Aerosmith has just announced their AeroVederci tour of Europe. The dates are set for May. This is pretty emotional for me. Right now, there's no American dates announced, but facing the end of Aerosmith is brutal. Maybe this will be like the KISS farewell tour. There's been three of those now, right?
Here's the tour dates for Europe:
May 20 – Batumi, Georgia @ Black Sea Arena
May 23 - Moscow, Russia @ Olympiski
May 26 - Munich, Germany @ Konigsplatz
May 30 - Berlin, Germany @ Waldbuhne
Jun. 02 - Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
Jun. 05 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
Jun. 08 - Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 11 - Castle Donington, UK @ Download
Jun. 14 - Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena
Jun. 17 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
Jun. 20 - Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
Jun. 23 - Florence, Italy @ Firenze Rocks Festival
Jun. 26 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena
Jun. 29 - Madrid, Spain @ Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios
Jul. 02 - Barcelona, Spain @ Rock Fest
Jul. 05 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
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This winter, Def Leppard will release And There Will Be A Next Time -- Live From Detroit, a concert DVD recapping their summer 2016 tour. The first promo clip from the DVD is for "Let's Go" and it is below. The song is from the band's 2015 self-titled album.
The concert DVD is due February 10. The clip below sort of reminds me of In The Round, In Your Face, which showcases the Hysteria tour. I regard that as the best concert film of all time, so nothing will top it in my book but this looks pretty good too.
Here's some info on the charity:
Since 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has helped fund over 500 affordable housing units for thousands of low-income or formerly homeless families and individuals. As if that’s not amazing enough, the Foundation expanded its services to address issues of food insecurity by opening two JBJ Soul Kitchen community restaurants in New Jersey. JBJ Soul Kitchen is a community restaurant that serves both in-need and paying customers in a really unique way. In-need diners pay for their meal by volunteering their time at the restaurant, and paying customers effect change by paying more than the suggested donation. Your support will help further the mission of the Soul Foundation: to establish programs and partnerships that help alleviate the challenges of individuals and families caught in the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
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