Steven Tyler is getting his footing as a solo touring artist, with a killer live show and a crossover rock country album, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere. We caught up with the Aerosmith frontman, who told us he knew in his bones that the new album was winner just by how he connected with the tracks.

Tyler told us that after hearing the new album, mixed and mastered it reminded him of his most successful work: [“It feels like every Aerosmith album that was ‘four deep’; meaning there were four songs that you think you could hear on radio. And that I wrote with some people and now I’m great friends with them. And that if I ever have anything to say, like, ‘I’ve wound up in rehab six times — I must be my own worst enemy’ — and write a song about it! That’s pretty phenomenal. And, y’know, I’m in a band like Aerosmith. What am I doin’ right? I’ve got four beautiful children — what am I doin’ right — and write a song about it. The way the world’s going right now, y’know, write something politically not correct. Like, ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere.’ Social commentary with great melody? Christ, I live for that!”] SOUNDCUE (:36 OC: . . . live for that)

  • Steven Tyler tour dates (subject to change):
    July 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
    July 23 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    July 26 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
    July 29 – Houston, TX – Brown Theater at Wortham Center
    August 1 – Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park
    August 6 – Detroit Lakes, MN – WE Fest at Soo Pass Ranch
    August 13 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
    August 17 – Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall at TPAC
    August 20 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand
    August 23 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
    August 29 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
    September 1 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    September 4 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
    September 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy Of Music
    September 10 – Providence, RI – Performing Arts Center
    September 13 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

DID YOU KNOW???

  • Steven Tyler‘s song “Hold On (Won’t Let Go)” from We’re All Somebody From Somewhere has been adopted as the opening theme for Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) TV broadcasts on CBS and CBS Sports.

SIDE NOTES

  • In addition to new songs, Steven Tyler‘s recent shows have included such Aerosmith classics as “Sweet Emotion,” “Cryin’,” “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” “Dream On,” and “Walk This Way.”
  • He’s also been tackling covers of the Beatles‘ “Come Together” and “I’m Down,” Fleetwood Mac‘s “Rattlesnake Shake,” and Janis Joplin‘s “Piece Of My Heart.”

CHECK IT OUT: Steven Tyler on March 31st, 2016 performing “You See Me Cryin’/Dream On” live in Niagara Falls: