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Earlier this month, Band Together 2 Bay Area benefit show concluded a busy year for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but a great one. They visited many cities and have done an incredible job in every show. However, out of all the shows this may be one of the most important.
It has always been important for the band to help others, in this case, help those who have been victims of the fires in Northern California where many lost so much, if not everything. The show took place at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and as expected, was sold out and it raised an astonishing five million dollars.
The fires have caused billions of dollars in damages, many people are homeless and devastatingly, some have lost their lives . The positive in this tragedy have been the good hearted people donating food, money and items for the victims. It is great to see the band supporting a great cause and donating all of the proceeds to Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund.
The band not only is good with creating awesome music we love, but are also kind hearted people who are ready to help when these type of tragedies happen. They’ve gotten together with many, many artists and actors for charity. This year, Chad Smith and Will Farrell reunited for their Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera. Josh and Anthony were part of a show benefiting the Whole Child International Gala in October. In early November, the band said yes to doing a show for the Stand Up To Heroes in New York which supports injured veterans and their families (Bob Woodruff Foundation). This month, Josh Klinghoffer had a couple paintings auctioned off to benefit NowSpace and Central Park. For so many years, the band has been lending a hand in every possible way. Hopefully, they’ve inspired many of you, whether it’d be throughout this year or next, to help anyone, anytime, anywhere. You can support charities the band supports or charities you feel passionate about by donating money, items or time all year long.
There is always someone who needs our help.

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