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Red Hot Chili PeppersMaimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany
26th June 2023
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Special Guest: Iggy Pop - Support: The Mars Volta

This is how “HOT” the RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS were in Mannheim! Around 35,000 Rock fans flooded the Mannheim Maimarkt grounds on Monday evening. The reason? THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS played their only concert in Germany in wonderful, very hot summer weather, supported by IGGY POP and THE MARS VOLTA.

The Mars Volta

With THE MARS VOLTA, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS brought a world-class support on stage. The Progressive Metal band welcomed the audience with “We are Tokio Hotel” and then played a mix of Progressive Rock, Salsa, Jazz and many other musical styles. Admittedly, it was sometimes hard to hear the end of one song and the beginning of another, but no matter, the audience and the band had a great time. /

01. Drunkship of Lanterns (first half)
02. L’Via L’Viaquez
03. Graveyard Love
04. Drunkship of Lanterns (second half, on setlist as “Shipdrunk”)

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Iggy Pop

As a special guest, IGGY POPP heated up the audience. With a naked chest and a lot of anger in his belly, the “Godfather of Punk” stormed across the stage. Hard to believe, but the Rock icon is now 76(!) years old. And he can still do it! With ‘Lust for Life’ or an extra-long version of ‘The Passenger’ he showed the audience what Punk is. Iggy then left the stage with ‘Search And Destroy’, but not before dropping the microphone loudly and giving it a good kick. /

01. Rune (Noveller cover)
02. Five Foot One
03. T.V. Eye (The Stooges song)
04. Modern Day Rip Off
05. Raw Power (Iggy and The Stooges song)
06. The Passenger
07. Lust for Life
08. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges song)
09. Frenzy
10. Search and Destroy (Iggy and The Stooges song)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

When you think of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, you immediately think of at least one of their countless world hits - ‘Californication’, ‘Around the World’, ‘Snow (Hey Oh)’ and many, many more. These and many other “classics”, but also songs from their current albums were performed by the four boys. With almost 40 years of music history under their belts, they have fortunately not become any quieter. Quite the opposite! With extensive guitar solos, fat basses and fast raps, the four Americans rocked Mannheim. /

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Music & Performance
Extensive announcements or audience interactions are not really their thing. Instead, there were wild jumps, a wacky, very colourful stage show and a really fat sound for “Mann-fucking-heim”. Bassist Flea entered the stage on his hands and had a great time playing the entertainer. And Anthony Kidies let himself be celebrated by the crowd. Although he didn’t dance quite as wildly this time, you couldn’t tell he had an injury to his leg. You couldn’t be in Mannheim? No problem! On 30th June, the RHCP will be back in Belgium at Rock Werchter, or you can have a look at our picture galleries now.

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01. Intro Jam
02. Around the World
03. Scar Issue
04. Snow (Hey Oh)
05. Here Ever After
06. Suck my Kiss
07. Eddie
08. Soul To Squeeze
09. Me & My Friends
10. These Are The Ways
11. Throw Away Your Television
12. Tell Me Baby
13. Whatchu Thinkin’
14. Californication
15. Black Summer
16. By The Way
17. I Could Have Lied
18, Give It Away

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