Aerosmith Album Reportedly Delayed Until September
When Aerosmith announced its 'Global Warming' tour with Cheap Trick last month, most people expected that the shows would be in support of a new album. Hopes were high that the new album would be out in July. The band was even talking it up in interviews. However, bassist Tom Hamilton recently said that the album would not be released in time.
Speaking to Newfoundland radio station 97.5 FM K-Rock on April 19, Hamilton confirmed that the album would be "just about done" by the time the band plays the Freshwater Suzuki Salmon Festival in Grand Falls Windsor on July 14. Morning show host Mike Campbell said that Aerosmith's performance would be the biggest show in the history of Newfoundland.
"That's great," Hamilton said. "That makes me even more excited about having an album that's going to be just about done and having new songs to play because obviously it's much more exciting when you can go out and show stuff that you just came up with. It shows that you still have your creative spark."
The as-yet untitled album will be Aerosmith's first collection of original material since 2001's 'Just Push Play.' Jack Douglas, who produced the band's legendary 1970s output, is behind the boards for the new project.
The audio provided doesn't specify when Aerosmith's new album will be out. However, their website is saying September, so it's possible that it was edited out of the interview.
Aerosmith and Cheap Trick will begin their 'Global Warming' tour in Minneapolis on June 16. The June 29 show at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. will be presented by Ultimate Classic Rock.