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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.

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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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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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“Devil’s Got A New Disguise: Very Best Of Aerosmith” by Aerosmith

Artist: Aerosmith
Title: “Devil’s Got A New Disguise: Very Best Of Aerosmith”
Label: Columbia Records
Release Date: 10/17/2006
Genre: Rock
Rating: 2.5/5

As someone who loves the music of Aerosmith as much as I do, it almost pains me to find myself needing to write a less than stellar review of a “Best Of” collection of their material. However the decision is a very simple one with this release for it is nothing more than a teaser piece that features some of the bands best work. Statistically speaking, it seems that the only band with more greatest hits packages in their catalog would be KISS, but Aerosmith holds a very close second to the masked men and with “Devil’s Got A New Disguise” they move ever closer to the title. You have to wonder why so many get issued with so many of the same songs even though they attempt to mix it up by swapping some things around. The process guarantees your never able to remove the older best of from your collection to replace with a shiny new one, and instead are just stacking them all together. They also sometimes feature a couple of new tracks which unless they are absolutely killer, leave you wishing they had simply included another of the favored tracks instead of literally forcing new material on you that you did not want. This best of starts out ok, but don’t look for the classic “Walk This Way”, as you get the Run DMC team-up here, and if you hated that one it might not win you over yet. A fair number of their ballads and hold your partner tight songs are present but where is “Angel”? The new selections that close the CD are ok at best with “Sedona” being a more blues-based ballad track while “Disguise” is a hard grooving rocker that might appeal to people who decide on this release. The enclosed booklet has some good archive photos but nothing really unseen before. Unless you are an absolute fanatic, I would pass on this one and instead go look for a copy of “Oh Yeah”, a double CD collection that really gives the fan their money’s worth.
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KISS & Aerosmith @ Madison Square Garden (11/16/2003)

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Artist: KISS and Aerosmith
Venue: Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
Date: 11/16/2003
Label: Universal Music

As I begin to write this piece I wanted to say first off that I think I am a very lucky guy to have the chance to see shows at possibly one of the greatest arena’s ever built. “The Garden” as it is called by fans is the home of the The NY Rangers hockey and The NY Knicks basketball teams in addition to playing host to some of the most popular talent in the Music World . So seeing KISS on what they refer to as Home Ground is almost an out of body experience for me. As all fans know, KISS is from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Each Borough is about a 20 minute cab ride from the City.
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