by ANTONY CLAY
ROCK legends Aerosmith will be celebrating their half century with a major tour which will see them arrive at the Sheffield Arena in July.
The four-time Grammy-winning band Aerosmith will be stopping off in the UK as part of a major European tour which will also see them strutting their stuff in Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Denmark.
Tickets for the concert at Sheffield Arena on Friday, July 2, will go on sale this Friday (December 11) from 9am and there is likely to be a rush to buy them. They can be obtained from http://www.flydsaarena.co.uk.
The legendary band – consisting of Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), and Joey Kramer (drums) – have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, won countless awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They even won an honour for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s Walk This Way.
The 2021 shows were rescheduled from 2020.
A Sheffield Arena spokesman said: “Aerosmith’s influence on rock music and the music industry has been undeniable. The band holds several chart and album sales feats, including the second highest number one singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a group with nine, the only number one debut on the Billboard Hot 100 by a rock group with I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, the most gold albums by an American group, the most total certifications (including gold, platinum, and multi-platinum combined) by an American group, and are tied with Van Halen for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group.”