DHARAMSHALA, April 19: The popular American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers are to perform for the Tibetan Nobel Laureate, the Dalai Lama, at his annual environment summit in Portland.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will take part in an environmental summit on Universal Responsibility & the Global Environment at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, on 11 May. Maitripa is the first and only Tibetan Buddhist College in the Pacific Northwest.
"The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been great supporters of the Tibetan cause, of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and of the need to work to protect and preserve our environment," the statement posted on the summit's website said.
"The musical element of this event is intended to be a display of joyful celebration and an inspiration to future generations to care for our planet."
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been great supporters of Tibetan cause and the band played at the first-ever Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1996 in San Francisco.
With their Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), the Red Hot Chili Peppers became rock stars for the masses. The band has some great hits, including Under The Bridge, Dani California, Snow (Hey Oh) and Monarchy of Roses from their latest album I'm With You.