Gnarls Barkley – Rosemont – Allstate Arena, Illinois – 2007-02-27

Gnarls Barkley
Where: Rosemont – Allstate Arena, Illinois.

When: 2007-02-27

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played to a packed house at the Allstate Arena, with the hugely popular Gnarls Barkley as the opening act. The Chili Peppers took the stage at about nine, with drummer Chad Smith entering first, then guitarist John Frusciante, followed by enigmatic bassist Flea, and finally lead singer Anthony Kiedis. The fast-paced set was frenetic and professional, and the Chili Peppers played a mix of their older songs with newer tracks off Stadium Arcadium.

They led off the set with “Can’t Stop”, and the crowd was buzzing with energy as they transitioned into a heartfelt “Scar Tissue”. The set was professional and almost formal. There was very little audience interaction, with the exception of Flea; he told a story about his time spent in Mexico and some adventure with a lizard. Frusciante played the Shirelle’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and sang in a falsetto, and Flea showed his prowess on “Snow” and “21st Century”; The best song of the night was by far “By The Way”.

The venue was massive and crowded, and there were huge screens behind the stage and attached to the rafters. They displayed distracting but awesome multi-colored graphics, and also flashed images, like during “Throw Away Your Television” and “Californication”. The sound quality was excellent, though visibility was limited. The band experienced a few technical difficulties early on, but those were soon forgotten about, undoubtedly because of Kiedis’ spastic dance moves and boundless energy. They finished their last encore around eleven to cap off an enormously entertaining and proficiently executed show.

Gnarls Barkley – Rosemont – Allstate Arena, Illinois – 2007-02-27

Gnarls Barkley
Where: Rosemont – Allstate Arena, Illinois.

When: 2007-02-27

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played to a packed house at the Allstate Arena, with the hugely popular Gnarls Barkley as the opening act. The Chili Peppers took the stage at about nine, with drummer Chad Smith entering first, then guitarist John Frusciante, followed by enigmatic bassist Flea, and finally lead singer Anthony Kiedis. The fast-paced set was frenetic and professional, and the Chili Peppers played a mix of their older songs with newer tracks off Stadium Arcadium.

They led off the set with “Can’t Stop”, and the crowd was buzzing with energy as they transitioned into a heartfelt “Scar Tissue”. The set was professional and almost formal. There was very little audience interaction, with the exception of Flea; he told a story about his time spent in Mexico and some adventure with a lizard. Frusciante played the Shirelle’s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and sang in a falsetto, and Flea showed his prowess on “Snow” and “21st Century”; The best song of the night was by far “By The Way”.

The venue was massive and crowded, and there were huge screens behind the stage and attached to the rafters. They displayed distracting but awesome multi-colored graphics, and also flashed images, like during “Throw Away Your Television” and “Californication”. The sound quality was excellent, though visibility was limited. The band experienced a few technical difficulties early on, but those were soon forgotten about, undoubtedly because of Kiedis’ spastic dance moves and boundless energy. They finished their last encore around eleven to cap off an enormously entertaining and proficiently executed show.