Red Hot Chili Peppers to play for the Dalai Lama

Rockers will put on a show for His Holiness when he visits Portland, Oregan

Red Hot Chili Peppers to play for the Dalai Lama
It seems nobody, not even religious leaders, can escape the Red Hot Chili Peppers this year, as they've announced that they will play for the Dalai Lama.

The band, who have been touring non-stop for the last year and a half and have just headlined Coachella Festival in California, will play for His Holiness during his visit to Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon on May 11 as part of the Dalai Lama Environmental Summit.

According to a press release (via Consequence of Sound): "The musical element of this event is intended to be a display of joyful celebration and an inspiration to future generations to care for our planet. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been great supporters of the Tibetan cause, of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and of the need to work to protect and preserve our environment."

Back in February, the band unveiled the latest track in the set of 18 new singles they are slowly releasing to fans via their website. The sixth of nine instalments, you can hear the eight-minute long 'In Love Dying' below. All of the tracks were written and recorded while touring their 10th studio album 'I'm With You'.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Boy George on cancelled Culture Club tour: 'Everything is on hold'
Dave Grohl performs acoustic version of Foo Fighters' 'Something From Nothing' -...
Joanna Gruesome win Welsh Music Prize with debut LP 'Weird Sister'
De La Soul joined by Chuck D on new song 'The People' - listen
Kurt Cobain documentary maker says film will receive UK theatrical release in spring 2015
Jimmy Page praises Royal Blood for 'taking the genre up a few serious notches'
Killer Mike says Run The Jewels spent most of their time 'high as a kite' while making...
Plans emerge that show closed London venue Madame Jojo’s was already due to be demolished
Sleaford Mods: ''Divide And Exit' changed our life course'
Robbie Williams to challenge Take That with surprise new solo album
Noel Gallagher says he gets recognised more for 'Gogglebox' appearance than music
Arctic Monkeys alert fans to 'fraudulent promotions' of fake 2015 gig
Roskilde announce Muse, St Vincent and more for 2015 festival
Twin Atlantic postpone gig at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
The Courteeners' Heaton Park gig sells out in under an hour
Bastille team up with Haim on new track 'Bite Down' – listen
Frank Ocean shares new song 'memrise' online – listen
The View announce UK tour, confirm fifth album sessions with Albert Hammond Jr.
Damon Albarn rumoured to be working on new Adele album
Noel Gallagher 'ends texts to Russell Brand with 'Parklife' jibe'
Jennifer Lawrence set to enter UK singles chart with 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part...
AC/DC reveal guitarist Malcolm Young already showed 'symptoms of dementia' in 2008

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM