Watch Aerosmith’s “Live From The Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993” Set

Aerosmith have shared “Live From The Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993” from their “official bootleg” series “50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults.” You can check that out below:

Watch Aerosmith’s “Live From The Capital Centre, Landover, MD, 1989” Set

Aerosmith have shared “Live From The Capital Centre, Landover, MD, 1989” from their “official bootleg” series “50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults.” You can check that out below:

Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Among Pollstar’s “Top Touring Artists” Of The Past 40 Years

Pollstar have shared two charts that showcase the “Top Touring Artists” of the past 40 years. One is based on box office grosses, while the other is based on tickets sold. You can check those out HERE.

A list of the rock/metal artists that made the charts can be found below:

“Top Touring Artists Of The Pollstar Era: Boxoffice Grosses”:

#01 The Rolling Stones ($2,165,280,638)
#02 U2 ($2,127,771,684)
#07 Bon Jovi ($1,329,891,400)
#08 Eagles ($1,314,544,780)
#09 Metallica ($1,219,599,179)
#10 Paul McCartney ($1,193,812,645)
#21 Trans-Siberian Orchestra ($768,990,894)
#23 Guns N’ Roses ($751,306,152)
#27 AC/DC ($668,427,967)
#31 Aerosmith ($603,229,413)
#41 KISS ($532,363,017)
#42 Def Leppard ($514,231,844)
#44 Iron Maiden ($475,817,777)
#45 Journey ($470,947,895)
#51 Muse ($413,911,387)
#55 Foo Fighters ($397,110,491)
#57 Red Hot Chili Peppers ($391,478,473)
#63 Mötley Crüe ($367,345,912)
#65 Pearl Jam ($351,816,504)
#73 Rush ($341,767,928)
#75 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers )$340,201,810)
#76 Santana ($338,300,077)
#81 The Who ($319,253,907)
#89 ‘Vans Warped Tour‘ ($296,571,532)
#91 Van Halen ($295,611,828)
#96 Nickelback ($282,043,003)
#97 ZZ Top ($278,705,470)
#99 Scorpions ($271,865,172)
#100 Tool ($269,044,896)
#113 Queen + Adam Lambert ($225,209,819)
#119 Green Day ($204,959,692)
#132 Ozzy Osbourne ($186,754,231)
#133 Kid Rock ($186,416,121)
#142 Lynyrd Skynyrd ($174,624,299)
#143 ‘Ozzfest‘ ($174,320,095)

“Top Touring Artists Of The Pollstar Era: Tickets Sold”:

#01 U2 (26,178,043 tickets sold)
#06 Metallica (19,468,173 tickets sold)
#07 Bon Jovi (17,750,044 tickets sold)
#11 Trans-Siberian Orchestra (15,276,864 tickets sold)
#13 Aerosmith (13,336,974 tickets sold)
#22 AC/DC (11,512,424 tickets sold)
#23 Def Leppard (11,321,650 tickets sold)
#27 ‘Vans Warped Tour‘ (10,524,715 tickets sold)
#28 Paul McCartney (10,459,620 tickets sold)
#29 Journey (9,958,624 tickets sold)
#30 KISS (9,867,419 tickets sold)
#35 Iron Maiden (9,187,132 tickets sold)
#36 ZZ Top (9,104,788 tickets sold)
#42 Mötley Crüe (8,748,806 tickets sold)
#43 Rush (8,593,428 tickets sold)
#44 Guns N’ Roses (8,470,755 tickets sold)
#50 Santana (7,694,036 tickets sold)
#51 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (7,666,481 tickets sold)
#53 Van Halen (7,483,253 tickets sold)
#63 Pearl Jam (7,006,815 tickets sold)
#66 Red Hot Chili Peppers (6,846,945 tickets sold)
#76 Lynyrd Skynyrd (6,262,495 tickets sold)
#78 Muse (6,124,001 tickets sold)
#80 Ozzy Osbourne (6,006,522 tickets sold)
#82 The Who (5,920,078 tickets sold)
#83 Scorpions (5,864,625 tickets sold)
#84 Foo Fighters (5,815,511 tickets sold)
#88 Pink Floyd (5,662,178 tickets sold)
#89 Nickelback (5,605,065 tickets sold)
#104 Kid Rock (4,782,884 tickets sold)
#105 Green Day (4,764,387 tickets sold)
#109 Tool (4,483,293 tickets sold)
#118 Poison (3,911,113 tickets sold)
#120 ‘Ozzfest‘ (3,802,261 tickets sold)
#134 311 (3,482,392 tickets sold)
#142 Mötley Crüe (3,303,463 tickets sold)
#149 Linkin Park (3,211,166 tickets sold)

Watch Aerosmith’s “Live From The Summit, Houston, TX, 1977” Set

Aerosmith have launched an “official bootleg” streaming series called “50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults.” The series will feature five previously unreleased concerts that will be released weekly. The first one, “Live From the Summit, Houston, TX, 1977,” can be found below:

Aerosmith To Release Rare Archival Concert Films As Part Of “50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults” Series

Aerosmith have announced an “official bootleg” streaming series called “50 Years Live!: From The Aerosmith Vaults.” The series will feature five previously unreleased concerts. The first one, “Live From the Summit, Houston, TX, 1977,” will be available on July 29 via YouTube. That set includes performances from the band’s “Draw the Line tour,” which have been cleaned, digitized and remastered in HD. The other four shows include: “Live From The Capital Centre, Landover, MD, 1989” (out August 5), “Live From The Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993” (out August 12), “Live From Comerica Park, Detroit, MI, 2003” (out August 19), and “Live From Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, 2016” (out August 26).

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Discusses 50th Anniversary Touring Plans And Upcoming Box Set

During a recent interview with WMMR’s Brent Porche, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry discussed the band’s 50th anniversary plans. Among them are further touring and a new box set.

Perry said the following about the group’s upcoming shows:

“I think that the Fenway show [in Boston in September], being able to pick a date and go, ‘That’s when we wanna play there,’ it’s kind of tough. But coincidentally, it’s a really good time to kind of kick it off. And then, I don’t know; we’re not quite sure what we’re gonna do. I would like to play some of the places we haven’t played in 30 years. It’s really about scheduling and trying to mount a tour, and then we’ll see what we can do with it. It’s kind of like with Fenway… That’s gonna be the kick-off, I think.”

He also added the following about the box set:

“[It] kind of hits on every decade and some videos to go along with it. In the first, say, 30 years of our career, finding video is really hard. With everybody having a camera [now], the show you’re doing is literally online within [minutes]; some of it’s streamed. So the [recent] shows are up there; finding video from the last 20 years, it’s not a problem. It’s finding the stuff that you like.

As it turns out, we actually shot a bunch of songs because the record companies would use them to promote… When they would have these get-togethers every years, all the record companies would show what they have coming out and the latest this and the latest that, so they would shoot promotional videos. So they weren’t quite what we know as the MTV-style videos. So we’re digging down and finding some of that stuff. And then there’s some people that actually had some video from… ‘Cause back then, it was a big camera and they had cartridges that lasted three minutes, so to get a whole song on one, you had to have at least two cameras going.

I actually started carrying a camera with me, and when we played the Silverdome in Detroit [in 1976] — I think we were the second band to play there and the first band to fill it; it was, like, 80,000 seats. It was wild… Anyway, I remember sending somebody up with my camera — way up into the bleachers or whatever — and by the time they got it focused and kind of brought the lens close enough, you couldn’t even tell who was playing. Most cameras didn’t have sound either, but this one did. And it was kind of rough version of whatever we were playing… I mean, stuff keeps popping up. Fans will say ‘I’ve got a piece of this’ or ‘I took some video of that’, but it’s bits and pieces. Most of it are still pictures. We’re constantly finding the stuff.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces July Solo Shows

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will be playing three shows with The Joe Perry Project next month. Here’s the dates:

07/21 Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
07/22 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion (feat. ZZ Top)
07/23 Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Hard Rock Casino

Perry commented:

“Since my schedule has freed up and we have a slot of time to play some shows, I wanted to jump on that opportunity. Aside from the obvious, terrible effects the pandemic brought with it, I missed being on the road. However, it is actually the first time that myself and my wife Billie were able to sleep in our own bed for this long of a period without having to think about packing our bags. So it has been a new experience for us. Now, I’m really excited to do these shows, especially with this lineup of The Joe Perry Project: Buck Johnson on keyboards (Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Hollywood Vampires), Joe Pet on drums (one of the original members of The Joe Perry Project), Chris Wyse on bass guitar (Hollywood Vampires, The Cult and Ozzy Osbourne) and the incredible Gary Cherone on vocals.

The setlist will have a couple of new songs, a couple of my other solo songs, and a couple of Aerosmith songs that Aerosmith usually doesn’t play, and everything in between…

I am also releasing another solo album on vinyl called ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII’ later this year, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get some of the new songs out there. And since people will probably be sharing the new tracks on social media, the two new songs from the set — which I recorded in London with my sons Roman and Tony — are ‘Quake’, with vocal by Gary Cherone, and ‘Fortunate One’ which features Chris Robinson. The new album will also include a couple of songs from the first release (‘Sweetzerland Manifesto’), some of which weren’t ready to go on that initial record.”

He also added the following about Aerosmith’s plans:

“We are gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band and will definitely have some incredible forgotten treasures for our fans that we found deep-diving into the vaults and there’s a lot more to come. On the live side, we can’t wait to get back on the stage together! We have a special date in Maine in September and our big 50th-anniversary show at home at Fenway [Boston] before we head back to Vegas for the two residencies.”

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