Raise your hand if you’re sick and tired of reading about Aerosmith! Yeah, thought so. Surely, it’s been a long six months of press. They’re in the studio, they’re out of the studio. They plan a potential globe trotting tour, they team up with friends ZZ Top. Despite being on the road, about three shows in, the old-school Boston bad boys continue to hog the hype machine, this time around they’re hinting at more tour surprises to come.
Early in May, the band hinted that they’d be performing full albums on tour, and so far, they stay true to their word. Just last week, Steven Tyler & co. rolled out their magnum opus, 1975’s Toys in the Attic, to much applause. While the band skipped out on album closer “You See Me Crying”, due to Tyler’s recoveries, they do plan on including it in future sets.
But, what’s next? Billboard has the “deets”:
…guitarist Joe Perry also told Reuters during the weekend that the group plans to switch in a couple of weeks and play 1976’s “Rocks” in its entirety. He did not say whether the group would stay with “Rocks” or alternate the albums in their set for the duration of the tour — or even work in another of the band’s albums in its entirety.
While I’m partial to their ’90s hits, specifically 1993’s Get A Grip, Rocks would be quite the surprise. Let’s just pray they skip over 2001’s Just Push Play or 1985’s Done with Mirrors. The former might require on-site doggie bags, and Advil for the latter.
In the meantime, ZZ Top joins the band when they hit home in Boston tonight, and while guitarist Brad Whitford is still out on medical leave, from a head injury that sustained internal bleeding, the group plans for his return come July.
We’ll keep an eye out for their next obligatory press appearance, however.
Aerosmith/ZZ Top 2009 Tour Dates:
06/21 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
06/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
06/26 – Wantagh, NY @ TBA
06/28 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverband Music Center
07/03 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
07/05 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
07/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/11 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
07/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
07/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/17 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/19 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Amphitheatre
07/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
07/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
07/30 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
08/01 – Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
08/05 – Sturgis, SD @ The Legendary Buffalo Chip *
08/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Inns Stadium
08/09 – Regina, SK @ Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
08/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
08/13 – Calgary, AB @ McMahon Stadium
08/17 – Aurburn , WA @ White River Amphitheatre
08/19 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
08/23 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/28 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
09/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
09/03 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
09/05 – Ottawa, QC @ Scotiabak Place
09/08 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
09/12 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/16 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
* = Aerosmith only