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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are to play a massive European tour in 2003.

The shows will come in support of their UK Number One album ‘By The Way’, and include a number of British shows in March. Before that, the group will play dates across the mainland.

The full tour is at: Lisboa Atlantic Pavillion (January 24)

Madrid Palacio Vistalegre (27)

Milano Filaforum (30)

Rome Palaeur (February 2)

Bologna Palamalaguti (5)

Dortmund Westfalenhalle (7)

Dresden Messehalle (9)

Berlin Velodrome (10)

Paris Bercy (12)

Stuttgart Schleyerhalle (16)

Glasgow SECC (March 5)

London Docklands Arena (8-9)

Manchester Evening News Arena (11)

Antwerp Sportpaleis (14)

Zurich Hallenstadion (16)

M√ľnchen Olympiahalle (17)

Rotterdam Ahoy (19-20)

Hamburg Colour Line Arena (22)

Helsinki Hartwal Arena (24)

Turku Turku Hall (25)

Oslo Spectrum (27)

Stockholm Globe (29)

Tickets for the UK dates go on sale on September 28. For availability contact the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.