Aerosmith announce Australian tour dates

Aerosmith are returning to Australia for the first time in 23 years to play shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Over four decades Aerosmith have performed close to 2000 concerts in 40 countries, but just eight in Australia. That will change in April when Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton, and drummer Joey Kramer make their well overdue return.

The band last toured Australia way back in 1990 off the back of their Pump album, hitting arenas in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. Since that tour the band has released another five albums – Get a Grip, Nine Lives, Just Push Play, the covers record Honkin’ on Bobo and lat year’s Music from Another Dimension!.

Formed in Boston in 1970, Aerosmith were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were featured in both Rolling Stone’s and VH1’s lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. With more than 150 million album sales worldwide, Aerosmith are the best-selling American rock band of all time.

The first stop of the Australian tour will see Aerosmith headlining a festival lineup in Sydney featuring a supporting lineup of guests including Wolfmother, Grinspoon, Spiderbait, The Dead Daisies, Kingswood and Diva Demolition. The Dead Daisies “supergroup” – featuring Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens, American multi-instrumentalist Charley Drayton (Keith Richards’ X-pensive Winos, The Cult, The Divinyls, Cold Chisel), Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Thin Lizzy), David Lowy (Mink, The Angels) and bassist, saxophone player Jim Hilbun (The Angels, The Divinyls) – will also join Aerosmith in Brisbane and Melbourne.

FL presents Aerosmith tour:

Sunday, April 28 – ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Wednesday, May 1 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Saturday, May 4 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tickets on sale from 12 noon on Monday, March 4