Deezer. "Detroit" made its live debut on June 29, 2016 at the Roskilde Festival while "Goodbye Angels" made its live debut on July 10, 2016. "Dreams of a Samurai" made its live debut on July 24, 2016 at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

The band using their festival production in Leeds

In an August 2016 interview, Flea discussed touring and playing the same songs saying "Has there ever been a night where I've been like 'If I play fucking 'Give It Away' again my cock's gonna fall off'? Yes. There are moments of having a hard time finding the essence and spirit of a song, but in general it's all about the people in the end. It's all about connecting with the people.I try to keep myself in a place of being completely selfless about it and doing my best to use every song, whether it's one I've heard a million times or a new one, as a vehicle for connecting with people and making them feel less alone in the world."[19]

European leg IEdit

The band's European headlining tour began on September 1, 2016 and lasted until mid-December 2016. Deap Vally and Babymetal served as the opening acts. "Feasting on the Flowers" made its live debut on September 8, 2016 in Oslo, followed by "The Longest Wave" second time ever played on September 14 in Helsinki. "Search and Destroy" was performed for the first time since 2003 on September 10, 2016 in Sweden and for the first time with Klinghoffer. At the band's show of October 11, 2016 in Italy, Anthony's 9-year-old son Everly Bear joined his father in singing "Dreams of a Samurai".[20] "Don't Forget Me" was briefly teased in tribute to a fan from Peru who died the previous year. The band's show of October 13, 2016 in Montpellier was cancelled due to weather conditions. The band is trying to reschedule the show.[21] "The Zephyr Song" (which was in the band's setlist on November 1, 2016 but dropped in favor of "Soul to Squeeze") was performed for the first time since 2004 and first time with Josh on November 3, 2016. At the band's show of November 9, 2016 in Amsterdam they performed "Mommy Where's Daddy?". This was only the third time since 1999 the song has been performed. They had previously performed the song acoustically in September 2016 and once in September 2015. "Emit Remmus" was performed for the first time since 2012 while "Catholic School Girls Rule" and "Freaky Styley" were for teased at during the band's show of November 16, 2016 in Denmark. On November 17, 2016 in Germany the band performed "Yertle the Turtle" for the first time since 2001. The song was dedicated to one of the band's longtime fans who had been following them on the tour. Due to Kiedis suffering from flu like symptoms, the band was forced to postpone their December 20 and 21 shows in Ireland until September 20 and 21, 2017.[22]

Los Angeles Rams opener and Silverlake performancesEdit

The band performed two songs before the opening home game of the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 18, 2016. The Rams made their return to Los Angeles after 22 years in St. Louis. "Since I was a little boy, I've taken joy in the beauty of the Rams. When I moved to Los Angeles in 1972, I was getting uprooted from my home and I thought, 'Well, where I'm going they've got the Rams. It's going to be all right'" Flea said.[23] On September 23, 2016, the band performed a short acoustic set at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. "Mommy, Where's Daddy?" from the band's debut album was performed for only the second time in the past 17 years (it was last performed in late 2015) and for the first time ever acoustically.

North American leg IEdit

The band's 51 date North American leg began on January 5, 2017 and concluded on July 1, 2017. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets after selling out quickly and in response to scalpers, second shows in Boston and Philadelphia were added while second and third shows in New York City and Los Angeles were also added. Jack Irons,[24] the band's original drummer and founding member of the band, will serve as opening act on all North American dates while Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Babymetal, IRONTOM and Deerhoof will serve as opening acts at various dates on the leg.[25][26][27] At the opening show on the North American leg in San Antonio on January 5, 2017, the band performed "Breaking the Girl" for the first time since October 2012. "The Zephyr Song" was performed for the first time in the United States since July 2004 during the band's show of January 8, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. At that same show, Josh teased a cover of David Bowie's "The Bewlay Brothers" as a tribute to Bowie who died a year earlier on January 9, 2016. Members of The Meters, The Rebirth Brass Band and Trombone Shorty joined the band on "Give it Away" during their show of January 10, 2017 in New Orleans. The band was forced to postpone their Wichita show on January 15, 2017 to the following night due to inclement weather. On February 13, at their Philadelphia gig band teased 50 seconds version of "Out in L.A", in honor of their 34th anniversary. It was first time that song was performed since 1992 (according to some sources 2004) and first time with Josh.[28] On March 2, 2017, the band announced that they were going to postpone their March 2, 4, 5 shows in Glendale, Denver and San Diego due to Anthony suffering from bronchitis. The San Diego date was rescheduled for later in the month while the other two dates were pushed back to October 2017. On March 17, 2017 at their show in Seattle, the band performed "Charlie" for the first time since 2012. On April 24, 2017 at their show in Jacksonville, "Encore" made its live debut, after some teases throughout the previous tours. At the band's show in Pittsburgh on May 11, 2017 they performed a cover of the Looking Glass song "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)". The song was last performed in 2005 and played at most shows during their Roll on the Red tour. It also appeared on their Live in Hyde Park album. Following the band's performance of May 14, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, Chad Smith sang the University of Michigan fight song "The Victors". Smith's singing of the fight song made national news as the University of Michigan and Ohio State University are longtime sports rivals and Smith was born in Detroit. Smith's drumset also like at past shows in Ohio featured the Michigan Wolverines logo.[29] At the band's show of May 16, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky, "Mommy, Where's Daddy?" was performed. The song, which is very rarely played, was last performed in November 2016 has been performed just four times since 1992 and only three times in the United States since then. "This Ticonderoga" was also performed for just the third time and first time since September 2016. At the band's show of May 18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Josh performed a cover of "Seasons" by Chris Cornell. Cornell, the front man for Soundgarden and Audioslave, was found dead earlier that day.[30] At the band's show on May 28, 2017 in Edmonton they performed "Dosed" for the first time ever. It was teased in the past but the song had never been performed in its entirety since it was released in 2002. Zach Irons, son of founding Chili Peppers member Jack Irons and guitarist for opening act IRONTOM, provided a second guitar on the song. At this same show, Flea also briefly teased "Deep Kick", a song that hasn't been performed since 1996. On June 20, at the band's gig in Montreal, band's cover of Jimi Hendrix's song, a rarely performed "Fire" was played for the first time since November 2016 and for the second time in United States since By the Way Tour in 2003 (first time in September 2015, not counting Silverlake charity event in following month where it was performed acoustically). During the band's show on June 25, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Anthony Kiedis dedicated "Soul to Squeeze" to his father, Blackie Dammett, who was the long time manager of the band's fanclub and ran their website. Kiedis said "If you could be so kind. My father is fixin' to die and that's OK. He's had a wild, great journey and a helluva colourful badass life but he's sick and he's gonna to die now.. He's pretty lost; he's just a spirit but I would like for everyone just to take ten seconds to send him some love, to send his spirit some love because pretty soon he will be sailing on and I would appreciate it if his home town could send him love for a whole ten seconds of love. Let's give it up. Ten! Thank you. Let's do this tune. Appreciate it." Flea also during the show asked for a moment of silence for Hillel Slovak, the band's founding guitarist who died 29 years earlier. Following the moment of silence, Jack Irons joined his former band on stage to perform Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" as a tribute to Slovak.[31][32]

Dave Rat, who has been with the band since February 1991 as the band's sound engineer, announced on January 12, 2017 that he would no longer be working with the band following their show of January 22, 2017 in Minnesota.[33]

At the band's show in Atlanta on April 14, 2017 they shot the music video for their song "Goodbye Angels". Chad Smith told the fans on Twitter to "wear something colorful."[34] The video was released on May 9, 2017.

European leg IIEdit

The band returned to Europe for a second leg starting on July 13, 2017. The leg will consist of mostly festivals along with some headlining dates with the leg expected to conclude on July 31, 2017. The second date on the leg saw the band perform for the first time ever in Benicàssim. The show featured a rare performance of "Fire" which was performed for only the fifth time on this tour. Mauro Refosco, who was a touring member of the band for their previous tour and also a studio musician on their two most recent albums, joined the band on percussion for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" at their July 20, 2017 show in Rome. Kiedis' young son Everly Bear also joined the band onstage to provide some vocals for "Goodbye Angels" which he also would do at the band's very first show in Latvia seven days later.[35]

Dublin rescheduled showsEdit

Due to Anthony Kiedis suffering from the flu, the band's shows on December 20 and 21, 2016 in Dublin at 3Arena were forced to be postponed and were rescheduled for September 20 and 21, 2017 at the same venue. During the band's show on September 21 in Dublin they performed "Get on Top" for the first time with Josh and for the first time since August 2007.

Latin American legEdit

On September 24, 2016, the first date of the leg was confirmed for September 24, 2017 at Rock in Rio. On February 20, 2017 it was announced that the band will perform in Mexico City on October 10, 2017.

North America rescheduled datesEdit

Due to Anthony Kiedis suffering from bronchitis, the band was forced to postpone three shows in March 2017 with two of the shows in Denver and Glendale being rescheduled for October 16 and 18, 2017. The band performed at the Austin City Limits Music Festival that on October 7 and 14, 2017 where Josh Klinghoffer performed "A Face in the Crowd" as a tribute to Tom Petty, who had recently died. Their performance of "What is Soul?" on October 7, 2017 was also dedicated to Petty. The tour officially ended on October 18, 2017 in Arizona.

Critical receptionEdit

The band's concert in Toronto received criticism from Canadian radio broadcaster Alan Cross. In his review of the concert, titled "An Exceptionally Honest Review of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Toronto", Cross wrote that the concert "lacked Red Hotness". He stated that the band was "tardy" in getting to the stage and said that the band telling the audience "how long they had been coming to Toronto and how special we were to them", was something they “must say to all the girls…I mean cities.” Cross wrote that he expected more interaction with the audience and thought that the performance "felt a little cold". Cross further wrote, "I thought we had something special, as most virgins do, but sadly we were just another notch on a tour belt. Where was our love? The love that was going to help justify paying over a hundred bucks to sit in the middle of nowhere? The love that would probably get us to pay it again and again?" Cross claimed that the band gave a “K thanks bye” exit off the stage and wrote on the reaction of fellow concert attendees. "Shocked. Stunned. Pissed. We began making our way to the exits. “What the hell was THAT!?” was the general consensus as we all poured out of the stadium. My eyes continuously locked with other concert-goers, who were also wearing the disappointment on their face." Cross criticized the band for not playing longer than an hour and a half, stating, "Why can’t you be more like your younger brother Dave Grohl? Who can tear the roof off the Molson Amphitheater for three plus hours, pay the fine for going over his set time, all whilst sitting in a chair with a broken leg."[36]

Tour datesEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
Warm-up Shows – North America
February 5, 2016 Los Angeles United States Feel the Bern Benefit N/A N/A N/A
February 6, 2016 San Francisco DirecTV Super Saturday Night
April 13, 2016[37] Los Angeles Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Gala
April 24, 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 29, 2016 Los Angeles Will Ferrell & Chad Smith's Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceañera
Summer festival tour – Europe, North America and Asia
May 22, 2016 Columbus United States Rock on the Range N/A N/A N/A
May 26, 2016 Burbank iHeartRadio Theater
May 29, 2016 Napa BottleRock Napa Valley
June 4, 2016 Mendig Germany Rock am Ring
June 5, 2016 Nuremberg Rock im Park
June 8, 2016 Interlaken Switzerland Greenfield Festival
June 10, 2016 Landgraaf Netherlands Pinkpop
June 12, 2016 Nickelsdorf Austria Novarock
June 14, 2016 Paris France Le Grand Journal/RTL2
June 29, 2016 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
June 30, 2016 Gdynia Poland Open'er Festival
July 2, 2016 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
July 6, 2016 Kiev Ukraine U-Park Festival
July 9, 2016 Moscow Russia Park Live Festival
July 10, 2016 Perthshire Scotland T in the Park
July 15, 2016 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Bluesfest
July 16, 2016 Quebec City Quebec City Summer Festival
July 22, 2016 Ansan South Korea Jisan Valley Rock Festival
July 24, 2016 Yuzawa Japan Fuji Rock Festival
July 29, 2016 Montreal Canada Osheaga Festival
July 30, 2016 Chicago United States Lollapalooza
August 25, 2016 Belfast Northern Ireland Tennent's Vital 37,255 / 37,255 $2,026,562
August 27, 2016 Reading England Reading Festival N/A N/A
August 28, 2016 Leeds Leeds Festival
Headlining tour – European leg I
September 1, 2016 Budapest Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena Deap Vally N/A N/A
September 2, 2016
September 4, 2016 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
September 6, 2016 Berlin Germany Telekom Street Gig
September 8, 2016 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
September 10, 2016 Stockholm Sweden Tele2 Arena
September 13, 2016 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena Battles
September 14, 2016
North America
September 18, 2016 Los Angeles United States Los Angeles Rams pre-game performance N/A N/A N/A
September 23, 2016 Silverlake Conservatory of Music benefit
Headlining tour – European leg I
September 27, 2016 Madrid Spain Barclaycard Center BADBADNOTGOOD N/A N/A
September 28, 2016
October 1, 2016 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
October 2, 2016
October 5, 2016 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion La Femme 27,155 / 27,155 $2,799,690
October 6, 2016
October 8, 2016 Bologna Italy Unipol Arena N/A N/A
October 10, 2016 Turin Pala Alpitour
October 11, 2016
October 15, 2016 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
October 16, 2016
October 18, 2016
North America
October 28, 2016 Los Angeles United States KROQ's Halloween Costume Ball[38] N/A N/A N/A
Headlining tour – European leg I
November 1, 2016 Munich Germany Olympiahalle Deerhoof N/A N/A
November 3, 2016 Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
November 6, 2016 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 21,099 / 21,230 $1,393,360
November 8, 2016 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome N/A N/A
November 9, 2016
November 11, 2016 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
November 14, 2016 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
November 16, 2016 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
November 17, 2016 Hanover Germany TUI Arena
November 19, 2016 Frankfurt Festhalle
November 21, 2016 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
December 5, 2016 London England The O2 Arena Babymetal 35,508 / 36,746 $2,842,300
December 6, 2016
December 8, 2016 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro 12,240 / 12,363 $1,052,170
December 10, 2016 Birmingham England Genting Arena N/A N/A
December 11, 2016
December 14, 2016 Manchester Manchester Arena 29,936 / 32,339 $2,356,080
December 15, 2016
December 18, 2016 London O2 Arena 17,696 / 18,371 $1,475,250
Headlining tour – North American leg
January 5, 2017 San Antonio United States AT&T Center Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Jack Irons
14,209 / 14,504 $1,090,036
January 7, 2017 Houston Toyota Center 12,615 / 12,615 $1,133,116
January 8, 2017 Dallas American Airlines Center 13,509 / 14,373 $1,127,341
January 10, 2017 New Orleans Smoothie King Center 13,179 / 13,179 $1,040,134
January 12, 2017 Memphis FedExForum 12,002 / 12,002 $1,015,832
January 14, 2017 Tulsa BOK Center 11,764 / 11,764 $1,058,948
January 16, 2017 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena 9,352 / 11,036 $830,152
January 18, 2017 St. Louis Scottrade Center 13,836 / 13,836 $1,208,732
January 20, 2017 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena
January 21, 2017 Minneapolis Target Center
February 2, 2017 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 15,500 / 15,951 $1,146,840
February 4, 2017 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 15,118 / 15,118 $1,309,460
February 7, 2017 Boston United States TD Garden 26,145 / 26,145 $2,435,608
February 8, 2017
February 10, 2017 Buffalo KeyBank Center 14,668 / 14,668 $1,334,965
February 12, 2017 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 29,697 / 30,804 $2,452,750
February 13, 2017
February 15, 2017 New York City Madison Square Garden 45,218 / 45,218 $4,287,735
February 17, 2017
February 18, 2017
March 7, 2017 Los Angeles Staples Center 40,383 / 40,383 $3,553,466
March 8, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 12, 2017 Oakland Oracle Arena 13,766 / 13,766 $1,273,634
March 15, 2017 Portland Moda Center 13,446 / 13,446 $1,158,294
March 17, 2017 Seattle Key Arena 11,971 / 12,322 $980,089
March 18, 2017 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 14,556 / 14,556 $1,177,090
March 21, 2017 San Diego United States Valley View Casino Center 10,398 / 10,398 $1,029,938
April 8, 2017[a] Venice Italy Arsenale di Venezia N/A
Headlining tour – North American leg
April 12, 2017 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center Babymetal
Jack Irons
13,745 / 13,745 $1,263,790
April 14, 2017 Atlanta Philips Arena 13,104 / 13,104 $1,225,612
April 15, 2017 Raleigh PNC Arena
April 17, 2017 Charlotte Spectrum Center 12,577 / 14,553 $869,926
April 19, 2017 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 10,182 / 13,294 $743,956
April 22, 2017 North Little Rock Verizon Arena 9,332 / 10,344 $812,574
April 24, 2017 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 11,640 / 11,640 $1,050,900
April 26, 2017 Orlando Amway Center 12,557 / 12,557 $1,178,414
April 27, 2017 Tampa Amalie Arena 12,750 / 12,750 $1,173,543
April 29, 2017 Miami American Airlines Arena 13,554 / 13,554 $1,314,362
May 11, 2017 Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena IRONTOM
Jack Irons
May 13, 2017 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 13,117 / 16,436 $1,018,146
May 14, 2017 Columbus Schottenstein Center 10,738 / 10,738 $937,745
May 16, 2017 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 11,579 / 11,579 $1,047,901
May 18, 2017 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 12,307 / 12,307 $1,126,207
May 19, 2017 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 10,358 / 10,358 $923,784
May 21, 2017 Kansas City Sprint Center 11,726 / 11,726 $1,065,646
May 23, 2017 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 10,947 / 10,947 $953,133
May 26, 2017 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
May 28, 2017 Edmonton Rogers Place
May 29, 2017 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
June 10, 2017 Manchester United States Bonnaroo N/A
June 20, 2017 Montreal Canada Bell Centre Deerhoof
Jack Irons
13,049 / 14,867 $1,047,050
June 22, 2017 Hamilton FirstOntario Centre
June 23, 2017 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre
June 25, 2017 Grand Rapids United States Van Andel Arena 10,975 / 10,975 $969,700
June 28, 2017[b] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater N/A
June 30, 2017 Chicago United Center Deerhoof
Jack Irons
27,356 / 27,356 $2,507,894
July 1, 2017
Headlining tour – European leg II
July 13, 2017 Lisbon Portugal Super Bock Super Rock N/A
July 15, 2017 Benicàssim Spain Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
July 18, 2017 Nyon Switzerland Paléo Festival
July 20, 2017 Rome Italy Ippodromo Capanelle KNOWER
July 21, 2017 Milan Ippodromo del galoppo di San Siro
July 23, 2017 Paris France Lollapalooza N/A
July 25, 2017 Kraków Poland Cracovia Stadium KNOWER
July 27, 2017 Riga Latvia Lucavsala
July 29, 2017 Helsinki Finland Kaisafest N/A
July 31, 2017 Reykjavik Iceland Nyja Laugardalshollin
North America (benefit and festival appearances)
September 9, 2017 Los Angeles United States Silverlake Conservatory of Music N/A
September 15, 2017[c] Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds
September 17, 2017[d] Flushing Citi Field
Headlining tour – Europe (rescheduled shows from December 2016)
September 20, 2017 Dublin Ireland 3Arena Lady Leshurr
September 21, 2017
Headlining tour – South America
September 24, 2017[e] Rio de Janeiro Brazil Barra Olympic Park N/A
North America (includes rescheduled shows from March 2017)
October 7, 2017[f] Austin United States Zilker Park N/A
October 10, 2017 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes Louis Cole
October 11, 2017
October 14, 2017[g] Austin United States Zilker Park N/A
October 16, 2017 Denver Pepsi Center Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Jack Irons
13,323 / 13,323 $1,260,381
October 18, 2017 Glendale Gila River Arena 13,343 / 13,343 $1,273,486

Cancelled/postponed showsEdit

List of cancelled and postponed concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation/postponement
Date City Country Venue Reason/Additional Info
North America
May 14, 2016 Irvine United States Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre KROQ Weenie Roast performance was cancelled when Anthony Kiedis was rushed to hospital prior to show due to stomach pains
May 17, 2016 Burbank[39] iHeartRadio Theater iHeartRadio album preview performance was postponed due to Kiedis recovering from intestinal flu – rescheduled for May 26
October 13, 2016[40] Montpellier France Park&Suites Arena Cancelled due to weather conditions. No rescheduled date has been announced
December 20, 2016 Dublin Ireland 3Arena Postponed due to Anthony suffering from the flu. Rescheduled for September 20 and 21, 2017
December 21, 2016
North America
January 15, 2017 Wichita United States Intrust Bank Arena Postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled for following night
March 2, 2017 Denver United States Pepsi Center Postponed due to Anthony suffering from bronchitis. Rescheduled for October 16, 2017
March 4, 2017 Glendale United States Gila River Arena Postponed due to Anthony suffering from bronchitis. Rescheduled for October 18, 2017
March 5, 2017 San Diego United States Valley View Casino Center Postponed due to Anthony suffering from bronchitis. Rescheduled for March 21, 2017
June 18, 2017 Quebec City Canada Centre Vidéotron Cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Refunds were given to fans who had purchased tickets. No rescheduled date is expected[41]


  1. ^ The show on April 8, 2017, in Venice, Italy was a private performance for artist Damien Hirst's new exhibition "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable"
  2. ^ The show on June 28, 2017, in Millwaukee is a part of Summerfest.
  3. ^ The show on September 15, 2017, in Del Mar is a part of the KAABOO Del Mar festival
  4. ^ The show on September 17, 2017 in Queens is part of The Meadows Music & Arts Festival.
  5. ^ The show on September 24, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro is a part of the Rock in Rio festival.
  6. ^ The show on October 7, 2017, in Austin is part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
  7. ^ The show on October 14, 2017, in Austin is part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Songs performedEdit


Song Album
"Baby Appeal" (tease) The Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Get Up and Jump" (tease)
"Mommy, Where's Daddy?"
"Out in L.A." (tease)
"Police Helicopter"
"Catholic School Girls Rule" (tease) Freaky Styley
"Freaky Styley"
"Yertle the Turtle"
"Fight Like a Brave" (tease) The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
"Funky Crime" (tease)
"Me and My Friends"
"Skinny Sweaty Man" (tease)
"Fire" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) The Abbey Road E.P.
"Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder) Mother's Milk
"Magic Johnson" (tease)
"Nobody Weird Like Me"
"Stone Cold Bush" (tease)
"Blood Sugar Sex Magik" Blood Sugar Sex Magik
"Give It Away"
"Breaking the Girl"
"I Could Have Lied"
"If You Have to Ask"
"The Power of Equality"
"Sir Psycho Sexy"
"Suck My Kiss"
"They're Red Hot" (Robert Johnson)
"Under the Bridge"
"Search and Destroy" (The Stooges) The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience
"Soul to Squeeze" Coneheads: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Aeroplane" One Hot Minute
"Deep Kick" (tease)
"Let's Make Evil" (tease)
"Around the World" Californication
"Emit Remmus"
"Get on Top"
"I Like Dirt"
"Parallel Universe"
"Right on Time"
"Scar Tissue"
"Road Trippin'" (tease)
"By the Way" By the Way
"Can't Stop"
"Don't Forget Me"
"This Is the Place" (tease)
"Universally Speaking"
"The Zephyr Song"
"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" (Looking Glass) Live in Hyde Park
"Charlie" Stadium Arcadium
"Dani California"
"Hard to Concentrate"
"She's Only 18"
"Snow ((Hey Oh))"
"Tell Me Baby"
"Wet Sand"
"The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" I'm with You
"Did I Let You Know"
"Factory of Faith"
"Look Around"
"Pink As Floyd" (tease) I'm Beside You
"Your Eyes Girl" (tease)
"Dark Necessities" The Getaway
"Dreams of a Samurai"
"Feasting on the Flowers"
"The Getaway"
"Go Robot"
"Goodbye Angels"
"The Longest Wave"
"Sick Love"
"This Ticonderoga"
"We Turn Red"

Cover teases (sung/performed by Josh solo unless otherwise noted)Edit

Song Artist
"A Face in the Crowd" Tom Petty
"Across the Universe" The Beatles
"Add It Up" Violent Femmes
"All Night Thing" Temple of the Dog
"Andy Warhol" David Bowie
"Angeles" Elliott Smith
"Answering Machine" The Replacements
"Anthem" Leonard Cohen
"Anymore" Thelonious Monster
"Atomic Dog" (jam – sung by Flea) George Clinton
"Atmosphere" (no vocals) Joy Division
"The Ballad of El Goodo" Big Star
"The Bewlay Brothers" David Bowie
"Big Rock Candy Mountain" (tease – performed by Flea) Harry McClintock
"Blackbird" The Beatles
"Break on Through (To the Other Side)" (full band tease) The Doors
"Brimful of Asha" (no vocals) Cornershop
"Bullet Proof" (tease – sung by Flea and Anthony with Chad on drums) George Clinton
"Burn On" Randy Newman
"Chelsea Hotel No. 2" Leonard Cohen
"Close My Eyes" (no vocals) Arthur Russell
"Cosmic Dancer" T. Rex
"Cracked Actor" (full band performance) David Bowie
"The Crunge" (tease – performed by Chad, Flea and Josh) Led Zeppelin
"Cry Baby Cry" The Beatles
"D'yer Mak'er" (tease/jam – performed by Chad and Josh) Led Zeppelin
"Debaser" Pixies
"Dirty Old Town" Ewan MacColl
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (full band teaser jam) Blue Öyster Cult
"Don't Dream It's Over" Crowded House
"Eye of the Tiger" (tease – performed by Chad and Josh) Survivor
"Family Affair" (tease – sung/performed by Josh, Anthony and Flea) Sly and the Family Stone
"Field Commander Cohen" Leonard Cohen
"Five Years" David Bowie
"Foi Na Cruz" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
"Galveston" Glen Campbell
"Get It On" T. Rex
"Green Acres theme" (tease – sung by Flea, performed by Flea/Chad) Vic Mizzy
"Hands on the Wheel" Willie Nelson
"Heaven" Talking Heads
""Heroes"" David Bowie
"Hey Bulldog" (tease – Anthony on bass, Flea on keyboard, Josh on piano) The Beatles
"Higgs Boson Blues" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
"Hybrid Moments" Misfits
"I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" Peggy Lee
"I Feel You" Depeche Mode
"I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" Morrissey
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" (full band tease) The Stooges
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" (tease – sung by Josh, performed by band) The Beatles
"I Would For You" Jane's Addiction
"If It Be Your Will" Leonard Cohen
"I'll Be Back" The Beatles
"I'm on Fire" Bruce Springsteen
"I'm Set Free" The Velvet Underground
"I'm So Tired" The Beatles
"Into My Arms" Nick Cave
"Io Sono Quel Che Sono" Mina
"It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" Boyz II Men
"Jack the Ripper" Morrissey
"Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais" Serge Gainsbourg
"Johnny B. Goode" (full band tease) Chuck Berry
"The Joker" (tease – sung/performed by Anthony and Chad) Steve Miller Band
"Ladies' Night" (tease – sung by Flea) Kool and the Gang
"The Last Day of Our Acquaintance" Sinéad O'Connor
"Let Me Roll It" Paul McCartney and Wings
"Living Without You" Randy Newman
"Lust for Life" (tease – performed by Chad and Josh) Iggy Pop
"The Mercy Seat" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
"My Death" Jacques Brel
"Nervous Breakdown" (tease – sung/performed by Flea) Black Flag
"O Canada" (no vocals) Calixa Lavallée
"O.D.'d In Denver" Hank Williams Jr.
"The Only Living Boy in New York" Simon & Garfunkel
"Opportunity to Cry" Willie Nelson
"Orange Claw Hammer" (tease – performed by Flea) Captain Beefheart
"Rain" The Beatles
"Red Hot Mama" (tease – sung by Flea) Funkadelic
"Richie Dagger's Crime" (tease – sung/performed by Flea) Germs
"Rock and Roll" (tease – performed by Chad) Led Zeppelin
"Seasons" Chris Cornell
"She's Lost Control" (full band tease/jam) Joy Division
"Show of Strength" (full band tease) Echo & the Bunnymen
"So What If I Did" Thelonious Monster
"Southern Nights" Glen Campbell
"Spectre" Radiohead
"Starman" (full band performance) David Bowie
"Strange Days" (no vocals) The Doors
"Strangers" The Kinks
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" (tease – performed by Chad) U2
"Sway" The Rolling Stones
"Sweet and Low" (tease – performed by Flea and Josh) Fugazi
"Sweet Home Alabama" (no vocals) Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Sycamore Trees" Jimmy Scott
"That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" The Smiths
"That's When I Reach for My Revolver" Mission of Burma
"This Is a Low" Blur
"This Is Where I Belong" The Kinks
"Till There Was You" (tease – sung by Flea) Meredith Willson
"Tonight" (no vocals) Iggy Pop
"Try Again" Big Star
"Twilight" Elliott Smith
"Two of Us" (full band tease) The Beatles
"Until the Ocean" Malfunkshun
"Until Then" (no vocals) Broadcast
"The Victors" (tease – sung by Chad) Louis Elbel
"Waiting Room" (tease – performed by Flea, Chad and Josh) Fugazi
"War Pigs" (tease/jam – performed by Chad and Josh) Black Sabbath
"Warszawa" (no vocals) David Bowie
"Watching the Wheels" John Lennon
"Waterloo Sunset" The Kinks
"We Will Rock You" (drum jam – performed by Chad and Josh) Queen
"What Is Soul?" (tease – normally performed following "Californication") Funkadelic
"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" Gary Portnoy
"Wichita Lineman" Glen Campbell
"Wicked Game" Chris Isaak
"Wild World" Cat Stevens
"You're a Big Girl Now" Bob Dylan


  • The tour also included animated psychedelia visuals by featured animators of Adult Swim's Off the Air because Flea contacted its creator, Dave Hughes to produce such visuals having seen its special "Dan Deacon: When I Was Done Dying" music video. The animators behind the visuals are: Adam Fuchs (Around the World, Give It Away, Otherside), Kokofreakbean (By the Way), Anthony Francisco Schepperd (Give It Away), Hideki Inaba (Dark Necessities, The Getaway), Masanobu Hiraoka (Californication), Emanuele Kabu (Dani California) and Andrew Benson (Nobody Weird Like Me).[44]


  • Flea – bass, backing vocals, keyboards (during jam on 6/10/16)
  • Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals, bass (during jam on 6/10/16)
  • Josh Klinghoffer – guitar, backing vocals, piano (during jam on 6/10/16)
  • Chad Smith – drums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Chris Warren – keyboards, drum synthesizer, percussion
  • Nate Walcott – piano, keyboards, trumpet
  • Samuel Bañuelos III – second bass (on "Go Robot" and "Encore")
Guest musicians
Guest Date
George Porter, Jr. (The Meters) (bass on "Give it Away") April 24, 2016
Ziggy Modeliste (The Meters) (drums on "Give it Away")
Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) (keyboards on "Give it Away")
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) April 29, 2016
Stewart Copeland (The Police)
Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
Fred Armisen
Josh Freese (Devo)
Will Ferrell
Thundercat (bass on "Go Robot") May 26, 2016
Everly Bear Kiedis (vocals on "Dreams of a Samuari") October 10, 2016
Babymetal (on "Nobody Weird Like Me") December 14, 2016
George Porter Jr. (The Meters) (bass on "Give it Away") January 10, 2017
Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) (keyboards on "Give it Away") January 10, 2017
Trombone Shorty (Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue) (trombone on "Give it Away") January 10, 2017
The Rebirth Brass Band (on "Give it Away") January 10, 2017
Everly Bear Kiedis (vocals on "Go Robot") February 12, 2017
Zack Irons (guitar on "Dosed") May 28, 29, 2017 and October 18, 2017
Jack Irons (drums on "Fire") June 25, 2017 and October 18, 2017
Mauro Refosco (percussion on "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie") July 20, 2017
Everly Bear Kiedis (vocals on "Goodbye Angels") July 20 and 27, 2017
Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir (vocals on "Californication", "Under the Bridge" and "By the Way") September 9, 2017
Zack Irons (guitar on "The Longest Wave") October 18, 2017

Opening actsEdit

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