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Aerosmith Timeline History

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March 26, 1948: Steven Tyler is born.


1950

June 21, 1950: Joey Kramer is born.


September 10, 1950
: Joe Perry is born.

1951

December 31, 1951: Tom Hamilton is born.

1952

February 23, 1952: Brad Whitford is born.

1969

Chain Reaction with Steven Tallarico play occasional high profile gigs, opening for The Byrds (the County Center in White Plains,) The Beach Boys (Iona College,) and the last lineup of Yardbirds with Jimmy Page (Staples High School in Connecticut).


Chain Reaction and the Jam Band with Joe Perry both play gigs at Sunapee, NH's "The Barn". Tyler witnesses the Jam Band playing Fleetwood Mac's "Rattlesnake Shake"

1970

Aerosmith comes together in Sunapee, New Hampshire, a summer resort.


November 6, 1970
: Aerosmith perform their first concert at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA.

1971

Guitarist Ray Tabano leaves the band to return years later as a member of the crew. Tabano is replaced by Brad Whitford who cut his eye-teeth in rock n' roll at age 16, playing with Teapot Dome, Earth, Inc. and Cymbals of Resistance.

1972

Steven Tallarico changes his name to Steven Tyler.


August 5, 1972
: Aerosmith lands a $125,000 deal with Columbia, following a show at New York's Max's Kansas City, when Clive Davis saw them play. The song "No Surprize" chronicles this event.


1973


January 5, 1973: Aerosmith’s self-titled debut is released.

January 13, 1973: "Mama Kin", Aerosmith's first ever single is released.

March 3, 1973: Aerosmith Tour begins.

December 15, 1973: Hollywood, CA - ABC Television Studios (American Bandstand)

1974


March 1, 1974
: "Get Your Wings" is released.


March 9, 1974
: Get Your Wings Tour begins.


August 16, 1974
: Aerosmith appears on the popular late night show - "The Midnight Special".


September, 1974
: "Train Kept A Rollin"/"Spaced" is released as a single.

1975


March 25, 1975
Toys in the Attic Tour begins.


April 3, 1975
: "Toys in the Attic" is released.


July 19, 1975
: Aerosmith hits #36 with “Sweet Emotion”.

August, 1975: "Walk this Way"/"Round and Round" is released as a single.


November, 1975
: "You See Me Crying"/"Toys in the Attic" is released as a single.

1976


February 10, 1976
: “Dream On,” from Aerosmith’s debut album, is re-released as a single and reaches #6.


April 17, 1976
: Rocks Tour begins.


May 3, 1976
: "Rocks" is released.


August 7, 1976
: Aerosmith hits #21 with “Last Child”.

1977


June 21, 1977
: The Aerosmith Express: Tour begins.


December 1, 1977
: "Draw the Line" is released.

1978


March 18, 1978
: Aerosmith co-headline "California Jam II" with Ted Nugent, the biggest rock festival of the mid to late 70's, and are featured on the double album release of the concert.


July 1, 1978
: Aerosmith perform at the Texas Jam.


September 29, 1978
: Live Bootleg Tour begins.


September 30, 1978
: Aerosmith hits #23 with “Come Together”.


October, 1978
: Aerosmith make their Hollywood debut with an appearance in Robert Stigwood's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" movie as the "Future Villain Band"


October 3, 1978
: The band bailed out 53 fans arrested for smoking pot at a show in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


November 25, 1978
: Joe Perry and Steven Tyler are injured in Philadelphia when a fan tosses a cherry bomb onstage.


November, 1978
: "Live Bootleg" is released.

1979


April 8, 1979
: Night in the Ruts Tour begins.


Joe Perry
leaves Aerosmith. He is replaced by Jimmy Crespo.


November 1, 1979
: "Night in the Ruts" is released.

1980


October 3, 1980: Aerosmith’s ‘Greatest Hits’ collection is released. It remains their best-selling album to date, having sold 11 million copies.​

1981

Brad Whitford leaves Aerosmith. He is replaced by Rick Dufay.


January 24, 1981
: Steven Tyler was in a motorcycle crash delaying the release of Aerosmith's next record and subsequent tour dates.

 

1982


August 1, 1982
: "Rock in a Hard Place" is released.


November, 1982
: Rock in a Hard Place Tour begins.


1984

February 14, 1984: Guitarists-in-exile Joe Perry and Brad Whitford attend Aerosmith’s show at Boston’s Orpheum. Afterward, they agree to put the original quintet back together.


June 22, 1984
: Back in the Saddle: Tour begins.

 

1985


August 23, 1985
: Done With Mirrors Tour begins.


October 21, 1985
: The re-formed Aerosmith releases "Done With Mirrors", the first of four studio albums for their new label, Geffen Records.


November 6-7, 1985
: Orpheum Theater Boston, MA (shoot of video for "Let the Music do the Talking").


1986


April, 1986
: "Classics Live!" is released.


Steven Tyler
successfully completes a drug rehabilitation program.


September 27, 1986
: Run-D.M.C.’s remake of “Walk this Way,” a collaboration with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, enters the Top Forty. It becomes the first big rap-rock crossover hit, reaching #4.

1987


June, 1987
: "Classics Live! 2" is released.


August 18, 1987
: "Permanent Vacation" is released.


October 16, 1987
: Permanent Vacation: Tour begins.


November 12, 1987
: “Dude Looks Like a Lady” becomes Aerosmith’s first Top Forty hit in nine years.

1988


April 30, 1988
: Aerosmith hits #3 with “Angel”.


August 20, 1988
: Aerosmith hits #17 with “Rag Doll”.


September 7, 1988
: Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, LA, CA
(performed "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" at 5th MTV Video Music Awards)


November, 1988
: "Gems" is released.

1989


September 3, 1989
: ‘Pump,’ the cornerstone album of Aerosmith’s post-sobriety renaissance, is released. It yields a bumper crop of hit singles: “Love in an Elevator” (#5), “Janies Got a Gun” (#4), “What it Takes” (#9) and “The Other Side” (#22)


October 18, 1989
: Pump Tour begins.


October 28, 1989
: Aerosmith hits #5 with “Love in an Elevator

1990

January 16, 1990: Howard Stern Show, New York, NY (played Hangman Jury, Angel).


February 21, 1990
: Aerosmith appear on Saturday Night Live, hosted by Tom Hanks.  They perform "Monkey on my Back" and "Janie's Got a Gun".  They also appear on the skit "Wayne's World" (recorded 02-17-90).


March 6, 1990
: Added to Hollywood Walk of Fame.


September 6, 1990
: MTV Video Music Award: “Janie's Got a Gun” Best Metal/Hard Rock Video and Viewer’s Choice in 1990.


September 18, 1990
: The bands performance for MTV's unplugged airs on TV (recorded 08-11-90).

 

1991


October 1991
: it was announced that Aerosmith had re-signed to Geffen Records in a deal worth $30 million.


November 19, 1991
: ‘Pandoras Box,’ a three-CD box set retrospective of Aerosmith’s years on Columbia (1973-1982), is released.


November 21, 1991
: Aerosmith appear on "The Simpsons"- in the episode "Flaming Moe's".


December 3, 1991
: Aerosmith performs "Dream On" for the MTV10 (10th Anniversary of MTV).

1992

January 6, 1992: - Joe and Steven make a special guest appearance with Guns 'N' Roses in Paris, France.


May 20, 1992
:  Aerosmith donated $10,000 to support a controversial art exhibition at M.I.T. The National Endowment for the Arts denied funding for the exhibit the week before, claiming some of the graphic images were offensive.


June 5, 1992
: Aerosmith hits #18 with “Livin' on the Edge”.

1993


April 20, 1993
: ‘Get a Grip,’ Aerosmith’s 11th studio album, debuts at #1. It goes on to sell 7 million copies in the U.S. and more than 10 million worldwide.


June 2, 1993
: Get a Grip Tour begins.


October 8, 1993
: Aerosmith hits #12 with “Cryin'’”.


October 9, 1993
: Saturday Night Live appearance, they perform Sweet Emotion.


October 26, 1993
: MTV's "Most Wanted", MTV Studios, London.

1994


March 3, 1994
: Appearance on the David Letterman Show.


July 30, 1994
: Aerosmith hits #17 with “Crazy”.


August 13, 1994
: Aerosmith perform at Woodstock.


September 8, 1994
: The 11th Annual “MTV Video Music Awards” airs live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, after an eight-year absence from the Big Apple. Rosanne is the host and Aerosmith wins three awards, including “Video of the Year” for “Cryin'’”. They also perform "Walk this Way".


November, 1994
: "Big Ones" is released.


Aerosmith opens up the Mama Kin Music Hall in Boston, MA.


November 22, 1994
: "Box of Fire" is released.


November 24, 1994
: MTV Europe 1st Music Awards Berlin, Germany.


1995

Aerosmith changed manager as well as record label as they went back to their old label, Columbia records.

 

1997


March 18, 1997
: "Nine Lives" is released (debut's at Number 1).


March 22, 1997
: MTV Spring Break Special - "Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees)" "Nine Lives" "Walk this Way".


May 8, 1997
: The Nine Lives Tour begins.


August 5, 1997
: Aerosmith releases the single 'Hole in My Soul' It was the second major single from 'Nine Lives'.


August 7, 1997
: They appear on the David Letterman TV Show performing Pink.


November 6, 1997
: They perform on the MTV European Music Video Awards (Pink, Falling in Love is Hard on the Knees).


December 7, 1997
: Performance of Pink at the Hard Rock Cafe (Billboard Awards).


1998


January 26, 1998
: American Music Awards, Aerosmith wins Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group.


March 7, 1998
: Aerosmith hits #29 with “Pink”.


April 29, 1998
: USA dates in May/June 1998 and the European Tour were cancelled after Steven Tyler suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury after dropping the microphone stand on his knee during "Mama Kin" at Sullivan Arena Anchorage, AK.


September 5, 1998
: “I Don't Want to Miss a Thing,” from the soundtrack to the film Armageddon, becomes Aerosmith’s first #1 hit. It holds down the top spot for a full month.


October 20, 1998
: "A Little South of Sanity" is released.


1999

The RocknRoller Coaster (featuring Aerosmith) is constructed at MGM Studios in Orlando FL.


April 22, 1999
: Boston Music Awards: Best Video: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Best Male Vocalist: Steven Tyler.


September 9, 1999
: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry appear on MTV Music Video Awards as guests with Kid Rock and Run DMC performing "Walk this Way".


December 29, 1999
: Roar of the Dragon: Tour beings.

 

2001


January 28, 2001
: Aerosmith perform at the Super Bowl.


March 6, 2001
: "Just Push Play" is released (debut's at number 2).


March 17, 2001
: (St. Patrick's Day), Aerosmith appears for the 4th time on Saturday Night Live.


March 19, 2001
: They are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Kid Rock (perform Sweet Emotion).


May 28, 2001
: Steven Tyler performs the National Anthem @ The Indianapolis 500, receives some criticism for changing the words to the last line of the song.


June 6, 2001
: Just Push Play: Tour (airing on VH1 in Hartford CT).


November 20, 2001
: "Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology" is released.


2002


VH1 airs the Aerosmith version of "Behind the Music".

July 2, 2002: "O Yeah Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" is released.

August 13, 2002: Girls of Summer Tour begins.


2003

March 10, 2003: Steven Tyler inducts AC/DC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


August 2, 2003
: Rocksimus Maximus Tour (co-headline with KISS) begins.


September 4, 2003
: Aerosmith perform "Back in the Saddle", "Walk this Way", and "Dream On" for NFL Kickoff live. 

 

2004


March 11, 2004
: Honkin' on Bobo Tour begins.


March 30, 2004
: "Honkin' on Bobo" is released.


2005

Aerosmith appear in the movie "Be Cool".


June 3, 2005
: Steven Tyler receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Massachusetts for his community activism


October 25, 2005
: "Rockin' the Joint" is released.


October 30, 2005
: Rockin' the Joint Tour begins.


2006

March 22, 2006: It is announced that Steven Tyler will have throat surgery ending the Rockin the Joint Tour.


July 4, 2006
: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry perform with the Boston Pops Orchestra.


August 24, 2006
: It is announced that Tom Hamilton will undergo treatment for throat cancer.


September 5, 2006
: Route of All Evil: Tour begins.


October 17, 2006
: "Devil's Got a New Disguise" is released.

 

2007

April 12, 2007: Aerosmith's World Tour begins.

 

2008

June 29, 2008: Aerosmith Guitar Hero Edition is released.

 

2009

June 6, 2009: Guitar Hero Aerosmith Tour begins.


August 5, 2009
: Steven Tyler falls off the stage at a concert in Sturgis, South Dakota


2010

May 17, 2010: Cocked, Locked, Read to Rock Tour begins.


August 14, 2010
: Aerosmith along with The J. Geils Band ROCK the hometown crowd at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts!

 

2011

October 22, 2011: Back on the Road Tour begins.

 

2012

March 11, 2012: Aerosmith appear on 60 minutes (on CBS)


May 14, 2012: Global Warming Tour begins.


November 5, 2012
: Aerosmith perform a free concert outside their first residence as a band on Commonwealth Ave in Boston, MA


November 6, 2012: Music From Another Dimension is released.  Aerosmith's first album of all new material in 11 years.


2014

July 10, 2014: Let Rock Rule Tour begins.

 

2015

June 14, 2015: Blue Army Tour begins.


September 4, 2015:
Aerosmith's performance at Donington in 2014 is released on DVD/CD titled "Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014".

 

2016

September 16, 2016: 2016 Tour begins.

 

2017

May 17, 2017: 2017 European Farewell Tour begins.

 


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