Aerosmith is going on tour again this summer. The Global Warming tour, which was announced Monday, is the band's first North American trek in two years.
Unlike their contemporaries Van Halen, the band doesn't have a new album to plug. In fact, they haven't released new studio material in eight years, since "Honkin on Bobo."
While they've stayed on the road, they've mainly played South America and Europe in the course of the last two years.
Meanwhile, lead singer Steven Tyler is these days more known as one of the judges on "American Idol." Surely Eddie Van Halen is getting some pleasure out of the fact he's playing indoor venues while Tyler and the gang play outdoor amphitheaters.
Tickets, starting at $35.50 for lawn seats, go on sale March 31.