Roll on the Red Tour

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Roll on the Red Tour
Tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Promotional poster June 23, 2004 show
Start dateJune 5, 2004
End dateOctober 24, 2004
No. of shows14 in Europe
2 in Asia
6 in North America
22 in total
Red Hot Chili Peppers concert chronology

The Roll on the Red Tour was a concert tour by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. The tour followed the band's hugely successful By the Way tour. During this tour the band recorded their first live album, Live in Hyde Park. Near the tour's end, the dates mainly consisted of benefit and tribute shows including the Bridge School Benefit and a tribute show to longtime friend, Johnny Ramone. The band's performance was released two years later on DVD as Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone. Ramone, who was too sick to attend the tribute (although show host, Rob Zombie called him during the event), would pass away a three days after the tribute show. John Frusciante was among many famous friends and family to attend his funeral and memorial celebration. On March 17, 2015, the band released Cardiff, Wales: 6/23/04 a free MP3 download of the entire show through their website.

Songs performed[edit]

Originals [1][2]
Cover songs (used as intros or during jams unless otherwise noted)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
June 5, 2004 Nürburgring Germany Rock am Ring
June 6, 2004 Nuremberg Rock im Park
June 8, 2004 Milan Italy San Siro Stadium
June 10, 2004 Wiener Neustadt Austria Aerodrome Rock Festival
June 12, 2004 Dublin Ireland Phoenix Park
June 13, 2004 Edinburgh Scotland Murrayfield Stadium
June 15, 2004 Paris France Parc des Princes
June 16, 2004 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam ArenA
June 18, 2004 Manchester England City of Manchester Stadium
June 19, 2004 London Hyde Park
June 20, 2004
June 23, 2004 Cardiff Wales Millennium Stadium
June 25, 2004 London England Hyde Park
June 27, 2004 Santiago de Compostela Spain Auditorio Monte do Gozo
July 24, 2004 Osaka Japan Osaka Dome
July 25, 2004 Yokohama International Stadium
North America
July 28, 2004 Boston United States Louis Boston
September 12, 2004 Hollywood Avalon Theatre
September 30, 2004 Beverly Hills Esquire House
October 15, 2004 Santa Monica Bergamot Station
October 23, 2004 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 24, 2004

Opening acts[edit]

Tour overview[edit]

While the tour was short it saw the band perform many new songs that were mostly written and recorded during the sessions for their Greatest Hits album including "Rolling Sly Stone", "Leverage of Space", "Mini-Epic (Kill for Your Country)" and "Desecration Smile". Studio versions of the first three were never released however "Desecration Smile" was eventually re-written and featured on the band's next album, Stadium Arcadium where it would eventually be released as a single. "Fortune Faded" a song written in 2001 and first performed on their 2001 tour was re-written and released on their 2003 Greatest Hits album and as a single. Other highlights on the tour included the first performance of "Out in L.A." since 1992, "Get on Top" being heavily featured on the tour after only being performed once prior to this tour and the returns of "Easily", "My Lovely Man", "Emit Remmus", "Road Trippin'" and " I Like Dirt" after a two to three-year absence.

This tour marked the last time "Out in L.A", "Road Trippin'", "Leverage of Space", "Rolling Sly Stone" and "Mini-Epic (Kill for Your Country)" have been performed live.


Red Hot Chili Peppers[edit]

Touring personnel[edit]

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