Aerosmith Contest: Be the Opening Act on Summer Tour

Aerosmith and the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith video game are giving fans the chance to be the opening act for the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour with special guests ZZ Top. The tour -- for which tickets are available now at -- kicks off June 10 in St. Louis, with ZZ Top joining the tour on June 21.The catch? Fans simply have to prove their mettle on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

In each city the tour hits, two victorious fret-burners will perform before ZZ Top (or the support acts for the dates where ZZ Top aren’t performing), playing Guitar Hero: Aerosmith onstage in front of massive audiences. One grand prize winner will be chosen from Aerosmith’s YouTube channel online and others will be chosen from participating radio stations.

Winners also receive two tickets to the show, a Guitar Hero: Aerosmith prize package and a personal pre-show congratulatory meet-and-greet with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler (vocals) and Joe Perry (guitar). That's for the winners, not their guests, since the backstage area can only accommodate winners and fellow rock stars.

Further solidifying the winner’s status, each opening set will be filmed and featured on and the Aerosmith YouTube channel.

The contest will be showcased on social media sites including MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, iLike and official web sites such as and; and Guitar Hero web sites including and Guitar Hero’s Facebook group.

Here's how to enter:

1) Create a video either ripping some serious air guitar using the Guitar Hero controller or shredding a wicked session of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

2) Upload video to YouTube. IMPORTANT: EACH VIDEO ENTRY MUST BE CLEARLY TAGGED AS FOLLOWS: “AerosmithOpeningAct” (one word, no spaces) and another tag with the city you want to win (i.e. “Mansfield"). So your two tags would be: “AerosmithOpeningAct” and “Mansfield.” (Use the city name listed under the “Location” column on the tour page.

3) Subscribe to Aerosmith’s Official YouTube Channel at We’ll update the contest videos on a weekly basis, so make sure to see your entry posted after a week. If it's not there, double check that you tagged it correctly. If you entered everything correctly, email with a link to your YouTube video contest entry, the city you hope to win, your first and last name and your email address.

4) AF1 will pick a winner in each city. Hint: To get your video noticed make sure your vid is crazy, cool, rockin', funny, creative, insane or all of the above -- within the letter of the law, of course.

5) Winners will be informed on a rolling basis two weeks before each show. Even if you're not a grand prize winner, there are some fantastic runner-up prizes. There will be other winners based on videos with the most ratings, comments or creativity. Guitar Hero game packs and pairs of tickets to the shows, will be available Runners Up prizes.

6) Make sure you stay in touch with all the contest news—sign up for AeroForceOne’s official email newsletter ( and follow AF1 on Twitter ( to stay up on the leaders!

If you don't win the Opening Act contest, there's still a way to get on the same stage as Aerosmith. Aero Force One (AF1), the band's official fan club, offers exclusive VIP packages for every show on the band's massive summer tour. With the "Ultra Sweet Spot," take a guided backstage tour to meet the cast and crew in charge of Aerosmith's legendary live productions. Stand onstage in the same spot where Steven, Joe, Tom, Brad and Joey will play to thousands of screaming fans and rock the rafters mere hours later. Hang out at a pre-show party where Joey Kramer will make a special appearance and share up-close and personal “Joey Kramer” and of course Aerosmith stories. From your seats in the first 10 rows you'll get close enough to see legendary guitarists at work -- watch Brad Whitford and Joe Perry's fingers fly on every note in Aerosmith's blistering set list. AF1 offers a range of VIP packages, each tailored to the ultimate Aerosmith fan experience. (With "Wheels Up," you can meet Steven and Joe!). If you just want to get to the show, AF1 offers tickets-only with "Premium Tickets" -- and throws in some killer merchandise just for being a fan club member. Visit for details.

Click here for official contest terms & conditions.

Tour Dates:

Wed 6/10 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sat 6/13 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Tue 6/16 Boston, MA Comcast Center

With ZZ Top:

Sun 6/21 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion

Wed 6/24 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

Fri 6/26 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Sun 6/28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Wed 7/1 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Fri 7/3 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

Sun 7/5 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Tue 7/7 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Thu 7/9 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sat 7/11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre

Mon 7/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center

Wed 7/15 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

Fri 7/17 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sun 7/19 Dallas, TX Center

Sat 7/25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

Mon 7/27 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion

Thu 7/30 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Sat 8/1 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Mon 8/17 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre

Wed 8/19 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion

Sun 8/23 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri 8/28 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amp.

Sun 8/30 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

Tue 9/1 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Thu 9/3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Sat 9/5 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place

Tue 9/8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Thu 9/10 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center

Sat 9/12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Mon 9/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Wed 9/16 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills

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