It’s always great to share a tour announcement with you when its about a band like Aerosmith. The band recently unveiled the full details about their “Let Rock Rule” tour that is going to bring Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Co-Conspirators along for the ride. I don’t need to say much else since the provided press copy below the poster speaks volumes. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Who better to declare “LET ROCK RULE” than AEROSMITH, America’s Greatest Rock Band? Rock’s most lethal army–Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford–and special guest SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will join forces for “LET ROCK RULE,” this summer’s definitive rock & roll experience.
Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET ROCK RULE tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see full itinerary below). AEROSMITH and SLASH–longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years–will also take over Boston, MA. (Xfinity Center), Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) and San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion) among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park). This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Saturday, April 12 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.
“Looking forward to inciting a riot and building the tribal bonfire even higher–it’s a win win with Slash,” said Steven Tyler.
Says Joe Perry: “The writing’s on the wall–Aerosmith and Slash. We’re gonna let rock rule this summer. Catch us if you can.”
Says Slash: “Aerosmith is one of my all time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands of all time. It’s an honor for me to go out & tour with them and keep the rock ‘n roll banner flying high.”
The excitement all started when JOE PERRY took it to the streets with RISK, the famous graffiti artist, last Thursday night for “LET ROCK RULE” and things began ramping up mysteriously when the AEROSMITH logo, and the tour announcement date of 4.8.14, was bombed on various buildings in downtown Los Angeles by JOE PERRY and RISK. Following this, AEROSMITH drummer JOEY KRAMMER stepped up the momentum and went to Downtown Austin with street artist, CHUNK, to continue the “LET ROCK RULE” tagging. It was all first reported by TMZ–http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/04/joe-perry-grafitti-aerosmith-spray-paint-logo-tour/–and the “bombing” has continued every night.
JOE PERRY says, “I have always felt that AEROSMITH was Americas hometown band and what better way than to take matters into our own hands to spread the word.”
Earlier today (April 8) STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY revealed–on the Ryan Seacrest radio show–that they would perform a free set to announce the “LET ROCK RULE” tour. AEROSMITH, with a special guest appearance by SLASH, played a roof-raising set for the assembled crowd at the Whisky A Go Go, the historic Los Angeles venue where they performed their first LA gig in 1973.
AEROSMITH’s North American summer dates will follow the band’s overseas dates kicking off May 14 in Istanbul, Turkey and will hit 16 countries including stops in Russia, France, and the U.K. before wrapping July 2 in Kiev, Ukraine. The North American “LET ROCK RULE” tour dates for AEROSMITH and SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are as follows:
The Tour Dates:
7/10: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/13: Kitchener, ON, Canada @ McLennan Park
7/16: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/19: Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
7/22: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/25: Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/30: Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
8/2: Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
8/8: Stateline, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
8/13: Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
8/16: George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/19: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8/22: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
8/25: The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/28: Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
8/31: Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
9/3: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
9/6: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
9/9: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12: Sydney, NS, Canada @ Open Hearth Park
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite my having loved the music of Aerosmith for decades I’ve only managed to catch them in concert twice but at least this run is going to give me the chance to expand those numbers by one or two more notches. They are one of the best live bands going and that is thanks to the super powered pairing of Tyler and Perry. Music legends of the most iconic nature. Adding Slash and his band with the excellence vocal ability that comes in Myles Kennedy – Whew! These are going to be shows that are talked about for a long, long time. So tell me dear readers – what do you think of this touring announcement and will you be heading to one or more shows? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. See you again soon.