Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler embarks on his first ever solo trek, the …Out on a Limb tour, this Saturday in Las Vegas. The summer outing will see the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer traveling across North America in support of his soon-to-be-released debut solo album, the country-flavored We’re All Somebody from Somewhere.
Tyler tells ABC Radio that his solo gigs will be a departure from the type of shows he plays with Aerosmith in that he’ll get to “talk…a little bit” about the various tunes he’ll be singing on the solo tour.
“I get to speak about what the songs are like, writing for Aerosmith, and what country’s been like for me and who I got to write with,” Tyler explains, noting that he had the opportunity to collaborate with “a whole bunch of great people” while working on We’re All Somebody from Somewhere.
Those great people include a slew of respected Nashville songwriters, as well as Steven’s co-producers T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff and Marti Frederiksen. Frederiksen, who’s been collaborating with Tyler since the mid-1990s, also is plays in the Steven’s solo backing group The Loving Mary Band.
As for what songs he’ll be including in his sets, Tyler tells ABC Radio, “I’m doing a bunch of Aerosmith songs that I happened to write, some myself and some with the other guys in Aerosmith…[as well as] . five or six songs that I [co-wrote] for this country record.”
Fans also can expect to hear Tyler’s rendition of the Janis Joplin hit “Piece of My Heart,” which he covered on his solo album.
We’re All Somebody from Somewhere will be released on July 15.
Here are all of the dates on Tyler’s …Out on a Limb tour:
7/2 — Las Vegas, NV, Venetian Theatre
7/5 — Los Angeles, CA, Dolby Theatre
7/8 — Seattle, WA, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
7/10 — Vancouver, BC, Canada, Orpheum Theatre
7/14 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
7/20 — Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
7/23 — Denver, CO, Ellie Caulkins Opera House
7/26 — Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall
7/29 — Houston, TX, Brown Theater at Wortham Center
8/1 — Dallas, TX, Music Hall at Fair Park
8/6 — Detroit Lakes, MN, WE Fest
8/13 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
8/17 — Nashville, TN, Andrew Jackson Hall at TPAC
8/20 — Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair
8/23 — Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
8/29 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
9/1 — Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
9/4 — Boston, MA, Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
9/7 — Philadelphia, PA, Academy of Music
9/10 — Providence, RI, Providence Performing Arts Center
9/13 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
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