"Dark Necessities", the lead single from The Getaway, made its live debut on May 22, 2016.
"The Getaway", the title track to the new album, was released by the band on May 26, 2016 however unknown at the time to fans, the band had teased the song live during their performance of "Give It Away" at Super Bowl 50 party in San Francisco back in February. On May 14, the band were forced to cancel their headlining slot at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast as Kiedis was rushed to the hospital prior to the band appearing on stage due to severe stomach pain.
Flea alongside, Smith and Klinghoffer made an announcement on the stage as they were due to appear.
It marked the first time since June 2014 that the band has toured.
The tour began with benefit shows and North American festival dates in February 2016 followed by a summer festival tour with dates in Europe, Asia and North America starting in May 2016 and ending in August 2016.
The following night, they performed at a private, invitation-only Super Bowl 50 party in San Francisco called "Direc TV Super Saturday Night Co-Hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV" where they played "Aeroplane" for the first time since July 1997.