Red Hot Chili Peppers in Big Sur: Just a Taste
August 8, 2011
It's been nearly five years since their last album Stadium Arcadium, and master axeman John Frusciante has since left the band, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers continue to exude that infectious rock and roll energy even in their 40s—and Frusciante's replacement Josh Klinghoffer has quickly proved he's quite worthy.
A couple weeks ago, I saw a super-secret Chili Peppers show at the intimate Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. The performance included several new tunes and took place about a month before Anthony, Flea and the crew release their forthcoming album, I'm With You, on Aug. 30.
On the same day as the Rick Rubin-produced LP hits the streets, Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I'm With You—a live concert broadcast (high-definition from Cologne, Germany) of every song on the album plus older hits—will play at 450 select movie theaters across the country. Locally, the concert will be broadcast at Del Monte Center in Monterey at 8pm. There will also be an encore screening on Sept. 1.
The Chili Peppers will be on tour in Asia, Europe and South America through the end of the year. No word yet if the gang and their tube socks will be getting rowdy in the states.