AEROSMITH has landed at position No. 2 on this week’s Billboard.com “Hot Tours” rankings with ticket sales counts reported from three venues on the Latin American leg of its “Back On The Road Tour”that launched in late October. This week’s totals include grosses from Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. The October 26 performance in Paraguay was an outdoor concert for 32,000 fans staged at the Jockey Club, a horseracing track in the city of Asunción. Two days later the band was in Argentina and played to a crowd of 38,000 at Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, a soccer stadium in the Buenos Aires market, grossing over $3.8 million (US$) from one performance. The last of this week’s reported concerts was an October 30 event held at Arena Anhembi, an open-air concert site in São Paulo, Brazil. Attendance was just over 29,000 with a gross of $2.9 million (US$).
AEROSMITH will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its iconic 1976 album, “Rocks”, with a special edition release, due out in Japan on November 23. The release will coincide with AEROSMITH‘s fall tour through Japan, kicking off Tuesday, November 22 in Kanazawa.
AEROSMITH entered guitarist Joe Perry‘s home studio (The Boneyard) in suburban Boston and the Pandora’s Box (the band’s main studio) in early July with Jack Douglas to begin recording its long-awaited 14th studio album. The CD will be AEROSMITH‘s first set of original material since 2001’s “Just Push Play” and first studio offering since 2004’s covers CD, “Honkin’ On Bobo”.
AEROSMITH and singer Steven Tyler almost went their separate ways in late 2009, but reunited and toured last year. However, Tyler then stunned his bandmates by taking a job as a judge on “American Idol”, which pushed back work on the already-delayed new record.