"After last summer, we've been looking forward to getting back out there with a vengeance. I can't wait to feel the roar of the American audiences again and give this summer what it needs - a double dose of Aerosmith!" commented Steven Tyler.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry had a motorcycle mishap last week but stated, "Just like the name of the tour, I am 'Cocked, Locked and Ready to Rock.' It was a close call. My bike is smashed but I am ok from head to toe. I want to thank all of the fans for their emails and support."
"After all the trials and tribulations we've come out into one of the most fun tours in recent memory. We had an amazing time in South America and Europe and now we're ready to bring it home," said Tom Hamilton.
Aerosmith will be celebrating their 40th anniversary, and have sold over 150 million records. They are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, recipients of four Grammys, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and twelve MTV Video Music Awards.
Sammy Hagar and the Wabos will open eleven of the sixteen announced shows.
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 (w/Cheap Trick)
Sat Jul 31 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena*
Tue Aug 03 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Amphitheatre (w/Blue Oyster Cult)
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 (w/J. Geils Band)
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(w/Buckcherry)
Tue Aug 24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Thu Aug 26 Syracuse, 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 (w/Mighty Mighty Boss Tones)
*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 EST.