LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, America's Number One rock and roll band will be more than warmed up and ready to arrive in the US in what will surely be THE concert event of the summer. Live Nation, the national tour promoter for Aerosmith confirmed today 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 23rd in Oakland, California. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning Friday, June 4 at LiveNation.com. Tour itinerary follows this release.
The recently announced hometown Fenway Park date scheduled for August 14th 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.
Aerosmith, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary as America's most enduring and thrilling band in rock history. They are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, recipients of countless awards including 4 Grammy's, 8 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, 12 MTV Video Music Awards. They have sold over 150 million albums, earned scores of multi platinum albums and maintain a large army of millions of fans.
Aerosmith continues to perform electrifying sold-out concerts around the world and remain one of the most beloved bands in the world.
COCKED, LOCKED, READY TO ROCK TOUR
Fri Jul 23 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena*
Mon Jul 26 Paso Robles, CA State Fair
Thu Jul 29 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sat Jul 31 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena*
Tue Aug 03 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Amphitheatre
Thu Aug 05 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
Sat Aug 07 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Mon Aug 09 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center*
Thu Aug 12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*
Sat Aug 14 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Tue Aug 17 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre*
Thu Aug 19 Omaha, NE Qwest Center*
Sun Aug 22 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Tue Aug 24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Thu Aug 26 Syracuse, NY NY State Fair
Sat Aug 28 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall*
Tue Aug 31 Detroit, MI The Palace at Auburn Hills*
Thu Sep 02 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center*
Sat Sep 04 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
*Opening act is Sammy Hagar and the Wabos
VIP experience packages *(which may include opportunities to meet band members, backstage tours, early entry passes, premium seating and/or merchandise) are available through www.AeroForceOne.com. Fans without internet access can call 508-791-3807 in the US 9am - 5pm EDT.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show. In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
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