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Old 01-17-03, 09:36 PM
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Aerosmith and Kiss to co-headline tour starting in August!

From billboard.com

Aerosmith, Kiss Set To Rock'N'Roll All Night

Aerosmith and Kiss will embark on a co-headlining North American tour beginning in August and running through October, sources confirm. The tour of approximately 40 dates will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and is expected to play 90% amphitheaters, with arenas and possibly a couple of stadiums also in the mix. Kiss will perform in full makeup, sources say, and Aerosmith will be touring in support of a new Columbia blues album.

"We want to really try to get everybody in a room at the same time," bassist Tom Hamilton told Billboard.com about the album last September. "It's funny because it triggers all of the competition and uncomfortableness that we've always had going into the studio, and it's going to mean everybody is going to have to be open, vulnerable, and brave, and go in there and do that process like we used to do it."

Aerosmith grossed nearly $40 million from touring in 2002. The group was recently nominated for the best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal for "Girls of Summer," drawn from last year's "O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" compilation. Aerosmith has also signed on to appear at the Feb. 7 Salute to the Blues concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

As for Kiss, the group grossed more than $60 million from its 2000-2001 "farewell" tour. As previously reported, Kiss will join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a one-off Feb. 28 concert at the city's 48,000-capacity Telestra Dome. The group has also scheduled a March 11-13 stand at Tokyo's Budokan Hall.
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Old 01-18-03, 12:36 AM
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I knew Kiss wouldn't be "retiring" yet.
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It's too bad they're hitching the ole KISS wagon to AEROSMITH
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Old 01-18-03, 01:39 AM
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Co-headline?? WTF?

Somebody has to open for somebody. Are they alternating songs for some lame crap or what?

Alternating nights? Co-headline does not make sense no matter who it is!
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[sort of off the main topic]

Black Sabbath & Blue Oyster Cult once did a co-headlining tour in the USA. I believe that there was a video: The Black & The Blue.

I like the idea.
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Old 01-18-03, 10:22 AM
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I'd rather see a dual headliner than some lame-o opening act like the current version of Skid Row, which features some guy who actually saw them back in the 80's.
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Old 01-18-03, 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by The Cow
Co-headline?? WTF?

Somebody has to open for somebody. Are they alternating songs for some lame crap or what?

Alternating nights? Co-headline does not make sense no matter who it is!
Well someone has to play before the other, but with a co-headlining tour both bands have roughly equal play time and neither are considered "openers."

Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette co-headlined a tour in 1999, and they had an opening act that came on before either of them played their sets.
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They should throw The Rolling Stones in there and call it

"The geriatric tour"
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Old 01-19-03, 12:28 AM
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They should throw The Rolling Stones in there and call it...
...quits. all of them.
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Old 03-21-03, 09:49 PM
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cc.com added a date for this "planned" tour. The date is...

8/21/2003 at Post Gazette Pavilion in PA. Hm... does anybody know any other dates?

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Old 03-21-03, 10:25 PM
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Cool! I'll actually get to see a show this summer. Hope Aerosmith goes on first.

I wonder why they only added one show? Makes for a pretty short tour.

I just hope tickets aren't $200 a piece or something.
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Old 03-22-03, 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by Jason
Cool! I'll actually get to see a show this summer. Hope Aerosmith goes on first.

I wonder why they only added one show? Makes for a pretty short tour.

I just hope tickets aren't $200 a piece or something.
I'm sure more days will be listed. There are no other tour dates mentioned on the cc.com website. The PA show is the only one.

I am also very afraid about the ticket prices. Aerosmith plus an opener usually yields $40 lawn and $80 pavilion. What's Kiss going to add to that? Guess we will find out.

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Originally posted by blinkin_winkin
I'm sure more days will be listed. There are no other tour dates mentioned on the cc.com website. The PA show is the only one.

I am also very afraid about the ticket prices. Aerosmith plus an opener usually yields $40 lawn and $80 pavilion. What's Kiss going to add to that? Guess we will find out.

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It was in the full page ad for the Pavillion in yesterdays Post Gazette, with tickets TBA. Once you double the ticket price and add Ticketmasher's 25%+ fees, it will probably be out of my price range. Pavillion tickets for the farewell tour were about $95 with fees and shipping.

It's a hell of a note when I can basically get a game console cheaper than a concert ticket.
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Here are Kiss/Aerosmith's tour dates:

Aug. 2: Hartford, Conn. (ctnow.com Meadows Music)
Aug. 4: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 9: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Aug. 11: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 13: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 15: Detroit (venue TBA)
Aug. 17: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Aug. 19: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheater)
Aug. 21: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 23: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lake)
Aug. 25, 27: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 29: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 30: Hershey, Pa. (Hershey Park)
Sept. 3: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Sept. 5: Tinley Park, Ill. (Tweeter Center)
Sept. 6: East Troy, Wis. (Alpine Valley)
Sept. 12: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
Sept. 14: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre)
Sept. 17: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 19: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 20: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion)
Sept. 23: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheatre)
Sept. 25: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 27: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
Sept. 30: Englewood, Colo. (Fiddler's Green)
Oct. 2: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
Oct. 4: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Oct. 5: Woodlands, Texas (CW Mitchell Pavilion)
Oct. 8: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
Oct. 10: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Oct. 12: Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
Oct. 15: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheatre)
Oct. 18: Devore, Calif. (Hyundai Pavilion)

Both bands are offering special ticket presales and other promotions through their official Web sites, www.KissOnline.com and www.AeroforceOne.com.
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Old 04-21-03, 09:43 PM
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Grrr. Why is it that Detroit is the only stadium show on the town? That sucks. I saw DMB at Comerica a couple years ago. The sound wasn't too hot and there aren't very many good seats at all. I hate the idea of spending $50 to be 40,000 people away.

I'll probably drive down to Indy and see them at Deer Creek. Smaller venue, safer atmosphere, and better acoustics. I'm all for that.

This is very much worth my $50.

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With Kiss being there expect to pay at least 75 bucks and thats for cheep tickets,there getting old so there over charging,I use to respect Kiss and Aerosmith but now there joining the likes of the Rolling Stones when it comes to there concerts,not worth the price if you ask me,I seen these guys when they where young and good and payed 20 bucks for a ticket.
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Re: [sort of off the main topic]

Originally posted by benedict
Black Sabbath & Blue Oyster Cult once did a co-headlining tour in the USA. I believe that there was a video: The Black & The Blue.

I like the idea.
That was back in, I believe, the early to mid 80s when both groups were still big names. It would have been one hell of a concert to see (BOC was my favorite band in the mid to late 80s). When I was a DJ in college at a no-format station (you could play whatever you wanted), I had a couple of black and blue days (exclusively Black Sabbath / BOC songs).

As for KISS / Aerosmith, I saw KISS back in '97 in St. Louis. I've seen dozens of concerts, but that concert was hands down the best concert, visually speaking, that I've ever been to. They put on one hell of a performance. Of course, the fact that I knew all of their songs by heart probably helped. If the ticket prices were reasonable, I would see this combination.
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Gene Simmons is a money grubbing whore. How was retirement Gene? All 10 days of it.

Co-headlining sometimes means they will spit the amount of shows equally and for half one band will open and the other half the other band will open.

I saw Kiss and Alice in Chains in '94. It is a shame AIC got booed off stage. Just a clash of different music styles and fans. It was quite funny. AIC got sick of it, so the drummer bust into a lousy rendition of Beth. They flipped everyone the bird and left the stage.

And that was definitely one of the BEST shows I have ever seen. They put on a hell of a show.
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Well looks like i'll be headed to Bonner Springs.
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