BOSTON CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Boston’s biggest music festival has announced that they have canceled their 2020 Festival due to the coronavirus pandemic that we are facing. The three-day festival was supposed to feature Iconic groups Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the return of Rage Against the Machine after a 10-year hiatus. Read the entire statement below.

AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF CONSULTATION WITH LOCAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES, WE HAVE MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CANCEL BOSTON CALLING 2020 DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC.

We are heartbroken; however, the health and safety of our audience, artists, partners, vendors, first responders, and staff are of the utmost importance to us, and we felt that this was the only acceptable way forward.

To our audience, whom we value dearly, we are so sad that we will not be together with you in May. We know information regarding your tickets is extremely important to you. As such, we will be reaching out to all ticket holders in the coming weeks with a detailed outline of options available. This includes obtaining a full refund or rolling tickets to next year’s event – about which we hope to have exciting news to share soon. We thank you for your patience; please stay tuned and we will be in touch with more information in the near future.

To our valued partners, vendors, restaurants, staff and artists, we wish you all the very best during these trying times, and we look forward to collaborating with you all again soon.

With love,
Boston Calling”

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Per the announcement, ticket holders will be contacted in the coming weeks about options for refunds or rollover tickets for next year’s festival.

Although the news is breaking our hearts, the number of infected cases keeps rising in the state of Massachusetts so these steps were necessary, in order to keep us all safe from this virus.

We commend the team at Boston Calling for making this hard decision. It looks like they are already planning next year’s event, and they promise to have some good news soon. We are looking forward to hearing more. Stay tuned!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR BOSTON CALLING!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON BOSTON CALLING 2020!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers performed with John Frusciante for the First Time at Tony Hawk Foundation Event

Red Hot Chili Peppers reunited with long time member, John Frusciante, at a Tony Hawk Foundation memorial event for the late film producer Andrew Burkle (son of Ronald Burkle). The event was the first time they played together since 2007. Dave Navarro was also in attendance and he got to jam with his old bandmates as well.

Check out the video clip now!

Tony Hawk wrote on his Instagram page: “Today we celebrated the life of Andrew Buckle. He was a beloved son, friend and brother to the lucky ones that surrounded him. Because of him, @tonyhawkfoundation had landmark fundraising events in Beverly Hills for 10 years in a row and I am forever grateful for his support in our mission.

Thank you to the Burkle family for including us in your celebration of Andrew. His passion for life was contagious, and his spirit lives on through our work. A perfect example of Andrew’s magnetism was displayed this afternoon when this all-star lineup came together to perform Iggy Pop and Gang Of Four (and RHCP) songs in his honor. Thank you Andrew, we will miss you beyond words. #acbrox.”

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Their performance included a rendition of “Give It Away” and a cover of The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” John also joined past member Dave Navarro and Jane’s Addiction for a performance of “Mountain Song“.

Check out that video clip now!

Since the band made the announcement back in December via social media that John would be rejoining the group, they have also unveiled that they are working on a new album. Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to play Hangout, Bottlerocket and Boston Calling Festivals in the coming months. DON’T MISS THEM!

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR BOSTON CALLING NOW!

BOSTON CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL! – Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine & the Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline

Boston’s biggest Music Festival is back! The Boston Calling lineup includes rock giants the Foo Fighters, the return of Rage Against the Machine, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with John Frusciante. With these Rock Legends as headliners, this year’s festival will be out of this world.

Check out the lineup announcement now!

This year’s Boston Calling is back and bigger than ever, with headliners that would make anyone head East for the big event. On Friday, rock giants Foo Fighters headline, and before that, you can Rock-Out with The Struts and Party-Hard with Andrew W.K.! Heading into Saturday, the return of the Rage Against the Machine! Holy shit!!! Need we say more? Saturday keeps on rockin’ with Run The Jewel, and the youngest performer at this years festival, 18-year-old Koffee. You have to be there! Then, saving the best for last (is there really even a best in this lineup?) -the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are back with long time member of the band, John Frusciante! I am so happy, I could cry! Sunday’s bands include The 1975!! Tom DeLonge from Blink-182’s band, Angels & Airwaves, Dinosour Jr., just to name a few. Also, each day of Boston Calling will feature performances by Boston-based DJs and local comedians. You CANNOT miss Boston Calling 2020! Single tickets go on sale tomorrow February 7th at 10AM, 3 day passes are still available for $399.

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FRIDAY

Foo Fighters  🔻  Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit  🔻  Britney Howard  🔻  Noname  🔻  The Struts  🔻  Sharon Van Etten 🔻  Pup  🔻  Andrew W.K. 🔻  Iann Dior & more!

SATURDAY

Rage Against the Machines 🔻  Run The Jewels  🔻  Banks  🔻  Koffee  🔻 Pink Sweat$  🔻  Dave   🔻  Orville Peck  🔻  RJD2  🔻  Jay Som  🔻  Girl In Bed & more!

SUNDAY

Red Hot Chilli Peppers  🔻  The 1975  🔻  Liam Gallagher 🔻  Angels & Airwaves  🔻  LP  🔻  Phoebe Bridgers  🔻 Dinosour Jr  🔻 Pvris  🔻  Beabadoobee  🔻  Jack Harlow & more!

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INFO

It’s all going down Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24, at the Harvard Athletic Complex – 65 N Harvard St, Allston MA. Doors Open at 1pm, Music Stops at 10:45pm.

CHECK OUT THE BOSTON CALLING WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFO! 

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! DON’T MISS IT!!!

Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway

Red Hot Chili Peppers | Warner Bros 6/16 Score: 10/10

 By Carlos Londono

Is been almost 5 years since their last album. Released on June 17th, The Getaway makes the 11th album for the veterans who started their career in the 1980’s in Los Angeles California. And although they are no strangers to experimenting musically, it feels like they stepped out of their comfort zone more than usual for this record. With a new producer, some help with additional vocals and a collaboration with Sir Elton John on piano for Sick Love (a funky little diddy about heartache and moving on) shows how much the guys from the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still willing to learn and grow with the times.

The band asked Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse to produce the album instead of using Rick Ruben, who had been their producer for the past few decades. Although they knew of Brian, they had never worked with him before. Danger Mouse is no stranger to success and has worked with artists like the Black Keys, CLo Green, Beck, just to name a few. He was clearly the man for the job. They put trust in their new-found relationship and I think it paid off in a big way.

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“A familiar sound fills my ears as the build-up from Chad’s drums get louder, flea embraces his heavy bass, funk-rock-future all collide, a combination of sweet harmonies from Josh’s guitar and Anthony’s undeniable vocals, reminded me how much I love the red hot chili peppers”                                       Dark Necessities

This was my first thought when I first listened to Dark Necessitiesthe bands first single released on May 5th. Although the Peppers didn’t agree with it being their first single, it was Brian and Nigel Goodwrich from Radiohead who mixed the record and truly pushed for it to be their first song release. They both were in love with the piece. Since it’s release the song has become another hit for the band out of LA and is already one of their top ten singles on the Billboard charts.

The Getaway, although at times feels slower than most Red Hot Chili Peppers albums, is very instrumental and carries a lot of different layers of music. The Peppers still have their moments of fun and just ‘rocking out with their cocks out’ like in We Turn Red, Detroit, and This Ticonderoga .

Flea (The ‘Coon) keeps revolutionizing the sound of music with his bass and is still so inspirational to listen to. Chad, The Bear of the group never misses a beat, still explosive as ever and always right on time. Josh’s (The Girl) guitar self-expressions and voice could be heard a lot more than on their previous release I’m with you; it was bold and refreshing. It was good to hear his influence on the album and see him establish himself as a more firm figure of the group. Anthony, their pack leader (The Crow) shined bright and high again, with some of the best lyrics heard on a Red Hot Chili Peppers album.

The Peppers always set out to make art, musically and lyrically; and I think they have done just that. For me, there is a lot of parts of the album that I really enjoyed and fell in love with. Songs like Encore, send me on a ride with no expectations and I love the embrace. Anthony was recently quoted saying, “I have never felt as closed to these guys as I felt playing that song in the studio“. That explains a lot about the love and respect the guys have for each other, and it shows through the music that they are still able to produce.

Goodbye Angels, Dreams of Samurai and The Hunter, touch me in a more personal way. While songs like The Getaway, one of my favorites from the record, Dark Necessities and Go Robot, sent my body into a dancing frenzy. The Getaway is a pretty solid album and has quickly become one of my favorites. And, although lyrically it is dark at times, it is a feel-good album with a California sound that I have grown to love. I am sure it is going to keep me bumping for months to come.

 

Track Listing:
01. The Getaway
02. Dark Necessities
03. We Turn Red
04. The Longest Wave
05. Goodbye Angels
06. Sick Love
07. Go Robot
08. Feasting on the Flowers
09. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

 

Check out their website for more info on their new album and upcoming tours.

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Also, check out their new video for Dark Necessities directed by Olivia Wilde.