Red Hot Chili Peppers are a strong possibility for the 2013 Big Day Out festival after revealing they are coming "to Australia early next year".
Bassist Flea made the announcement during a Twitter Q&A session when an Australian fan enquired about the band's touring plans.
"Yes, we are coming to australia early next year, can't wait to feel the connection to my birthplace once again," the Melbourne-born Flea tweeted.
Big Day Out would be a likely tour vehicle for the Red Hot Chili Peppers considering they are set to headline BDO partner festival Lollapalooza in August.
Last year, Big Day Out founder Ken West signed a deal with US promoter C3 Presents, which runs Lollapalooza, to give the Australian festival greater access to international acts.
Red Hot Chili Peppers would offer a boost to West after Big Day Out missed out on its primary headline targets in 2012, Prince and Eminem, to rival promoters.
The Los Angeles band, who released their 10th album I'm With You last year, haven't toured Australia since 2007 and last played Big Day Out in 2000.