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.
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.
On the “Blue Army Tour 2015,” AEROSMITH will perform a set including their career-defining biggest hits, many of which are highlighted of their upcoming Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 DVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment). Captured live at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK, in June 2014 as part of the band’s critically acclaimed Let Rock Rule definitive rock & roll experience, the DVD (release date TBD) features 19 of the band’s most iconic hits including “Love In A Elevator,” “Janie’s Got A Gun,“ “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Walk This Way,” “Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion” and many more.
AEROSMITH are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction, also in 2013, into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44th annual SHOF ceremony. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia) , the band’s latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.” With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.
The Tour Dates:
6/13: Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
6/24: Evansville, IN @ The Ford Center
6/27: Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casino Event Center
6/30: Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena
7/3: Stateline, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
7/7: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
7/10: Salinas, CA @ Salinas Sports Complex
7/13: Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place
7/16: Victoria, BC @ Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
7/19: Fort McMurray, AB @ Shell Place at MacDonald Park
7/22: Cheyenne, WY @ Cheyenne Frontier Days
7/25: Minot, ND @ North Dakota State Fair
7/28: Ridgefield, WA @ Amphitheater Northwest
8/1: Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
8/4: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
8/7: Canton, OH @ Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Okay so I didn’t make it to one of the stops on that “Let Rock Rule” tour and yeah I was pissed since I really wanted to be there. It just wasn’t in the cards for me to do it properly and fit it in the schedule either. It happens. I’m not going to make any of these shows either I am afraid since nothing in the regions where our little outlet marks its territory is happening so let’s hope that they decided to expand upon the idea. For those of you in accessible areas, let me know what you think of this tour in the comments section below.