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Aerosmith get back in saddle for final time

Anastasio joins All IN Fest; Shinedown extend tour; Ann Wilson, Springfield set dates

Aerosmith have announced their next tour will be their last.
Chris Hupe

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published May 10, 2023

If you have been paying attention at all, you already know iconic rockers Aerosmith have announced their farewell tour. In case you have not, we will recap it. 

In an announcement about the tour, the band said it is calling it quits on road dates after a more than five-decade career. They kept it simple and unsentimental by saying, “It’s not goodbye, it’s peace out! Get ready and walk this way, you’re going to get the best show of our lives.”

With opening act The Black Crowes, the trek stops at the United Center in Chicago on Sept. 15, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Sept. 18, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on Sept. 21, and Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Oct. 29.

All IN festival set to jam

The All IN Music & Arts Festival returns to Indiana State Fairgrounds on Sept. 9-10. 

Headlining the festival will be Phish frontman Trey Anastasio & Classic Tab, joined by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and The Main Squeeze

A special Dreamset featuring Umphrey’s McGee with Jason Bonham celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin is slated to take place as well as a Dreamset of music from The Beatles featuring artists to be announced. 

Still a working class dog

At 73 years old, Rick Springfield is still having fun and has announced a new summer tour. 

After a successful tour with Men at Work and John Waite last year, the I Want My ’80s tour will see Springfield joined by The Hooters, Paul Young, and Tommy Tutone.

You can catch the tour when it rolls into TCU Amphitheater in Indianapolis on Aug. 5 and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre near Detroit the following night. 

In case you weren’t sure, he is excited. 

“What more could you ask for!” Springfield said in a press release. “Besides, you know, world peace, freedom from hunger and healing the earth, of course. Admittedly, they are the bigger stars, but come along anyway. We will rock you and maybe save the world as a by-product.”

Shinedown extend tour

Recent visitors for the Summit City, Shinedown have announced another 26 dates for The Revolutions Live tour, this time with support from Papa Roach and Spiritbox

Those of you that had a chance to catch this band at Memorial Coliseum a few weeks ago know they that are clicking on all cylinders. 

They will be hitting the outdoor sheds while the weather is warm with shows at Blossom Music Center outside Cleveland show on Sept. 6 and Pine Knob Music Center outside Detroit on Sept. 12.

Ann Wilson sets dates

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ann Wilson of Heart and her backing band Tripsetter will embark on a U.S. tour this summer. 

Praised among the greatest singers in the history of rock, Wilson has been performing more than five decades, earning record sales of more than 35 million, earning a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award and a spot in the hall of fame. 

There is not a lot of information included in the press release about what music Wilson will focus on during the trek, but expect a lot of Heart and some songs from her 2022 release, Fierce Bliss

Check it out when Wilson and her band stop at MGM Northfield Park near Cleveland on July 14, Dodge Park outside Detroit on July 29, and Brown County Music Center in Nashville, Indiana, on July 30.

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