Aerosmith Cancel Las Vegas Residency Dates After Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has entered rehab following a recent relapse. As a result, the band have been forced to cancel their Las Vegas residency dates in June and July.

The group issued the following statement:

“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.

We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being.

We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can. We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows.

Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time.

If you purchased your tickets via Ticketmaster, you will be refunded and will receive an email shortly with details, otherwise please contact your point of purchase for information on refunds.”

Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer To Sit Out The Band’s 2022 Dates

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer will not be joining his bandmates during their upcoming shows. During this “temporary leave of absence,” John Douglas will be filling in. The band told USA Today the following:

“[Kramer has] regrettably made the decision to sit out the band’s concerts in 2022 so he can focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times. He and the band look forward to his future performances with Aerosmith.”

Aerosmith Announce 2022 Las Vegas Residency

Aerosmith have announced a Las Vegas residency at the Dolby Live theater at the Park MGM resort. The shows will be the first-ever performances presented in Dolby Atmos. Here’s the dates:

June: 17, 20, 23, 26, and 29
July: 2, 5, and 8
September: 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, snd 29
October: 2 and 5
November: 19, 23, 26, and 29
December: 2, 5, 8, and 11

Aerosmith To Release “1971: The Road Starts Hear” On CD And Digitally

Aerosmith have announced that they will be releasing “1971: The Road Starts Hear” on CD and digitally on April 8. The effort, which features a rare and previously unheard rehearsal from 1971, was previously only available on vinyl and cassette as part of last year’s Record Store Day. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Intro – Somebody”
02. “Reefer Head Woman”
03. “Walkin’ The Dog”
04. “Movin’ Out”
05. “Major Barbara”

Aerosmith Cancel European/UK Tour

Aerosmith have officially cancelled their upcoming European/UK tour. The band commented

“It is with deep regret we must announce that our European Tour, scheduled to take place in June and July 2022, has been cancelled. We have continued to monitor the ongoing COVID situation and with the related uncertainty around travel logistics and the continued presence of COVID restrictions and other issues, it has become clear that it will not be possible to go ahead with our summer shows in the region. The health, safety and well being of our fans is our number one priority. We will be back to rock out with everyone and we hope to have some exciting news to announce soon. Your ticket point of purchase will be in touch shortly with further information. Until then, take care and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience.”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Heart’s Ann Wilson Covering Queen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Etc. Songs

Ann Wilson (Heart) has shared pro-shot footage of herself performing various covers during her August 18 show at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH. You can watch her take on tracks by Queen, John Lennon, The Who, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin below:

Iron Maiden, Evanescence, Puscifer, Etc. Releases Set For 2021 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 26) has officially been revealed. You can find that HERE. A list of various rock/metal releases can also be found below.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Aerosmith – “1971: The Road Starts Hear” (LP/Cassette)
  • All Them Witches – “Live On The Internet” (3XLP)
  • Blackberry Smoke – “Stoned” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • Crobot – “Rat Child” EP (Vinyl)
  • Dio – “Holy Diver” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Dio – “The Last In Line” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Evanescence – “Evanescence” (LP)
  • Fleetwood Mac – “Alternate Live” (2XLP)
  • Billy F. Gibbons – “Hardware” (CD)
  • The Reverend Horton Heat – “We Three Kings” (LP)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Paris ’67” (LP)
  • Iron Maiden – “Iron Maiden” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Judas Priest – “Best Of Judas Priest” (2XLP)
  • King’s X “Please Come Home … Mr. Bulbous” (LP)
  • James LaBrie – “Elements Of Persuasion” (2XLP)
  • LA Guns – “Waking The Dead” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “The Lost Tapes, Vol. 1 (Live In Madrid 1995)” (2XLP)
  • Mr. Big – “Lean Into It” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears” (12″ Picture Disc)
  • Poison – “Flesh & Blood” (LP)
  • Puscifer – “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents: Puscifer Live at the Mayan Theatre” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Puscifer – “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti” (LP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Saigon Kick – “The Lizard” (LP)
  • Smith/Kotzen – “Better Days” (Vinyl)
  • Joe Strummer – “Johnny Appleseed” (12″ Vinyl)
  • Tesla – “Mechanical Resonance” (LP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Nancy Wilson – “You And Me” (2XLP)

[via Loudwire]

Aerosmith Bring Entire Recorded Catalog To Universal Music Group

Aerosmith have announced a new worldwide deal with Universal Music Group (UMG). As part of the partnership, the band’s full catalog, future releases, merchandise, and audio-visual content will all be handled by the label in 2022.

Notably, the deal will also give UMG access to Aerosmith’s “Vindaloo Vaults” and the personal archives of each member. The group will also help curate collections of music, photos, video footage, artwork, journals, setlists and memorabilia. Some of these future releases will include never-before seen and heard content. On top of that, UMG will also be bringing Aerosmith’s music videos on YouTube up to current video and audio standards.

Guitarist Joe Perry commented:

“It’s been a long road but I’m extremely happy and proud to say on behalf of Aerosmith we have been able to bring our 50 years of music under one roof by partnering with UMG. This will allow us to bring our music to our fans in ways we never were able to before. It’s something we’ve dreamed about happening for a long time. It’s a win for Aerosmith, UMG and ultimately our fans. Needless to say we are very excited. It’s an incredible way to celebrate 50 years and the many more years to come.”

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO of UMG, continued:

“Aerosmith’s global success places them in rarefied air among the all-time greatest rock icons. On the band’s 50th anniversary, Aerosmith continues to influence the course of music not only through their iconic catalog but also through film, television and video games and their inimitable style. On a personal note, I couldn’t be prouder that they have chosen UMG as their global partner. We look forward to building upon their incredible legacy and ensuring their music continues to inspire fans around the world.”

Aerosmith’s manager Larry Rudolph added:

“I couldn’t be happier for the band members and their families. Not only are we bringing together the band’s entire catalog in one place, but we’re entrusting these recordings to the very capable hands of Sir Lucian, Bruce Resnikoff and the incredible UMG system worldwide. I would like to thank Sir Lucian for tirelessly working together to craft perhaps the most unique and mutually beneficial catalog arrangement in history and providing a huge commitment to Aerosmith. The members of Aerosmith and I thank him and we all look forward to many years of successfully continuing to share the catalog of the greatest American rock band in history with the world.”

[via Music Business Worldwide]

Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, Etc. Make Billboard’s List Of “Top Paid Musicians Of 2020”

Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, Queen, KISS, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd are among the bands that made Billboard’s list of “Top Paid Musicians Of 2020.” You can find their rankings below.

Rock/Metal Artists On Billboard’s List:

No. 7: Queen ($13.2 million)
Streaming: $5.5M
Sales: $5.3M
Publishing: $2.4M
Touring: $0

No. 13 AC/DC ($10.1 million)
Streaming: $4.3M
Sales: $4M
Publishing: $1.8M
Touring: $0

No. 18 Metallica ($9 million)
Streaming: $3.9M
Sales: $3.7M
Publishing: $1.4M
Touring: $0

No. 20 Pink Floyd ($8.8 million)
Streaming: $3.2M
Sales: $4.3M
Publishing: $1.3M
Touring: $0

No. 32 Tool ($6.17 million)
Streaming: $823.4K
Sales: $557K
Publishing: $611K
Touring: $4.2M

No. 33 KISS ($6 million)
Streaming: $431K
Sales: $348K
Publishing: $194.5K
Touring: $5M

No. 34 The Rolling Stones ($5.69 million)
Streaming: $2.97M
Sales: $1.8M
Publishing: $1.17M
Touring: $0

No. 40 Aerosmith ($5.35 million)
Streaming: $1.33M
Sales: $564K
Publishing: $840K
Touring: $2.7M

The full list can be found HERE.

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!”