After rolling out tour dates and cities earlier this month, venues are now confirmed for Aerosmith and ZZ Top‘s summer tour itinerary. The tour will launch June 10 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO, on the outskirts of St. Louis city limits, and conclude September 16 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI.
The 34-city trek includes coast-to-coast dates for the U.S. and Canada, including a July 3 show at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA, a July 25 gig at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, and a September 3 performance at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. According to a recent Billboard interview with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, the itinerary is expected to fill out with a total of 40 concerts.
The final presales for currently confirmed dates opened yesterday (April 28). The first public on-sales for the tour began a little more than a week ago, with box offices for most shows now open.
“I have always been a huge fan of ZZ Top,” said Perry, also an accomplished solo musician, in a statement. “I toured with them with the Joe Perry Project, and those shows were unforgettable. With ZZ Top on this bill, it will definitely kick us into overdrive.”
Aerosmith is currently working on a new studio album, their first all-original effort since 2001’s “Just Push Play.” The iconic American rock quintet last toured in 2007, when they played more than 35 shows around the world, including the band’s first concert in India.
During that international run, Aerosmith got into hot water with ticketholders of a Maui concert that was cancelled due to logistical problems. The cancellation resulted in a class action lawsuit, which Aerosmith recently settled by agreeing to recoup travel expenses for would-be concert-goers, as well as supplying free tickets to an upcoming show for approximately 8,300 fans involved in the suit.
The members of ZZ Top, meanwhile, are celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band. The Southern rock trio formed in late 1969, releasing the debut “ZZ Top’s First Album” in 1971. Since then, the group has released more than 10 studio albums and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ZZ Top’s most recent studio effort is 2003’s “Mescalero,” which hit No. 57 on the Billboard 200.
Aerosmith & ZZ Top updated itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 10||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis|
|June 13||East Troy, WI||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|June 16||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|June 21||Bristow, VA||Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge|
|June 24||Burgettstown, PA||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|June 26||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|June 28||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|July 1||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|July 3||Hershey, PA||Hersheypark Stadium|
|July 5||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|July 7||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion|
|July 9||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|July 11||Tampa, FL||Ford Amphitheatre|
|July 13||Sunrise, FL||BankAtlantic Center|
|July 15||Atlanta, GA||Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|July 17||The Woodlands, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|July 19||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center|
|July 25||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|July 27||Phoenix, AZ||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|July 30||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|August 1||Englewood, CO||Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre|
|August 5||Sturgis, SD||Sturgis Rally @ The Legendary Buffalo Chip|
|August 17||Auburn, WA||White River Amphitheatre|
|August 19||Concord, CA||Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord|
|August 23||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|August 28||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|August 30||Indianapolis, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|September 1||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|September 3||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|September 5||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place|
|September 8||Saint Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|September 10||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|September 12||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|September 16||Auburn Hills, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
Last Updated on April 29, 2009