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AEROSMITH TO TEAM WITH CHEAP TRICK:

January 24, 2006

Veteran rockers Aerosmith, who are in the midst of a winter tour that features Lenny Kravitz in the opening slot, will soon team up with Cheap Trick during a new round of North American shows.

Following the Feb. 24 conclusion of the run with Kravitz, Aerosmith will take a short break before launching the next leg of its 2006 roadwork, which is currently scheduled for an early March kick-off in Florida. So far, dates for that leg–which will feature Cheap Trick–stretch into early April. Details are included below.

Aerosmith is on the road behind last October’s “Rockin’ the Joint,” which captures the group’s January 2002 performance at Las Vegas’ The Joint, a 3,000-capacity venue located inside the Hard Rock Hotel. The disc follows 2004’s all-blues album, “Honkin’ on Bobo.”

Aerosmith’s setlist during the current tour has featured a number of the group’s hits–including “Walk This Way,” “Angel,” “Dream On,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Sweet Emotion,” “Janie’s Got a Gun” and “Love in an Elevator”–as well as deeper cuts such as “Seasons of Wither” and “No More No More,” and some covers, including The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” according to the tour’s publicist.

Kravitz–who continues to support his 2004 release, “Baptism”–is backed by his 8-piece band, and is offering up hits including “Fly Away,” “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” “Always on the Run,” “Dig In, Again,” “Where Are We Runnin’.”

Cheap Trick’s most recent studio collection is 2003’s “Special One.” The group has reportedly finished recording a follow-up set, but no release date has been announced.

Aerosmith w/ Lenny Kravitz

January 2006
25 – San Antonio, TX – SBC Center
27 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
30 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

February 20061 – Glendale, AZ – Glendale Arena
3 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion At San Jose
6 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
8 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
10 – San Diego, CA – ipayOne Center at The Sports Arena
13 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
18 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
20 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
22 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
24 – Anaheim, CA – Arrowhead Pond

Aerosmith w/ Cheap Trick

March 2006
2 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
4 – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center
7 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
9 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
12 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
15 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena
17 – East Lansing, MI – Breslin Events Center
19 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
21 – London, Ontario – John Labatt Centre
23 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
25 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
27 – Peoria, IL – Civic Center Arena
29 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Arena
31 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center

April 2006
2 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
5 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Credit Union Centre
7 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
9 – Vancouver, British Columbia – GM Place

[Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]

Courtesy of www.livedaily.com

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