Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked Sunderland last weekend with a blistering - and very loud - evening of funk rock. Although the are not among my favourite bands (I don't own a single CD of theirs) I can appreciate a good show when I see one.
In fact it was a six-hour musical extravaganza, with no fewer than three support acts, the first of which appeared as early as 5.00 p.m.
They were Reverend and the Makers, followed an hour or so later by...
...The Futureheads, who played through the topical deluge of rain. Next up were...
...The Wombats. Of the three, they were probably the most interesting. Shortly after 9.00 p.m. the Red Hot Chili Peppers finally appeared on stage, full of energy, antics and everything turned up to 11.
I'm not an expert on their music, so instead of a blow-by-blow account I will merely show a few photographs and add the set list.
Monarchy of Roses
I Like Dirt
The Adventures of Rain Dance
Right on Time
If You Have to Ask
Under the Bridge
By the Way
Suck My Kiss
Soul to Squeeze
Give It Away
Quite a night! It meant missing the England v Italy match (I missed England v Sweden the previous week for similar reasons) but that was probably a good thing.
Keep up the Red Hot Chili Peppers by visiting their official website.