February 25th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Aerosmith gets ready to tour - including Steven Tyler

All those rumors about Aerosmith replacing legendary frontman Steven Tyler have turned out to be untrue, according to a press release announcing the band's upcoming European tour.

"Back by popular demand with more spit and fire than ever before, we're coming across the pond and parting the waters as we go," Tyler said in the statement.

Certainly this moment is met by a sigh of relief for music fans, because just a few months ago, it appeared as though one of the most iconic bands in the industry was falling apart.

In November, lead guitarist Joe Perry told CNN that the band was searching for a new lead singer, and then in December, Tyler entered rehab for an addiction to painkillers.

But this summer, as drummer Joey Kramer put it in the release, Aerosmith - with all of its members - will be back, "Bigger, better and stronger than ever!"

The Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock tour kicks off at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 10, with the rest of the tour dates currently scheduled as follows:

UK - Download Festival - June 13

UK - London 02 Arena - June 15

Romania - Bucharest - June 18

Greece - Athens Olympic Stadium - June 20

Holland - Nijmegen Goeffert Park - June 23

Belgium - Graspop Festival - June 25

Spain - Barcelona St Jordi Arena - June 27

France - Paris Bercy Arena - June 29

Czech Republic - Prague 02 Arena - July 1

Italy - Venice Festival - July 3


Filed under: Aerosmith • Music

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  1. praca

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    April 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rhon

    Thank God, now they just need to come to Canada.

    March 1, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dee

    I want them to come to Huntington, WVA- no one comes there anymore. There was a time...

    February 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rob

    omg.....come on. look, i'm as big a fan of aerosmith over the decades as anyone, but really, this has got to come to an end. they have not been relevent now for a good 10 years.

    Steve, Joe, and the rest of the boys.....you had an amazing run. But, come on, maybe it time to go into the sunset, no?

    February 28, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. noel

    Now if we can find a way to make each one of them look like his real age, and not 110 yrs old. Jeez, all of you. retire already! You all look older than death itself.

    February 28, 2010 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Faulke Yue

    who cares...was just a publicity stunt anyways...old rokers will do anthing to get their name back out...

    February 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Everyman

    I bet they snort Geritol and chug Philips Milk of Magnesia on tour. How much you wanna bet that their tour bus has old man smell real bad-Pewee! Yep they have gone from acid and blow to Viagra and Preparation H and they play just like you would think someone your grandpa's age would play-not very well.Retire to sunny Fla. before Alzheimers kicks your asses.

    February 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. janet

    we won to 2 tix for areosmith for sept 2009 at the palace in auburn hills through radio station WCSX in detroit. rearranged work schedule to see ZZ top and aerosmith. concert cancelled. never received anything in return from radio station. would love to see aerosmith but rearranging things for another disappointment!!!

    February 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jack

    They need to come to DC!

    February 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ebuzz

    Jesus – these guys really need to give up the ghost – haven't had a decent song in 2 decades

    peeyew

    February 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dave

    Sorry Steven, and I hope you read this but you hurt us fans from New Hampshire........there Buddy.
    Where is Billy Idol? I'd pay ticketmaster for this one!

    February 27, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dave

    And I was looking forward to Billy Idol........Crap!

    February 27, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. JGAN

    ransom?

    February 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gwendolyn

    Yes, this is great news. The band never would have been the same or even close without Steven Tyler. I read comments about age etc but who really cares? These guys rock and they are the best. Love them!!

    February 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Str8 Outta Tx

    right now though, drake/lil wayne "ransom"

    February 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Str8 Outta Tx

    @Joanne...
    yeah i jammed some Tom Petty with my momma too.

    February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  17. jim

    Toys in the attic was there best record! It's a shame, but we all get older. Give it up guys, it's time to back away

    February 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Danny4Drums

    Splendid news indeed. When the show gets back to the US, please put Seasons of Wither and Lick and a Promise on the set list. To start it off, turn every light in the place ON and with no fanfare or introduction, start it off with Back in the Saddle. Show 'em how it's done boys!

    February 25, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bucky

    'Remember, the tour before, when they said "Tyler had cancer, maybe" and it turned out he was just too wasted to play?'

    Did they say 'Tyler had cancer' or 'Tyler was cancer'?

    More than once he's gotten doped up, fallen off stage, and caused tours to be cancelled.

    The band should have two or three body doubles for Tyler whenever they tour. A lip-syncing, bojangling, clown in loud clothes and long hair would fool most people beyond the fifth row.

    February 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Joanne from Yonkers

    I was rocking with Steve (Tallarico) in Walt whitman Junior High and then Roosevelt H. S. in Yonkers in the 60's. He was voted "most likely to succeed' and we all were thrilled when he did. There used to be dances after school and they (dances, not Aerosmith) rocked even then with him. I have caught every concert in my area for the last 20 or so years and am now retired in Tampa. But as soon as they decide to come this way I'm THERE! Don't call them old....you're never too old to enjoy R&R. If you remember the 70's you weren't really there! I'm a joker..I'm a smoker...even at 60+.

    February 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. swerv

    Rememeber...the sum of the parts will never equal the whole.

    February 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Craig

    What I think is interesting is that, other than extreme Aerosmith fans, if the bass player or drummer were replaced the world wouldn't blink an eye. But you lose Tyler or Perry and its headline. The die hard fans would know though.

    February 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chuck

    They peaked back in '78, when they were a rock band, not a pop act. Thier first four albums are some of the greatest rock ever recorded. Now?...I would rather listen to my old records than listen to these fuddy-duddies.

    February 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Str8 outta TX

    hiphop/r&b fan, but i enjoy listening to classic rock with my mom occasionally. Aerosmith is a good group, and its good they're back 2gether. mom will be thrilled.

    February 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Smack

    Nothing bores me more than a old dudes saying "We're better than ever"

    February 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  26. swerv

    Well I am a devout disc hater, thought it detracted from the great rock movement of the 70s and ultimately lead to rocks decline. I hated the music, the hair cuts, the dress everything...a definite low point of the USA cultural history.

    February 25, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. dude

    Money money money, it's all about the money. Aerosmith WAS a great band, now they are individuals looking to cash in on past glory. It's a business, not a band. You're right it's like the benefit concerts you see on PBS. Seriously guys, it's time to retire, do studio work or whatever. You look like a bunch of prunes up there and you don't have themoves anymore, it's all contrived. Love you guys but have some self respect, or be money whores, your choice.

    You don't want to look like Pete at the Superbowl do you? With your big ole belly hangin' out of your half open shirt? The music was good, well after the got warmed up a little, but it just doesn't look or feel natural.

    When all these guys were in their heyday they spent practically every waking hour together touring, recording, hanging out, partying etc. Now they live completely separate lives and only see each other when they tour. Even when they record they lay down their tracks individually thousand of miles apart in different studios. Used to be like a family now it's a corporation... pretty much like the entire music industry, except for indie and those guys are just weird for the sake of being weird.

    The whole scene reminds me of the days of disco, in fact a lot of todays music reminds me of recycled disco – same beat over and over and over until your mind is numb, or you get a headache.

    Hip hop, rap, and pop are dead, long live RnR!!! Lady Gaga's Poker Face is straight from 70's disco. Donna Summer should sue!

    February 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  28. swerv

    As long as they keep rocking...I will keep rocking!

    February 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Roy

    Have they been relevant since the 70s. They tortured me by releasing the same album over and over in the early to mid 90s when I was in college and couldn't avoid hearing them. Please retire.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  30. brent

    Just a great American Rock n Roll Band..songs stand the test of time...just listen to Walk this Way...they play like mo fo's, sing in the same key as they recorded in and still one of the great live shows out there. The Who said, "wanna die before I get old"...I guess that was then...this is now. Great news for those of us over 55.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  31. CL

    For the love of god who wants to see a 60+ year old strutting around stage in spandex pants, a shirt cut down to there to reveal his bony chest, scraves and blue painted fingernails. It just becomes pathetic at some point, you have reached or surpassed that point Steven Tyler and Aerosmith. And this goes for 60+ rockers Rob Halford (like I want to see him in leather and spkies at 60!), Scorpions,etc.etc.etc. You had your day, now please sit down.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mark McDonald

    Attention! Attention! The 1970's called... they want their band back!

    Really, I thought at one time it was better to burn out than to fade away (as the song says). Then we all sat and watched as Danny Joe Brown burned out. As far as I know he still doesn’t even have a head stone. Who's Danny? Ask anyone at the Corner Pocket in Jacksonville. You remember Jacksonville don’t ya…

    I took a business trip
    Down to Florida
    I got a room at a Holiday Inn
    There was an earthquake in California
    Must be the reason why this place was shakin'
    Down in the barroom it was
    Loaded with servicemen
    Elbow to elbow
    I said: "Scuze me blood,
    Just what is shakin'?"
    He say, "Girls on the dance floor
    Wrestling in jello"

    (Sorry boyz I had to borrow it, (see .38 Special))

    I'm glad the Bad Boyz of Boston got a second run at it. I frankly thought their first run was far too short. Apparently so did a lot of folks. And it was interesting to watch as some of the newer guys (rappers at that) coming up through the ranks remembered their elders and kick started a fantastic second career for them by honoring them in one of their older hits. Odd how things even their way out isn’t it. Well, it looks to me the road evened out a while ago. No new hits, no real new popular music any more… hummmm these are starting to sound like oldies band reunion concerts.

    Is being out on the road that nice in your late fifties early sixties? Isn’t a warm fire, a soft chair, a glass of 50 year old Glenfiddich (cause let’s face it, they can afford it) and… Oh hell, I don’t know… a 21 year old Swedish maid with no panties sprucing the place up while you convalesce sound better than a case of beer with a bunch of old farts? And anyone who has a dad over 45 knows what I mean when I say old farts.

    Anyway Steve, just thought I’d throw that out there as… you know – food for thought.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Victor

    Thank God. Aerosmith without Tyler would not be Aerosmith.

    Rock on guys!

    February 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  34. swerv

    Youre right, Rocks is their best work. But always felt Draw the Line was a bit underrated. That record rocks.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. allanhowls

    Aerosmith hasn't been relevant, much less a "rock band" for at least a decade now. That Armageddon song wasn't the death knell, but it was sure a sign of a watered-down, over-the-hill POP band.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Lynda ... BOSTON/TX

    Loved the guys since UNH concert in 1975. ROCK ON .. nobody quite like these guys .. nobody! Knew them before they got popular in Boston .. regulars at the club on Berkley and then Lansdowne Street .. The Boston Tea Party .. great memories guys . thanks for it all.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Al

    Everyone's a critic. Lets see where you are when you're 60+.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  38. FLYIN

    I'm still good to drink and few beers and light a couple of dubes and go see one of their shows. It beats sitting at home getting old.

    February 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Shanon

    Since my concert last summer got canceled.. how about they pick up where they left off!!!! i'm dying to see them!

    February 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Robert

    They are touring Europe first because they haven't been in years & because American fans have gotten BURNED on the last 2 tours because of Tyler's drug problems. I have loved them for years, but will probably never see them again live after getting beat for about $100 in Ticketmaster fees due to them cancelling shows last minute. They need to regain our trust now & should give some kind of make good to all the people they lied to. Remember, the tour before, when they said "Tyler had cancer, maybe" and it turned out he was just too wasted to play? Many of their fan club mambers flying in from overseas have been unable to get full refunds from Aeroforce's fan club. Bad Business.
    What Mile said! First saw them over 30 yrs ago, but after they ripped me off last summer no way I'm spending money for songs or shows again.

    February 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Christopher

    Tour sponsored by Geritol. Go Away.

    February 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jason

    Most overrated band in the world. Who cares?

    February 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  43. SHOOTER12

    Glad to hear they are working things out. I've seen several of their shows from around 96 through present, and the boys still kick some serious a**, some of the best shows I've seen, and child...I've seen a few in my 55 years....

    February 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Get serious

    Jane: comparing Steve Perry to Steven Tyler is like comparing hamburger to prime rib....they ONLY thing they have in common is their first name.

    February 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Aerosmith Fan

    To Mike the loooser, you do not need a new album when your Aerosmith, you just need to rock and roll. Get a clue dude.

    February 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Zenatty

    Aerosmith: living proof that money, fame, and the pursuit of a lifestyle(s), will keep addicted, old worn out men, (who probably don't much like each other) playing (poorly) worn out music for the masses of old nostalgic stoners.... By the way, Aerosmith have not had any decent material since "Rocks".... I have seen Aerosmith four times...1986, 1988, 2004, and 2005... Steven has never been able to hit the notes on "Back in the Saddle", the harmonies on "Sweet Emotion" are always off, and it is always obvious that Steve and Joe dislike each other...too bad they need the money...Whitford, Hamilton and Kramer can play, but the dysfunction surrounding them has probably made them crazy... "No More, No More" for me guys...give it up... "Walk that Way"...

    February 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Cindy B

    First time I saw them was 1974 at the Baltimore Civic Center. And I have seen them 5 times since. They really know how to rock! Thanks Areosmith for all the great years of rock & roll!!

    February 25, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jane

    Neil Schon and Steve Perry should take a lesson from Aerosmith!
    I'm still holding my breath....come on Steve!!!!!

    February 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Cathy

    I'm just glad, we need their unbroken spirit and balls to the walls rock and roll from them!!!!

    February 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Brooke

    They're a decent band, far from the best ever. I hope Steven is healthy.

    February 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  51. MRK

    Yawn. With the possible exception of the Run-DMC version of Walk This Way, these guys haven't been relevant since the mid-70s.

    February 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Max

    There will never be another voice like Steven Tyler's. He and Joe are the epitome of cool.

    February 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  53. swerv

    Youre right, they havent recorded anything decent in years and years, but I did see them live this past summer and they were great...they did Toys ..in its entirety...live

    February 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Mike

    They are touring Europe first because they haven't been in years & because American fans have gotten BURNED on the last 2 tours because of Tyler's drug problems. I have loved them for years, but will probably never see them again live after getting beat for about $100 in Ticketmaster fees due to them cancelling shows last minute. They need to regain our trust now & should give some kind of make good to all the people they lied to. Remember, the tour before, when they said "Tyler had cancer, maybe" and it turned out he was just too wasted to play? Many of their fan club mambers flying in from overseas have been unable to get full refunds from Aeroforce's fan club. Bad Business.

    February 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  55. blue

    That's a lot of press for a band that hasn't truly been relevant in at least fifteen years. Maybe Tylers' relapse will put some fire back in their songwriting. The world doesn't need every single rock band to go lounge.

    February 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Pam

    Great News! The idea of replacing Steven Tyler was idiotic! Steven Tyler IS Aerosmith! You have to tour the US soon. I was at your concert with Lennie Kravitz in Houston a few years ago.

    Love you, Steven!!!

    February 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Dan

    Hmmm.
    Interesting that the band decided to visit Europe instead of completing its USA tour that got canceled last year when Tyler decided to try dancing.

    Reasons for this decision?
    Band is going where the money is and not where the real fan base is?
    Ticket prices are higher on the other side of the lagoon?
    People in Europe have money to spend whereas we have more people unemployed and out of money?
    Fans in the USA have decided that concert ticket prices are too high and disgusted with the monopoly that Ticketmaster has in this country?

    Frustrated Fans Unite!

    February 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  58. m gee

    second rate stones..that all aerosmith ever was and ever will be. get well steven as I know you guys figured out that hole is greater then the sum of the parts the last time you broke up.

    February 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  59. A. Clausen

    It was hardly a rumor. Perry made several statements saying that he and Tyler weren't communicating, that the rest of the band wanted to hit the road again, and that they'd look for someone else to fill Tyler's shoes. It's one thing if it's "inside sources", but when the band's lead guitarist and one of its main song writers says "We're going on with or without Tyler", it isn't a rumor.

    February 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  60. chrsitian

    too bad, steven tyler is my least favorite part of aerosmith

    February 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Joseph Anthony

    Go Aerosmith!

    February 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Get serious

    Now my roomate can quit crying....glad you guys are back in the saddle again :)

    February 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Susan (Pinkdoll)

    I love these guys! So glad it's back together.

    February 25, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Beau

    Hooray!!!! We're back with the old Aerosmith!!!!

    February 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Mike

    Geez....publicity stunt. Bring attention to a band that is far past the expire date. Coke costs money.....they need money.........hang it up, you haven't came out with anything good in decades.

    February 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Average Joe

    Glad to hear that the band is touring again, but I would think that they should start the tour in the US to make up for all of the concert dates they had to cancel last year.

    February 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Adam

    My first Aerosmith shows were in 1977 (Draw The Line). America's greatest Rock n Roll band ever. Some good news indeed ! Read the book, "Walk This Way" for some incredible tales of rock debauchery !

    February 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Head Diva In Charge

    Sometimes it takes tough love. Maybe Perry did it for Tyler's well being. Or maybe not.....but who cares! They are back!

    February 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |

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