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Aerosmith

February 25, 2010 14:18 ET

Update: Aerosmith Back on the Road With 'COCKED, LOCKED, READY TO ROCK TOUR!'

Aerosmith, America's Greatest Rock Band, Returns to Europe; First European Show -- June 10th in Sweden -- Tickets on Sale March 5th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  Aerosmith -- the biggest, most enduring and thrilling band in rock history will make a spectacular return to the UK and Europe this summer with the COCKED, LOCKED, READY TO ROCK TOUR! spawning what will be the ultimate music event of the new decade. 

"Back by popular demand with more spit and fire than ever before, we're coming across the pond and parting the waters as we go," says Steven Tyler.

"Aerosmith is going to be rocking in the UK and Europe this summer," adds Joe Perry. "Enough BS -- we're coming and everything is going to be set at eleven."

Band members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer will hit Europe for the first time in three years to deliver a fistful of knockout, heart pounding, headline summer rock shows:

Sweden -- Rock Festival -- June 10th
UK -- Download Festival -- June 13th
UK -- London 02 Arena -- June 15th
Romania -- Bucharest -- June 18th
Greece -- Athens Olympic Stadium -- June 20th
Holland -- Nijmegen Goeffert Park -- June 23rd
Belgium -- Graspop Festival -- June 25th 
Spain -- Barcelona St Jordi Arena -- June 27th
France -- Paris Bercy Arena -- June 29th
Czech Republic -- Prague 02 Arena -- July 1st
Italy -- Venice Festival -- July 3rd

For more than 30 years, Aerosmith, four time Grammy winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (2001), recipients of 12 MTV Video Music Awards and countless other awards have performed electrifying sold out concerts around the world for decades along with selling well over 150 million albums.

Drummer Joey Kramer says, "Aerosmith is back! Bigger, better and stronger than ever! So look out Europe, cuz we're comin' to get cha."

Guitarist Brad Whitford added, "I'm not sure who is happier, the band or the fans. Can't wait to get started. We'll see you this summer."

The Sweden Rock Festival is the band's first European date and they cannot wait to uncork the tour in Solvesborg on June 10th.

Aerosmith, and their shared passion and commitment to continue to rock the world, will play ten other European shows including what is set to be a phenomenal and unforgettable return to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time in 16 years, where they join Download Festival co-headliners Rage Against The Machine and AC/DC on June 13th.

The tour then hits London's 02 Arena before making its way across mainland Europe playing shows including Bucharest, Athens, Barcelona and Paris before finally finishing up in Venice on July 3rd.

It is left to bassist Tom Hamilton to sum up: "One thing we all agree on is that we love this band and it's time to get out there and freakin' PLAY!"

VIP experience packages (which may include opportunities to meet band members, backstage tours, early entry passes, premium seating and/or merchandise) are available through www.AeroForceOne.com. Fans without internet access can call +1 508-791-3807 in the US 9am - 5pm EDT.

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