Red Hot Chili Peppers announce 2016 UK tour

Band's first UK tour in five years will see support from Babymetal

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their first UK tour in five years.

The band are set to headline Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend and have now confirmed that they will return later this year.

The band will play gigs in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester during December. The two London dates will take place at the O2 Arena from December 5-6.


Support at all dates come from J-pop/metal crossover act Babymetal. Tickets go on sale next Friday (September 2) at 10am.

See the dates in full below.

London, The O2 (December 5)
London, The O2 (6)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (8)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (10)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (11)
Manchester Arena (14)
Manchester Arena (15)

Red Hot Chili Peppers released their latest album ‘The Getaway’ in June 17. Read the NME review here.

Earlier this week, the group were called “the worst band on the planet” by Fox News.

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