“I heard that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to play Long Beach at the Quiksilver Pro.”
This rumor is really getting around: received several emails about it, overheard it at the gym, got comments on this blog as I write this article… What’s the deal? Any truth to the rumor, or is the person who made it up having a good laugh? This is all we know now:
- The Quiksilver Pro lineup was announced and The Red Hot Chili Peppers are not on the list:
- Anthony Kiedis & Flea both surf.
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring and there is a gap between September 1st and September 11th: (source: Red Hot Chili Peppers 2011 Tour Dates), but New York isn’t normally a stop between Mexico City and Costa Rica.
August 30th: Mexico City. Mexico
(September 1st – 11th: uh….LONG BEACH, NY ???????)
September 12th: San Jose, Costa Rica
September 14th: Lima, Peru
September 15th: Lima, Peru
The Red Hot Chili Peppers could of been involved in early talks, but had to back out due to their own tour commitment. So maybe that’s how the rumor got started in the first place. Unless somebody can give us some hard, cold evidence, I doubt we’ll be seeing Flea’s penis in a sock in Long Beach anytime soon. The lineup was announced and the Flaming Lips are going to bring a lot more people here than you think (I saw them in concert opening for Beck and couldn’t believe how many fans they have.) Let’s definitely file this one under rumors and keep it there.
STOP THE PRESSES!
So, what is the deal with that “special surprise performance” on September 3rd? (Source – The Quiksilver Pro – The Biggest + Best Music and Athlete Lineup). Ahh.. just something to keep the rumor alive… I guess we’ll never know, until that day comes 🙂