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Steven Tyler returns for Aerosmith tour

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Tyler (l) and Perry are the duo behind many of Aerosmith's hits

US rockers Aerosmith have announced plans for a European tour complete with frontman Steven Tyler, whose future with the band had been in doubt.

Tyler, who had a stint in rehab and was due to be replaced, appeared in a video with his bandmates and joked: "I just auditioned and I got the gig!"

"We're coming and everything is set at eleven," added guitarist Joe Perry. The tour begins in June.

The band faced problems after Tyler fell off the stage at a gig in August.

Following the accident, the band's North America tour was shelved, and Perry complained that Tyler had sidelined Aerosmith.

In December Tyler was admitted to a clinic to deal with painkiller addiction and later said that he had no intention of quitting the rock band.

A month later, Perry announced his intention to audition for a replacement singer.

'Common denominator'

In an interview earlier this week, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer said: "We will carry on and do what we do best."

"The one common denominator that we still all have is that we all love to get up on stage and rock out, play music and bring joy to people.

"And we let the other drama, as of late, kind of filter itself out by the wayside and concentrate on more of what's important, which is the playing and the business at hand," added the band's drummer.

The band, who originally formed in the early 1970s, are best known for their hits including Walk This Way and Love In An Elevator.

They are due to kick off their tour in Sweden on 10 June and will play the Download Festival and London's O2 Arena in the UK later that month.



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