Tour de La Sensitive

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Tour de La Sensitive
Rhcp1994tour.jpg
Promotional poster for October 19, 1994
Tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Start date August 10, 1994
End date October 21, 1994
Legs 1
Shows 11
Red Hot Chili Peppers concert chronology
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour
(1991-93)
Tour de La Sensitive
(1994)
One Hot Minute Tour
(1995-97)

Tour de La Sensitive was a short 1994 concert tour by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their first with guitarist, Dave Navarro who joined the band in 1993.

Background[edit]

The band had just finished their hugely successful Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour which saw the departure of guitarist John Frusciante in 1992. The band quickly regrouped and replaced him with Arik Marshall, who would finish out the remainder of the tour. Following the tour in 1993, the band began work on their next album but the chemistry with Marshall just wasn't there so they decided to fire him. Again left without a guitarist the band decided to hold open auditions by taking out an add in the newspaper which was a total mess due to all the people showing up. One of the guitarists that showed up was Buckethead who claimed to have never even heard of the band or their songs. The band enjoyed his rehearsal however Flea felt he didn't mesh well with the band's sound.[1] Shortly after the failed auditions, singer Anthony Kiedis ended up discovering Jesse Tobias, guitarist for a local L.A. band called Mother Tongue. The band asked Tobias to join, which he accepted and they started writing and rehearsing for the next album. Drummer Chad Smith informed the band that Navarro, who after turning them down once in 1992 after the departure of John Frusciante was finally ready to join. Tobias was fired and in September 1993 Navarro was hired as the band's seventh guitarist

The band went right into writing for the next album and decided to mount a short tour titled Tour de La Sensitive which was named after the fake biker gang nickname, Los Sensitives that Navarro gave four members. The tour saw the band performing a memorable set at Woodstock 1994 which featured them in lightbulb costumes, which Dave hated and dressed as Jimi Hendrix for their encore, and two opening dates for The Rolling Stones which singer Anthony Kiedis has said was a miserable experience. The tour was the first to feature songs that would be recorded for the 1995 album, One Hot Minute.

Songs performed[edit]

Tour overview[edit]

The band were already rehearsing and writing for their next album while on this tour. Songs such as "Aeroplane" "Pea" and "Warped", which would appear on One Hot Minute, were performed for the first time although not all of the songs had complete lyrics that would be featured on the studio versions. The band also played intros and outros to "Deep Kick" and "Walkabout"; however, the full songs were not played until the tour to support the album. The instrumental song "Grand Pappy du Plenty" from their 1984 debut made its return for the first time since 1988 when it was used as an intro to "Give It Away".

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
August 10, 1994 Los Angeles, California United States Club Lingerie
August 14, 1994[A] Saugerties, New York Winston Farm
August 17, 1994 New York, New York Academy Theater
August 19, 1994 Roseland Ballroom
Europe
August 25, 1994[B] Dublin Ireland Dalymount Park
August 27, 1994[C] Hasselt Belgium Kempische Steenweg
August 28, 1994[D] Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom Little John's Farm
August 31, 1994 Madrid Spain Las Ventas Bullring
September 3, 1994 Roskilde Denmark HeyDay #1 Festival
North America
October 19, 1994[E] Pasadena, California United States The Rose Bowl
October 21, 1994[E]
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Woodstock '94"
B This concert was a part of the "Sunstroke Festival"
C This concert was a part of the "Pukkelpop Festival"
D This concert was a part of the "Reading Festival"
E These concerts were a part of The Rolling Stones' "Voodoo Lounge Tour"

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