After a wild summer time of taking part in bought out stadiums within the US and past, Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers returned to New York Metropolis to play one of many smallest-capacity exhibits of their tour on Tuesday evening (September thirteenth). Though The Apollo Theater doesn’t have the dimensions of, say, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, it definitely has the historical past. “I’m standing the place Duke Ellington stood,” mentioned Flea early on within the present, ensuring the band paid their respects to probably the most legendary efficiency venues within the nation.
Fortunately, Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers positively know tips on how to convey their finest to a legendary location like The Apollo. It wasn’t simply the venue that made this efficiency particular; the present was set to be recorded and broadcast on Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers’ unique SiriusXM channel, Entire Lotta Crimson, as part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Collection, and can proceed to be rebroadcast all through the month.
It’s not each day you get to see such a world class band on such a small, historic stage ❤️ @siriusxm @Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers #rhcp #90s #theapollo #nyc
♬ authentic sound – consequence
Not solely had been there varied celebrities in attendance final evening (together with Questlove, Michael J. Fox, Colin Jost, and Scarlett Johansson), the band was launched by none aside from Chris Rock. “I do know for many of us, that is the primary time we’ve been out for the reason that Queen died,” Rock joked earlier than asserting the Chili Peppers as “the best band within the motherfuckin’ land.”
The present started with a full-throttle, experimental jam from the trio of bassist Flea, just lately returned guitarist John Frusciante, and drummer extraordinaire Chad Smith — who occurred to be celebrating his anniversary along with his spouse, Nancy, final evening (Anthony Kiedis, who typically spotlighted Smith by howling “Chad Motherfuckin’ Gaylord Smith!!!!” all through the present, took a second to want him and his spouse a cheerful anniversary).