Aerosmith and Slash announce ‘Let Rock Rule’ tour dates

Artists team up for series of live dates in the US and Canada this summer

Aerosmith will tour the US with Slash this summer, it has been confirmed.

The band will hit the road for the ‘Let Rock Rule’ tour alongside the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist for a series of live shows starting in New York on July 10. Gigs in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco will follow on the 20-date jaunt, which ends in Sydney, Canada on September 12. Billboard reports that the tour announcement was followed by a short gig in Los Angeles in which Slash played with Aerosmith at the Whiskey a Go Go venue.

Promoters Live Nation have promised to add a second set of dates to the tour but have not stated where the gigs would take place. Tickets will be available to fans from April 12.

Speaking about the tour, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said: “Looking forward to inciting a riot and building the tribal bonfire even higher — it’s a win-win with Slash.” His bandmate Joe Perry added, “The writing’s on the wall — Aerosmith and Slash. We’re gonna let rock rule this summer. Catch us if you can.”

Earlier this month, Aerosmith were announced as the first headliners of a new festival to be held at London’s Clapham Common this summer. Calling Festival, a new version of Hard Rock Calling, will take place in the south London park on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. Stevie Wonder, Thunder, Walking Papers and Joe Bonamassa have also been confirmed to appear.

Meanwhile, Slash is reportedly working on his third solo album with producer Michael Baskette. The album has no release date yet and will be the follow up to 2012’s ‘Apocalyptic Love’.