Tour de La Sensitive
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|Tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers|
Promotional poster for October 19, 1994
|Start date||August 10, 1994|
|End date||October 21, 1994|
|No. of shows||11|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers concert chronology|
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. 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 '94 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.
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".
In 2016, the band's performance at Woodstock '94 was made available on CD and Vinyl however wasn't officially released by the band.
|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|
|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|
|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"
- Flea - bass, backing vocals
- Anthony Kiedis - lead vocals, guitar (on Give It Away)
- Dave Navarro - guitar, backing vocals
- Chad Smith - drums