Aerosmith and ZZ Top Announce Summer Tour Dates

April 13, 2009 11:09 AM ET

Aerosmith and ZZ Top have announced the dates and cities they'll visit on their joint tour this summer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' jaunt will kick off June 10th with a show in St. Louis, Missouri, and run through the entire summer, covering most major markets before concluding — as of now — with a September 16th show in Detroit. Live Nation is handling the ticket onsale, and venue information is slowly emerging on the service's Website.

When Rolling Stone caught up with Joe Perry backstage at last week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the guitarist said he was pumped about touring with world's most famously bearded band. "That's just amazing to be able to play with them because it's going to be a kickass show," Perry said, adding that Aerosmith would reinvigorate their set lists this time around. Perry also told RS that Aerosmith's new album has been delayed, but they're aiming to finish it after the tour wraps.

While venues for the majority of shows hasn't been announced — details for just three shows were announced last week — it's easy to guess what amphitheater or arena the tour might hit by looking at the itinerary. For instance, Wantagh, New York's show will obviously take place at the Nikon at Jones Beach, the Holmdel, New Jersey show will be at the PNC Bank Arts Centre, Uncasville, Connecticut is Mohegan Sun, etc. Guess the venue in your market by checking out the full tour dates below — and stick with Rolling Stone for the most updated news on the Aerosmith/ZZ Top tour.

Aerosmith & ZZ Top
June 10 - St. Louis, MO
June 13 - East Troy, WI
June 16 - Boston, MA
June 21 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
June 24 - Pittsburgh, PA
June 26 - Wantagh, NY
June 28 - Uncasville, CT
July 1- Cincinnati, OH
July 3 - Hershey, PA
July 5 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 7 - Raleigh, NC
July 9 - Charlotte, NC
July 11 - Tampa, FL
July 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
July 15 - Atlanta, GA
July 17 - Houston, TX
July 19 - Dallas, TX
July 25 - Las Vegas, NV
July 27 - Phoenix, AZ
July 30 - Tulsa, OK
August 1 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 17 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
August 19 - Concord, CA
August 23 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 28 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 30 - Indianapolis, IN
September 1 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
September 3 - Toronto, ONT
September 5 - Ottawa, ONT
September 8 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
September 10 - Cleveland, OH
September 12 - Holmdel, NJ
September 16 - Detroit, MI

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