The band has also curated a special merchandise line to celebrate their seminal sophomore LP

Aerosmith [Courtesy]

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal sophomore outing, Get Your Wings, Aerosmith is releasing a limited edition LP numbered 1-1974 on 180g custom color “gold sparkle” vinyl, featuring an embossed gold foil jacket, a 70’s-era logo sticker and a vintage ad replica inside. Each copy is uniquely numbered with gold foil and encased in black poly-lined sleeves, preserving the quality and sound of this iconic album. Includes the classics “Same Old Song And Dance,” “Train Kept A Rollin’,” “Lord Of The Thighs,” “Seasons of Wither” and more. All new merchandise is available for pre-order now, releasing on May 17.

Check out the complete collection below.

Aerosmith’s Get Your Wings is certified triple-platinum by the RIAA. It marked the band’s first collaboration with producer Jack Douglas, who went on to produce the group’s next three iconic albums. Douglas was instrumental in shaping the sound that would define America’s greatest rock band for decades to come. Recorded at Record Plant studios in New York City, Aerosmith launched a tour supporting the album on March 9, 1974 at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. The 74-show trek across the United States put Aerosmith on the map.

After previously postponing the rest of their September shows as part of their Peace Out Tour, Aerosmith have been forced to push all dates to 2024. Frontman Steven Tyler sustained a fractured larynx during the band’s performance at UBS Arena on September 9, and the recovery is taking much longer than expected.

“To our fans: unfortunately, Steven’s vocal injury is more serious than initially thought,” the band said in a statement. “His doctor has confirmed that in addition to the damage to his vocal cords, he fractured his larynx which requires ongoing care. He is receiving the best medical treatment available to ensure his recovery is swift, but given the nature of a fracture, he is being told patience is essential. As a result, all the currently scheduled Peace Out shows must be postponed to sometime in 2024, with new dates to be announced as soon as we know more.”

Aerosmith live 2023 [Credit: Aaron Perry]
Aerosmith [Aaron Perry]

“I am heartbroken to not be out there with Aerosmith, my brothers and the incredible Black Crowes, rocking with the best fans in the world,” Steven Tyler stated. “I promise we will be back as soon as we can!”

On March 8, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash released a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor. The song features Steven Tyler on harmonica, and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on vocals. It is the lead single from Slash’s forthcoming solo album, Orgy of the Damned. It is the highly anticipated follow-up to his self-title 2010 album. The record, which arrives on May 17 through Gibson Records, will be comprised of covers of Slash’s favorite blues songs.

The band’s Peace Out Tour is their final 40-date trek across North America, bringing their storied career to a close. The tour kicked off on September 2 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. It was slated to wrap up on January 26, 2024 at Centre Bell in Montreal, before the band was forced to reschedule a bulk of the shows to the end of the run. The Black Crowes are serving as special guests for the entire tour.

Fans can pre-order now HERE

Aerosmith – Get Your Wings [Columbia, 1974]

Side One:
1. Same Old Song and Dance
2. Lord of the Thighs
3. Spaced
4. Woman of the World

Side Two:
1. S.O.S.
2. Train Kept a Rollin’
3. Seasons of Wither
4. Pandora’s box