John Frusciante, former Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist is back on the band after more than 10 years. And the band already has scheduled 2020 tour dates that will mark the return of the musician to the live performances with the group.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers 2020 tour dates with John Frusciante
- 15 GULF SHORES, AL HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL [MAY 15-17]
- 24 BOSTON, MA BOSTON CALLING [MAY 22-24]
- 5 ATHENS, GR EJEKT FESTIVAL
- 13 FLORENCE, IT FIRENZE ROCKS
- 19 LANDGRAAF, NL PINKPOP
- 20 LYON, FR FELYN FESTIVAL
- 26 TBA, GLOBAL CITIZEN PRESENTS: GLOBAL GOAL LIVE, THE POSSIBLE DREAM
The band announced on Sunday, December 15, that guitarist John Frusciante is back in the band. He returns in place of Josh Klinghoffer, who had held the position for ten years.
In the statement published on their social networks about John Frusciante, they said:
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer,” the band shared in a statement. “Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.”
“We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group”.
Klinghoffer joined the group in 2009 to replace exactly Frusciante. The guitarist left the band for the second time to invest in a solo career, with five albums released since. Frusciante joined Red Hot Chili Peppers with only 18 years after the death of original guitarist Hillel Slovak from drug overdose in 1988. He participated in the albums “Mother’s milk” (1989) and “Blood sugar sex magik” (1991).