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Aerosmith are making plans to get back on the stage for the first time since before the pandemic. The legendary classic rockers have announced a Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live in honor of their 50th anniversary. The Las Vegas stint will set off June 17 and run through Dec. 11.

Aerosmith’s last live performance was in Las Vegas in February 2020, about one month before shows were shut down worldwide. Aerosmith also planned to tour Europe this summer, but those dates were canceled due to concerns over COVID-19.

As for what to expect, frontman Steven Tyler says the guys are in top form. “Whenever we play together, I can’t believe how good Brad [Whitford] is and Joe [Perry], and I’m not just saying this because I’m old now and I’ve been in this band for 50 years,” Tyler said in an interview with My Planet Rock last fall. “When I listen to my in-ear mix at night, and I look at the audience and they’re still 20-year-olds, but still loving the rock! I mean, they love to rock. It’s insane. Joe Perry’s never played better.”

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!