Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer plays around GR

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith, Bonnaroo
Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Manchester, Tenn.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Patrons at a few downtown Grand Rapids venues got a surprise Saturday night when the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers showed up and started playing.

While at Flanagan’s Irish Pub on Pearl Street off of Monroe Avenue, Andy VanDusen captured some video of Chad Smith on the drums alongside a local band.

Smith was also apparently seen next door at Mojo’s Dueling Piano Bar and down the street at 20 Monroe Live, according to social media posts.

“Gotta keep oiled on your nite off,” Smith tweeted Sunday afternoon in reference to one media report about his impromptu tour around Grand Rapids.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were in town to play Van Andel Arena Sunday night. That show was sold out.