Aerosmith, ZZ Top shell out joint dates

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In case you haven’t heard by now, Aerosmith has basically chosen to forgo work on its next studio album in favor of a two month road trip with a bunch of bearded old men. Ok, so maybe that’s putting it rather bluntly, but that’s certainly what will be the case when Joe Perry and Co. team up with ZZ Top this summer for an extensive North American tour.

As we learned today, the joint stint will begin in mid-June, following two one-offs by Aerosmith in St. Louis and East Troy. Currently, the tour consists of 31 dates across both the U.S. and Canada, with additional zz Aerosmith, ZZ Top shell out joint datesstops still said to be in the works. The same can be said about the name of many of venues that will be played. Still, if you’re a fan of either band, you should have enough details to get your planning on. Tickets for select dates go on sale April 17th via

Fan of either band…you know, that’s got me thinking. When you think about it, both bands share quite a few similarities: Each have their own rich history: Aerosmith’s past is littered with bent spoons and rolled up 20s, while ZZ’s involves a search for relevancy in an ever changing world. Every original member of the two bands noted above are nearly 60 years old. Since their inceptions, each band will have contributed 15 studio albums by the end of this year, including 2009 releases for both, well maybe – as mentioned, Aerosmith’s upcoming release will not likely be ready before their tour starts. ZZ Top’s release on the other hand, has been rumored for over three years but does not have a date yet.

So maybe this combination ain’t as weird as we all thought.

Aerosmith/ZZ Top 2009 Tour Dates:
06/10 – St. Louis, MO @ TBA *
06/13 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Center
06/16 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
06/21 – Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
06/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
06/26 – Wantagh, NY @ TBA
06/28 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
07/03 – Hershey, PA @ TBA
07/05 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
07/07 – Raleigh, NC @ TBA
07/09 – Charlotte, NC @ TBA
07/11 – Tampa, FL @ TBA
07/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
07/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/17 – Houston, TX @ TBA
07/19 – Dallas, TX @ TBA
07/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
07/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
07/30 – Tulsa, OK @ TBA
08/01 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08/17 – Seattle, WA @ TBA
08/19 – Concord, CA @ TBA
08/23 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/28 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ TBA
09/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
09/03 – Toronto, ON @ TBA
09/05 – Ottawa, QC @ TBA
09/08 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
09/12 – Holmdel, NJ @ TBA
09/16 – Detroit, MI @ TBA

* = Aerosmith only