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Aerosmith announce farewell tour & confirm Download Festival will be only UK show

After 45 glorious years together, Aerosmith have today announced full details of their farewell European tour.

Titled the Aero-Vederci Baby Tour, the lengthy run of shows include their previously confirmed appearance at Download Festival on Sunday 11th June – in what will be their only UK show.

The swansong tour also takes in arenas, stadiums and festivals in Israel, Georgia, Russia, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland throughout May, June and July 2017.

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry announced the tour via this (quite literally) bananas video:

Joe Perry says: “It’s been 3 years since we have been on tour in Europe and I can speak for my brothers that we can’t wait to get over there and take it up a few notches. Last tour in South America we were running on all cylinders and I can see no reason to let up now."

Steven Tyler adds: "Aerosmith just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock...The band is unstoppable right now and in Europe, we're going to keep doing what we do best... Let The Music Do The Talking...Living On The Edge, and living to rock another day."

Tickets to Download Festival are on sale via Planet Rock Tickets now.

Aerosmith play the following shows:

MAY 2017
Tel Aviv Hayarkon Park (Israel) - 17th
Batumi Black Sea Arena (Georgia) - 20th
Moscow Olympiski (Russia) - 23rd
Munich Konigsplatz (Germany) - 26th
Berlin Waldbuhne (Germany) - 30th

JUNE 2017
Krakow Tauron Arena (Poland) - 2nd
Copenhagen Royal Arena (Denmark) - 5th
Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden) - 8th
Download Festival (UK) - 11th
Dublin 3 Arena (Ireland) - 14th
Hellfest (France) - 17th
Cologne Lanxess Arena (Germany) - 20th 
Florence Firenze Rocks Festival (Italy) - 23rd
Lisbon Meo Arena (Portugal) - 26th
Madrid Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios (Spain) - 29th

JULY 2017
Barcelona Rock Fest Barcelona (Spain) - 2nd
Zurich Hallenstadion (Switzerland) - 5th

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