Spectrum - Philadelphia, USA

By CHRIS NELSON, Philadelphia correspondent
Addicted to Noise

The Red Hot ChiliPeppers brought the delayed debut of their North American Tour to the Spectrum in Philadelphia on Tuesday (Feb. 6).

Opening for the Peppers were silverchair and the Rentals. The audience had already witnessed two better-than-opening-band sets before the Chilis hit the stage.

silverchair continued its campaign of self-deprecation with a 45-minute show that contained several new songs. Singer and guitarist Daniel Johns introduced the best of those, a very Nirvana-ish (surprised?) song called Freak with the off-handed remark, "This is another new song. It sucks as well."

For their part, the teenage girls in the Spectrum continued their campaign of screaming at most everything Johns said.