By the Way World Tour

By the Way World Tour
Tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album By the Way
Start date April 13, 2002
End date November 15, 2003
Legs 8
No. of shows 123
Red Hot Chili Peppers concert chronology

The By the Way World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers to support the band's eighth studio album, By the Way. The band was at a commercial peak, having only been off the road for a short amount of time after touring in support of their 1999, best-selling Californication. The band began writing their next album in early 2001, and released By the Way over a year later, on July 9, 2002.

A DVD documenting a show from the tour, titled Live at Slane Castle, was released in 2003.

Songs performed

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
June 26, 2002LondonEnglandLondon Arena
Latin America
September 27, 2002GuadalajaraMexicoPlaza de Toros
September 29, 2002Mexico CityForo Sol
October 2, 2002HerediaCosta RicaEstadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero
October 4, 2002Panama CityPanamaFigali Convention Center
October 6, 2002CaracasVenezuelaValle del Pop
October 9, 2002SantiagoChilePista Athletica
October 11, 2002Rio de JaneiroBrazilATL Hall
October 12, 2002São PauloPacaembu Stadium
October 14, 2002Porto AlegreGigantinho
October 16, 2002Buenos AiresArgentinaRiver Plate Stadium
North America
October 26, 2002Los AngelesUnited StatesWiltern Theatre
November 2, 2002TokyoJapanMakuhari Messe
November 3, 2002
November 5, 2002OsakaOsaka Castle Hall
November 6, 2002
November 10, 2002SaitamaSaitama Super Arena
November 12, 2002FukuokaMarine Messe
November 13, 2002NagoyaNagoya Rainbow Hall
November 22, 2002ChristchurchNew ZealandQE2 Stadium
November 24, 2002AucklandWestern Springs Stadium
November 26, 2002BrisbaneAustraliaBrisbane Entertainment Centre
November 27, 2002
November 29, 2002SydneyAussie Stadium
December 1, 2002MelbourneColonial Stadium
December 3, 2002AdelaideHindmarsh Stadium
December 6, 2002PerthBurswood Dome
December 8, 2002SingaporeSingaporeSingapore Indoor Stadium
December 10, 2002BangkokThailandImpact Arena
North America
December 20, 2002Park CityUnited StatesPark City Mountain Resort
December 30, 2002ParadiseHard Rock Hotel and Casino
December 31, 2002
January 24, 2003LisbonPortugalAtlantic Pavilion
January 25, 2003
January 27, 2003MadridSpainPalacio Vistalegre
January 28, 2003
January 30, 2003MilanItalyFilaforum
January 31, 2003
February 2, 2003RomePalaghiaccio
February 3, 2003
February 5, 2003BolognaPalaMalaguti
February 7, 2003DortmundGermanyWestfalenhalle
February 9, 2003DresdenMessehalle
February 10, 2003BerlinVelodrome
February 12, 2003ParisFranceBercy
February 13, 2003
February 15, 2003BerlinGermanyInternational Congress Centre
March 5, 2003GlasgowScotlandSECC
March 6, 2003
March 8, 2003LondonEnglandLondon Arena
March 9, 2003
March 11, 2003ManchesterMEN Arena
March 12, 2003
March 14, 2003AntwerpBelgiumSportpaleis
March 16, 2003ZürichSwitzerlandHallenstadion
March 17, 2003MunichGermanyOlympiastadion
March 19, 2003RotterdamNetherlandsAhoy Rotterdam
March 20, 2003
March 22, 2003[A]HamburgGermanyColorline Arena
March 24, 2003HelsinkiFinlandHartwall Areena
March 25, 2003TurkuTurku Hall
March 27, 2003OsloNorwaySpektrum
March 29, 2003StockholmSwedenStockholm Globe Arena
North America
April 27, 2003[B]IndioUnited StatesEmpire Polo Club
May 1, 2003Saint PaulXcel Energy Center
May 2, 2003MadisonAlliant Energy Center
May 4, 2003OmahaOmaha Civic Auditorium
May 5, 2003Kansas CityKemper Arena
May 7, 2003St. LouisSavvis Center
May 9, 2003MolineMark Of The Quad Cities
May 10, 2003Grand RapidsVan Andel Arena
May 12, 2003OttawaCanadaCorel Centre
May 13, 2003TorontoAir Canada Centre
May 15, 2003MontrealBell Centre
May 17, 2003AlbanyUnited StatesPepsi Arena
May 19, 2003East RutherfordContinental Airlines Arena
May 20, 2003New York CityMadison Square Garden
June 2, 2003West Palm BeachCoral Sky Amphitheatre
June 3, 2003OrlandoTD Waterhouse Centre
June 5, 2003RaleighAlltel Pavilion
June 6, 2003CharlotteVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 8, 2003AtlantaHiFi Buys Amphitheatre
June 10, 2003Bossier CityCenturyTel Center
June 11, 2003New OrleansNew Orleans Arena
June 13, 2003SelmaVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 14, 2003The WoodlandsCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 16, 2003DallasSmirnoff Music Centre
June 18, 2003Oklahoma CityFord Center
June 20, 2003Greenwood VillageFiddler's Green Amphitheatre
June 21, 2003AlbuquerqueJournal Pavilion
August 13, 2003StuttgartGermanySchleyerhalle
August 16, 2003[C]StaffordEnglandWeston Park
August 17, 2003[C]ChelmsfordHylands Park
August 19, 2003BerlinGermanyWuhlheide
August 21, 2003DuisburgLandschaftspark Nord
August 23, 2003MeathIrelandSlane Castle
August 24, 2003GlasgowScotlandGlasgow Green
North America
September 6, 2003BristowUnited StatesNissan Pavilion
September 7, 2003HolmdelPNC Bank Arts Center
September 9, 2003ManchesterVerizon Wireless Arena
September 10, 2003MansfieldTweeter Center
September 12, 2003CamdenTweeter Center
September 13, 2003WantaghJones Beach Theater
September 14, 2003University ParkBryce Jordan Center
September 18, 2003Auburn HillsThe Palace of Auburn Hills
September 19, 2003Tinley ParkTweeter Center
September 21, 2003CuyahogaBlossom Music Center
September 22, 2003PittsburghMellon Arena
September 24, 2003East LansingBreslin Arena
September 25, 2003MilwaukeeBradley Center
October 8, 2003ParadiseMandalay Bay Events Center
October 9, 2003PhoenixCricket Wireless Pavilion
October 11, 2003InglewoodThe Forum
October 12, 2003IrvineVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 14, 2003Chula VistaCoors Amphitheatre
October 17, 2003OaklandOakland Coliseum
October 18, 2003SacramentoARCO Arena
October 20, 2003PortlandMemorial Coliseum
October 21, 2003Seattle|KeyArena
October 23, 2003VancouverCanadaPacific Coliseum
October 26, 2003EdmontonSkyreach Centre
October 27, 2003CalgaryPengrowth Saddledome
November 15, 2003Los AngelesUnited StatesHollywood Palladium
A At this concert, the band was joined by Omar Rodríguez-López and Michael Rother for a unique 43 minute jam session after the usual set.
B This concert was a part of the 2003 "Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival".
C These concerts were a part of the 2003 "V Festival".
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
December 14, 2002 Bali, Indonesia Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cancelled

Opening acts

Tour overview

The By the Way World Tour was another successful tour for the band behind another chart topping album. The tour unlike previous tour saw the band start to move further away from their earlier '80s songs and place more of a focus on newer stuff with a heavy dose like always of songs from their hit album, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" however fans were treated to the first performance of "Police Helicopter" since 2000. "Me and My Friends remained a constant staple in the band's setlist and one of the few songs from the '80s they continue to play. To date, eleven of the album's sixteen songs have been performed live including a one time performance of the album's outtake, "Time". Almost every show on the tour started off with the album's title track, which has since become one of the band's most performed live songs rarely being left out of the setlist in the fourteen years since the album and songs release. "Get on Top" and "Purple Stain", two songs from the band's 1999 album, Californication both made their long-awaited live debuts on this tour.

This tour also marked the last time the songs "Cabron", "Fela's Cock", "I Could Die For You", "Minor Thing", "This is the Place", "Time", "Venice Queen", "You Always Sing the Same" and "Warm Tape" were performed live.


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tour crew

External links


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