Aerosmith announce summer tour with Slash

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Aerosmith will return the road this summer for a nationwide tour with special guests Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The legendary rockers will return to Massachusetts for a homecoming performance at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $139.50, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. The show will will also serve as WZLX’s 29th Anniversary Concert.

“Looking forward to inciting a riot and building the tribal bonfire even higher–it’s a win win with Slash,” declared Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler in a press release. Guitarist Joe Perry added, “the writing‟s on the wall–Aerosmith and Slash. We’re gonna let rock rule this summer.”

“Aerosmith is one of my all-time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands of all time, concluded Slash. “It’s an honor for me to go out and tour with them and keep the rock ‘n roll banner flying high.”

After announcing the “Let Rock Rule” tour, Aerosmith delivered a free set with help from Slash for fans at the Whisky A Go Go, the historic Hollywood venue where they performed their first Los Angeles gig in 1973. The announcement followed a guerrilla marketing campaign in which Perry and drummer Joey Kramer teamed up with acclaimed street artist in Los Angeles and Austin to tag walls with their logo, the tour name and date of the announcement.

Music From Another Dimension!
, Aerosmith’s 15th studio album, was released in November of 2012. It marked the band’s first studio release since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo and first of all original material since 2001’s Just Push Play. Recorded in Los Angeles and at Perry’s home studio (“The Boneyard”) in Duxbury, the album was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen.

Aerosmith’s stateside tour will follow a run overseas, which kicks 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.

Slash’s last studio release was 2012’s Apocalyptic Love. The follow-up to his 2010 self-titled debut album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200. Slash, who wrote all the songs on the album together with Kennedy, once again teamed up with producer Eric Valentine. The Conspirators are Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass). It features singles “You’re A Lie”, “Standing In The Sun” and “Anastasia”.

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