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Red Hot Chili Peppers go on hiatus, announce 'period of hibernation'

Super Bowl show was 'one last blowout'


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It's been a while since Red Hot Chili Peppers last toured or released material, but the band told fans at a Super Bowl pre-party concert they were headlining that they would soon be entering a "period of hibernation."

The band appeared as Bruno Mars' guest during the Super Bowl halftime show to perform a version of 'Give It Away' shortly after playing the pre-party concert, but the band described the event as "one last blowout" before focusing on their upcoming new album.

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the Super Bowl (8.11 onwards) below

The last album Red Hot Chili Peppers released was I'm With You in 2011, and last year the band's drummer Chad Smith discussed plans for a follow-up.

"We just kind of play whatever, so we always have those little tidbits" Smith said, "But we don't have any fully-formed songs until the four of us get in a room together."

The hiatus can't last much more than six months though, as the band have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Isle of Wight Festival. For more information, visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

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