Red Hot Chili Peppers Plan European Getaway

They wear more than socks now, but they still are all about the music. The new Red Hot Chili Peppers album comes out in June and the band has announced 10 dates in Europe to promote The Getaway.

The first scheduled show across the pond is in Budapest, Hungary Sept. 1 and the Peppers will remain in Europe until an Oct. 16 show in Paris. While there are no UK dates listed on the tour, the band will appear at  in Belfast August 25 and a few days later at  and .

Similarly, the band has a number of summer festivals lined up in countries not booked for headline shows:  in Denmark;  in the Netherlands;  in Russia;  in Ukraine;  in Poland;  Festival in Poland; many European countries will get a chance to see the rockers live. In fact, the band will travel to 16 different European countries in the remainder of the year.

Canada gets a pair of performances in July —  in Ottawa and  in Quebec City, Quebec. The U.S. has three performances set for May and one Chicago show, a little festival called , booked for July 30.

The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley fame. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis said in an interview with Blabbermouth that Danger Mouse actually had the band scrap its 20 to 30 prepared songs when he began working as the producer of the album.

A new single, “Dark Necessities,” was released recently.

Here are the dates for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Europe this fall:

Sept. 1 — Budapest, Hungary, BudapestArena
Sept. 4 — Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
Sept. 8 — Fornebu, Norway, Telenor Arena
Sept. 10 — Stockholm, Sweden, Tele2 Arena
Sept. 13 — Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena
Oct. 5 — Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion Zurich
Oct. 8 — Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
Oct. 10 — Torino, Italy, Pala Alpitour
Oct. 13 — Montpellier, France, Park & Suites Arena
Oct. 16 — Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena

Presales for these tickets begin on May 10 at 9 a.m. local time, and each ticket purchased includes a copy of the new album once it releases. General onsales for all shows except Finland begin May 13. Tickets to the Finland show go on sale May 16. More information is available at