Red Hot Chili Peppers Can’t Stop Touring

After kicking off a European tour last night in Belfast, Red Hot Chili Peppers announced more time on the other side of the Atlantic this morning, tacking on eight more stops in the U.K. and Ireland in December.

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The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

The group headlines at the  and  Festivals this weekend, and already had a solid three months booked on the continent until a Nov. 21 gig in Vienna. A TBA has also been added in Berlin for Sept. 6.

The new U.K. dates start Dec. 5 in London, where the band plays back-to-back shows at . After that, it’s a stop in Glasgow, two nights at  in Birmingham, and two evenings at the  in Manchester. The last gig is in Dublin, Ireland Dec. 20.

Support for these gigs will be Babymetal, a Japanese act featuring three girls dancing on stage in the “idol” style popular in Japan, while being back by a metal band.

By the way, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 11th studio album, titled The Getaway, is out now. The first single, “Dark Necessities” has been making the rounds on radio and has tens of millions of views on sites like Spotify and YouTube.

Every ticket purchased to one of the shows gets you a physical or digital copy of the latest album.

This Chili Peppers lineup features founders Anthony Kiedis and bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary alongside drummer Chad Smith, who has been with the band for classic albums like Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, and By The Way.

The group has been through many guitarists over the years, but the band’s most iconic songs featured John Frusciante, who also played on the previously mentioned albums. Since 2009 though, the lineup has featured  on guitar.

Here is the plan for RHCP in Europe, with the new shows in bold:

Aug. 27 – Reading, United Kingdom, Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival)
Aug. 28 – Leeds, United Kingdom, Bramham Park (Leeds Festival)      
Sept. 1 – Budapest, Hungary BudapestArena        
Sept. 2 – Budapest, Hungary BudapestArena          
Sept. 4 – Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
Sept. 6 – Berlin, Germany, TBA
Sept. 8 – Fornebu, Norway, Telenor Arena
Sept. 10 – Stockholm, Sweden, Tele2 Arena
Sept. 13 – Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena      
Sept. 14 – Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena
Sept. 27 – Madrid, Spain, Barclaycard Center         
Sept. 28 – Madrid, Spain, Barclaycard Center
Oct. 1– Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi  
Oct. 2 – Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi 
Oct. 5 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion Zurich 
Oct. 6 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion Zurich    
Oct. 8 – Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
Oct. 10 – Torino, Italy, Pala Alpitour
Oct. 11 – Torinto, Italy, Pala Alpitour
Oct. 13 – Montpellier, France, Park & Suites Arena
Oct. 15 – Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena
Oct. 16 – Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena
Oct. 18 – Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena
Nov. 1 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Hall
Nov. 3 – Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena            
Nov. 6 – Merksem, Belgium, Antwerps Sportpaleis
Nov. 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome  
Nov. 11 – Esch Alzette, Luxembourg, Rockhal    
Nov. 14 – Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena     
Nov. 16 – Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
Nov. 17 – Hannover, Germany, TUI Arena
Nov. 19 – Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle – Messe Frankfurt    
Nov. 21 – Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
Dec. 5 – London, England, The O2 – London
Dec. 6 – London, England, The O2 – London
Dec. 8 – Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro
Dec. 10 – Birmingham, England, Genting Arena
Dec. 11 – Birmingham, England, Genting Arena
Dec. 14 – Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
Dec. 15 – Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
Dec. 20 – Dublin, Ireland, 3Arena

A presale for the new shows is on Aug. 30, and the general public can get its ticket Sept. 2. is the place to go for all things Chili Peppers.