And Queens of the Stone Age will be tagging along on extensive autumn touring schedule...

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have extended their North American tour with a further 13 dates, kicking off September 6 in WASHINGTON D.C., with several more shows to be added at a later date.

[a][/a] and French Toast will be supporting on all of the shows, which are expected to run into November.

The band will also be on the road during the summer playing at European festivals, including the V Festival on August 16-17.

As reported yesterday (June 26) on NME.COM, the Chili Peppers are set to return to the studio to write and record two or three new songs for a forthcoming Greatest Hits album.

The tour dates are:

Bristow, Va. Nissan Pavilion (September 6)

Holmdel, N.J. PNC Bank Arts Center (7)

Manchester, N.H. Verizon Wireless Center (9)

Mansfield, Mass. Tweeter Center (10)

Camden, N.J. Tweeter Center (12)

State College, Pa. Bryce Jordan Center (16)

Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills (18)

Tinley Park, Ill. Tweeter Center (19)

Cleveland Gund Arena (21)

Pittsburgh Mellon Arena (22)

East Lansing, Mich. Breslin Center (24)

Milwaukee Bradley Center (25)