Belfast gears up for ceremony

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform at this year's MTV European Music Awards.

One of the glitziest occasions in the music industry, the MTV European Music Awards usually gathers some of the biggest performers on the planet. Hitting Belfast this November, the ceremony will hit one of ClashMusic's favourite cities.

The list of guest performers is still being drawn up, but already some stellar acts are expected. Red Hot Chili Peppers are due to take part, following the enormous success of recent album 'I'm With You'.

Ending a five year silence, 'I'm With You' topped charts around the world. The band's first with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, the record was a triumphant return from one of the planet's biggest rock acts.

Set to perform at the Belfast ceremony, Red Hot Chili Peppers are making a rare return to the Northern Irish city. “We haven’t played in Belfast in a long time, so we’re really looking forward to performing at the ‘2011 MTV EMA’ and seeing all our fans!” the band said.

Held in various locations across the city, the MTV European Music Awards will take place on November 6th. “We’re really excited to celebrate Belfast and its rich musical heritage by showcasing MTV EMA performances from multiple sites throughout the city. These three stages will give fans a unique and unprecedented opportunity to experience the live music of the EMA,” said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming / Events for Viacom International Media Networks.

Meanwhile, the countdown is on for Red Hot Chili Peppers upcoming British tour. The legendary funk-rock group have confirmed some massive dates, including three nights at the O2 Arena in London.

Opening with a one off show in Dublin, the tour finishes with two nights at the LG Arena in Birmingham.

Tickets are on sale now.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to play the following shows:

4 Dublin O2 Arena
7 London O2 Arena
9 London O2 Arena
10 London O2 Arena
12 Glasgow SECC Hall 4
14 Manchester Evening News Arena
15 Manchester Evening News Arena
17 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
19 Birmingham LG Arena
20 Birmingham LG Arena

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