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Aerosmith announce Australiantour 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

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whatyoutalkingabout

whatyoutalkingabout said on the 23rd Feb, 2013

standby for 2013 tour announcement very soon !!
thoughts

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 23rd Feb, 2013

[Cr1zZ]NO AEROSMITH IN NEW ZEALAND FML[/Cr1zZ]

Someone had to do it.

zeehaen

zeehaen said on the 24th Feb, 2013

13 years overdue for me... i couldn't care less now

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 24th Feb, 2013

[Cr1zZ]NO AEROSMITH IN NEW ZEALAND FML[/Cr1zZ]

Someone had to do it.

Playing in Auckland April 24th, venues TBA.

Cr1zZ's one-boy campaign worked

dogmega

dogmega said on the 24th Feb, 2013

oh please let aerosmiths plane crash before they come to australia.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 24th Feb, 2013

All together? Spiderbait should be headlining.

Blasted

Blasted said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Hope Kram has been doing some cardio

ssherriff

ssherriff said on the 25th Feb, 2013

spiderbait headlining? hoping the plane will crash? no wonder the state of rock in this country is so bad. obviously most australian's wouldn't know good rock if it hit them in the head. spiderbait doesn't even deserve to be on the same stage as aerosmith. seriously, aerosmith can still rock harder than any current australian rock band. no one knows how to play a guitar anymore. if you can't play a decent solo, you're not a real rock band. all current rock bands know how to do is jump up and down and play out of tune.

ps okay, why are all the uppercase letters in my post being made lowercase...

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th Feb, 2013

spiderbait headlining? hoping the plane will crash? no wonder the state of rock in this country is so bad. obviously most australian's wouldn't know good rock if it hit them in the head. spiderbait doesn't even deserve to be on the same stage as aerosmith. seriously, aerosmith can still rock harder than any current australian rock band. no one knows how to play a guitar anymore. if you can't play a decent solo, you're not a real rock band. all current rock bands know how to do is jump up and down and play out of tune.

ps okay, why are all the uppercase letters in my post being made lowercase...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Okay, seriously, with the sign-up form to become a forum member, can you guys add in a simple equation, like 5x2 or something? Such an equation would probably baffle a user like this, and so we'd never have to hear their bullshit. There are too many dumbfucks on the dancefloor.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Feb, 2013



And if you'd ever paid any attention to Spiderbait, you'd know that Whit can slay pretty much any guitarist in the world. The difference is he doesn't jump up and down screaming "LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME IM A FUCKING GUITARIST YOU SHOULD ALL WANT TO BE ME!" while he does it.



Because we still haven't decided if you're a filthy spammer.

ssherriff

ssherriff said on the 25th Feb, 2013

morningafterboy

i see that you can really come up with an intelligent reply. so explain to me why i'm so wrong? what is it that makes aerosmith bad and what you listen to good. i bet i can easily beat you in a debate as you obviously have zero knowledge of music. in fact, you weren't even worthy of a reply, but i guess i'm being nice today.

gumbuoy

what is the point of being able to play guitar if you don't do it! that is the whole point of watching musicians....seeing them play! otherwise, they are just posers. if the guitar player is on the same level as the drummer, then they must be useless as well. the drummer can't even correctly play the drums in black betty. if you're going to cover a song, at least be able to play it first.

i'm not a spammer, i'm just someone who is completely sick of the lack of decent rock music available anymore. if the foo fighters pass for the best rock band out there, then we are in deep trouble.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 25th Feb, 2013

Aerosmith AND Van Halen, Cr1zZ must have blown someone big time!

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Feb, 2013



I read that sentence three times, and I still do not understand what it means.



That's right. I like to watch them play their instrument with great skill and talent. I don't need someone jumping around and flailing to try to show me how good they are.

If someone is jumping around and flailing, that suggests to me they're trying to cover up a serious ability deficiency. That's not always true, but it's true enough for me to be suspect. They're the posers. The people who are perfectly happy to stand still and let their ability be their showmanship? That's the opposite of poser.



You're an idiot. I don't care what kind of music you like, there are thousands of bands out there playing exactly what you like, and putting it out on the Internet. It's not even hard to find them.

If you think there's a lack of ANY kind of music available any more, then you're not looking hard enough. And that's your problem, not anyone else's.

ssherriff

ssherriff said on the 25th Feb, 2013



it means that if he can play solos, he should do it, there is nothing wrong with playing solos. what is the point of being a great guitar player, if you don't show what you can do. i have heard many spiderbait songs, and if there are solos, they are few and far between, and weren't very impressive. i believe it is totally possible that he is a competent guitar player, but i shouldn't have to be a huge fan to find that out. it should come through in the music, and it doesn't.



you are 100% correct, and it is the bands of today who do that. the classic bands stand still and play their solos. who are you trying to say jumps and flails around? joe perry? slash? steve vai? jimmy page? none of these players flail around. and if you suggest they have deficiencies, then you don't know anything about music.


you're an idiot. i don't care what kind of music you like, there are thousands of bands out there playing exactly what you like, and putting it out on the internet. it's not even hard to find them.

so then you also see that to get decent music you have to go on the internet, because the radio stations don't play it. i do believe there is still good music out there. australian radio stations aren't playing it and don't support it. australia is the worst country in the world for rock. forgive me if i wish to see a decent rock band live.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 25th Feb, 2013

spiderbait headlining? hoping the plane will crash? no wonder the state of rock in this country is so bad. obviously most australian's wouldn't know good rock if it hit them in the head. spiderbait doesn't even deserve to be on the same stage as aerosmith. seriously, aerosmith can still rock harder than any current australian rock band. no one knows how to play a guitar anymore. if you can't play a decent solo, you're not a real rock band. all current rock bands know how to do is jump up and down and play out of tune.


What's the bet this dude hasn't gone to see an Australian rock band at a local venue in ages.

Aerosmith blow. The only thing better than their plane crashing would be if it hit the remaining members of Queen.


you are 100% correct, and it is the bands of today who do that. the classic bands stand still and play their solos. who are you trying to say jumps and flails around? joe perry? slash? steve vai? jimmy page? none of these players flail around. and if you suggest they have deficiencies, then you don't know anything about music.

I love Zep but Jimmy was on so much H by the end he couldn't play anything well.

Slash hasn't come up with a decent rhythm guitar passage in his life.

Steve Vai makes music that is so devoid of life it makes white noise sound like an orchestra.

Joe Perry is really good at rehashing 40 year old r n' b licks.


so then you also see that to get decent music you have to go on the internet, because the radio stations don't play it. i do believe there is still good music out there. australian radio stations aren't playing it and don't support it. australia is the worst country in the world for rock. forgive me if i wish to see a decent rock band live.

Check out Gay Paris next time you can. You'll thank me later.

ssherriff

ssherriff said on the 25th Feb, 2013



i am not a 'dude' and i go out all of the time. the live music scene in sydney at least, is crap.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th Feb, 2013

morningafterboy

i see that you can really come up with an intelligent reply. so explain to me why i'm so wrong?

Let's start with the fact that you're clearly a baby-boomer who's just figured out what the internet is, are overly-excited about the fact you can use it as a pedestal for your opinions and have signed up to make a group of strangers fully aware of the fact that not only do you have no idea what you are talking about, but you enjoy making large, baseless blanket statements about "real rock & roll" or whatever shit you like to tell your grandkids with their bloody MyPhones and their PlayStations about.



That's the conclusion you leaped to? Jeez, you must have a lot of agility for an octogenarian.

Aerosmith aren't offensively bad to me or anything. I think Dream On is a great song, and there's a couple of outstanding singles in their discography. But you've got to understand that they haven't done anything of relevance or quality in decades - and like hell I'm including Don't Wanna Miss a Thing in this, because I can safely say I never want to hear that abortion of a lighter ballad ever again; not even ironically. They're not the bastions of rock music, they're not the greatest rock band of all time - fuck, they weren't even the best cock-rock band of the 80s, and you'd think that they of all people would nail that niche.



Really, champ? Because I don't like Aerosmith and I think that you're remarkably deficient? Is that what you've based your "obvious" research on?

Well, you may well be over 55, but your IQ certainly isn't.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Feb, 2013

I'm not surprised that someone who still likes hair metal is disappointed by everything except nostalgia tours by ageing rock bands.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Feb, 2013





One of these things is not like the other one.



Why do you care what's playing on the radio? Why not just go to the source and get the music from the bands themselves?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 25th Feb, 2013

Is g-man taking a new angle here?

ssherriff

ssherriff said on the 25th Feb, 2013



yes, but if you had read my earlier comments, i was mainly talking about in australia. i know there are bands all around the world. i was saying that the state of rock music in australia was horrible. your point that you can find music online might be correct, but it does not go against the fact that rock is dead in australia.

braveheart81 and morningafterboy

for your information, i'm 33 years old, i am not a baby boomer, i don't have grandchildren, i don't even have children. i am a massive fan of rock from all years. i don't care what year it comes from, as long as it is good. there is very little good rock coming out recently, and almost zero out of australia. unlike most people my age and younger, i actually have appreciation for music that was before my time. i don't make that excuse that "it was before i was born". i would love to listen to new music, in fact there is nothing better then hearing a song for the first time and go "wow, what was that, that was awesome".

morningafterboy all you can do is be offensive. not only am i not a baby boomer, but i actually do programming for web applications and mobile applications, so that was a big fail. you don't have to like aerosmith. there is a difference between appreciating skill people have, and the difference between bands that can actually play, and bands that are complete fakes, and liking a band. there are plenty of bands i don't like but i appreciate their capabilities and am certainly not rude to the people who like them. there are a ton of metal bands that i personally don't enjoy, but i do appreciate their capabilities and understand why people like them. you want to like spiderbait, or any other band, that's fine, but i can question your taste, just like you can question mine. i'm not going to call you an idiot because of it. really brave attacking people online.

berlinchair101, i will check out gay paris. we'll see if i'll thank you later, what i do appreciate is the suggestion. though i don't have much hope considering you seem to think if something is old, it is immediately bad. seriously, because i like aerosmith i can't like anything else? maybe i just have higher standards and don't let other people tell me what i must like. i mean come on, almost everything played on commercial radio today is crap. as gumbuoy has brought up, don't necessarily have to listen to the radio, but is no one else disappointed that crap is so easy to find, and yet good music you have to search for and don't necessarily ever get to see it live?

i wish you guys could talk about music without being personally offensive to other people. i question people's taste in music, debate the merits of different bands and music, but calling people names and being offensive only makes your comments useless.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Feb, 2013

yes, but if you had read my earlier comments, i was mainly talking about in australia. i know there are bands all around the world. i was saying that the state of rock music in australia was horrible. your point that you can find music online might be correct, but it does not go against the fact that rock is dead in australia.

braveheart81 and morningafterboy

for your information, i'm 33 years old, i am not a baby boomer, i don't have grandchildren, i don't even have children. i am a massive fan of rock from all years. i don't care what year it comes from, as long as it is good. there is very little good rock coming out recently, and almost zero out of australia. unlike most people my age and younger, i actually have appreciation for music that was before my time. i don't make that excuse that "it was before i was born". i would love to listen to new music, in fact there is nothing better then hearing a song for the first time and go "wow, what was that, that was awesome".


There just aren't a lot of young people who are forming a band and saying "we want to sound like Aerosmith."

You are very much in the minority in terms of liking those sort of bands now and that is why there aren't many bands that sound like that these days.

I agree that there aren't what you'd call 'rock bands' in Australia right now but that is a reflection of what is popular. Kids who start bands want to sound like people they like. Not many of them are going to be Aerosmith fans these days.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 25th Feb, 2013



berlinchair101, i will check out gay paris. we'll see if i'll thank you later, what i do appreciate is the suggestion. though i don't have much hope considering you seem to think if something is old, it is immediately bad. seriously, because i like aerosmith i can't like anything else? maybe i just have higher standards and don't let other people tell me what i must like. i mean come on, almost everything played on commercial radio today is crap. as gumbuoy has brought up, don't necessarily have to listen to the radio, but is no one else disappointed that crap is so easy to find, and yet good music you have to search for and don't necessarily ever get to see it live?



I don't think old music is bad. Appetite For Destuction is one of my favourite records. I love Led Zeppelin, Sabbath, The Beatles and Floyd.

I don't think shredding is the be all/end all critera for being a good rock band.

If you love guitar solos though you should check out Jack White's numerous bands.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th Feb, 2013

Eugh, rock pigs are the WORST kind of music fans.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Feb, 2013

maybe i just have higher standards and don't let other people tell me what i must like.

i mean come on, almost everything played on commercial radio today is crap.

You wrote those two sentences next to each other, and it didn't set off your irony detector even a tiny little bit, did it?

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 25th Feb, 2013

Playing in Auckland April 24th, venues TBA.

Cr1zZ's one-boy campaign worked

Turns out it isn't Auckland but Dunedin. Fucking Dunedin. At the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Wowee.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Feb, 2013



You can guarantee it won't be better than the Highlanders vs Chiefs game.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 25th Feb, 2013

Oh and this is the best thread of 2013 so far!

Fuckin rock brah. Don't like it? Then you can FUCK OFF!!!

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 25th Feb, 2013

http://southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com/images/shows/southpark/vertical_video/clip_collections/south_park_rocks/sp_Rocks_05.jpg

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 25th Feb, 2013

I've always had an unusual fetish for massive stadium rock, a la Led Zeppelin, Floyd and Queen, so it's always puzzled me that I've never liked Aerosmith. Like, at all. Even "Dream On" was better as an Eminem song.

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 26th Feb, 2013

What's the bet this dude hasn't gone to see an Australian rock band at a local venue in ages.

Aerosmith blow. The only thing better than their plane crashing would be if it hit the remaining members of Queen.



I love Zep but Jimmy was on so much H by the end he couldn't play anything well.

Slash hasn't come up with a decent rhythm guitar passage in his life.

Steve Vai makes music that is so devoid of life it makes white noise sound like an orchestra.

Joe Perry is really good at rehashing 40 year old r n' b licks.



Check out Gay Paris next time you can. You'll thank me later.


hehe yeah GO GAY PARIS! How could you NOT be able to play with beards like that!?!?


all those blokes have had their moments but seriously, Yngwie Malsteen is EASILY the best shredder i have encountered, he takes fretboard skills AND showmanship to a new level.... but his songs... eeerrrggggghh


For me, anyone can play the notes of a solo with a bit of practise, "interplay" BETWEEN guitarist and drummer/bass/2nd guitar is what REALLY makes a player play well.

Get yer ass to Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in March... now there's some old yanks for ya that REALLY know how to play

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 26th Feb, 2013





aye we ain't ALL this blinkered MAB ;)


oink oink

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 26th Feb, 2013

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/itll-happen-to-you.png

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 26th Feb, 2013



It was even better as the music in the teaser trailer for Argo

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 26th Feb, 2013

Also, for the record, not all of Aerosmith is bad. Without Steve Tyler we would have never gotten this:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l56zevziRp1qajo8uo1_400.jpg

(inb4 Jose posts Daisy Lowe pics)

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 26th Feb, 2013

Oh come on guy.........wait.....shit

http://24.media.tumblr.com/2ae9b5240c569c489c63933f0a63b8b7/tumblr_mibk3dUYKT1qlalb5o1_500.gif

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Feb, 2013

I'd go and see Aerosmith if this was their line-up:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/574838_576775365668965_1832060316_n.jpg

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 27th Feb, 2013

I would if their line up was this.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltn13223jZ1qarmkmo1_1280.jpg

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 27th Feb, 2013

They'd still be playing Aerosmith songs tho. No dice.

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 27th Feb, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS1HEbiAxrs