By Alan Davies
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
RED Hot Chili Peppers headlined a massive open-air concert in Knebworth Park on Saturday night and if you missed the gig – or want to hear it again – you can now order a live download of the show.
Monarchy of Roses; Around the World; Dani California; Otherside; Throw Away Your Television; Can’t Stop; Pea; Soul to Squeeze; The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie; Charlie; Under the Bridge; Higher Ground; Californication; Factory of Faith; By the Way.
* Encore: Encore Jam; Sir Psycho Sexy; They’re Red Hot; Suck My Kiss; Give It Away; Outro Jam.
YOU’VE seen the band on stage, got the tour T-shirt, struggled home in the rain... and now you can listen to a full live recording of the gig.
To combat poor quality live copies, RHCP fans can download professionally recorded and mixed full concerts from the band’s current tour – including the Californian quartet’s two England dates at Knebworth Park on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday’s show at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
Each gig will be available for purchase in MP3, true CD quality FLAC and iTunes-friendly Apple Lossless formats, with the Knebworth show recorded and mixed by Adam Noble.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – singer Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, drummer Chad Smith and bassist Flea – opened their 80,000-capacity Hertfordshire gig with recent single Monarchy of Roses before blasting out Around the World, Dani California and Otherside.
The Knebworth set list also included Can’t Stop, Soul to Squeeze and chart-topping hit The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie – rather apt considering the wet weather.
The Chilis later played classic track Under the Bridge, which was described as “awesome” by Welwyn Hatfield Times reporter Mark Hemmings in the crowd.
However, the likes of Scar Tissue and The Zephyr Song were notable absentees from the set list.
The band rounded off their main set with a cover of Stevie Wonder song Higher Ground, Californication, Factory of Faith from recent number one album I’m With You and By the Way.
The six-song encore included Sir Psycho Sexy, Suck My Kiss and Give It Away.
To order a live recording of the band’s triumphant Knebworth show, go to www.redhotchilipeppers.com/tour/past or click on the link above right for further details.
* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out Wednesday, for a full review and picture spread from the Red Hot Chili Peppers gig at Knebworth.