Red Hot Chili Peppers plan tour with Kanye West

And they reveal more about their new LP

Red Hot Chili Peppers are planning a US tour with Kanye West for later this year.

The band, who release new LP ‘Stadium Arcadium’ on May 8, plan to follow their massive European summer tour with an arena jaunt alongside the rapper. If all goes to plan, the shows will start in late August with dates running through the winter.

Bassist Flea told MTV, “I think we’ll be doing some legs with Kanye, but I don’t know if that’s confirmed yet or not. I think we’re going to do a month or two with him. I think it’s going to happen, and I hope it happens. He’s a great artist – and we always try to get the best people to play with that we can.”

Speaking about the new record, Flea says of the 25-track ‘Stadium Arcadium’ that he hasn’t been this excited about the band’s music since “we first started in 1983.”

He added: “It’s the best record we’ve ever made. I feel so important to share this album with the world. Making this record, I just feel like each one of us was at the best that we could be.

“This ‘Stadium Arcadium’, this is our grand statement — this is the best that we can do. This is the best we’re capable of. If you don’t like this [record], you don’t like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Period.”

The band’s summer UK tour visits:

Ipswich Portman Road (June 30)

Coventry Ricoh Arena (July 2)

Reading Madjeski Stadium (3)

Derby Pride Park (5)

Sheffield Don Valley (6)

Manchester Evening News Arena (11-12)

London Earls Court Arena (14-15, 17-18)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.