Aerosmith Postpone 50th Anniversary Show To 2022

Aerosmith have postponed their 50th anniversary show at Fenway Park in Boston, MA once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is now scheduled to take place on September 8, 2022. The band commented:

“We wanted to let you know that our 50th Anniversary Fenway show is moving to Thursday, September 8, 2022. While we know that means you have to wait a bit longer, we feel confident this is the right move in order to ensure we give you all the show you deserve for everyone who has held onto their ticket to see this show. All tickets will be valid for the new dates. Check your emails for more details. We can’t wait to rock with you all!”

Aerosmith Team Up With Harley-Davidson For New Limited Edition Merch

Aerosmith have teamed up with Harley-Davidson for a new limited edition merch line. The collaboration includes 17 different items across six capsules: “Burnout,” “Dream On,” “Pump,” “Aero Force One,” “Toxic Twins,” and “Draw the Line.” The merch will be available at Harley-Davidson dealerships and at Harley-Davidson.com. Joe Perry commented:

“We’re thrilled to be partnering up with Harley-Davidson on this capsule. They’re an American institution and share an authenticity and effortless style that encapsulates what Aerosmith is all about. We’re excited to get the collection in the hands of the fans.”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Aerosmith And ZZ Top Members Performing Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake”

Pro-shot footage of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and more performing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake” can be seen below. The live video was recorded during a tribute show for Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on February 25, 2020 at the London Palladium. The full concert, which took place several months before Green’s death, was originally supposed to be screened in UK theaters next month, but it will now arrive on video-on-demand in April, before being released on Blu-ray, CD, and vinyl on April 30.

Aerosmith Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Aerosmith have postponed their European/UK tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

05/28 Moscow, RUS – VTB Arena
06/01 Lisbon, POR – Altice Arena
06/04 Madrid, SPA – Wanda Stadium
06/07 Zurich – SWI – Hallenstadion
06/13 Paris, FRA – AccorHotels Arena
06/16 Middlefart, DEN – Rock Under The Bridge
06/22 London, UK – The O2
06/28 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
07/01 Sheffield, UK – Sheffield Arena
07/04 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
07/07 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
07/10 Budapest, HUN – Puskas Stadium
07/13 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena

Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler And Joe Perry Take Part In Virtual “Wayne’s World” Reunion

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry recently took part in a virtual “Wayne’s World” reunion as part of Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series. You can check that out below. Aerosmith originally turned down the chance to appear in the first “Wayne’s World” movie, but they later decided to appear in the sequel.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler And Joe Perry To Take Part In Virtual “Wayne’s World” Reunion

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have announced that they will be taking part in an upcoming “Wayne’s World” reunion. The virtual event will premiere on December 7 at 9 a.m. PT /12 p.m. ET as part of Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series. Aerosmith originally turned down the chance to appear in the first “Wayne’s World” movie, but they later decided to appear in the sequel.

Peter Green (Ex-Fleetwood Mac) Tribute Show Featuring Metallica, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Etc. Members To Be Screened In Theaters

On February 25, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Jonny Lang, and more paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green during a special concert at the London Palladium. Now, the show, which took place several months before Green’s death, will be screened in cinemas across the U.K. on March 23 and March 28, 2021. After that, the film will be released as a gatefold 4LP set, a 2CD/Blu-ray mediabook, and digitally on April 30, 2021. Mick Fleetwood commented:

“The concert was a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gave me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I was honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. ‘Then Play On’…”

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) And Jared Dines Team Up For Cover Of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Jared Dines have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” You can check that out below:

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Etc. Among Those That Donated To Live Nation’s Crew Nation Global Relief Fund

Earlier this year, Live Nation launched the Crew Nation Global Relief Fund in an effort to assist crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Music Forward Foundation, that campaign has since raised $15 million. This includes Live Nation’s original $5 million donation and an additional $5 million, which the company matched. A number of artists also contributed to the fund including: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Pantera, Lamb Of God, Motörhead, Journey, Sum 41, From Ashes To New, and more. The fund’s goal has now been increased to $30 million and a new line of merch has also been launched HERE.

Green Day, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Etc. Sign Open Letter Demanding Politicians To Get Clearance Before Using Their Songs

Green Day, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and more have partnered with the Artist Rights Alliance to demand politicians to get proper clearances before using their music at rallies and other public appearances. The artists sent an open letter to the Democratic and Republican National, Congressional, and Senatorial committees and they are seeking to get a response by August 10.

Here’s the full letter:

“Dear Campaign Committees:

As artists, activists, and citizens, we ask you to pledge that all candidates you support will seek consent from featured recording artists and songwriters before using their music in campaign and political settings. This is the only way to effectively protect your candidates from legal risk, unnecessary public controversy, and the moral quagmire that comes from falsely claiming or implying an artist’s support or distorting an artists’ expression in such a high stakes public way.

This is not a new problem. Or a partisan one. Every election cycle brings stories of artists and songwriters frustrated to find their work being used in settings that suggest endorsement or support of political candidates without their permission or consent.

Being dragged unwillingly into politics in this way can compromise an artist’s personal values while disappointing and alienating fans – with great moral and economic cost. For artists that do choose to engage politically in campaigns or other contexts, this kind of unauthorized public use confuses their message and undermines their effectiveness. Music tells powerful stories and drives emotional connection and engagement – that’s why campaigns use it, after all! But doing so without permission siphons away that value.

The legal risks are clear. Campaign uses of music can violate federal and (in some cases) state copyrights in both sound recordings and musical compositions. Depending on the technology used to copy and broadcast these works, multiple exclusive copyrights, including both performance and reproduction, could be infringed. In addition, these uses impact creators’ rights of publicity and branding, potentially creating exposure for trademark infringement, dilution, or tarnishment under the Lanham Act and giving rise to claims for false endorsement, conversion, and other common law and statutory torts. When campaign commercials or advertisements are involved, a whole additional host of rules and regulations regarding campaign fundraising (including undisclosed and potentially unlawful ‘in-kind’ contributions), finance, and communications could also potentially be breached.

More importantly, falsely implying support or endorsement from an artist or songwriter is dishonest and immoral. It undermines the campaign process, confuses the voting public, and ultimately distorts elections. It should be anathema to any honest candidate to play off this kind of uncertainty or falsely leave the impression of an artist’s or songwriter’s support.

Like all other citizens, artists have the fundamental right to control their work and make free choices regarding their political expression and participation. Using their work for political purposes without their consent fundamentally breaches those rights – an invasion of the most hallowed, even sacred personal interests.

No politician benefits from forcing a popular artist to publicly disown and reject them. Yet these unnecessary controversies inevitably draw even the most reluctant or apolitical artists off the sidelines, compelling them to explain the ways they disagree with candidates wrongfully using their music. And on social media and in the culture at large, it’s the politicians that typically end up on the wrong side of those stories.

For all these reasons, we urge you to establish clear policies requiring campaigns supported by your committees to seek the consent of featured recording artists, songwriters, and copyright owners before publicly using their music in a political or campaign setting. Funding, logistical support, and participation in committee programs, operations, and events should be contingent on this pledge, and its terms should be clearly stated in writing in your bylaws, operating guidelines, campaign manuals, or where you establish any other relevant rules, requirements, or conditions of support.

Please let us know by August 10th how you plan to accomplish these changes.”

[via Loudwire]