Aerosmith Confirm European Tour

Aerosmith Confirm European Tour

Steven Tyler and co head our way for first time in eight yearsAerosmith have announced plans for their first European concerts in eight years [Please note this story was published in 2007: apologies for any confusion].

Steven Tyler and co, having just finished a massive tour of the US and kick off their European dates Denmark on June 6.

There are only two shows confirmed for the UK and Ireland- the band will play the Hyde Park Calling event in London on June 24 and Marley Park in Dublin, Ireland on June 26.

The shows draw on 30 years worth of clasic rock from early works such as “Toys In the Attic,” the hip hop crossiver hit with Run DMC, “Walk This Way” through to massive rock ballads “Cryin’” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.”

Aerosmith's lead guitarist Joe Perry said: "It’s been way too long since we’ve played the UK and Europe. Some of the most unforgettable gigs in my life have been played to incredible European fans. You know, 8 years is a long time in the world of rock and roll. In some ways, these gigs will feel like the first time. So, let’s get together and see if it was as good for you as it was for us."

Steven Tyler cryptically added: "I always look forward to touring across the pond because life's a pisser when European."

Preceded by two dates in India and Dubai, the full Aerosmith tour dates announced are:

Dubai , United Arab Emirates, Autodrome (May 31)
India, Bandra Kumla Ground (June 2)
Denmark, Randers Stadium (6)
Sweden, Solvesborg Festival (8)
Germany, Frankfurt, Hessentag Fair (10)
Germany, Karlsruhe, DM Arena (12)
Germany, Munich, Olmpiahalle (14)
Italy, Venice, Heineken Festival (16)
France, Paris, Bercy Arena (19)
Belgium, Graspop Festival (22)
UK, London, Hyde Park Calling (24)
Eire, Dublin, Marley Park (26)
Germany, Cologne Arena (28)
Holland, Arrow Classic Festival (30)
Latvia, TBC (July 3)
Estonia, TBC (5)
Finland, Hartwell Arena (7)
Russia, St Petersburg, SKK Arena (10)
Russia, Moscow, Olympissky Arena (12)


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