AEROSMITH performed a concert earlier today (Tuesday, April 8) at the famous Whisky A Go Go, a West Hollywood club they last played in 1973. The half-hour, invite-only show was part of a press event announcing the band's upcoming "Let Rock Rule" North America tour with legendary GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, who made a special guest appearance during the set. Included in the concert were a couple of 1970s gems, "Draw The Line" and "Same Old Song And Dance", followed by the 1997 hit "Pink" and the 1975 classic "Walk This Way" before Slash joined AEROSMITH on stage for "Mama Kin" and an abbreviated, instrumental version of GUNS N' ROSES' "Welcome To The Jungle". Slash also stuck around for a performance of the 1950s blues classic "Train Kept A-Rollin'".
Watch video footage of AEROSMITH's entire set below.
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."
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
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.