November arrived and, with it, the Red Hot Chili Peppers arrived in Brazil for long-awaited shows that mark the return of John Frusciante to the country after 21 years! Before each performance, however, a surprise has caught the attention of fans: the opening band IRONTOM.
The group was formed in 2012 in California, the same state where Anthony Kiedis and company started. It is formed by Harry Hayes on vocals, Dylan Williams on the battery and Zach Irons on guitar — son of Jack Ironsformer drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers.
IRONTOM has four albums released, the most recent being GEL pt. 1from 2023. You can listen to the great “With Artist” at the end of the article to get to know them better, but know that the best recipe is to arrive early before seeing the RHCP to feel the energy of Hayes and company.
The band’s sound ranges from Post-Punk, Psychedelic Rock and Funk Rock, which is Red Hot’s specialty. For the new album, they worked with producer Alain Johanneswho has already signed albums from Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic monkeys and more. You can listen to it in full by clicking here!
Red Hot Chili Peppers and IRONTOM
IRONTOM’s main virtue is its complex compositional style, especially on guitar, which earned praise from the singer himself. John Frusciante. The phrase even ended up in the band’s biography on Spotify:
Zach Irons is so deeply rooted in the essence of what a rock guitarist is that he’s finding ways to retain that feeling while completely changing the role of the instrument.
With just over 120,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and around 15,000 followers on Instagram, IRONTOM was grateful for the opportunity to play alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, saying they are “the luckiest band of all time” (see in the tweet below).
RHCP, with opening act by the inventive Zach Irons and his companions, was already in Rio de Janeiro on November 4th and in Brasília on the 7th. Now, the band still passes through São Paulo on the 10th, Curitiba on the 13th and Porto Joyful on November 16th. All tickets for the shows that will still be held are sold out.
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