By Richard Hernandez | Photo from redhotchilipeppers.com
Following the release of their new album, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released plans for an upcoming tour, that was about a year ago. The show originally scheduled for March got pushed back to September, and many fans were left waiting. However, the long awaited concert was worth it.
As opening act Band of Skulls wrapped up with their set fans all around were anxious in anticipation. The clock began to make its way to nine and the lights dimmed and the booming sound of drummer, Chad Smith, banging his drum set began to fill the air. Everyone immediately jumped to their feet, and as bass player, Flea, and new band member, Josh Klinghoffer, began to jam out. The much awaited concert was finally upon fans. With lead singer, Anthony Kiedis, finally hitting the stage the band began to play one of their new singles “Monarchy of Roses” and had the crowd pumped.
The band rocked hard throughout their setlist. The show included songs from past albums and the bands latest realease “I’m With You.” The band proved to truly be connected with the fans with their setlist playing hit songs “Can’t Stop,” “Dani California,” “Soul to Squeeze,” “Scar Tissue,” “Under the Bridge,” and new single “Look Around”.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ claim to fame was their high energy shows. And after 20 years the energy is still as high as it’s ever been. The show was well worth the wait and it was hard to find a fan who didn’t walk out of the AT&T Center with a big smile on their face.