Aerosmith planning Australian tour in 2013

Over four decades Aerosmith have performed close to 2000 concerts in 40 countries, but just eight in Australia. But it looks as though that’s likely to change next year with the band hinting at a long-awaited return.

Guitarist Joe Perry has announced on Twitter that the legendary rock band has “long term plans” for a world tour starting early in the US summer, with Asia, South America and, yes, Australia on their radar. The band’s lead singer Steven Tyler has also chimed in, tweeting that he “likes the sound” of an Australian tour.

Aerosmith 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 four albums – Get a Grip, Nine Lives, Just Push Play, and the covers record Honkin’ on Bobo. They plan to release another album, Music from Another Dimension!, in November. Perry said it “sounds like dinosaurs eating cars” and was recorded with “live, in-the-room excitement”.

The band is strongly suspected to have been the mysterious headliner that pulled out of the ill-fated Soundwave Revolution tour last year. In July, festival promoter AJ Maddah had ruled out booking Aerosmith as a possible headliner as the festival “already had Van Halen”.

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.