AEROSMITH, America’s greatest rock and roll band, will start your summer sizzling and have you dancing around the fires of rock n’ roll again. After blowing away audiences in South America and Japan, the Bad Boys from Boston are back to rock America’s soul, with “The Global Warming Tour” playing 18 markets beginning on June 16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Support on the trek will come from CHEAP TRICK.

“The old AEROSMITH is back with a new vengeance and we will kick your ass and make out with your mothers,” says Steven Tyler.

Joe Perry adds, “Can’t wait to bring this band back home. It feels like we’ve been away too long.”

Live Nation is the national tour promoter for AEROSMITH‘s North American tour. This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale March 30 and 31 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly. Beginning on Thursday, March 29, fans that visit www.livenation.com/aerosmith and RSVP to the presale will have early access to tickets.

Bassist Tom Hamilton says, “After touring Japan and South America last year we’re psyched about bringing it all back for the hometown fans. 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!”

“The Global Warming Tour” dates (first leg):

Jun. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Jun. 19 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Jun. 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jun. 27 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Jul. 01 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Jul. 03 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 05 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul. 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest
Jul. 17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Jul. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Jul. 24 – East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center
Jul. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Jul. 28 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jul. 30 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Aug. 01 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 04 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Aug. 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Aug. 08 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

AEROSMITH is currently mixing a reworked version of its 1991 outtake “Legendary Child” (originally written during the “Get A Grip” sessions) for inclusion in the upcoming summer film “GI Joe: Retaliation” (which arrives in theaters around the U.S. on June 29). The song is also expected to appear on AEROSMITH‘s long-awaited new studio album, which is tentatively due later this year.

AEROSMITH began work on its first all-new album since 2001 last year, with the rest of the band working on music while singer Steven Tyler made his “American Idol” debut.

The band has been working with producer Jack Douglas, who collaborated with them on classic early albums like “Toys In The Attic” and “Rocks”.

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