Sunday, May 15, 2011

Aerosmith announce Latin American Tour

Given the strange vibe that Steven Tyler’s American Idol gig has brought to the Aerosmith camp, who knows if the band will be on speaking terms with each other off stage, but together they will be playing a series of shows in Latin America this fall.

The tour kicks off October 22 in Lima, Peru. Pre-sale tickets will be available on May 24 and May 25 for the band's fan club; tickets for the general public go on sale May 26.

Aerosmith first played in Latin America in 1977 and last year's electrifying tour through South America left fans begging for more.

"I'm looking forward to sweating up a storm with the crazy Latin American fans," says Tyler.

"The band is so excited to play for our Latin American fans. We didn't think we would be back so soon. Every gig we play there is always a special one," says guitarist Joe Perry of their return.

"We had a fantastic time when we toured South America in 2010 and are looking forward to seeing our amazing and passionate fans across Latin America when we return later this year," adds bassist Tom Hamilton.

The Boston Herald reported that Aerosmith will NOT be playing the American Idol finale this month, despite Tyler’s repeated claims to the contrary; that action may drive more of a wedge between the singer and band moving forward – stay tuned.

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Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator
Autódromo La Guácima - Alajuela, Costa Rica - June 1, 2010

See also:

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VIDEO: Steven Tyler on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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VIDEO: Steven Tyler on Dateline NBC with Matt Lauer