Aerosmith has added another high-profile date to its summer European tour. The group will perform June 28 as the first headliner at the inaugural Calling Festival at Clapham Common in London, a reboot of the previous Hard Rock Calling festival.
It will be the Boston group's first show in London proper in four years, and guitarist Joe Perry said in a statement that, "Speaking for myself I've been so involved in my autobiography I did not realize how long it had been since we have played across the big pond. It`s been far too long since we have performed in the UK. We can't wait to bring back some of the classics as well as some of the new songs from ‘Music From Another Planet.’ We miss our UK fans. See you soon."
Aerosmith begins the tour May 17 in Bulgaria and has dates booked through the Calling Festival, including the Impact Festival on June 12 in Poland, the Download Festival on June 15 in Derby, England, and Hellfest on June 21 in France.
Frontman Steven Tyler tells us that each time Aerosmith goes on tour it's proof that the group still makes beautiful music together:
"Sometimes other people try to keep us apart....It's a little difficult. I'm with different management. They're with different management. They got their lawyers. I got my lawyers. When we get together in a room, magic happens. Albums. Things get settled...So it's difficult, but when we do get together the magic happens, without a doubt."