Ultimately evening’s (April 1) present on the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers carried out their 1991 hit ‘Give It Away’ with none aside from Parliament-Funkadelic chief George Clinton.
Along with being their first full-scale gig since final October – and the primary to see John Frusciante play guitars with them reside since 2007 – the present celebrated the discharge of the Chili Pepper’s twelfth album, ‘Limitless Love’, which landed yesterday through Warner. They performed 5 tracks from the report, together with the reside debuts of ‘Aquatic Mouth Dance’, ‘Right here Ever After’ and ‘Not The One’.
Including to the joy was the truth that followers have been solely clued into the gig’s existence a couple of days earlier than it went down, with tickets occurring sale – and subsequently promoting out – yesterday morning. George Clinton joined the band to carry out ‘Give It Away’ as an encore, including a placing new dynamic to the tune.
Take a look at some fan-shot footage of the efficiency beneath:
On Thursday (March 31), Clinton – who produced the band’s second album, 1985’s ‘Freaky Styley’ – appeared at the revealing of the Chili Peppers’ star on the Hollywood Stroll Of Fame. Alongside all 4 members of the band themselves, Clinton and Woody Harrelson delivered speeches concerning the Chili Peppers’ legacy and influence.
In a four-star overview of ‘Limitless Love’, NME’s Ali Shutler wrote: “There’s rather a lot to ‘Limitless Love’, each in scale and ambition. It’s directly acquainted – with out being boring – and contemporary (however by no means on the expense of the band’s identification). On their twelfth album, Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers not solely get snug with their very own spectacular legacy, however show there’s loads extra to return.”
Earlier at this time (April 2), drummer Chad Smith shared a poignant video paying tribute to his late buddy and colleague, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died final month at age 50. The 2-minute video includes a handful of humorous interactions between the pair, interview snippets and efficiency clips, with the Foo Fighters track ‘My Hero’ laid overtop.
In the meantime, Clinton is primed to carry out his closing run of reveals within the UK subsequent month. The Parliament-Funkadelic legend introduced his retirement from the street virtually two years in the past, however because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, his UK farewell tour was placed on maintain. He’ll play seven gigs over eight days, taking to levels in Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, Margate and Scarborough. Discover tickets right here.