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Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Says Band Is Excited to Tour with Slash, "the Last of the Iconic Guitar Players"

Image courtesy of Photo: Ross Halfin (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Photo: Ross Halfin (via ABC News Radio)

Aerosmith is ready to let rock rule throughout the summer!  The rock legends kick off the North American leg of their Let Rock Rule World Tour , with special guest Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators , tonight in Wantagh, New York.  The 20-date trek is mapped out through a September 12 show in the Canadian city of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer tells ABC News Radio that he and his band mates are very excited to have the former Guns N' Roses guitarist take part in the outing.  "We've wanted to have Slash come and play with us for a long, long time, since the Guns N' Roses days," he declares. "And Slash is one of the few guys out there, in my opinion, who's what I would call the last of the iconic guitar players, who's playing really says and means anything."

Back in April, Slash joined Aerosmith to perform a few tunes at a press event announcing the tour, so it's only natural that fans might expect similar onstage collaborations to take place during the trek.  Says Kramer, "One of the things I love about being in this band is that you never know what to expect, and that's part of the fun. But I'm sure that you'll see [Slash] on stage with us for more than one or two nights."

As for what kind of set Aerosmith will deliver during the outing, the drummer tells ABC News Radio that they probably won't include too many rarities, since pleasing their audience is the main goal.

"Writing up a set for us is really difficult because there's so many songs that everybody wants to hear," Kramer explains. "[T]here's probably 10 or 12 or 15 songs that we really have to play, that everybody wants to hear, so once you play those…songs, it doesn't really leave a whole lot of room left for…what we want to do to please ourselves." 

Here's the full list of Aerosmith's North American tour dates with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators:

7/10 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/13 -- Kitchener, ON, Canada, McLennan Park
7/16 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
7/19 -- Cadott, WI, Rock Fest
7/22 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/25 -- Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/30 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
8/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
8/8 -- Stateline, NV, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
8/13 -- Concord, CA, Sleep Train Pavilion
8/16 -- George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/19 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
8/22 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/25 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena
8/31 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
9/3 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
9/6 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
9/9 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12 -- Sydney, NS, Canada, Cape Fest 2014 - Open Hearth Park


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