April’s about to get a whole lot louder with the news that Aerosmith play in New Zealand for the very first time!
McManus Entertainment is excited to announce that legendary rockers Aerosmith will play Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on Wednesday, 24th April with a stellar line-up of special guests, including Wolfmother, The Dead Daisies, Diva Demolition and Head Like a Hole.
Legends. Icons. Idols. These are the words used to describe those rare bands that have been adored for a lifetime and immortalised as distinct creators of rock and roll. The band members are legends, icons and idols, dynamic in the present; as cool and innovative now as they were thirty years ago. They are a phenomenon, a force of nature, trail-blazing, unstoppable and show no signs of slowing down.
With Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on guitars, Tom Hamilton on bass, and Joey Kramer on drums, they’ve outdone the trends and fads of rock and roll to become one of the most powerful and electrifying forces in popular music.
Aerosmith emerged in the early ‘70s with a sexy swagger and thrusts of metal and glam, creating quintessential power ballads such as Dream On. A string of gold and platinum albums followed including Get Your Wings, Toys In The Attic and Rocks.
In 1986 Steven Tyler and Joe Perry appeared on Run DMC’s cover of Walk This Way introducing the band to a new generation of fans. Aerosmith returned to the charts in the late ‘80s with smash hits like Dude Looks Like a Lady, Rag Doll, Angel, Love In An Elevator and Grammy Award-winning Janie’s Got a Gun. The band were a driving force of the video medium, leading the look, style and attitude of the ‘80s MTV generation. Their videos are classics and Aerosmith continued to make cutting edge videos throughout their career.
1993’s Get a Grip was the band’s first album to debut at number one on the Billboard charts and reached number three on the Australian album chart. The album featured two Grammy Award-winning singles, Livin’ On The Edge and Crazy. This was followed up by another number one album in 1997, Nine Lives, featuring the hit single Pink which saw them win their fourth Grammy Award. In 1998 Aerosmith released the huge worldwide smash hit I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing from the film Armageddon starring Steven Tyler’s daughter, Liv. This reached number one all over the world including the US and New Zealand. The song was nominated for an Academy Award and opened the band up to another new generation of fans.
In 2001 Aerosmith were inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and were included in both Rolling Stone’s and VH1’s lists of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.
The band continued to release albums and tour throughout the 2000’s as well as release solo albums and pursue solo projects. In 2012, Aerosmith released their 15th studio album, Music From Another Dimension! and kicked off their “Global Warming” tour which will see them play to Australian fans in April and May.
Aerosmith have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, won more than 30 awards including four Grammy Awards and are the best-selling American rock band of all time. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. With such an unstoppable passion for creating great music, a unique creative vision and an unyielding appreciation for their fans, there are no limits to what the future holds for Aerosmith.
Joining Aerosmith in Dunedin is Grammy and ARIA album of the year award winners, Wolfmother. They are coming out of recording hiatus to perform exclusively with Aerosmith. Forming in the early noughties, Wolfmother released their self-titled debut album in October 2005 resulting in close to two million sales worldwide, shows all over the world, multiple ARIA Awards and a Grammy including numerous performance accolades with icons including Jimmy Page & AC/DC to Lenny Kravitz requesting Wolfmother as guests.
Following a brief hiatus, the band returned in 2009 with a fresh line-up and the band’s sophomore album “Cosmic Egg” debuting in the upper echelons of charts in over 13 countries including Australia, USA, UK, Canada and Denmark. "Cosmic Egg” also saw the inclusion of many of it's songs included within a variety of major films. Wolfmother recently completed a sold out headline and festival tour across Europe and the UK and have since been hard at work writing and recording their third album due for release in 2013.
Fresh from his first major musical foray with the Doc Neeson-fronted Red Phoenix, guitarist David Lowy, looking for a new challenge, met up with solo singer-songwriter and Noiseworks frontman Jon Stevens, himself fresh from his time working with INXS. Within a few hours of getting together, they’d written a dozen songs, and they new there was that vital ingredient in any creative enterprise – chemistry – right their in their collective musical genes. The result is an extraordinary new band they’ve called The Dead Daisies.
Diva Demolition and Wellington rabble rousers Head Like a Hole complete the line-up.
Get in quick, coz you don’t want to miss a thing …
All tickets go on sale from 9am on Monday 4th March with TicketDirect.