Californication Tour

For other uses, see Californication.
Californication World Tour
Tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Promotional poster for September 13, 2000 show
Associated album Californication
Start date June 18, 1999 (1999-06-18)
End date September 22, 2000 (2000-09-22)
Legs 6
No. of shows 91 in North America
26 in Europe
5 in South America
5 in Asia
12 in Oceania
139 Total
Red Hot Chili Peppers concert chronology

The Californication Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers to support their seventh studio album Californication which saw the return of guitarist John Frusciante who rejoined the band in 1998 after quitting six years earlier.

A DVD documenting the tour titled Off the Map, which was made up of footage from different shows, was released in 2001.


1998 tour

Following the firing of Dave Navarro in early 1998, Flea felt the only way the band could continue was if John Frusciante returned to the band. Frusciante quit the band in 1992 during the height of their success on their Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour and spiraled into a heavy drug addiction which almost took his life. Flea always remained in contact, and he helped talk Frusciante into admitting himself to Las Encinas Drug Rehabilitation Center in January 1998. He concluded the process in February of that year and began renting a small apartment in Silver Lake, California. Singer Anthony Kiedis was surprised and thought there was no way Frusciante would ever want to work with him as the two still had unresolved personal problems from when Frusciante quit in 1992. With Frusciante free of his addictions and ailments, Kiedis and Flea thought it was an appropriate time to invite him back. In April 1998, when Flea visited him at his home and asked him to rejoin the band, Frusciante began sobbing and said "nothing would make me happier in the world." Flea decided to contact Anthony and have him meet with John to try and resolve any personal problems that the two might have had. Flea was relieved to find out that both had no bad blood towards each other and were once again excited to make music together. Within the week and, for the first time in six years, the reunited foursome jump-started the newly reunited Red Hot Chili Peppers. With the band ready to make their comeback, a short 12 date tour was scheduled from June until September. On June 5, 1998, and for the first time since 1992 with Frusicante, gave an acoustic performance at KBLT Radio Studios in Los Angeles which was hosted by Mike Watt and featured Keith Morris as the DJ. The highlights included the very first performance of "Soul to Squeeze", solo songs by Flea and Frusciante and Morris joining the band on vocals (he originally filled in for Kiedis for one show in 1986) for a cover of Black Flag's "Nervous Breakdown". Seven days later the band gave their first official public performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. The band was also in town to perform at the Tibetan Freedom Concert however their set was cancelled due to a severe thunderstorm that left one girl severely burned by a lightning strike (Kiedis would visit her in the hospital). Pearl Jam decided to cut their set short so the Chili Peppers could perform a quick three song set.[1] Shows in New York City. Chicago (a special private show for Miller Genuine Draft contest winners), California and Las Vegas followed with a with nine date tour of Central America being cancelled so the band could focus on recording their next album Californication.

This brief 1998 tour marked the official live debuts of songs that would eventually be featured the following year on Californication such as "Emit Remmus", "I Like Dirt", "Parallel Universe" and "Scar Tissue". "Bunker Hill", a song originally intended for the album but not released until 2003's Greatest Hits, was also performed for the first time during this tour and has never been performed since then.

Californication tour

The Californication Tour was the band's biggest to date and most successful helping breaking them through to an even wider audience and seeing their supporting album achieve their largest world-wide sales. The anticipation for the tour was very high due to the recent return of Frusciante the previous year. The tour started in May 1999, Red Hot with a promotional tour also known as the "Stop the Hate" Tour. These concerts were only for high school students that wrote an essay on how to stop violence in schools. The world tour featured a large mixture of music from the band's entire catalog, although the band's previous album, 1995's One Hot Minute was only represented with Flea's song, "Pea" and nothing from that album other than that song has been performed since 1997. Frusciante, at the time, claimed to have never heard the album. The tour featured a heavy dose of the Californication album and twelve years later, all of the album's songs except for "Porcelain" have been performed live. The tour saw the band headline Woodstock '99 although a lot of controversy came following their set due to the band's performance of the Jimi Hendrix classic, "Fire" (a request made by Hendrix's sister) which some in the media said helped instigate riots in the crowd and bonfires being lit although the band at the time had no knowledge of the chaos about to breakout and claimed if they did, the song would not have been performed.[2]

This tour marked the last time "Backwoods", "Green Heaven", "Organic Anti-Beat Box Band" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues" have been performed live.

Songs performed

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America[5]
May 23, 1999[A] St. Louis United States Riverport Amphitheatre
June 18, 1999[A] Mountain View United States Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 19, 1999[B] Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
July 25, 1999[C] Rome Griffiss Air Force Base
August 14, 1999 Moscow Russia Red Square
August 18, 1999[D] Wiesen Austria Festivalgelände Wiesen
August 20, 1999[E] Cologne Germany RAF Butzweilerhof
August 21, 1999[F] Copenhagen Denmark Club Danmark Hallen
August 22, 1999[F] Stockholm Sweden Maritime Museum
August 25, 1999 Nîmes France Arena of Nîmes
August 26, 1999 Paris Zénith de Paris
August 27, 1999[G] Kiewit Belgium Kempische Steenweg
August 29, 1999[H] Reading England Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue
August 30, 1999[I] Leeds Temple Newsam
South America[5]
October 2, 1999 Santiago Chile Estación Mapocho
October 3, 1999
October 5, 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
October 6, 1999
October 8, 1999 São Paulo Brazil Credicard Hall
North America[5]
October 11, 1999 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
October 29, 1999 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
October 30, 1999
November 1, 1999 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
November 3, 1999 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
November 4, 1999 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
November 6, 1999 London England Wembley Arena
November 8, 1999 Berlin Germany Arena Berlin
November 10, 1999 The Hague Netherlands Statenhal
November 11, 1999 Böblingen Germany Sporthalle Böblingen
November 13, 1999 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 14, 1999 Milan Italy Fila Forum
November 16, 1999 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
November 18, 1999 Bordeaux Patinoire de Mériadeck
November 19, 1999 Badalona Spain Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona
November 21, 1999 Leganés Plaza de Toros La Cubierta
November 22, 1999 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
North America[5]
December 26, 1999 San Diego United States Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl
December 28, 1999 Daly City Cow Palace
December 29, 1999 Sacramento ARCO Arena
December 31, 1999 Inglewood Great Western Forum
January 8, 2000 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
January 9, 2000
January 11, 2000
January 13, 2000 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall
January 14, 2000 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
January 21, 2000[J] Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
January 23, 2000[J] Gold Coast Australia Parklands Gold Coast
January 24, 2000 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
January 26, 2000[J] Sydney Sydney Showground Main Arena
January 27, 2000 Sydney Entertainment Centre
January 28, 2000
January 30, 2000[J] Melbourne Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
February 1, 2000 Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre
February 2, 2000
February 4, 2000[J] Adelaide Royal Adelaide Showgrounds
February 6, 2000[J] Perth Bassendean Oval
February 7, 2000 Perth Entertainment Centre
North America[6][7][8]
March 24, 2000 Minneapolis United States Target Center
March 25, 2000 Madison Dane County Coliseum
March 27, 2000 Carbondale SIU Arena
March 28, 2000 Champaign Assembly Hall
March 30, 2000 Fairborn Nutter Center
March 31, 2000 Columbus Value City Arena
April 2, 2000 Amherst Mullins Memorial Center
April 3, 2000 Albany Pepsi Arena
April 5, 2000 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
April 6, 2000 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
April 8, 2000 Bloomington Assembly Hall
April 9, 2000 Lexington Rupp Arena
April 11, 2000 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena
April 12, 2000 Chattanooga McKenzie Arena
April 25, 2000 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
April 26, 2000 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena
April 28, 2000 Columbia Hearnes Center
April 29, 2000 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center Arena
May 1, 2000 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
May 2, 2000 Austin Frank Erwin Center
May 4, 2000 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
May 5, 2000 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
May 7, 2000 Greenville BI-LO Center
May 8, 2000 Norfolk Norfolk Scope
May 10, 2000 Baltimore Baltimore Arena
May 11, 2000 Wilkes-Barre Northeastern Pennsylvania Civic Arena
May 13, 2000 Providence Providence Civic Center
May 14, 2000 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
May 27, 2000 George The Gorge Amphitheatre
May 28, 2000 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
May 31, 2000 West Valley City United States E Center
June 2, 2000 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
June 3, 2000 Albuquerque University Arena
June 5, 2000 Houston Compaq Center
June 6, 2000 Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre
June 8, 2000 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 9, 2000 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
June 11, 2000 Raleigh Alltel Pavilion
June 12, 2000 Nashville Starwood Amphitheatre
June 14, 2000 West Palm Beach Mars Music Amphitheater
June 15, 2000 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
June 23, 2000[K] Seattle Memorial Stadium
June 28, 2000 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
June 29, 2000 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater
July 1, 2000 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities
July 2, 2000[L] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
July 4, 2000 Louisville Freedom Hall
July 5, 2000 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
July 7, 2000 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
July 8, 2000 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
July 10, 2000 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
July 11, 2000 Camden Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre
July 13, 2000 Hartford Meadows Music Theater
July 14, 2000 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16, 2000 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
July 17, 2000 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
July 30, 2000 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 31, 2000 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
August 2, 2000 Tinley Park New World Music Theater
August 3, 2000 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 5, 2000[M] Greensburg Westmoreland Fairgrounds
August 7, 2000 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
August 8, 2000
August 10, 2000 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
August 12, 2000 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
August 13, 2000
August 15, 2000 Darien Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 16, 2000 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
August 18, 2000 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
August 19, 2000 Montreal Bell Centre
September 1, 2000 Irvine United States Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 2, 2000
September 4, 2000 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
September 9, 2000 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 10, 2000 Wheatland AutoWest Amphitheatre
September 12, 2000 Fresno Selland Arena
September 13, 2000 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
September 15, 2000 Casper Casper Events Center
September 16, 2000 Greenwood Village Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
September 18, 2000 Nampa Idaho Center Amphitheater
September 19, 2000 Spokane Spokane Arena
September 21, 2000 Portland Memorial Coliseum
September 22, 2000 Seattle KeyArena
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

A This concert was a part of "BFD"
B This concert was a part of the "KROQ Weenie Roast"[9]
C This concert was a part of "Woodstock 1999"[10]
D This concert was a part of the "Wiesen Festival"
E This concert was a part of "Bizarre-Festival"
F These concerts were a part of "Probably '99"
G This was a part of "Pukkelpop"

H This concert was a part of the "Reading Festival"[11]
I This concert was a part of the "Leeds Festival"[11]
J These concerts were a part of "Big Day Out"[12]
K This concert was a part of the "EMP Museum's Grand Opening Celebration"[13]
L This concert was a part of "Summerfest"[14]
M This concert was a part of the "Rolling Rock Town Fair"[15]

Cancellations and rescheduled shows
October 4, 1999 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park Rescheduled to October 6, 1999

Box office score data

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Cow Palace Daly City 13,501 / 15,000 (90%) $472,535[16]
Carver–Hawkeye Arena Iowa City 13,014 / 13,014 (100%) $390,420[17]
Frank Erwin Center Austin 13,404 / 13,404 (100%) $469,140[18]
Norfolk Scope Norfolk 11,000 / 11,000 (100%) $379,225[18]
The Gorge Amphitheatre George 20,000 / 20,000 (100%) $719,045[19]
Pine Knob Music Theatre Clarkston 31,720 / 31,720 (100%) $1,010,537[20]
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine 32,264 / 32,490 (99%) $1,070,625[21]
Coors Amphitheatre Chula Vista 12,616 / 19,689 (64%) $483,670[22]
TOTAL 147,519 / 156,317 (94%) $4,995,197

Opening acts


External links


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  9. "WEENIE ROAST TICKETS ARE GONE, BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE SHOW". Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. 18 June 1999.
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  15. Hoffman, Ernie (28 July 2000). "Fair gets approval, but future festivals in doubt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. B1–B2. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
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  17. "AB Top 10 Concert Gross". Billboard. 112 (24): 14. 10 June 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
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  19. "AB Top 10 Concert Gross". Billboard. 112 (25): 22. 17 June 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  20. "AB Top 10 Concert Gross". Billboard. 112 (35): 18. 26 August 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  21. "AB Top 10 Concert Gross". Billboard. 112 (39): 20. 23 September 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  22. "AB Top 10 Concert Gross". Billboard. 112 (43): 14. 21 October 2000. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
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