After postponing long-awaited new album, Aerosmith is now pushing back its show, too

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Patience is certainly a virtue for fans of classic rockers Aerosmith. First, their forthcoming new studio release was pushed back. Now, a concert scheduled for tonight, July 3, 2012, in Bristow, Va., has been moved to August 12.

The long-awaited new album, called Music from Another Dimension, was originally scheduled for release on Aug. 28, 2012, but the street date has now been pushed back to November 6.

Of course, it’s already been more than a decade between album-length projects of original Aerosmith music, so what’s a few more months, right? Helmed by 1970s-era producer Jack Douglas, will be Aerosmith’s first since 2001, its first album of any kind since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo.

Meanwhile, the ongoing Aerosmith trek — dubbed “The Global Warming Tour — started in Minneapolis and ends in Tacoma, Washington, with Cheap Trick as the opening act. There was no immediate information on the possible postponement of other dates, though the band confirmed on its Facebook page that longtime frontman Steven Tyler has been asked by his doctors “to refrain from performing to provide vocal rest.”

[SOMETHING ELSE! REVIEWS: We offer a sneak peek into “Legendary Child,” the lead single from Aerosmith’s long-awaited 2012 release ‘Music from Another Dimension.’]

As for postponing the new album, Tyler told 100.7 WMMS in Cleveland: “Too many people are releasing (new albums) those weeks. We don’t wanna step on their release dates. So we just said, ‘You know what?! We’ve got the goods… ain’t no doubt about it. We’ll wait another couple of months.'”

Here’s a look back at our previous thoughts on Aerosmith. Click through the titles for complete reviews …

SOMETHING ELSE! FEATURED ARTIST: AEROSMITH: As Steven Tyler confirmed rumors that there will be a new Aerosmith album released this spring, we took a moment to reevaluate things. Here are a group lesser-known deep cuts from this cool-rocking band, most (but not all!) of which come from their creative peak in the 1970s. Well, and one minor hit that still holds rather fond memories.

AEROSMITH – HONKIN’ ON BOBO (2004): Horribly titled, but quite good. Honkin’ on Bobo was largely made up of rock versions of blues tunes, it was recorded in live sessions with all five members in the room at once, and it saw the return of producer Jack Douglas. More than that, though, it saw the return of the classic Aerosmith sound. The arrangements, while still often over the top, were stripped down from the bombast of their last few records, and it really had the feel of old-school Aerosmith.

AEROSMITH – ROCKS (1976; 2011 reissue): To be sure, the songs do rock and creep deep inside the brain cells and refuse to leave moments after hearing them, but a sense of cryptic chaos administers the event. Lead singer Steven Tyler’s rubbery vocals mumble and rumble with mystery, and the band is hungry, so hungry, it appears as if they are singing for their supper. These guys are wired! Loud, sleazy and erupting with power and venom, you can almost taste whatever chemical substances the band was inhaling when they created the record. For good reason, some folks consider Rocks to be Aerosmith’s best album.

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Aerosmith’s remaining ‘Global Warming Tour’ dates are:
July 3 – Bristow, VA
July 5 – Detroit, MI
July 7 – Milwaukee, WI
July 17 – Boston, MA
July 21 – Philadelphia, PA
July 24 – East Rutherford, NJ
July 26 – Atlanta, GA
July 28 – Dallas, TX
July 30 – Houston, TX
August 1 – Denver, CO
August 4 – Oakland, CA
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA
August 8 – Tacoma, WA

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