Published Feb 09, 2020Back in December, Red Hot Chili Peppers thrilled fans by reuniting with classic-era guitarist John Frusciante. Now, the reassembled four-piece have performed their first show of the new era.
The performance happened on Saturday (February 8) at a memorial put on by the Tony Hawk Foundation for late film producer Andrew Burkle (son of billionaire Ronald Burkle). Tony Hawk posted some clips of RHCP on his Instagram, including a rendition of "Give It Away" and a cover of the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog." Curiously, drummer Chad Smith appears to be absent from the performance.
This is the first time Frusciante has appeared publicly with Red Hot Chili Peppers since 2007. See clips of the performance below.
Intriguingly, Frusciante also sat in a performance by Jane's Addition, playing alongside former Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro. (Famously, Frusciante has previously refused to perform any of the songs RHCP wrote with Navarro.) Watch them play "Mountain Song" below.
Also below, see some photos of Navarro posing with the Chili Peppers.
RHCP have a few festival dates coming up in the next few months. They have said that they're working on a new album.