AEROSMITH — 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 and 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, New York (see full itinerary below).
AEROSMITH and Slash — longtime friends who've performed together throughout the years — will also take over Boston, Massachusetts (Xfinity Center); Los Angeles, California (The Forum); and San Francisco, California (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 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," says 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."
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.
Perry says: "I have always felt that AEROSMITH was America's 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 L.A. 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.
"Let Rock Rule" tour dates:
July 10 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY
July 13 - McLennan Park - Kitchener, ON
July 16 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
July 19 - Rock Fest - Cadott, WI
July 22 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
July 25 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
July 30 - The Forum - Inglewood, CA
Aug. 02 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 08 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys - Stateline, NV
Aug. 13 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, CA
Aug. 16 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
Aug. 19 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
Aug. 22 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Aug. 25 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
Aug. 28 - Phillips Arena - Atlanta, GA
Aug. 31 - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
Sep. 03 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
Sep. 06 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
Sep. 09 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
Sep. 12 - Open Hearth Park - Sydney, NS
Slash is currently working on his third solo album with his band MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. The follow-up to 2012's "Apocalyptic Love" is expected to arrive in September.
AEROSMITH released its first set of all-original material in 11 years, "Music From Another Dimension!", in 2012, and toured for much of the year after its release.