Thank God for second chances.
This time around, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out Coachella, Anthony Keidis didn’t have enough sand in his lungs to “throw up a small sand box.”
The finale still wasn’t spectacular. There no holograms. There weren’t any surprise guests or or stand-out moments.
But in their fourth performance at the festival — assuming this year counts as two appearances — the famous lead singer showed off his familiar pipes. They brought their reliable energy and guitar riffs to the main stage.
Anthony Kiedis, of Red Hot Chili Peppers, wrapped up the final day of Coachella on April 14, 2013 (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun).
For the third time since 2003, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took to the main stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – this year as the Sunday headliner closing out the three day event.
The Peppers started their set with “Monarchy of Roses” off their latest album I’m With You released in 2011. They ended just before midnight with their signature up-tempo rock out anthem “Give it Away” off their 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
In between they played a medley of greatest hits that included Dani California, Californication, Other Side, Parallel Universe and Under the Bridge among many others.
Lead singer Anthony Kiedis sported his mustache of late and a trucker hat that read OFF! while Flea wore a knit cap. You can only guess what color his hair was.
For the cluster of tightly packed people directly in front of the stage the wind and chill that picked up as the night wore on, didn’t seem to be a problem.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the second annual Firefly Music Festival, June 21 – 23, in Dover, Delaware.
Goldenvoice released the official Coachella lineup late Jan. 24, 2013.
Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Blur & The Stone Roses will headline the highly anticipated Coachella festival lineup, Goldenvoice announced late Thursday.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Postal Service and Modest Mouse are also slated to perform.
Of Monsters and Men, Franz Ferdinand and Moby will take the stages during the identical festival weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
A second round of tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.
SEE MORE TICKET DETAILS HERE.
The announcement followed weeks of leaks and rumored reports of bands that could perform at the popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
In the most hotly reported rumor, the legendary Rolling Stones were expected to headline after the festival briefly appeared on the band’s mobile app. RollingStone Magazine reported Jan. 18 that the band would not appear, citing “a source close to the band.”
The band does not appear on the lineup.
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Stone Roses, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Coachella 2013.