Aerosmith to Announce Tour with Slash
While there’s been no official announcement yet, it looks like Aerosmith is going to tour with Slash later this year. Over the weekend, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry tweeted, “It’s official- we just talked, AEROSMITH/SLASH USA tour confirmed!! Tickets on sale next few wks Soon as dates confirmed.LET ROCK RULE !” Slash tweeted “Great news! We’ll be touring the US with @Aerosmith this summer! Stay tuned for dates. Its going to be a killer tour!”
Aerosmith and Slash have a long history together: Slash’s former band, Guns N Roses, opened for Aerosmith on a U.S. tour in the summer of 1988; it was on that tour that the bands played New Jersey’s Giants Stadium, where part of the “Paradise City” video was filmed. In 1992, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry joined Guns N Roses onstage at a televised concert in Paris for “Mama Kin,” a song that Guns covered on their debut EP, Live Like A Suicide. More recently, Slash joined Steven Tyler onstage for a private concert in New York City.
Slash has long cited Aerosmith as a major influence, telling Guitar World that Aerosmith’s 1976 Rocks was the album that inspired him to pick up a guitar, and therefore changed his life.
– Brian Ives, Radio.com
Joe Perry of Aerosmith with Slash (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)