Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Club Nokia on Aug. 24 in benefit
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will play a rare small-venue show on Aug. 24 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles as a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the nonprofit institution that Chili Peppers bassist Flea helped create to offer music lessons to youths in the region and scholarships for those who could not otherwise afford to pay.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, but an online auction for premium seating is already underway and will continue until 3 p.m. on Friday, with minimum bids set at $250 and $400. General seating tickets for the 2,300-capacity club go on sale Saturday and will cost $125.
Proceeds will go toward the conservatory’s operating costs and to support its scholarship program. Flea started the Silverlake Conservatory with Keith Barry in 2001, and RHCP singer Anthony Kiedis is a member of the board of directors. The group's new album, "I'm With You," is due to be released Aug. 30.
-- Randy Lewis
Photo: Bassist Flea, left, and singer Anthony Kiedis during a 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers performance at the Inglewood Forum. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times.