Godfathers of Punk, Funk, Indie and Crossover
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy Pop, King Princess
2022-23 Global Stadium Tour presented by Live Nation at Ernst-Happel-Stadion Wien, Austria 20230714
It is one of those evenings, when the subway line U2 is completely crowded out of town from Praterstern latest. The Hella Mega Tour and Rolling Stones rocked the Ernst-Happel-Stadion the year before. Pink and Harry Styles been there lately. And The Boss will fly in next week. But now, one of the biggest bands of our time since the 80s and 90s serve their fans.
As everything surprisingly starts half an hour earlier, we only catch the last notes from King Princess from outside. The special guests throughout the extended tour also include The Strokes, The Roots, The Mars Volta, City and Colour and more. This night, the Godfather of Punk does the honors, who evolved like David Bowie and of whom Henry Rollins says, that he only tried to reach him but never managed to do so.
„Gimme Danger“ portrait Iggy Pop, who played at Rock In Vienna in 2016 after releasing „Post Pop Depression“ and lately at the Konzerthaus. He delivers classics of his career like „Raw Power“, „The Passenger“, „Lust For Life“ and „I Wanna Be Your Dog“. But also he includes his latest album „Every Loser“ with songs like „Frenzy“, and as he falls down, he continues like if he still was 20-30 and not 76 years old.
Interestingly, the same will happen to Anthony Kiedis a little bit later. The Red Hot Chili Peppers played in Austria 2016 as well at the Nova Rock or 2006 at Wiener Stadthalle. They start with their typical intro jam, before heating up the air even more with „Around The World“ and the beautiful „Universally Speaking“. Also they play even three songs from their latest „Return Of The Dream Canteen“ and John Frusciante bows to Iggy with „Neighborhood Threat“.
More highlights include „Soul To Squeeze“, „Suck My Kiss“, „Californication“, „Black Summer“ and „By The Way“, while on stage the visuals have a 3D effect. A stadium concert, that was definately worth everything.