||EXCLUSIVE: AEROSMITH TO PLAY LONDON CALLING FESTIVAL IN JUNE?
3rd March 2014
Aerosmith could well be heading to play in London as part of the London Calling festival which is to be held at it's new site in Clapham Common between the 27-29th of June.
It will replace the Hard Rock Calling festival which has changed it's name since the burger chain dropped it's sponsorship. Live Nation decided to move from Hyde Park to Clapham Common after complaints about the noise levels from local residents in central London.
It was reported in the business section of the Evening Standard last week that Michael Rapino, chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, is making a rare UK stop on the back of figures showing the US concert promotion giants revenue grew by 11% to $6.5 billion.
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Live Nation will be announcing the line up very soon but the Evening Standard's City Spy understood that Eric Clapton, John Mayer and the legendary rockers Aerosmith have been tapped up to headline the shows. 45,000 fans are expected to turn up for each day.
Aerosmith play at the Download Festival on Sunday 15th June followed by the Hellfest in France six days later on 21st June. When Aerosmith last played at Download Festival in 2010 they also added a date in London at the O2 Arena.
MetalTalk believe that Aerosmith will play London Calling on Friday 27th June as they have a date in Kiev in Ukraine on July 2nd, World War III permitting, and the band are taking a rest on all their European dates of between 5-7 days for each gig.
It is probable that Aerosmith will set camp in London for the duration of the UK and French date.
More news as we have it.
For the full announdced dates so far on Aerosmith's 'Global Warming Tour' can be found at www.aerosmith.com.