RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS performed their second sold-out show in LONDON’s HYDE PARK yesterday (June 20) to an estimated 100,000 people.
The funk rock veterans laced their set list with a selection of tracks from their greatest hits including ‘Otherside’, ‘By the Way’ and ‘Under The Bridge’.
They also performed a series of covers such as Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’, [a][/a]’s ‘Transmission’ and Looking Glass’ 70s hit ‘Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)’, which singer Anthony Kiedis dedicated to a redhead in the crowd.
The day got off to a stormy start when support band Chicks On Speed were bottled by a hostile crowd.
Halfway through the song ‘Mind Your Own Business’, singer Alex Murray Leslie pleaded with the fans to stop throwing bottles at the band.
Before the group left the stage, Murray Leslie said: “We don’t like having bottles thrown at us.”
James Brown received a warmer reception as the crowd cheered to hits like ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ and ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)’.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will move on to play the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Wednesday (June 23) before they finish with their final London show on Friday (June 25).
The London shows are also being recorded for a live album, released later this year.