Back in 2010, Boston’s favourite rock and roll sons Aerosmith made their first trip to Donington since the Monsters of Rock days when they headlined the closing night of that years’ Download Festival. As with their previous UK appearance at Hyde Park three years earlier, the weather for much of the day was utterly miserable, sending hordes of fans back to the shelter of their tents (though there were no tents in Hyde Park). Also just like Hyde Park, the appearance of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and co coincided with an end to the rain – what can we say – Mother Nature must be an Aerosmith fan. Kicking off that excellent performance was a great rendition of Love In An Elevator, which is available for all to enjoy here below:
This year Aerosmith return to the UK for the first time since their 2010 visit to headline Download 2014, alongside their fellow Americans Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park, who will be playing through their iconic album Hybrid Theory in it’s entirety. If you want tickets for the whole weekend, which also features the likes of Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, Alter Bridge, Steel Panther, Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Within Temptation, Black Label Society, Bowling For Soup, Volbeat, Status Quo, The Offspring, Behemoth, Opeth, Anathema and countless others, or just to see Aerosmith (with Alter Bridge, Steel Panther, Volbeat, Joe Bonamassa, Richie Sambora, Trivium, The Pretty Reckless, Sabaton, Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan and many others) you can still grab tickets from the official website www.downloadfestival.co.uk. Any Aerosmith fans who haven’t yet snapped up their tickets should do so as who knows when (or if) the guys will be back!