aerosmith2-400 Andy Greene of Rolling Stone reports:

Aerosmith have spent the last couple of years touring in support of their latest LP, Music From Another Dimension, but the set list has rarely featured more than a couple of songs from the disc. “We’re in a position where we really believe in the new album,” says Joe Perry. “But the audience wants to hear the old stuff.”

Before hitting the road last time out, Perry went onto Twitter and asked his fans how many new songs they wanted to hear in the set. “The responses I got were like, ‘What are you going to have to drop to make room for them?’ I hadn’t thought about it from that angle. People are going to be disappointed about not hearing Rag Doll or Dude (Looks Like a Lady) instead of a song they’d never heard before.”

[When Areosmith’s current] tour heads to America in early July, Perry says, “Once we’re back in the States, we’ll definitely do more from the new album and things from the 1990s we haven’t played in a long time. Off the top of my head, that might include [1989’s] Monkey on My Back or maybe even [1987’s] Hangman Jury.”

Slash will open up many of the American shows. “I want to go out and play with him at least a couple of times,” says Perry. “It’s always fun to play something different. He might also play during our set. We’re known for doing Mama Kin together, but there are other songs he likes. Rocks is one of his favorite records. I’m sure he’s got a couple of songs he wants to play, and we’ll oblige him. We’re really good friends and it’s going to be a really good tour.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.

Aerosmith’s Let Rock Rule with Slash tour dates appear below.


10 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
13 Kitchener, ON, Canada McLennan Park
16 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
19 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
25 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
30 Inglewood, CA The Forum


2 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
8 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
13 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
16 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
19 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
25 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
28 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
31 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall


3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
6 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 Sydney, NS, Canada Open Hearth Park



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  • Robert on

    Consider me one of the guys who hates it when bands ignore their current music. If you’re not a fan of a band’s new music, and only want to hear old stuff, you’re not a real fan. You’re someone who used to be a fan.
    A lot of people are really missing out by being closed-minded. Take Maiden for example. Final Frontier is one of their best albums ever. Their 2000s stuff is all fantastic. But most who see them live want to hear “Run To The Hills” for the upteenth time.
    And don’t even get me started on Mötley. Same setlist for years now. They’re one of my favorite bands-my favorite hard rock band actually. I won’t even go to their concerts anymore because it’s the same ‘ol thing we’ve seen a hundred times. I don’t want to hear Dr. Feelgood. I’ve heard it, many, many times and I suspect I know it better than Vince Neil does. I want to hear stuff off SOLA, Swine, and definetly New Tattoo-their most underrated album.

    And if you argue, what about the newer fans who haven’t heard that stuff?

    Well how about a show for people who have been fans through a few decades instead? What about us guys who actually remember when these classic songs came out? Don’t longtime fans count?

    • Harry Taint on

      Robert, the “Real Fan” argument is lame. Wear your Permanent Vacation “Angel” concert tee and pull your bald mullet back into a pony tail with your jorts and your white tennis shoes and enjoy.

      The rest of us will laugh and avoid you.

    • scott whitaker on

      You missed the point.

    • Reggie on

      New Tattoo was a great album and it is forgotten about for some reason.

    • Carlos on

      Agree, New Tattoo was awesome

  • Rick on

    The band has 30+ years of creating music. Their library and catalog of great music is deep. Dig up some seldom heard songs and play it! I, for one hate the same old repetitive mainstream music being endlessly played.

  • Andrew on

    Nobody’s Fault, Get the Lead out. Hell they could play the entire Rocks album. Guarantee Slash would love that!

  • doug r. on

    I don’t mind a new song here & there, but come on, let’s be honest, Aerosmith’s (like most, if not all bands) best work is behind them. Sure there’s some good stuff on permanent vacation, pump, get a grip and so on, but compared to get your wings, toys in the attic, rocks, there is no comparison. Maybe it’s just me, but I NEVER get tired of “the older stuff”, mainly because it’s the better stuff. It’s almost like a great movie that Hollywood feels they have to make 5 or 6 sequels to, You can’t beat the originals! There’s nothing wrong with making new music, but just remember when it comes to performing it live, the best stuff has already been made. When I see a band like Aerosmith or Motley Crue I want to hear mainly the older stuff, cause to me, greatness never gets old.

  • Nick on

    I just want the deep cuts but most people are closed minded and only want the radio hits cause that’s what the mainstream does to people. I like full albums front to back but that kind is slowly dying out and so is way of the live show. People spend $100 dollars for a show and sit on their phone the whole time. The US concert culture isn’t what it used to be.

    • Eddie on

      I would love deep tracks too, but the sad truth is 90% of the audience is lost when they do them.. Never understood why people don’t listen to the ENTIRE albums from bands they liked..

    • doug r. on

      Agree 100% Eddie, I love songs like spaced, woman of the world, uncle salty, Adam’s apple, no more no more, nobody’s fault, get the lead out, just to name a few, some people just don’t know what their missing if all they want to hear is the “hits”. Train, toys, walk, sweet emotion, rats, saddle, all great songs from great albums, but if you don’t listen to the entire album, you’re not really a TRUE fan of the band. When people buy a ticket to see a band, if they’re not completely familiar with their work, they should go back from the beginning of their history, listen to EVERYTHING they’ve done and then go see them live! That way they’ll enjoy the ENTIRE show and they won’t get lost.

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