Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their first UK tour in five years.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The 'Give It Away' hitmakers will perform two shows at London's The O2 on December 5 and December 6 and will bring their frantic live show to arenas in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

The legendary rock group - comprised of Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea Josh Klinghoffer - will give away a free copy of their latest album 'The Getaway' with every ticket purchase.

They will be joined on the road by Japanese crossover band Babymetal .

The 'Under The Bridge' rockers are gearing up to headline the Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend [August 26-28] and surprised fans with the announcement of the tour.

Since the release of their 11th studio LP in June, the band have appeared on James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke', and made headlines when frontman Anthony, 53, saved a baby's life whilst they were filming.

At the time, he revealed :"A woman came out of her house, holding a child saying 'My baby, my baby, my baby can't breathe!'

"We all ran across the street, the woman thrust the baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing and I thought 'I'm gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid.' Tried to open the mouth, [it was] like locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place, the ambulance showed up and I handed the baby over, who was now breathing and fine, and we went back to 'Carpool Karaoke'. It was kind of a beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance off, [as] the baby needed help and we were there. The little baby looked at me the entire time until the ambulance came, little baby Nina."

Red Hot Chili Peppers December UK Tour Dates:

December 5, London, The O2

December 6, London, The O2

December 8, Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

December 10, Birmingham, Genting Arena

December 11, Birmingham, Genting Arena

December 14, Manchester, Arena

December 15, Manchester, Arena