The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that they will play their first Dublin concert in four years this December.

The quartet will bring new album The Getaway to the 3Arena on Tuesday December 20. Longtime visitors to these shores, Red Hot Chili Peppers have played the venue - formerly known as The O2 and the Point Theatre - a number of times over the past 21 years.

The Dublin show was announced as the band played an outdoor concert in Belfast on Thursday night.

Red Hot Chili Peppers made their Irish debut at Dublin's SFX in March 1992. Their tour of the capital has also included Phoenix Park, Croke Park, Lansdowne Road and Dalymount Park shows. In 2006 they headlined at the Oxegen festival at Punchestown Racecourse in Co Kildare and they have also performed at Slane twice, supporting U2 in 2001 and headlining in 2003. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea and singer Anthony Kiedis

Tickets for the December date, priced from €60.50 including booking fee, go on sale on Wednesday August 31 from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.