Aerosmith recently announced their rescheduled Peace Out Tour dates with The Black Crowes as special guests

Steven Tyler The Black Crowes London 2024
Steven Tyler performing with The Black Crowes [Courtesy/Ross Halfin]

Ladies and gentlemen, Steven Tyler is back.

On the heels of confirming the long-awaited rescheduled dates for their final Peace Out Tour, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler showed off his newly-healed larynx tonight [May 15] at the 3,500 capacity Eventim Apollo in London. The legendary rocker joined The Black Crowes on stage for a rendition of Aerosmith’s signature hit, “Mama Kin.” Check out the fan-filmed footage below.

In addition to Steven Tyler on stage, there was another rock god at the show looking on as a fan – Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page.

This isn’t the first high-profile special guest that The Black Crowes have had out on this run. Last month at the historic Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones hopped on stage with The Crowes for a cover of the Faces’ 1971 classic, “Stay with Me.” Check out the live footage HERE.

The Black Crowes trekking across Europe and the UK after recently wrapped up the U.S. leg of their Happiness Bastards Tour in Philadelphia at The Met. Revisit our review and live photos from the show HERE. The band is touring in support of their latest album, Happiness Bastards. The global trek wraps up on June 4 at Falkonersalen in Copenhagen, Denmark. From there, the band will perform at Sweden Rock Festival on June 5 in Sweden and the Stone & Music Festival on June 9 in Merida, Spain before heading home.

[L-R] Steven Tyler, Chris Robinson, Jimmy Page, Rich Robinson [Courtesy/Ross Halfin]

After previously postponing the the bulk of their final run last year, Aerosmith finally confirmed their rescheduled Peace Out Tour dates last month. While the tour kicked off last fall to rave reviews and praise from fans, frontman Steven Tyler sustained a fractured larynx during the band’s performance at UBS Arena on September 9, 2023, just three shows into the band’s 40-date grand finale. As it turns out, Tyler’s recovery has taken longer than expected.

“To our fans: unfortunately, Steven’s vocal injury is more serious than initially thought,” the band said in a statement at the time. “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.”

“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 said. “I promise we will be back as soon as we can!”

Now, Aerosmith have announced the new round of dates. The Peace Out trek resumes on September 20 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they already played at the start of the original run. The group will also be returning for an encore at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the tour kicked off last year (check out highlights from the show in the clip below). A third addition to the trek will be a performance at the Kia Center in Orlando, Florida on February 11, 2025. The band will wrap up the 40-date trek on February 26, 2025, taking their final bows at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The Black Crowes are still serving as special guests for the entire tour. Opening night in Pittsburgh will feature a special performance by Teddy Swims to kick off the evening, stepping in for The Black Crowes.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled shows. Ticketholders will receive more information via email today [April 10]. Refunds will be available at point of purchase for fans who are unable to attend the new dates. Fans are encouraged to reach out to Live Nation/Ticketmaster, or the third party entities (e.g. StubHub, Vivid Seats, etc.) with any questions regarding refunds. Tickets for the rescheduled dates and newly added shows are on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10am local time. The tour will also offer a variety of different VIP packages and experiences for fans to take their concert experience to the next level. Packages vary but include a premium reserved ticket, limited edition merchandise and more.

While the band has been touring for over five decades, there’s still plenty of tracks that haven’t seen the lights of a stage yet. At the third stop of the Peace Out Tour at UBS Arena in New York, Aerosmith played a Draw the Line rarity, “Bright Light Fright, for the first time in 29 years. Guitarist Joe Perry handled the vocal duties. When the tour resumes in September, there’s still a tone of tunes that the band has never broken out of the their vault. Maybe when the Peace Out Tour resumes, the band will surprise fans with a song or two from this list of tracks that they have never played live.

“We’re going to open up Pandora’s box one last time to present our fans with the Peace Out Tour,” Tyler said when the trek was announced, referencing the band’s 1991 compilation box set. “Be there or be aware as we bring all the toys out of the attic. Get ready!”

Drummer Joey Kramer decided not to take part in the band’s final tour initially. While he is still considered part of the group, Kramer took a leave of absence from the band’s Vegas residency last year to “focus his his attention on his family and health” and will continue to sit out the band’s final run.” Drummer John Douglas filled in for Kramer during the the first three dates of the original Peace Out Tour, and it appears that he will continue to sit behind the kit this fall with the run resumes.

When the original trek was announced, Aerosmith stated, “While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey’s unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”

Aerosmith 2024 2025 Peace Out Tour dates [Credit: Aaron Perry]
Aerosmith [Aaron Perry]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers wrapped up their landmark Deuces Are Wild Residency in Las Vegas back in 2022, and played a special 50th anniversary show at Fenway Park. Now, fans are finally getting to witness the celebrations for themselves.

Aerosmith have 12 multi-platinum certified albums under their belt. To date, the band has garnered four GRAMMY® Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. In 1999, Walt Disney World launched the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, the band’s very own theme park attraction. In 2001, they performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Throughout a career that spans over five decades, the rock ‘n’ roll legends have sold over 150 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling American rock act of all time. Their music has transcended generations, and while they’ve been selling records since 1973, they band has just achieved a monumental modern-day milestone.

While vinyl and CDs have seen a tremendous resurgence over the last ten years, streaming has become monstrous manner by which people consume music. Since the launch of Spotify back in 2006, many artists have amassed hundreds of thousands of streams, and some hundreds of millions. Few, however, have achieved the rare achievement that Aerosmith just did – having a single song surpass 1 billion streams.

One of the band’s biggest hits, “Dream On,” has amassed 1,001,249,355 streams on Spotify. It’s a testament not only to the band’s legacy, but to their ability to achieve success in a new age and remain relevant right up to their farewell tour. The fact that “Dream On” is one of the greatest songs ever written makes this milestone a little bit less surprising.

After inking a deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith released their self-titled debut album on January 5, 1973. Anchored by the lead single, “Dream On,” the album hit No. 21 on the Billboard 200. The seminal “Dream On” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and dominated rock radio stations around the country.

“The music for ‘Dream On was originally written on a Steinway upright piano in the living room of Trow-Rico lodge in Sunapee [New Hampshire], maybe four years before Aerosmith even started,” frontman Steven Tyler recalls in the Aerosmith biography, Walk This Way, by Stephen Davis. “I was seventeen or eighteen […] It was just this little thing I was playing, and I never dreamed it would end up as a real song or anything […] It’s about dreaming until your dreams come true.”

Last month, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash released a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor, the lead single from his upcoming blues covers album, Orgy of the Damned. The track features AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on vocals, and Steven Tyler on harmonica. The record arrives on May 17 through Gibson Records.

The band also announced in March celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the seminal sophomore outing, Get Your Wings (1974). To commemorate the milestone, Aerosmith to 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.

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.