A erosmith is coming home. After a brief but explosive trek through South America and Japan last year, the veteran rock band will play arenas throughout America in the Global Warming Tour this summer, promoter LiveNation announced Monday.
Beginning June 16 in Minneapolis, the "Walk This Way" rockers will make their way through large markets including Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. They play their hometown of Boston on July 17 and wrap the tour in Tacoma, Wash. on Aug. 8.
"The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick your ass and make out with yur mothers," Steven Tyler says. Joe Perry adds, "Can't wait to bring this band back home. It feels like we've been away too long."
Tickets go on sale March 30 and 31 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Cheap Trick, no stranger to playing arenas in their nearly 40-year history, will open the shows.
Aerosmith, who are in their 42nd year, toured Latin America and Japan late last year on the Back on the Road Tour. A show in Paraguay had to be postponed in October after Tyler suffered injuries after falling in a hotel bathroom, cutting his face and losing two teeth. The lead singer is currently busy with "American Idol," where he is a judge.
"After touring Japan and South America last year we're psyched about bringing it all back for the hometown fans," bassist Tom Hamilton says. "We're going to break out the classics, the hits and maybe even some of the new ones we've been banging out in the studio. Can't wait to get to Minneapolis!"
Global Warming Tour Dates:
16 -- Minneapolis, Minn. (Target Center)
19 -- Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
22 -- Chicago, Ill. (United Center)
27 -- Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
1 -- Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum)
3 -- Bristow, Va. (Jiffy Lube Live)
5 -- Detroit, Mich. (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
7 -- Milwaukee, Wis. (Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest)
17 -- Boston, Mass. (TD Garden)
21 -- Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center)
24 -- East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)
26 -- Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena)
28 -- Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
30 -- Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
1 -- Denver, Colo. (Pepsi Center)
4 -- Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
6 -- Los Angeles, Calif. (Hollywood Bowl)
8 -- Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)