Aerosmith and Slash kicked off their North America summer tour announcement yesterday by rocking the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles for a six-song set that you can watch below. December 4, 1973 was the last time that Aerosmith graced the stage of the Whiskey until yesterday. Aerosmith also made separate appearance on ‘Ellen’ and with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show yesterday mroning in regards to the announcement.
Aerosmith took the stage at The Whisky after an intro by “Uncle Joe” Benson of 100.3 FM The Sound without guitarist Brad Whitford, who couldn’t attend due to his finshing up the ‘Experience Hendrix’ tour. Steven Tyler then announced: “Ladies and genitals! Welcome to the Whiskey! You love this band almost as much as I do?”
Aerosmith rocked through “Draw The Line,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Pink” and “Walk This Way.” Tyler brought out Slash for the final two songs alongside Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer. “We’re going to bring up a friend of ours who is going to be playing on this tour. The one and only Slash!” Tyler announced to the appreciative crowd. Tyler then licked his finger, swirled it over his “Ma Kin” arm tattoo, and belted out the opening verse to “Mama Kin.”
Joe Perry told the crowd at the tail end of the show: “The first time we played here was December 3, 1973. It was the first time formally here but also the first time in California. The first time west of the Mississippi was right here! That was then and this is now. And look what happened,” he said as he pointed to Slash before shouting “Let’s rock!” The set then wrapped with an impressive version of ‘Train Kept A Rollin.’ I’m assuming we can look forward to more collaborations between Aerosmith and Slash on the tour.
“Bring it baby. Bring it! Rock and roll is forever! Come on!” Tyler shouted as he and his Aerosmith bandmates exited the stage.
Draw The Line
Same Old Song And Dance
Walk This Way
Train Kept a Rollin’
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry also made an appearance on the daytime talk show ‘Ellen.’ Tyler talked about the history between Slash and Aerosmith, saying that a drawing of Aerosmith made by a young Slash can be found on the inside of the group’s most recent album.
The tour will kick off on July 10, in Wantagh, New York and wrap up in Nova Scotia on September 12. Tickets for the ‘Let Rock Rule’ new tour will be going on sale on April 12 via www.livenation.com
Aerosmith and Slash Tour Dates:
Jul. 10 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 – Kitchener, ON, Canada – McLennan Park
Jul. 16 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Jul. 19 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
Jul. 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 25 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 30 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum
Aug. 2 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 8 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
Aug. 13 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (Formerly Sleep Train Pavilion)
Aug. 16 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 22 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Aug. 25 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Aug. 31 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Sep. 3 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sep. 6 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 9 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 – Sydney, NS, Canada – Open Hearth Park