As its members promised, Aerosmith is is indeed spreading its wings and hitting the road this summer for the Boston rock group's first North American tour in two years -- including a July 5 show at the Palace of Auburn Hills, which Cheap Trick opening.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, priced $29.50-$149.50 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets and Livenation.com.
The group tipped the tour announcement last week when publicists scheduled a press conference for Wednesday (March 28) at The Grove in Los Angeles, In addition to the tour, Aerosmith is expected to reveal details about its upcoming new album, its first since 2004's "Honkin' on Bobo" and its first of all new material since 2001's "Just Push Play." The set is being produced by Jack Douglas, who also helmed "Toys in the Attic" and "Rocks."
Frontman Steven Tyler tweeted, "OK... NXT WEDNESDAY (((HUMP DAY)))...SEE U AT THE GROVE LA??? ... SUMTHIN BIG GOING DOWN!!!...MEET ME AT THE FOUNTAIN...11:30???" while Aerosmith's Facebook page noted that, "Hey - something's going on big at The Grove in Los Angeles. Be at the fountain near the patch of grass, Wednesday, March 28th promptly at 12 PM. This is YOUR chance to see Aerosmith and a whole lot more!"
Other stops on the tour are expected to include Milwaukee's Summerfest and the Le Mondial Loto-Quebec de Laval festival in Canada.