Red Hot Chili Peppers plan to mostly stay off the road in 2018 and begin writing new music, according to drummer Chad Smith.
Asked about the group’s plans for the new year, Smith told ABC Radio, “We’re just gonna take a break for the rest of this year, and then we’ll start up (and) probably write some more songs next year. Hopefully (we’ll) make a record at some point. That’s the plan.”
Following a benefit that took place Thursday night in San Francisco to raise money for wildfire relief, the Chili Peppers are only scheduled for now to headline three Lollapalooza festivals in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil next March.
Other than that, Smith said, “There’s not gonna be any more touring next year, really,” adding, “We’re just concentrating on writing more songs and getting better and trying to keep doing what we’re doing, ’cause we love it.”