As first tipped here last month, Kiss and Aerosmith are finalizing plans to follow their summer tour of outdoor venues with a run of arena dates this fall, Billboard Bulletin reports.
The acts stand to gross up to $46 million this summer from about 35 dates beginning Aug. 2 at ctnow.com Meadows Music Theater in Hartford, Conn. The new arena leg, which will comprise about 20 shows starting Oct. 24-25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, could add another $25 million to the year’s tally. The tour could also move into international markets next year, according to Kiss manager Doc McGhee.
“We’re talking about Australia and Europe next summer, but we’ve got to do this summer first. If everybody gets along and has fun, I’m sure it could continue,” he says.
Several major markets will be revisited during the arena leg, including Boston, Detroit, New York and Los Angeles. Also on tap are secondary markets such as Omaha, Neb.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Grand Forks, N.D.; and Minneapolis.
“We always figured we’d be on the road until Christmas,” Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com last month. “And, apparently, in spite of what some of the other tours are doing, we’re doing pretty well.”