Band performed at a charity gig in aid of Silverlake Conservatory of Music on Saturday night
Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a rare acoustic set in Los Angeles over the weekend.
The band performed at a charity gig in aid of Silverlake Conservatory of Music on Saturday night (October 17). Red Hot Chili Peppers opened the show with a short acoustic set before performances from Kamasi Washington and headliner John Legend.
During their five-song set, Red Hot Chili Peppers played a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s hit ‘Fire’, a song they have covered many times in the past. They also played fan favourites ‘By The Way’, ‘Sir Psycho Sexy’, ‘Californication’ and ‘Around The World’.
Red Hot Chili Peppers played:
‘By the Way’
‘Sir Psycho Sexy’
‘Around the World’
Stereogum reports that in addition to the live music, the charity event was attended by 300 people and included an auction of art by famous artists including Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Shepard Fairey. All proceeds went to support the Silverlake Conservatory Of Music.
Red Hot Chili Peppers did not play any new songs at the gig, with frontman Anthony Kiedis recently saying that the band were too fearful to perform fresh material live as they know footage would be posted online.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about the upcoming gig, Kiedis said the difficult part for him will be not playing new material. “The torture about doing this [show] is that we’ve been writing new music for the last year, and we’ve written some songs that I feel are as good as any songs we’ve ever written. We’re just dying to play the new songs — but we can’t, because every single human has a recording device on them at all times.”
Late last year, Kiedis’ bandmate Flea confirmed Red Hot Chili Peppers are recording a new album and described it as “super danceable”.