About time too… Aerosmith have finally quit taking pot shots at each other via the press and reunited for a summer tour.
The grizzly rockers almost imploded last year after Steven Tyler’s accident which saw him topple off stage, causing an injury that forced the ban to cancel their tour. Tyler then started making noises about being finished with Aerosmith, while the rest of the guys talked about replacing their iconic frontman and continuing without him.
Finally, after much sour grapes (wouldn’t be the first time with this band – probably won’t be the last), guitarist Joe Perry and Tyler sat down to talk. Perry says the talks helped put the band together again: “All it took to get things back on track was a simple conversation between Steven and I.”
The Aerosmith tour dates are as follows (but don’t blame me if Tyler falls off the stage and the whole thing gets cancelled):
- July 23 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
- July 26 – Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair
- July 29 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- July 31 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Aug 3 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Amphitheatre
- Aug 5 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- Aug 7 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
- Aug 9 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
- Aug 12 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
- Aug 14 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
- Aug 17 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
- Aug 19 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
- Aug 22 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
- Aug 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNJ Bank Arts Center
- Aug 26 – Syracuse, NY – New York State Fair
- Aug 28 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
- Aug 31 – Detroit, MI – The Palace at Auburn Hills
- Sep 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
- Sep 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
New Aerosmith studio album?
In an interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Perry says the energy with the band is great as they prepare for a summer tour. He also dropped a few hints about the five-piece getting around to recording a new album:
We owe it to ourselves first and foremost to make a great record, and we owe it to the fans, too . . . Now that we’re all on the same page, and without the medical issues that held us up, we’ll give ourselves plenty of time and do things the way we used to, which is how our best work was done.
Again…about time too. It’s been ages since the ‘smith had me rushing to a record shop. Last time was actually Get A Grip, but I’d be happy to rekindle my love affair with the band. Amazingly, my most-listened-to Aerosmith is 1976’s Rocks. What’s yours?