Red Hot Chili Peppers Chad plays with London street performers

Chad Smith
Chad Smith (Image credit: Getty)

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has been filmed playing along with street performers in London.

The stunt is part of an upcoming photo shoot with Rhythm Magazine and shows the sticksman playing a snare drum beside a human statue, before he gets behind the kit for a performance with a flamenco guitarist.

He later posted a picture on Facebook showing him surrounded by dozens of pigeons in the city.

The band released their latest album The Getaway earlier this month. Bassist Flea also recently revealed he thought his playing days were over when he broke his arm in five places while snowboarding with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on tour in Europe.

Red Hot Chili Peppers tour dates 2016

Jun 30-Jul 03: Roskilde Festival, Netherlands
Jun 30-Jul 03: Gdynia Open’er Festival, Poland
Jul 02: Werchter Rock Werchter, Belgium
Jul 09: Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
Jul 10: Kinross T In The Park, UK
Jul 15: Ottawa Ontario At Bluesfest, ON
Jul 16: Quebec Festival d’ete de Quebec, QC
Jul 22: Jisan valley Rock Festival, South Korea
Jul 29: Osheaga Quebec At Osheaga, QC
Aug 25: Belfast Tennent’s Vital, UK
Aug 26: Reading Festival, UK
Aug 27: Leeds Festival, UK

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