Red Hot Chili Peppers play Knebworth Park in June 2012

01/11/11

Anthony Kiedis from Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced details of their only UK appearances of 2012.

The Californian funk-rockers will play an open air gig at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, on 23 June.

Anthony Kiedis and co will also perform at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on 24 June.

The band returned to the UK in September to play their first British show since 2007 at Camden's Koko venue for BBC Radio 1.

Their 10th studio album, I'm With You, topped the UK's official album chart when it was released earlier this year.

This month they'll head out on their first UK dates with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. He replaced John Frusciante in 2009.

After their Koko gig drummer Chad Smith told Newsbeat he felt the band had a "new, exciting energy".

"The people were really very responsive. We played a lot of new stuff and they seemed to enjoy it," he said.

"We're just having a great time playing together right now."

Tickets for the 2012 shows go on general sale on at 9am on Friday 4 November.