RHCP 5/3/22

It was a bittersweet show for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Sunday (May 1st) when they played the spot at New Orleans at Jazz Fest originally intended for the Foo Fighters.

Ultimate Classic Rock reported drummer Chad Smith addressed the occasion and took the time to salute his dear friend, the late-Taylor Hawkins, telling the crowd, “We just found out about this (gig) two weeks ago, because Foo Fighters were supposed to play here tonight. We love the Foo Fighters, and we love our brother Taylor Hawkins. So, this means a lot to us to be able to play for them.”

Smith mentioned that some of the band were in attendance along with Hawkins’ widow Alison and spurred the crowd to chant, “We love Taylor!”

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers North American dates tour dates (subject to change):
    July 23 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High (with HAIM and Thundercat)
    July 27 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park (with HAIM and Thundercat)
    July 29 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium (with Beck and Thundercat)
    July 31 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium (with Beck and Thundercat)
    August 3 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium (with The Strokes and King Princess)
    August 10 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 12 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 14 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 17 – E. Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 19 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 21 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 30 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 1 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 8 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 10 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with St. Vincent and Thundercat)
    September 15 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 18 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 25 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival

TL; DR

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers saluted late-Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins during their set at Sunday’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The Chili Peppers took over the Foos’ slot upon Hawkins’ death. 

FAST FACTS

  • Last month, the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Unlimited Love, debuted at Number One, marking the band’s first chart-topper since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium.