Red Hot Chili Peppers to ‘go into a period of hibernation’ and start new album

The Californian band made the announcement at a New York gig on Saturday (February 1)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they are set to “hibernate” and begin work on a new record, reports Rolling Stone.

The band made the announcement during a gig before their appearance at the Super Bowl XLVIII half-time show yesterday (February 1). The LA quartet performed at the “Big Hello To Brooklyn” event at the Barclays Center, where they ran through a 17-strong greatest hits set.

“We’re just about to go into a period of hibernation and make a new record,” Flea told the crowd midway through their set. The bassist also spoke of a need to “progress” before describing the show as “one last blowout” before getting sessions on the new album underway.

Red Hot Chili Peppers also joined Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl XLVIII half-time show yesterday (February 2) to perform a joint version of their 1991 hit single ‘Give It Away’. Mars put on the annual half-time show during the match between Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, performing songs from his back catalogue including ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ and ‘Treasure’, before being joined by the group.

It was announced last week the band will headline this year’s Isle Of Wight festival. They will play Saturday June 14 on the Main Stage. The show is Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first UK festival appearance since 2007. The band have released a statement about their set, explaining that it will be their only UK show of 2014. The statement reads:

“To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance… it will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year… so we intend to make it really special.”

Isle Of Wight Festival runs from June 12-15 in Seaclose Park. For more information visit