We already know about that new album and appearance at Rock in Rio in September, but here are a few additional tidbits concerning Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2011 plans, thanks to Sami Jarroush’s (of Rock It Out! Blog, Crave Online, and even CoS fame) recent interview with drummer Chad Smith. According to Smith (and as you can see in the video below), the band will mostly play “regular” venues in support of their still untitled forthcoming LP, but did confirm an appearance at the Japan-based Summer Sonic festival. He also seemed to downplay the possibility of other 2011 festival appearances, specifically Bonnaroo.
As for Chili Peppers’ new album, Smith said he hopes to have it out by May or June, which of course jives with comments made by the band during a recent appearance on KROQ. So get ready.