Garage Rock

It's the four-piece's first indoor UK gig in almost three years...

Red Hot Chili Peppers played a rare, low-key London show last night (May 31) in front of a largely invited audience.

The four-piece took to the stage at the Highbury Garage for an hour-long set, a rare outing in front of so small a crowd – around 400 people were packed in. It was their first indoor UK date since December 1999.

The band debuted just three, untitled, new songs from forthcoming new album ‘By The Way’, keeping instead to their greatest hits. As well as ‘Scar Tissue’, ‘Give It Away’ and old Chili Peppers standard ‘Power Of Equality’, the band closed their set, following a two song encore, with their classic ‘Under The Bridge’.

The group said little during the entire show, with the most distinctive thing about them being bassist’s Flea’s blue hair.

Red Hot Chili Peppers return to London for a show at the Dockland’s Arena on June 26.