Aerosmith North American Tour Bows June 6

Aerosmith's North American tour in support of its new Columbia album "Just Push Play" will kick off June 6 at the Meadows in Hartford, Conn., Billboard.com has learned. The first two legs of the trek,

Aerosmith's North American tour in support of its new Columbia album "Just Push Play" will kick off June 6 at the Meadows in Hartford, Conn., Billboard.com has learned. The first two legs of the trek, to be produced by SFX and sponsored by VH1, will consist primarily of dates in outdoor amphitheaters, with a third leg of arena shows to run Oct. 7 through the end of the year. Modern rock act Fuel will support.

During a recent AOL chat, guitarist Joe Perry and frontman Steven Tyler were asked how the upcoming tour will be different than recent jaunts. "Well, we'll probably end up playing more songs off the record than we ever did before," Perry replied. "We can have bombs and blow-up dolls, but it's better to keep my sex life out of this," Tyler added.

"Just Push Play" has been an instant smash, debuting at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 last month and earning certification for 1 million copies shipped, according to the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). Lead single "Jaded" spent several weeks atop Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and is No. 13 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week.