Aerosmith are heading back to the UK in July as part of their extensive 2020 Europe Tour, timed for the band’s 50th anniversary.
The shows, at The O2 in London on 15th July and Manchester Arena on 18th July, will mark the group’s first dates on these shores since they headlined the now-defunct Calling Festival in 2014.
In a list of tour dates emailed to fans, the US rockers also seemingly confirmed an appearance at Glastonbury on 27th June.
The European Tour begins on 13th June in Milan, Italy at the iDays Festival before hitting countries including Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and Denmark, before concluding in Germany on 27th July 2020.
This tour will come off the heels of Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency, Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild, which kicked off on 6th April 2019 and currently continues until 4th June 2020. 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.
Aerosmith – Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), and Joey Kramer (drums) – have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Over the past five decades, they’ve received multiple awards, including four Grammys, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards, and 12 MTV Video Music Awards. In January, Aerosmith will be honoured by the Recording Academy with the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year.
The band holds several chart and album sales feats, including the second highest number-one singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a group with nine, the only number one debut on the Billboard Hot 100 by a rock group with I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, the most gold albums by an American group, the most total certifications (including gold, platinum, and multi-platinum combined) by an American group, and are tied with Van Halen for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group.