The 30th anniversary benefit gala and tribute will take place on Jan. 24, two nights before the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.
Aerosmith have also announced that they’re playing Glastonbury 2020 in a new list of European tour dates sent to fans.
The award is given out every year to a musical act with a lengthy history of both musical excellence and philanthropy. A press release singles out Janie’s Fund, an organization founded by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler that supports girls who have been subject to physical and sexual abuse and neglect. The charity is named after the band’s 1989 hit “Janie’s Got a Gun.”
The MusiCares ceremony and concert will take place on Jan. 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall. Also appearing on the bill are Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, John Legend, Jonas Brothers, H.E.R., Emily King and Yola. Other performers will also be announced.
n the midst of celebrating 50 years as a band, Aerosmith will be recognized for their considerable philanthropic efforts and undeniable impact on American music history. Over the years, Aerosmith has shown support for a number of charity organizations around the world, including MusiCares and vocalist Steven Tyler’s own philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund, which supports young women who’ve suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.
“MusiCares has been saving lives for 30 years,” said Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of MusiCares and the Recording Academy. “The Person of the Year gala is the pinnacle of the essential work that MusiCares is doing year-round, and it’s truly magical in the way that it unites and galvanizes our community and inspires others to take action on their own. As we
Rock legends Aerosmith sent out a new list of tour dates to their subscribed fans this morning (6 December), which revealed a bunch of European tour dates, and confirmed that they’re playing Glastonbury 2020.
— The Glasto Thingy (@TheGlastoThingy) December 6, 2019
Aerosmith UK/Europe tour
13 Milan iDays Festival, Italy
16 Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
21 Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
24 Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
30 Paris Accorhotels Arena, France
03 Madrid Wanda Stadium, Spain
06 Lisbon Altice Arena, Portugal
09 Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
12 Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
15 London The O2, UK
18 Manchester Arena, UK
21 Middlefart Rock Under Broen Pladsen, Denmark
24 Budapest Puskas Stadium, Hungary
27 Mönchengladbach Sparkassenpark, Germany
The band listed Glastonbury for 27 June 2020. It doesn’t seem that Aerosmith will play a headline slot at the festival as Paul McCartney was announced as the Saturday night headliner last month.
As the group celebrates its 50 th anniversary as a band, Aerosmith will be recognized for their philanthropic efforts over the years as well as their undeniable impact on American music. Over the years, Aerosmith has shown support for a number of charity organizations around the world, including MusiCares and vocalist Steven Tyler’s philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund, which supports young women who’ve suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. The band made a surprise announcement about the honor onstage during their Park MGM Las Vegas residency “Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild,” on Thursday night.
Recent Persons of the Year include Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, and in 2017 Tom Petty.
The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the landmark events of Grammy week each year. The 30th anniversary benefit gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a gala dinner, a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians and other artists, and the award presentation. Proceeds from the gala will provide essential support for MusiCares initiatives year-round.
Grammy Week culminates with the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry remembered the origins of the first song they wrote together, “Movin’ Out,” during a recent performance of their Las Vegas residency, “Deuces Are Wild.”
The band shared the clip from the show, which took place April 23rd. In it, Perry picks out the song’s wiry lead riff while Tyler briefly sings the opening lines, “We all live on the edge of town/Where we all live ain’t a soul around.”
Tyler then offered some backstory on the song, which appeared on Aerosmith’s 1973 self-titled debut and the pair famously wrote on a water bed in the band’s Boston apartment. “I looked at Joe and I said, ‘Fuck we got a song!’” Tyler recalled. “Of course the label ain’t gonna take you on unless you have songs, and we had no songs. We had none. I said Joe, ‘I think we just wrote our first song!’”