The band will release its first double album, Stadium Arcadium, in May and head to Europe shortly thereafter for several early June dates in France.

They’re planning festival dates in the Netherlands and Belgium before taking to Great Britain for three weeks of dates including a four-night stand at London’s Earls Court Arena. The U.K. tour runs from June 30 to July 18.

The Chili Peppers’ official Web site promises further announcements of performances in Spain, Germany and Czechoslovakia.