April’s about to get a whole lot louder with the news that Aerosmith are returning to Australia for the first time in 24 years! The legendary American rock band will be playing shows in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane this April/May and are are bringing a stellar lineup of all-Aussie entertainment along for the ride.
Special guests include Wolfmother, Grinspoon, Spiderbait, The Dead Daisies, Kingswood and Diva Demolition will join the line-up in Sydney to celebrate the first tour date, with The Dead Daisies also joining Aerosmith in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Promoter Andrew McManus says; “I’m thrilled to bring Aerosmith back to Australia. They are one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world and I can’t wait for them to rock out with their loyal Aussie fans.”
Legends. Icons. Idols. These are the words used to describe those rare bands that have been adored for a lifetime and immortalised as distinct creators of rock and roll. The band members are legends, icons and idols, dynamic in the present; as cool and innovative now as they were thirty years ago. They are a phenomenon, a force of nature, trail-blazing, unstoppable and show no signs of slowing down.
With Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on guitars, Tom Hamilton on bass, and Joey Kramer on drums, they’ve outdone the trends and fads of rock and roll to become one of the most powerful and electrifying forces in popular music.
In 2012, Aerosmith released their 15th studio album, Music From Another Dimension! and kicked off their “Global Warming” tour which will see them play to Australian fans in April and May.
Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, won more than 30 awards including four Grammy Awards and are the best-selling American rock band of all time. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. With such an unstoppable passion for creating great music, a unique creative vision and an unyielding appreciation for their fans, there are no limits to what the future holds for Aerosmith.
Joining Aerosmith is Australian rock band The Dead Daisies, featuring Jon Stevens, Charley Drayton, Richard Fortus, Jim Hilbun and David Lowy. Jon and David first met in 2006 but it wasn’t until 2012 that they started writing songs together. With a mutual love of classic late ‘70s and early ‘80s rock and soul, The Dead Daisies were born. Jon Stevens is one of Australia’s most popular and respected singers. He has had a remarkable career; from lead singer of rock bands Noiseworks and INXS to successful solo artist.
Charley Drayton, an American multi-instrumentalist, musician and producer, has played as a drummer and bass guitarist for many bands including Keith Richards project X-pensive Winos, The Cult and Australian bands The Divinyls and Cold Chisel. Guitarist Richard Fortus is currently touring with legendary band Guns N’ Roses, and previously with Thin Lizzy. David Lowy on guitar is best known in Mink, Red Phoenix and The Angels and Jim Hilbun as bassist, saxophone player and melodic vocalist for The Angels and the Divinyls.
Get in quick, coz you don’t want to miss a thing …
Aerosmith Australian Tour 2013 Dates
All tickets go on sale from 12 noon on Monday 4th March from the below outlets.
Exclusive premium tickets & packages are available now from http://www.showbiz.com.au
Wednesday 1 May – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, BRISBANE
ph: 132 849
Saturday 4 May – Rod Laver Arena, MELBOURNE
ph: 132 849