Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Two Massive UK Shows

1 November 2011, 11:41 | Updated: 11 August 2013, 20:05

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The US funk-rockers will play Knebworth on Saturday June 23 and then the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on June 24.

Tickets go on sale this Friday morning (November 4) at 9am.

These will be their only UK dates in 2012 following the release of their tenth album I'm With You and sold out UK arena tour earlier this year.

It will also be the band's first-ever major show in the North East of England (their only previous appearance being the 400 capacity Newcastle Riverside gig in 1990).

When asked if they’re looking forward to these headline shows, Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Keidis commented: "Our philosophy is we’ll play any day, any time and we’re coming to do Knebworth and Sunderland".

And Flea's reaction? "Hell yeah! I just wanna explode."