Following seven triumphant South American "Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock Tour" dates (the final one playing this evening in Costa Rica, the largest concert in that country's history) and eleven upcoming European dates, Boston hard rock legends AEROSMITH will be more than warmed up and ready to arrive in the U.S. in what will surely be THE concert event of the summer. Live Nation, the national tour promoter for AEROSMITH confirmed that The Bad Boys of Boston are hitting the road for an 18-city US tour this summer with the "Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock Tour" that begins on July 23 in Oakland, California. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning Friday, June 4 at LiveNation.com.
The recently announced hometown Fenway Park date scheduled for August 14 sold out in a record-breaking 23 minutes. AEROSMITH will be joined at the Fenway show by THE J. GEILS BAND.
Steven Tyler said, “I thought it was time to get my MOJO back, by rockin South America and Europe with a little HOME RUN at Boston's Fenway Park thrown in and then off to the rest of America to do what we do best! We're gonna rock you into the middle of next week!"
"This is a perfect time for us to tour North America as we are just completing a very successful tour of South America. We are looking forward to our European tour next month and then bringing our show back to our home soil. We are running on all cylinders and are 'cocked locked and ready to rock!" commented Joe Perry.
"We're having a blast tearing up South America. I can't stop thinking about how great it's going to feel bringing it home this summer," said Tom Hamilton.
"The band's tighter than ever, America we're coming to rock your world," said Joey Kramer.
SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABOS will open eleven of the sixteen announced shows. Support in other markets will be announced shortly.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jul. 23 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Jul. 26 - Paso Robles, CA - California Mid-State Fair
Jul. 29 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 31 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 03 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Amphitheatre
Aug. 05 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 07 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
Aug. 12 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 14 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park
Aug. 17 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Centre
Aug. 19 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
Aug. 22 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Aug. 24 - Holmdel, NJ - PNJ Bank Arts Center
Aug. 26 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fair
Aug. 28 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
Aug. 31 - Detroit, MI - The Palace at Auburn Hills
Sep. 02 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 04 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena