Amid the uncertainty of their 2020 event, Lollapalooza has been delighting fans by streaming some iconic performances from over the years, with the latest beig the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s electric 2006 headlining set at Chicago’s Grant Park.
Following The Strokes’ 2010 comeback concert and Foo Fighters’ legendary 2011 set, the Chili Peppers’ Lollapalooza show saw Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and John Frusciante hit the stage in support of their ninth album Arcadium, where they rocked out for a 17-song set which included classic hits ‘Give It Away’, ‘Scar Tissue’, ‘Can’t Stop’, and ‘By The Way’.
Punters at the time were also lucky enough to catch a cover of ‘For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her’ by Simon & Garfunkel.
The Lollapalooza performance was it marked John Frusciante’s final tour group before he was replaced a year later by Josh Klinghoffer, though he’s since reunited with the Chili Peppers as they work on a follow-up album to 2016’s The Getaway.
The band announced Frusciante’s return in December last year over social media, while simultaneously announcing the departure of Klinghoffer.
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer,” they explained. “Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us,” they wrote.
“We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group.”
Check out the full setlist for Red Hot Chili Pepper’s 2006 show at Lollapalooza below:
Throw Away Your Television
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Me & My Friends
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
Right on Time
Don’t Forget Me
Tell Me Baby
By the Way
Give It Away (with “You’re Gonna Get Yours” intro)