Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea celebrated his 59th birthday on Saturday with the help of a few friends, including fellow RHCP band member John Frusciante, Cory Henry, John Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Kamasi Washington, and more. John Frusciante, Flea, and friends performed a show at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, which also came as a celebration for the non-profit organization’s 20th year of operation.
In a clip that initially surfaced online thanks to Instagram user @portalrhcp, Flea, Frusciante, and a smattering of other musicians can be seen performing a cover of The Meters‘ “Just Kissed My Baby” from the LA parking lot. The video sees Flea slapping his bass alongside Cory Henry, who slapped the keys on his organ just the same. Fishbone‘s John Norwood Fisher held down the vocal responsibilities on the tune, which initially appeared on The Meters’ 1971 album, Rejuvenation.
Though the short video doesn’t capture the entire song, it does capture a quite funky solo from John Frusciante, who stretches the length of his Fender fretboard atop basslines from Flea and a bevy of horns in the background.
Considering Red Hot Chili Peppers just announced a world tour that will see them perform in arenas and stadiums across Europe and North America, it’s quite the treat to see them playing music in front of a crowd that couldn’t have totaled more than a couple hundred people.
Check out a video of John Frusciante, Flea, and friends performing a cover of The Meters’ “Just Kissed My Baby” below.
John Frusciante, Flea & Friends – “Just Kissed My Baby” (The Meters) – 10/16/21
Scroll down for a full list of tour dates, and head here for ticket information for any of the Chili Peppers’ upcoming shows.
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 World Tour Dates
Sat Jun 04 – Seville, Spain – Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla=
Tue Jun 07 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olimpic=
Fri Jun 10 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffertpark=
Wed Jun 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Puskas Stadium=
Sat Jun 18 – Firenze, Italy – Firenze Rocks (festival date)
Wed Jun 22 – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford=
Sat Jun 25 – London, UK – London Stadium~
Wed Jun 29 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park~
Fri Jul 01 – Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park~
Sun Jul 03 – Leuven, Belgium – Rock Werchter (festival date)
Tue Jul 05 – Cologne, Germany – RheinEnergieStadium=
Fri Jul 08 – Paris, France – Stade de France~
Tue Jul 12 – Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion=
Sat Jul 23 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High*
Wed Jul 27 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*
Fri Jul 29 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium+
Sun Jul 31 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium+
Wed Aug 03 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park^
Sat Aug 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium^^
Wed Aug 10 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park^
Fri Aug 12 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium^
Sun Aug 14 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park^
Wed Aug 17 – E. Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium^
Fri Aug 19 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field^
Sun Aug 21 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
Tue Aug 30 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
Thu Sep 01 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium^
Sat Sep 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park^
Thu Sep 08 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park^
Sat Sep 10 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park# (on sale date TBA)
Thu Sep 15 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
Sun Sep 18 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field^
=with special guests A$AP Rocky and Thundercat
~with special guests Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat
*with special guests HAIM and Thundercat
+with special guests Beck and Thundercat
^with special guests The Strokes and Thundercat
^^with special guests The Strokes and King Princess
#with special guests St. Vincent and Thundercat
Cory Henry is on tour this year with a variety of band lineups. Notable tour stops include a pair of Colorado shows with fellow master keyboardist/composer Robert Glasper in December. For a full list of Henry’s upcoming tour dates, head here.