Aerosmith have announced dates for their 2012 Global Warming North American Tour, which will kick off on June 16th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and wrap up on August 8th in Tacoma, Washington – though more dates may be added. Cheap Trick will open for the band on all announced dates. Aerosmith last toured the United States in the summer of 2010.
"The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick your ass and make out with your mothers," said frontman Steven Tyler in a statement.
Added bassist Tom Hamilton, "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."
Aerosmith has been working with producer Jack Douglas on a new LP that will reportedly be released in May. Last week, Joe Perry made a surprise appearance on American Idol to perform "Happy Birthday" for Tyler, indicating that he is more receptive to his bandmate's role as a judge on the show. Back in 2010, Perry described Idol as "one step above [Teenage Mutant] Ninja Turtles" in an interview with the the Calgary Herald. "It's his business, but I don't want Aerosmith's name involved with it," Perry said. If the new Aerosmith album does come out in May, expect the band to debut their first single on the show.
Here are Aerosmith's complete tour dates:
6/16 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
6/19 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
6/22 Chicago, IL - United Center
6/27 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7/1 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
7/3 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube
7/5 Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/7 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest
7/17 Boston, MA - TD Garden
7/21 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
7/24 East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
7/26 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
7/28 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
7/30 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
8/1 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
8/4 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
8/6 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
8/8 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome