It turns out that the Red Hot Chili Peppers appearance at this weekend's Tibetan Freedom Concert will not be their first since re-teaming with guitarist John Frusciante after all.
Before playing this year's Tibet show at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium on Saturday, the band will sneak in a show at that city's 9:30 Club on Friday night. Tickets for the Chili Peppers' warm-up club show went on sale at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
With the show, Frusciante will become the Grover Cleveland of Chili Peppers guitarists, returning to the position that he held for three years before leaving the band in 1992 before it headlined that year's Lollapalooza tour in support of "Blood Sugar Sex Magik." Frusciante was initially brought on as the band's fourth guitarist, and now returns as its seventh.