Apple has announced a series of in-store listening parties to mark the release of the next Red Hot Chili Peppers' album.

The company will host pre-release listening parties at all six of its UK Apple retail stores on May 2 beginning at 6.30pm.

The album, "Stadium Arcadium", is released on May 8.

All 28 tracks from the album will be played in full, and fans will also receive a complimentary iTunes music card (while supplies last) to download the album's first single, "Dani California", which is released on May 1.

The band will tour the UK in June.