Aerosmith is planning a 2010 tour in Europe, after four decades and a nasty fall from center stage last year, you might think you’ve seen the last of Aerosmith. I did…I had tickets and was eagerly awaiting the Aerosmith concert, when the news came that Steven Tyler, lead-singer and front man for the band had taken a spill and reportedly really injured himself. So much so, that the tour was cancelled and my hopes of seeing them in concert were dashed.
Apparently, Tyler’s accident wasn’t the only cause of stress in the band. Rumors were that Tyler asked for a 2-year hiatus, to do his own thing, and band members were not willing to wait. In fact, it’s said that they were actively auditioning singers to step in for Tyler. Steven Tyler has adamantly denied these statements, and claims to be writing and collaborating with the band, and will be singing with them on tour. Whew! That’s good, because I, personally believe that Tyler IS Aerosmith, and I wouldn’t want to see anyone else try and fill his shoes.
The tour’s catchy title is “Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock”. They will begin this summer in Europe. On June 10th, the band will take the stage, performing at Sweden’s Rock Festival and after all the turmoil in 2009, it should be a phenomenal show. Whatever took place behind the scenes, there seems to be renewed energy between the band members, and that can only equal an exciting stage presence.
In the end, maybe it’s a good thing I missed that concert…the next one I catch should be even better than the last!
Concert Dates June 10- Sweden, Rock Festival
June 13- UK, Download Festival
June 15- London, UK London 02 Arena
June 18- Bucharest, Romania
June 20- Athens, Greece, Olympic Stadium
June 23- Holland, Nijmegen Goeffert Park
June 25- Belgium, Graspop Festival
June 27- Barcelona, Spain, St. Jordi Arena
June 29- Paris, France, Bersy Arena July 1- Prague, Czech Republic, Prague 02 Arena
July 3- Venice, Italy Venice Festival