Red Hot Chili Peppers

Costumed Chili Peppers play surprise Halloween gig at school

Yep, the Red Hot Ones don costumes for an impromptu high school show.

October 31, 2018
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Some students got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped by to give a surprise Halloween performance this morning. See a clip of the fully-costumed Chili Peppers’ impromptu show, below.

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Decked out in the way of sugar-crazed trick-or-treaters everywhere on this All Hallows’ Eve, the Red Hot band busted through a daybreak edition of (what could arguably be called the catchiest latter-period RHCP hit?) “Can’t Stop.”

Drummer Chad Smith shares some footage from the unlikely holiday gig. “Who rocks out at 9:30am at my kids’ school?” asks the RHCP member and Will Ferrell lookalike in a festive Halloween tweet, as noted by Exclaim. “We do!”

But that’s not all of the RHCP-themed Halloween treats the drummer and celebrity doppelganger has in store. He also posted a photo collage of jack-o’-lanterns sporting the expertly carved guises of he and his fellow bandmates.

And Exclaim digs into the costumes worn by the guys for the high school surprise. It looks like Smith is wearing a Guy Fawkes mask with a white wig, bassist Flea is a skeleton and singer Anthony Keidis is rocking some schoolboy duds:

The cellphone footage, seen below, finds Flea donning a skeleton costume while slapping the bass, while Smith is seen sporting a Guy Fawkes mask and a shocking white wig. Kiedis is clad in a red jacket and shorts, complete with a mask, while guitarist Josh Klinghoffer hid behind a pair of shades and some shoulder-length green hair.

What would you think if the Red Hot Chili Peppers surprised your high school with an unannounced Halloween performance? Are you going trick-or-treating this year? Sound off in the comments section and let us know your thoughts!

Relive the Peppers’ original “Can’t Stop” video right here:

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Written by Alternative Press Magazine