July 8 [10:00 EDT] -- The Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to become quite the globetrotters.
The band is scheduled to play Anchorage, Alaska July 21, Honolulu, Hawaii on the 23 and the giant Mount Fuji Festival in Japan on the 26 alongside Beck, Rage Against the Machine, the Foo Fighters and Green Day. From there it's on to Korea, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore before heading home the second week in August.
And it doesn't end there: the Peppers are scheduled to head out again in November for a giant show in Mexico City and a series of festivals in South America with stops including Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela and Argentina.
The band was originally on the bill for the Tibetan Freedom Festival in June but later canceled, which fueled speculation in the press they were on the verge of breaking up. At the time, their acting manager told MTV News that the band (which hadn't performed together since they played a private show for brewery contest winners
in the far north last fall) was willing to show their stuff in various remote corners of the world but not in front of 100,000 New York area fans.
A spokesperson for the band's agency says they're not worried by the rumors and that they're confident the band has every intention of honoring their tour dates.
Whether they end up recording another album is another question. The RHCP have been scheduled to start a new studio project for months now, but the band members have all been working on other endeavors ranging from movies to solo albums. Only time will tell whether or not sessions will get underway once they return from the far east.