September 18, 2022 -Globe Life Field- Arlington Texas
Last Sunday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington Texas was definitely a red hot one as the Red Hot Chili Peppers played a sold out show at Globe Life Field. In fact it was the largest crowd in the venue’s history.
The show began promptly at 6:30 with opener Thundercat whose jazz-funk-psychedlic sounds were amazing. He was very well received by the crowd.
Up next were The Strokes. There was definitely a good sized contingent of people there to see them. I noticed quite a few people wearing ” The Strokes” t-shirts. Led by singer Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi on lead guitar, Albert Hammond Jr on rhythm guitar and keyboards, Nikolai Fraiture on bass and Fabrizio Moretti on drums they put on a great show.
The main reason that the 40,000 plus people who were in the building came to see were on next and you could feel the anticipation in the air…. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were in the house.
Right from the very start of their set you could tell it was going to be great. Flea came running out and jumped pretty high a couple of times as he ran over to get his bass guitar. Drummer Chad Smith took his seat at his drum kit and John Frusciante started noodling around on his guitar. This led into a powerful opening “jam”. After a few minutes or so into it singer Anthony Kiedis made his way to the stage and they tore into the song “Can’t Stop” and it was clear they weren’t going to.
You could feel the energy from them and the amount of raw talent and pure passion for music was hard to ignore. The communication through their music with each other and the crowd was amazing! These four guys have put out a lot of music that is part of the soundtrack for people’s lives, myself included. It would be impossible for them to play every song that I like but their selection of songs did not disappoint. Some of the nights highlights for me were the songs ‘Dani California’, ‘These Are The Ways’, ‘Give it Away’ and ‘Nobody Weird Like Me’. They did not let up once throughout the show. The encore included one of my favorite Chili Peppers song ‘I Could Have Lied’ and ‘By The Way’ followed by Kiedis and Flea singing the ‘Heemi Lheemey‘ song. It was one incredible night and I’m sure those in attendance would agree 100 percent!