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Funk rockers head to Belfast to play awards ceremony

Red Hot Chili Peppers will be giving a special performance at the MTV EMAs in Belfast on November 6.

The veteran Californian band recently went straight to the top of the UK charts with their new album ‘I’m With You’, their first since 2006’s ‘Stadium Arcadium’.

Speaking to MTV about the show, they said: “We haven’t played in Belfast in a long time, so we’re really looking forward to performing at the 2011 MTV EMAs and seeing all our fans!”

The event will be hosted by 19-year-old singer and actress Selena Gomez, and for the first time ever the show will be held at three different locations in the host city, with the main stage situated in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.

Lady Gaga is currently the most popular act in the list of nominees, with six nods, while Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Adele, Justin Bieber, 30 Seconds To Mars, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Lopez, LMFAO, Jessie J, Beyonce, Coldplay, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Far East Movement, Kanye West, Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa and Kings Of Leon are all in the running too.

The show will go out on MTV on Sunday, November 6 at 6pm.