In 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers toured with New Orleans sensations Rebirth Brass Band across the country. This year, they’ve taken the same philosophy, hiring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to support them on their extensive 2017 tour dates. With last night’s performance at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, RHCP held a reunion of sorts, hosting members of both Trombone Shorty and Rebirth Brass Brand, as well as other local legends, for a grand finale.
The horn playing guests all appeared during the final number, “Give It Away,” creating quite the funky finale for the NOLA fans. The band also welcomed out funk legends Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr., both of whom previously played with RHCP at Jazz Fest last year.
Check out some great fan shot video of the sit in below, courtesy of Stu Howlin Wolf.
The full setlist from the show can be seen below. In other news, RHCP was just announced as a headliner of Bonnaroo, and you can see that full lineup here.
[Photo via itsmandilee // Instagram]