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May
9
2017

Goodbye Angels: Music Video

The music video for “Goodbye Angels” was released on May 9, 2017. Directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir & starring Klara Kristin.

Dec
4
2016

Sick Love: Music Video

The music video for “Sick Love” was released on December 4, 2016. Directed & illustrated by Beth Jeans Houghton.

Sep
8
2016

Go Robot: Music Video

The music video for “Go Robot” was released on September 8, 2016. Directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir.

Jun
17
2016

Dark Necessities: Music Video

The music video for “Dark Necessities” was released on this day. Directed by Olivia Wilde.

Jun
17
2016

The Getaway

The Getaway, the band’s eleventh studio album, was released on June 17, 2016. Produced by Danger Mouse. Featuring the singles “Dark Necessities,” “Go Robot,” “Sick Love” & “Goodbye Angels.” Listen here.

Aug
16
2012

Brendan's Death Song [Extended Version]

Extended version of the “Brendan’s Death Song” music video is released.

Aug
10
2012

I'm With You Sessions

I’m Beside You is released in nine installments digitally and on 7″ vinyl. The compilation, taken from the I’m With You Sessions, is later released as a 12″ vinyl.

Produced by Rick Rubin. Artwork by Kelsey Brookes. Learn more here.

Jun
28
2012

Brendan's Death Song

The music video for “Brendan’s Death Song” is released, directed by Marc Klasfeld. The video was shot in New Orleans, Louisiana and pays homage to the band’s long time friend Brendan Mullen.

Apr
14
2012

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Chris Rock inducts the Red Hot Chili Peppers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jan
17
2012

RHCP Mobile App

The official Red Hot Chili Peppers mobile app is released.

To download on an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, click here.

To download on an Android device, click here.

Nov
14
2011

Monarchy of Roses

The music video for “Monarchy Of Roses” is released, directed by Marc Klasfeld and inspired by the artwork of the artist Raymond Pettibon.

Nov
7
2011

Live Downloads

Professionally mixed and mastered live downloads are available from I’m With You World tour, beginning with the show at the O2 Arena in London, England.

To view all available shows, please click here.

Oct
31
2011

View from the Road: South America

Oct
21
2011

View from the Road: Europe

Oct
17
2011

View from the Road: Cologne

Oct
10
2011

View from the Road: Asia

Sep
11
2011

I’m With You World Tour

The  I’m With You World Tour begins in Bogota, Colombia. The tour includes over 135 shows.

 

Aug
29
2011

I'm With You

I’m With You, the band’s tenth studio album, is released. Produced by Rick Rubin. Artwork by Damien Hirst. Listen here.

Aug
17
2011

The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie

The music video for “The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie” is released, directed by Marc Klasfeld.

Jan
2
2011

Josh Joins The Band

Josh Klinghoffer joins the band as lead guitarist.

Jan
29
2010

MusiCares 20th Annual Person of the Year

RHCP, with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, play at MusiCares 20th Annual Person of the Year event honoring Neil Young.

Jul
29
2009

John leaves RHCP

John leaves RHCP.

May
8
2009

Fifth Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert

Anthony, Flea, Chad, and Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, along with Ron Wood, Iggy Pop, The Mars Volta, Ivan Neville, Bob Forrest and Elijah Forrest, play at the Fifth Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert honoring Anthony.

Sep
27
2008

The Fourth Annual Hullabaloo

Flea performs at the Fourth Annual Hullabaloo to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic String Bass Quartet.

Sep
4
2008

Rock 4 Change Benefit

John, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, and Stella Mozgawa perform at the Rock 4 Change benefit.

Aug
8
2008

The New American Music Union Festival

Anthony hosts The New American Music Union Festival and books the lineup, which includes Bob Dylan, Gnarls Barkley, and The Roots.

Jun
14
2008

London International Music Show

Chad performs at the London International Music Show.

Jul
7
2007

Live Earth at Wembley Stadium

RHCP play Live Earth at Wembley Stadium.

Jun
18
2007

Charlie

The band launches a contest for fans to create the “Charlie” music video. The winning video, directed by Omri Cohen, was selected out of over 2,600 submissions.

May
5
2007

Silverlake Conservatory‚Äã Benefit

RHCP plays with Eddie Vedder, Charlie Haden, and The Ditty Bops at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory, founded by Flea and Keith Barry in 2001.

Mar
3
2007

Hump de Bump

The music video for “Hump de Bump” is released. Directed by Chris Rock.

Feb
12
2007

Desecration Smile

The music video for “Desecration Smile” is released. Directed by Gus Van Sant.

Feb
11
2007

The Grammys

Stadium Arcadium wins Grammys for best rock album and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal for “Dani California.” RHCP performs “Snow ((Hey Oh)).”

Photo credit: Kevin Winter

Jan
1
2007

Stadium Arcadium Tour

Stadium Arcadium tour continues in the U.S., with Gnarls Barkley opening, then continues to Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. 

Dec
12
2006

Snow ((Hey Oh))

The music video for “Snow ((Hey Oh))” is released. Directed by Nick Wickham, the video was shot at two shows in East Rutherford, New Jersey in October 2006.

Nov
21
2006

American Music Awards

RHCP win the American Music Awards’ favorite pop/rock band/duo/group and favorite alternative artist.


Jul
7
2006

Tell Me Baby

The music video for “Tell Me Baby” is released. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

May
13
2006

Stadium Arcadium World Tour

Stadium Arcadium world tour begins.

May
9
2006

Stadium Arcadium

Stadium Arcadium, featuring 28 tracks across two discs, is released. Produced by Rick Rubin. Listen now.

Apr
4
2006

Dani California

The music video for “Dani California” is released. Directed by Tony Kaye.

Jul
2
2005

Las Vegas’ Centennial Celebration

RHCP plays a free show for Las Vegas’ centennial celebration.

Feb
11
2005

MusiCare’s Tribute To The Beach Boys

RHCP play the MusiCare’s tribute to The Beach Boys.

Oct
23
2004

Neil Young’s Annual Bridge School Benefit

RHCP play Neil Young’s Annual Bridge School Benefit, with Ben Harper, Eddie Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tegan & Sara, Sir Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, and Los Lonely

Jun
19
2004

Hyde Park

RHCP play Hyde Park concerts in London.

Jun
1
2004

Summer Tour 2004

RHCP tour U.S., Japan, and Europe.

Nov
3
2003

Fortune Faded

Directed by Laurent Briet, the music video for “Fortune Faded” is released.

Sep
15
2003

Universally Speaking

The music video for “Universally Speaking” is released, directed by Dick Rude and starring Dave Sheridan.

Aug
23
2003

Slane Castle

RHCP headline Slane Castle.

Apr
14
2003

Coachella

RHCP headline Coachella in Indio, California.

Jan
24
2003

Can't Stop

The music video for “Can’t Stop” is released. Directed by Mark Romanek.

Jan
1
2003

By The Way World Tour Continues

By The Way tour continues in Europe and back to the U.S., where opening acts include The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Snoop Dogg, Flaming Lips, and Mike Watt. 

Dec
1
2002

The Zephyr Song

The music video for “The Zephyr Song” is released. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Jul
9
2002

By The Way

The eighth studio album By The Way is released. Produced by Rick Rubin. Artwork by Julian Schnabel. Listen here.

Jul
1
2002

By The Way World Tour

RHCP tour the U.S., Europe, Korea, Japan, South America, Central America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore for By The Way.

Jun
10
2002

By The Way

The music video for “By The Way” is released. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Dec
1
2001

Off The Map

RHCP’s first concert DVD, Off The Map, directed by Dick Rude, is released.

Aug
25
2001

Slane Castle with U2

RHCP open for U2 at Slane Castle.

Apr
12
2001

ESPN's Action Sports and Music Awards

RHCP receive the Artist Contribution Award at ESPN’s second annual Action Sports and Music Awards.

Jan
21
2001

Rock in Rio 3

RHCP plays Rock in Rio 3, lineup includes Guns n’ Roses, Neil Young, Oasis, and R.E.M.

Nov
18
2000

Road Trippin'

The video for “Road Trippin'” is released. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the video was shot in Big Sur, California.

May
20
2000

Californication

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the animated music video for “Californication” is released.

Jan
27
2000

American Music Awards

RHCP win favorite alternative artist at the American Music Awards.

Jan
11
2000

Otherside

The music video for “Otherside” is released. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Jan
8
2000

Californication World Tour Continues

Californication tour continues in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, then returns to the U.S., where opening acts include the Foo Fighters, Bicycle Thief, Blonde Redhead, Stone Temple Pilots, and Fishbone.

Sep
14
1999

Around The World

The music video for “Around The World” is released. Directed by Stéphane Sednaoui.

Jun
9
1999

Californication World Tour

RHCP tours the United States, South America, and Europe for Californication, including Woodstock in July and an MTV anniversary free concert in Moscow in August.

Photo credit: Tony Woolliscroft

Jun
8
1999

Californication

The band’s seventh studio album Californication is released. Produced by Rick Rubin. Listen now.

May
25
1999

Scar Tissue

The music video for “Scar Tissue” is released. Directed by Stéphane Sednaoui.

May
1
1999

Mini U.S. Tour

RHCP does a mini U.S. Tour.

Jun
1
1998

U.S. Tour

RHCP tour U.S.

Apr
1
1998

John Rejoins The Band

Dave Navarro is fired. John Frusciante rejoins the band.

Nov
1
1997

The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers is released on Capitol Records.

Aug
12
1996

Coffee Shop

The music video for “Coffee Shop” is released. Directed by Gavin Bowden.

Jun
16
1996

Tibetan Freedom Concert

RHCP play the Tibetan Freedom Concert at Golden Gate Park with the Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Biz Markie, and Pavement.

May
1
1996

BSSM 4x Platinum

Blood Sugar Sex Magik goes quadruple platinum.

Listen here.

Mar
14
1996

Aeroplane

Directed by Gavin Bowden, the music video for “Aeroplane” is released.

Feb
6
1996

One Hot Minute World Tour Resumes

One Hot Minute world tour resumes, RHCP play 64 gigs in 21 countries.

Sep
19
1995

My Friends

The music video for “My Friends” is released. Directed by Anton Corbijn.

Sep
12
1995

One Hot Minute

The band’s sixth studio album One Hot Minute is released. Produced by Rick Rubin. Artwork by Mark Ryden. Listen here.

Sep
7
1995

One Hot Minute World Tour

One Hot Minute world tour begins, then is put on hold in November after Chad injures his wrist.

Aug
9
1995

Warped

The music video for “Warped” is released. Directed by Gavin Bowden.

Nov
2
1994

Out in L.A.

Out in L.A., a compilation of outtakes, early demos, B-sides, rarities and remixes is released.

Aug
14
1994

Woodstock

RHCP plays the 25th Anniversary of Woodstock. 

Jun
27
1994

The Plasma Shaft

The Plasma Shaft compilation box set is released.

Sep
20
1993

Dave Navarro

Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro joins RHCP.

Sep
1
1993

Jesse Tobias Joins The Band

Guitarist Jesse Tobias from Mother Tongue replaces Arik Marshall. Tobias leaves the band about a month later.

Aug
15
1993

Soul To Squeeze

The music video for “Soul To Squeeze” is released. Directed by Kevin Kerslake.

Jan
1
1993

The Hollywood Rock Festival

RHCP play The Hollywood Rock Festival in Rio and Sao Paulo with Nirvana, Alice in Chains and L7.

Nov
9
1992

Behind the Sun

Directed by Charlie Paul and inspired by the artwork of Hillel Slovak, the music video for “Behind The Sun” is released.

Jul
30
1992

Breaking the Girl

The music video for “Breaking The Girl” is released – directed by Stéphane Sednaoui and featuring Arik Marshall on guitar.

Jul
1
1992

Arik Marshall Joins The Band

Guitarist Arik Marshall joins the band, playing the Lollapalooza 2 and Australia/New Zealand tour.

May
7
1992

John Quits

John Frusciante quits RHCP in Japan, rest of the tour is cancelled.

May
1
1992

Suck My Kiss

The music video for “Suck My Kiss” is released. Directed by Gavin Bowden.

Mar
10
1992

Under The Bridge

Directed by Gus Van Sant, the music video for “Under The Bridge” is released.

Feb
25
1992

“Give It Away” Wins Grammy

“Give It Away” wins 1992 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance with vocal.

Feb
11
1992

BSSM Tour

Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour continues to Europe.

Oct
1
1991

Tour With Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins & Nirvana

U.S. tour for Blood Sugar Sex Magik begins with supporting acts Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins for the first leg, then continues with Nirvana.

Sep
25
1991

Funky Monks

Funky Monks, a documentary about the recording of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, is released. Directed by Gavin Bowden.

Sep
24
1991

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Blood Sugar Sex Magik, the band’s fifth studio album and first on Warner Bros. Records, is released. Produced by Rick Rubin. Listen now.

Sep
4
1991

Give It Away

The music video for “Give It Away” is released. Directed by Stéphane Sednaoui.

Apr
1
1990

Mother's Milk Goes Gold

Mother’s Milk becomes RHCP’s first gold record.

Feb
14
1990

Show Me Your Soul

The music video for “Show Me Your Soul” is released.

Jan
1
1990

Warner Bros. Records

RHCP leave EMI and sign with Warner Bros. Flea appears in Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho.

Oct
15
1989

Subway to Venus

The music video for “Subway to Venus” is released.

Oct
15
1989

Stone Cold Bush

The music video for “Stone Cold Bush” is released.

Oct
15
1989

Party On Your Pussy

The music video for “Party On Your Pussy” is released.

Oct
14
1989

Taste the Pain

The music video for “Taste The Pain” is released. Directed by Tom Stern and Alex Winter.

Sep
9
1989

Mother’s Milk Promo Tour

Year-long international tour to promote Mother’s Milk begins.

Aug
22
1989

Knock Me Down

The music video for “Knock Me Down” is released. Directed by Drew Carolan.

Aug
16
1989

Mother's Milk

Mother’s Milk, the band’s fourth studio album, is released. Produced by Michael Beinhorn. Listen here.

Apr
8
1989

Higher Ground

Directed by Bill Stobaugh and Drew Carolan, the music video for “Higher Ground” is released.

Dec
3
1988

Chad Joins The Band

Chad Smith joins RHCP as their new drummer.

Nov
1
1988

D.H. Peligro

D.H. Peligro is let go.

Sep
25
1988

John Joins The Band

Blackbyrd is let go. John Frusciante joins RHCP as the new guitarist.

Sep
17
1988

John's First Show

John Frusciante performed his first show with the band.

Aug
1
1988

D.H. Peligro & DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight Join The Band

Fomer Dead Kennedy’s drummer D.H. Peligro and Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight briefly join RHCP.

Jun
25
1988

R.I.P. Hillel

Hillel Slovak dies. Jack Irons leaves RHCP.

Oct
1
1987

Faith No More Tour

RHCP starts two-month tour with Faith No More as the opening act.

Sep
29
1987

The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

The band’s third studio album The Uplift Mofo Party Plan is released. Produced by Michael Beinhorn. Artwork by Gary Panter. Listen now.

Sep
29
1987

Fight Like a Brave

Directed by Dick Rude, the music video for “Fight Like A Brave” is released.

Mar
5
1987

L.A. Weekly Poll

RHCP win best band in a reader poll at L.A. Weekly’s music awards.

Jan
1
1986

Jack Is Back

Jack Irons quits What Is This? and rejoins RHCP in the summer.

Oct
1
1985

1985 Tour

RHCP starts six-month U.S. tour.

Aug
16
1985

Jungle Man

The music video for “Jungle Man” is released. Directed by Lindy Goetz.

Aug
13
1985

Catholic School Girls Rule

The music video for “Catholic School Girls Rule” is released. Directed by Dick Rude, the video is NSFW.

Jan
1
1985

Hillel Returns

Hillel Slovak quits What Is This? to rejoin RHCP.

Oct
1
1984

1984 Tour

RHCP plays 60 shows in 64 days. Jack Sherman is fired after tour ends.

Aug
10
1984

True Men Don't Kill Coyotes

The music video for “True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes” is released. Directed by Graeme Whifler, this is the band’s first music video.

Dec
1
1983

What Is This?

Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons leave to continue on with What Is This? Guitarist Jack Sherman and drummer Cliff Martinez join RHCP.

Nov
1
1983

EMI Deal

Manager Lindy Goetz gets the band a seven-album deal with EMI.

Mar
25
1983

Band Name Change

Official name change from Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem to Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jan
6
1983

Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem

Singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, guitarist Hillel Slovak, and drummer Jack Irons play as Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem at The Rhythm Lounge.