Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun mixing what will be their 11th album
Late last year, frontman Anthony Kiedis said they were hoping to release the follow-up to 2011’s I’m With You in the first half of 2016.
And drummer Chad Smith has confirmed that with Nigel Godrich behind the desk, work on the next stage of the recording process is underway.
He says: “Starting mixing the new record today. Nigel Godrich at the helm.”
The Chilis have a number of live dates lined up over the coming months, including a headline appearance at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK in August.
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2016 tour dates
Apr 24: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, LA
Jun 03-05: Nuremberg Rock im Park, Germany
Jun 03-05: Mendig Rock am Ring, Germany
Jun 10-12: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria
Jun 10-12: Landgraaf Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands
Jun 30-Jul 03: Roskilde Festival, Netherlands
Jun 30-Jul 03: Gdynia Open’er Festival, Poland
Jul 02: Werchter Rock Werchter, Belgium
Jul 09: Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
Jul 10: Kinross T In The Park, UK
Jul 15: Ottawa Ontario At Bluesfest, ON
Jul 16: Quebec Festival d’ete de Quebec, QC
Jul 22: Jisan valley Rock Festival, South Korea
Jul 29: Osheaga Quebec At Osheaga, QC
Aug 25: Belfast Tennent’s Vital, UK
Aug 26: Reading Festival, UK
Aug 27: Leeds Festival, UK