Three weeks ago, Steven Tyler's management was threatening legal action if Aerosmith replaced him as their lead singer. Now, the Boston rock legends are booked for a month-long "Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock" European tour -- and Tyler is confirmed to shake his butt onstage at each of them.
The jaunt begins June 10 at Sweden's Rock Fest and ends July 3 in Venice, Italy.
The quintet announced their tour and reconciliation with Tyler in a cheeky online video. "You know what, the rumors are true ... I think," Joe Perry jokes about reports of the band seeking a replacement for Tyler, who replies, "I just auditioned and I got the gig. We're coming your way and rocking your world. Look out baby, 'cause here we go again!" Watch below.
All this sweet emotion sounds like a far cry from the letter sent by Tyler's attorney Skip Miller to Aerosmith management just a few weeks ago, in which he derided the band's maneuvers to replace his client, who's battled both drug addiction and physical injuries in recent years. Miller demanded that band manager Howard Kaufman "cease and desist from engaging in acts and conduct to the harm and detriment of your own client, Aerosmith, and our client who is one of its members."
In December, Tyler admitted an addiction to painkillers that he developed while being treated for chronic injuries to his lower body, sustained over the years as Aerosmith's acrobatic frontman.
At the time, Perry tweeted that he was looking for a new singer for Aerosmith, guitarist Brad Whitford bemoaned Tyler's drug abuse in the press, and Lenny Kravitz was rumored as Tyler's replacement for Aerosmith's planned 2010 tour dates -- which the "Fly Away" singer publicly refuted.
Check out the complete dates for Aerosmith's "Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock" tour below.
6/10, Sweden (Rock Festival)
6/13, UK (Download Festival)
6/15, London, UK (London 02 Arena)
6/18, Bucharest, Romania
6/20, Athens, Greece (Olympic Stadium)
6/23, Holland (Nijmegen Goeffert Park)
6/25, Belgium (Graspop Festival)
6/27, Barcelona, Spain (St Jordi Arena)
6/29, Paris, France (Bercy Arena)
7/1, Prague, Czech Republic (Prague 02 Arena)
7/3, Venice, Italy (Venice Festival)