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  • 1950s

  • 1970s

    • 1970: The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: Aerosmith played their first gig in Mendon, Massachusetts at Nipmuc Regional High School in 1970. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1970s: By the end of the 1970s, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the "Blue Army". - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • October, 1970: They met up once again with Steven Tyler, who had been a drummer and backup singer, but adamantly refused to play drums in this band, insisting he would only take part if he could be the frontman and lead vocalist. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: After forming the band and finalizing the lineup in 1971, the band started to garner some local success doing live shows. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: Originally booked through the Ed Malhoit Agency,[26] the band signed a promotion deal with Frank Connelly and eventually secured a management deal with David Krebs and Steve Leber in 1972. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • January 13, 1973: Aerosmith make their debut by releasing the album Aerosmith - 1973 in music, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: After constant touring, the band released their second album Get Your Wings in 1974, the first of a string of multi-platinum albums produced by Jack Douglas. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: Aerosmith covered the song on their second album Get Your Wings which was released in 1974. - Train Kept A-Rollin', Wikipedia.
    • 1975: The band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1975: The tour featured the band perform all of the songs on the band's 1975 album Toys in the Attic during the first seven dates of the tour and also featured Joe Perry sing lead vocals on the 1976 deep cut "Combination". - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1975: The early albums of American group Aerosmith would greatly reflect these influences with their 1975 album Toys in the Attic achieving great mainstream success. - American rock, Wikipedia.
    • 1975s: It was 1975's Toys in the Attic, however, that established Aerosmith as international stars competing with the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1979: However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which resulted in the departures of Perry and Whitford, in 1979 and 1981 respectively. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • October 10, 1979: October 10 - Joe Perry officially departs Aerosmith. - 1979 in music, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

    • 1980: Steven Tyler collapsed onstage during a performance in Portland, Maine in early 1980. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1980: In the fall of 1980, Tyler was injured in a serious motorcycle accident, which left him hospitalized for two months, and unable to tour or record well into 1981. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1980: Also in 1980, Aerosmith released its Greatest Hits album. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1980: The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing a lone album, Rock in a Hard Place, which went gold but failed to match their previous successes. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1982: After recording guitar parts for the song "Lightning Strikes", Whitford was replaced by Rick Dufay and the band recorded their seventh album Rock in a Hard Place in 1982. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1984: Although Perry and Whitford returned in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records, it was not until the band sobered up and released 1987's Permanent Vacation that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1985: The band released the album Done with Mirrors, their first studio album with Geffen and their first album since the much-publicized reunion. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1985: The Done with Mirrors Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Aerosmith that lasted from August 1985 to August 1986. - Done with Mirrors Tour, Wikipedia.
    • 1986: Lead singer Steven Tyler completed a successful drug rehabilitation program, at the direction of his fellow band members and manager Tim Collins, who believed that the band's future would not be bright if Tyler did not get treated. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • 1986: Nevertheless, the band became a popular concert attraction once again, touring in support of Done With Mirrors, well into 1986. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1986: According to the band's tell-all autobiography, Collins pledged in September 1986 he could make Aerosmith the biggest band in the world by 1990 if they all completed drug rehab. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1987: Permanent Vacation was released in September 1987, becoming a major hit and the band's bestselling album in over a decade (selling 5 million copies in the U.S.),[32] with all three of its singles ("Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Rag Doll", and "Angel") reaching the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • October, 1987: The Permanent Vacation Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Aerosmith that lasted from October 1987 to September 1988. - Permanent Vacation Tour, Wikipedia.
  • 1990s

  • 2000s


    • 2001


    • 2002

      • 2002: The band started 2002 by ending the Just Push Play tour, and simultaneously recording segments for their Behind the Music special on VH1, which not only chronicled the band's history but also the band's current activities and touring. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • 2002: MTV honored Aerosmith with their mtvICON award in 2002. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • December, 2002: The Girls of Summer Tour was a North American concert tour headlined by Aerosmith that ran from August to December 2002. - Girls of Summer Tour, Wikipedia.

    • 2003


    • 2004

      • 2004: "Dream On" was also featured in an advertising campaign for Buick in 2004, targeting that marque's market which is now composed largely of people who were teenagers when the song first charted. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: Rolling Stone magazine ranked Aerosmith #57 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • December, 2004: It was followed by a live DVD, You Gotta Move, in December 2004,[8] culled from performances on the Honkin' on Bobo Tour. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.

    • 2005


    • 2006


    • 2007


    • 2008

      • June 29, 2008: The game was released on June 29, 2008 and contains many of their most popular songs. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: Aerosmith became the first artist to have an entire Guitar Hero video game based around them with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • September 4, 2008: Steven Tyler announced on VH1 Classic Radio on September 4, 2008 that Aerosmith intends to enter the studio at the end of September 2008 to complete the band's 15th studio album. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.

    • 2009

      • January 15, 2009: However, on January 15, Tyler said the band would be unable to play the gig because of a second knee injury of guitarist Joe Perry. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • February 1, 2009: This tour was supposed to be preceded by a concert in Venezuela on February 1, 2009. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • February, 2009: In mid-February 2009, it was announced that the album would be produced by the famed Brendan O’Brien and that the album would likely be recorded live, like their earlier records. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • April, 2009: Aerosmith agreed to compensate all ticket buyers of the canceled show with a free ticket to a rescheduled Maui show to be held on October 20, 2009, along with reimbursements of all out-of-pocket expenses related to the show. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • April 8, 2009: The Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour, presented by Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, was officially announced and the first dates released on April 8, 2009. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: Tyler pulled out of a planned South American tour at the end of 2009 and seemed intent on pursuing solo projects, including his autobiography Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • June 28, 2009: At the band's seventh show of the tour at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, lead singer Steven Tyler injured his leg, which required the following seven shows to be postponed. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • June, 2009: Although the band had hoped to finish the album before the tour starts in June 2009[140], Perry said that the group "realized there wasn't any chance of getting [the album] finished before we hit the road for the summer." The tour is also slated to feature ZZ Top as the opening act. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • July 15, 2009: As soon as the band resumed the tour on July 15, Whitford returned to the fold, however Tom Hamilton had to depart the tour in order to recover from non-invasive surgery. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • August 5, 2009: Tyler was rushed to the hospital after falling from the stage at a concert in Sturgis, South Dakota. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • August 14, 2009: Aerosmith announced that they had decided to cancel the rest of their U.S. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2009: The tour took the band across North America from June to September 2009. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • November, 2009: Joe Perry stated that Tyler had not been in contact with the band and could be on the verge of quitting Aerosmith. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
      • November 14, 2009: Steven Tyler is laid off from Aerosmith on November 14, 2009. - 2009 in heavy metal music, Wikipedia.
  • 2010s

    • January 20, 2010: Perry confirmed the band were about to audition for a new singer to replace Tyler. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • February 15, 2010: It was announced that Aerosmith are to headline Download Festival at Donington Park, England in June 2010. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.
    • June 13, 2010: It was also announced that the band will precede the June 13 date with an appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 10 in Sölvesborg. - Aerosmith, Wikipedia.






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