Veteran rockers Aerosmith are coming to Prague’s O2 Arena on June 24, 2020, as part of their 14-date European Tour marking their 50 years since the band formed in Boston.
Tickets go on sale to Live Nation Club members on December 11 at 10 am and the to the general public on December 13 at 10 am on the Ticketmaster a Ticketportal networks. Prague will be the fourth stop on the tour, which starts in Milan and ends in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
Aerosmith has been in Prague three times, twice in the 1990s and then in 2010 for the Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock tour.
The current lineup features Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry on lead guitar, Brad Whitford on guitar, Tom Hamilton on bass, and Joey Kramer on drums.
The band has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“This monumental 50th anniversary European Tour will come off the heels of Aerosmith’s wildly popular Las Vegas residency, Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild, which kicked off April 6, 2019, and currently continues through June 4, 2020,” the band said in announcinf the tour.
“The over 50-date residency at the Park MGM has already earned the group a #1 spot on Billboard’s Boxscore Chart and #2 on the Hot Tours Chart,” the band added..
They have won four Grammy Awards for the songs “Pink,” “Crazy,” “Livin’ on the Edge,” and “Janie’s Got A Gun.” They also have American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards, 12 MTV Video Music Awards, Run DMC’s version of “Walk This Way,” featuring Tyler and Perry, won a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single.
The band has 15 studio albums, the most recent of which was 2012’s Music from Another Dimension! They found international fame in 1975 with their third album, Toys in the Attic, which aside from the title track contained the top 40 hits “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way.” This album was followed in 1976 by Rocks, which had mixed reviews when it was released but is nopw considered a classic.
The band’s music from the 1970s and ’80s was a moor influence on bands like Gun N’ Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Stone Temple Pilots.
Since 2015, the band has been discussing the possibility of a farewell tour that would last two years or more. The recently announced dates, though, are not balled as a farewell.
Perry in January 2019 said the band was about to start recording material for a new album, but no title or release date has been announced yet, and it’s unclear if the anniversary tour will have any new material or instead rely on past hits.