News Segment


January 16, 2004

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Fresh off a hot-ticket co-headlining tour with Kiss, Aerosmith has confirmed a 2004 tour with support from fellow classic rock titans Cheap Trick.

The trek will begin March 11 in Lubbock, Texas, and visit 40 cities before wrapping June 28 in Cleveland. Venues have yet to be announced. As previously reported Aerosmith will also headline the Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show on Feb. 1 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.

This spring, Aerosmith will release its next Columbia studio album, the blues-inspired “Honkin’ on Bobo.”

As guitarist Joe Perry told last year, among the cuts expected to appear are covers of Muddy Waters’ “I’m Ready,” Little Walter’s “Temperature” and Mississippi Fred McDowell’s “You Gotta Move,” as well as a handful of originals.

The group’s outing with Kiss did strong business at the box office last year, pulling in just under $50 million in 43 shows reported to Billboard. Touring on its own in 2002, Aerosmith took in $39 million.

Here are Aerosmith/Cheap Trick tour dates:

March 11: Lubbock, Texas
March 13: El Paso, Texas
March 15: Hidalgo, Texas
March 17: Laredo, Texas
March 19: Little Rock, Ark.
March 21: Bossier City, La.
March 23: Tupelo, Miss.
March 25: Lafayette, La.
March 27: Biloxi, Miss.
March 29: Pensacola, Fla.
April 1: Tallahassee, Fla.
April 3: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
April 5: Orlando, Fla.
April 7: Columbia, S.C.
April 9: Atlanta
April 14: Philadelphia
April 16: Dayton, Ohio
April 18: Quebec City
April 20: Montreal
April 22: Hamilton, Ontario
April 24: Green Bay, Wis.
May 4: Ames, Iowa
May 6: Peoria, Ill.
May 8: Madison, Wis.
May 10: Evansville, Ind.
May 12: Sioux City, Iowa
May 14: Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 16: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 18: Edmonton, Alberta
May 20: Calgary
May 22: Portland, Ore.
May 24: Boise, Idaho
June 2: Dallas
June 4: Houston
June 6: Birmingham, Ala.
June 8: Indianapolis
June 9: Buffalo, N.Y.
June 12: Atlantic City, N.J.
June 14: Scranton, Pa.
June 16: Virginia Beach, Va
June 18: Pittsburgh
June 20: Holmdel, N.J.
June 22: Long Island, N.Y.
June 24: Boston
June 26: Hershey, Pa.
June 28: Cleveland

Courtesy of Billboard