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Aerosmith Announces The “Blue Army Tour” For 2015

You gotta love a band like Aerosmith who successfully finish one massive tour and return with another for the following year. This one is called the “Blue Army Tour” and doesn’t strike me as being as long as the last go round but that is more because it’s about 300 posts on PiercingMetal ago for me when it comes down to it. Check out the sweet poster and that press copy with the dates. I’ll return to wrap it up afterward.

Tour - Aerosmith - Blue Army Tour - 2015

The Press Release:
Following their wildly successful and acclaimed 2014 Let Rock Rule tour, AEROSMITH–Rock’s greatest live act–will return to the road June 13 with their “Blue Army Tour 2015.” The trek will take the band’s all original members–Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford–to 15 cities before concluding in Grand Rapids, MI on Tuesday, August 4.

Says Joe Perry: “The name Blue Army came from the fact that ‘everyone’ in our audience from the 70’s were wearing blue denim and it looked like a sea of blue, thus The Blue Army.”

Immediately following the tour, AEROSMITH will perform on Friday, August 7 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s first-ever Concert for Legends. The concert–part of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival–will pay tribute to the legends of the game on the eve of the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015.
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Today: Joe Perry Signs “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith” @ Barnes & Noble, NYC

I was going to ask if you like or love the music of Aerosmith, but that is a silly question if you are a regular reader of this site since you most likely do. The band just recently completed their tour and now its time for its legendary guitarist Joe Perry to do some promotional appearances for his new book “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith”. Check out the official press release below along with the cover of this sure to be interesting tome.

Book - Joe Perry - Rocks My Life In and Out of Aerosmith
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Aerosmith Announces “Let Rock Rule” Tour with Slash

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.

Tour - Aerosmith - Let Rock Rule Tour - 2014

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.
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Presenting Living Social’s Backyard Festival 2013 w/Aerosmith & Joan Jett!

Now tell me that this doesn’t sound really damn cool as an event……

Poster - Backyard Festival - 2013

Yep. Tossing their hat into the mix of regional festival events comes those fine folks at LivingSocial who will be offering up their Backyard Festival for 2013 which will bring a headlining Aerosmith to the stage along with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and a band that is new to my musical mind the Yeahsayers. The event will take place on July 13th at Randall’s Island (this is the same place that will host the Governor’s Ball in early June in case you didn’t know). The event will take place on July 13th and also feature craft beers, wine and a BBQ for the ticket price along with the great music. This is something that really appeals to me on all counts since its rather different from the usual stuff where you just buy a ticket for the show. Add to this the kick ass music of Aerosmith and Joan Jett and this sounds like a winning combination.

I’ll be trying to get the proper credentials to not only attend the event but also come back with some photos for you to enjoy after its all said and done. If I secure any of that you will be the first to know and if we do not, well, at least Stryper is playing B.B. King Blues Club that same night.

PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2012: The Concerts

Looking back on 2012 as a concert going year I had to say that there were a lot of cool highlights for me. Sure I was compiling my “Year End Best Of” to cover all the different things that I’ve examined over the year but with the blog growing faster and faster and more contests happening on it for the crushing shows that hit our town, I decided to keep showcasing a number of the concerts that I saw during the course of the year. Bear in mind that these are my very favorite ones out of the whole bunch. I really had a great time seeing a number of shows but these stood out. Here we go.

1. KISS @ Live On Letterman: I don’t think that I need to go into how cool it is to see a band like KISS in the Ed Sullivan Theatre. The place holds 500 or so people and KISS sells out places that hold thousands more. See why I felt this was special. So yeah.

2. Nightwish and Kamelot @ Beacon Theatre: Nightwish and Kamelot both hold very special places to me as a music scribe and having them paired up for a tour was extraordinary.

3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Prudential Center: This show was the debut of the new “Lost Christmas Eve” themed tour.

4. Roger Waters @ Yankee Stadium: My second time at Yankee Stadium for a massive concert and with Roger playing “The Wall” from front to back I stood awestruck.

5. KISS & Motley Crue @ PNC Bank Arts Center: This was a kickass pairing and the guys in The Treatment were pretty damned good as well.

6. Lamb Of God @ Roseland Ballroom: Metal laid waste to NYC this night.

7. Paganfest @ Gramercy Theatre: Turisas headlined this one and brought along Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress.

8. Sabaton @ Gramercy Theatre: This band is climbing the pole of popularity. Local support

9. Rhapsody Of Fire @ Gramercy Theatre: There was so much drama with the RoF division leading up to this show but you would never notice with the levels of kick ass Power Metal that was happening on the stage.

10. Marillion @ Irving Plaza: Leaders of the Neo-Progressive Rock movement. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them and they even did “Kayleigh”.
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