Posted in music | pictures on February 3, 2014

photos by Adela Loconte

RHCP @ Barclays Center - 2/1/14
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers came to NYC for Super Bowl weekend, playing a WFAN-presented pre-game show at Barclays Center on Saturday (2/1) with MS MR, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, New Politics and Basic Vacation, before "crashing" Bruno Mars' halftime show to play "Give It Away." A Rolling Stone review of the Barclays show points out that Flea said it was "one last blowout" before they "go into a period of hibernation and make a new record." The review continues:

Even though the band's first record turns 30 this year, it focused its set list on the last decade or so. The Chili Peppers' cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" - a punky highlight in the show - was the only Eighties song the group played. Instead they focused on hits ("Under the Bridge," "Californication") and the finer points of their most recent album, 2011's I'm With You, like the sex-charged "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie." It was a party.
Pictures of all five bands from the Barclays show are in this post.

More pics, RHCP's setlist, and a video of them playing with Bruno Mars during the halftime show in case you need to see that again, below...

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Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

J. Roddy Waltson & the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

MS MR

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

New Politics

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bruno Mars & RHCP Super Bowl Halftime Show

Bruno Mars & RHCP ~ pepsi 1/2Time Super Bowl... by HumanSlinky

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Barclays Center - 2/1/14 Setlist: (via)
Intro Jam
Can't Stop
Dani California
Otherside
Factory of Faith
Snow ((Hey Oh))
I Like Dirt
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Higher Ground
Under the Bridge
Ethiopia
Californication
By the Way

Encore:
Chad & Mauro & Josh Jam (The Star-Spangled Banner performed by Flea)
Around the World
Soul to Squeeze
Give It Away

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Comments (35)

Pit tickets were $400 and they played 15 songs. Weak.

Posted by jawn | February 3, 2014 8:46 AM

mommy from vogue got us free tickets & a few decks for the evening! Thanks mommy from vogue!

Posted by diiver of diivs | February 3, 2014 8:52 AM

8:46 is 100% correct

it was a good show, not great- way too short and way too expensive

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 8:56 AM

Chili Peppers are a band you like when you're 14-16 and don't really know any better. Embarrassing music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:10 AM

Wow what a shit set and 15 songs - everything they've done after blood sugar is terrible - im sure ms mr and new politics were probably better than rhcp - glad I saw them when they good back in the day at L'Amour for $10

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:13 AM

They're still relevant?

They were already old when Dani California was in Rock Band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:17 AM

The set doesn't have any songs from the 1st 3 Lps. which in my opinion are the 3 essential RHCP lps

Posted by J | February 3, 2014 9:23 AM

Why does a band with 30 years of history need so many openers?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:25 AM

Stick a fork in these clowns

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:31 AM

"im sure ms mr and new politics were probably better than rhcp"

You must have been partying with Philip Seymour Hoffman to make a comment like that.

Ms/Mr is like No Doubt with less talent (if you can imagine that) and New Politcs couldn't draw a reaction from the crowd if that break dancing lead singer(yup that's right) lit himself on fire on stage. Go back to Copenhagen.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:35 AM

Oh, for fuck's sake.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:47 AM

I think it would have been more appropriate to have Barney shouting "WE WANT CHILLY WILLY" than any more press for RHCP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjgVQCnSTlw

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:48 AM

damn, then they only did 1 at the SB, not a good weekend for RHCP fans

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:14 AM

PSH went under the bridge. Did the RHCP kill PSH? Look at the letters. Illuminati, ya'll.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:29 AM

I think a 15-song set filled with mostly older hits is still better than a 25 song set with a ton of shit from their newest album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:37 AM

I think this 15-song set of mostly older hits is better than a 25-song set with a bunch of garbage from their newest album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:38 AM

the universe is unfair when heroin kills a great actor like PSH and somehow it can't finish off this bunch of goons or scott weiland.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:43 AM

RHCP have always sucked

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:51 AM

Looks like a night of Americas Got Talent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:55 AM

^ minus the talent of course...

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:03 AM

10:43 turns out the universe has a higher tolerance for funky fusion rock than it does shitty over-acting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:06 AM

what a bunch of debbie downers

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:47 AM

Must be a bunch of new Q-Prime artists filling out the bill to compensate for a short overpriced RHCP super bowl warm up gig.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:47 PM

@12:47 Clearly you have a firm grasp on how the music industry works. Or Google for that matter.

Oh, I'd like a side of fries with that. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 1:18 PM

four openers to justify a shitty 15 song set - welcome to the new rhcp

it's time for them to go away forever

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:33 PM

***15 Songs ONLY*** I was PISSED OFF!! What a freaking waste after sitting through all of those horrible opening bands.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 2:52 PM

are new politics the same as the new radicals? i really hope so...

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 3:18 PM

all opening bands were totally lame The Chili peppers kicked ass .Lots of energy combined with great fu##n' music. Best crowd response to a band I've seen at a stadium event in a long time. Sure they could have played longer but "Ya can't always get whatcha want"

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:54 AM

thanks so much
best regards

Posted by arabblog | February 4, 2014 10:37 AM

no, the guy from new radicals wore that fishing hat over his eyes, insulted beck, courtney love, marilyn manson, and hanson, apologized to beck, and was scared that marilyn manson was going to hurt him

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 11:03 AM

how was the pit crowded when tix were $400? also JRW&B are always great live.

Posted by Scooby Doosh | February 6, 2014 2:02 PM

Love all their songs but this Californication is one of my favorite. 

Posted by Hartwell | February 13, 2014 5:01 AM

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