Aerosmith heading to play Dunedin

CAROLINE KING
Last updated 09:17 25/02/2013
Steven Tyler
NEW ALBUM: Aerosmith are coming to Dunedin.

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Aerosmith will finally walk this way to perform their first ever concert in New Zealand.

The best-selling United States rock band, with more than 150 million albums sold worldwide, will perform one show at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium on April 24.

Up to 40,000 fans are expected to pack the stadium to see the band headed by front-man and American Idol judge Steven Tyler.

The Grammy Award-winning band, which formed in 1970, boasts hits including Dream On, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Walk This Way and Janie's Got a Gun.

Promoter Andrew McManus said he was "thrilled" to be able to bring Aerosmith - who are doing three shows in Australia - to New Zealand.

"They are one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world and I can't wait for them to rock out with their loyal Kiwi fans."

He said there would also be "a cracking line-up" of New Zealand and Australian bands joining Aerosmith on stage. "You really don't wanna miss a thing," he said.

The band hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Supporting the group is Australian hard rock act Wolfmother, the Dead Daisies - featuring New Zealand-born former INXS frontman Jon Stevens - Wellington-based Head Like a Hole and Diva Demoliton.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 4 through TicketDirect. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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