Aerosmith and Cheap Trick Tour 2012

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick will end 2012 playing together through November and December. Cheap Trick played with Aerosmith as the opener during the summer concert dates during the Global Warming Tour, but eventually the two famed groups from the 1970s had to end. Aerosmith was not going to stop headlining one of the biggest nostalgia tours of the summer and Cheap Trick had a few headlining gigs of their own.

Well, the weather has cooled the concert season is coming to an end and the road warriors find themselves on the same path again. This is not going to be like it was when these groups first met in the 1970s. Then they would take turns opening for a much bigger band. Well, Aerosmith is undoubtedly the bigger fish of the two, but Cheap Trick is not so small a fish they do not get any recognition. Officially, the concert tickets read Aerosmith and Aerosmith and Cheap Trick TourCheap Trick tickets.

If the fall concert series plays out just as it did during the summer, though one band is definitely going to be drawing more fans than other, the groups will mingle during the night. At times Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith would join Cheap Trick to help with a hit like “I Want You To Want Me” and Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander would come to help “Walk This Way”. This kind of camaraderie makes this event something truly special.

Now, there is another reason the Aerosmith and Cheap Trick shows are not all about nostalgia is Aerosmith has a new album. Music from Another Dimension! Is due out on November 6, 2012 and will be the 15th studio album from these Boston rockers. It is the first album from the group in six years. Recorded last over the course of a year in between legs of the Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour and personal projects, such as American Idol, the new material is going to get some stage time during the remainder of this tour. “Legendary Child”, “Lover A lot”, and “What Could Have Been Love” have reached the radio waves so far and they the likely additions to the set list.

The tour is nearing its end but there are still some Concerts left. Click Here to see what cities these two bands will be playing in for November and December of 2012. Don’t miss this tour!

Flash Back to the 80′s

Good news for fans of Def Leppard, they have just announced plans for a 40 city tour this summer. Just like in the past, they are bringing a few special bands along for the ride. This year you will get 3 bands for the price of one. Poison and Cheap trick will be joining the guys for what I am sure will be an amazing rock event. They do like support their fellow 80’s bands. Last year they toured with Styx and REO and back in 2005, the band toured with Bryan Adams.  Front man, Joe Eliot feels that, with times the way they are, if you can promise a 4 hour concert with great music people will come. The tour kicks off on June 23rd in Camden, New Jersey and goes through September 7th and finishes in San Bernadino, California.

If you want to see the guys this may be your last chance for a while. Eliot says they have been doing summer tours for the last 5 years and it may be time for break. He wants to keep the concerts as a “special event” and not something that people expect every summer. While they may take a break from touring Eliot also feels it is time to go back into the studio and record a new album. The last one, “Songs from Sparkle Lounge” was back in 2008. They guys plan to go out with a bang offering a high tech interactive concert experience.

When you look at what these band have done over the decades it is pretty amazing. Poison alone has sold more than 30 million albums and has had 12 Top 10 hits. Not to mention Bret Michaels’’ reality TV success. His show “Rock of Love Bus”, on VH1, is their #1 show. Cheap Trick has sold more than 20 million records and has had 40 gold and platinum recording awards. Plus they have done over 5,000 performances together. Def Leppard has sold a staggering 65 million albums and has been ranked #31 by VH1 as one of the “Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. It’s amazing the staying power all 3 of these bands have.  So if you like these groups it sounds like it is a concert you will not want to miss.