Red Hot Chili Peppers
Last summer, Red Hot Chili Peppers were the closing headliner of the 2022 edition. The four-man band thanked Werchter for that honour by pulling out all the stops. Singalongs right from the start with fan favourite Flea on a cloud and a truckload of funky stuff directed by John Frusciante, the guitarist on the Peppers’ best albums. After an absence of ten years, he has been back on board since 2019. The effects of this on the production are obvious. Barely six months after ‘Unlimited’ (2022), the group announced another album. ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ (2022) was recorded during the same sessions. The plan was to release the complete harvest of 40 songs on seven albums, but the record company thought that was too much of a good thing. Don’t forget: the Peppers are in top shape. Their concert at Rock Werchter 2023 is part of their newly announced global tour.