Chili Peppers To Play Intimate Dates

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Los Angeles-based punk-funkers the Red Hot Chili Peppers will play a trio of intimate gigs in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Las Vegas at the beginning of September. In preparation for the recording of their next album, the Chili Peppers will play a show on Sept. 4 at the 4,700-capacity Santa Barbara Bowl on Sept. 4 and two dates at the 900-capacity Huntridge Theatre in Las Vegas, according to a source at their booking agency, ArtistDirect. The band's planned string of South American dates has been pushed back to late fall.