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When Aerosmith finally calls it quits, they’ll go down in history as one of the most successful American Rock & Roll bands of all time.

The “Peace Out” tour will begin at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Tickets are on sale now. 

The Black Crowes will appear as special guests on Aerosmith’s final tour.

Aerosmith Leaves Incredible Legacy 

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer (who unfortunately won’t perform on the “Peace Out” tour), and Brad Whitford formed Aerosmith in 1970.

They released their self-titled debut album with Columbia Records in 1972.

“Dream On” rose to the top of the charts as their most popular single while Tyler’s popularity as the front man and lead vocalist skyrocketed in the public eye. 

Aerosmith released Toys in the Attic in 1975. The album included two of the band’s most iconic hits, “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion.”

Despite their rise as a mainstream band during the 1970s, they have experienced different waves of popularity. Permanent Vacation in 1987 and Pump in 1989 helped them regain the spotlight, and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” in 1998 created another surge.

They have recorded 15 total studio albums.

Movie Scenes

Their timeless music catalogue will hold their place in history as legends of Rock & Roll and the entire music industry.

However, the continued use of Aerosmith movie scenes will also help preserve the band’s legacy. Aerosmith hits have appeared in such a wide variety of contexts on the big screen.

One of their songs kicked off a movie made during the 1990s about the 1970s.

Another Aersomith movie scene wrapped up a Disney movie with their most popular song.

Steven Tyler has also made a cameo appearance as himself in a forgotten music scene.

The band even thought of the name for “Walk This Way” because of a scene from Young Frankenstein in 1974.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire- "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

    No other actor could’ve pulled off a role as a man down on his luck who secretly dresses up as an elderly nanny to take care of his own children.

    Robin Williams’ character gets his confidence back dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire during a montage scene that uses “Dude Look Like A Lady” as the background music.

    His plan to reconnect with his children finally starts working. Meanwhile, he takes the chance to rock out to some Aerosmith while doing his house chores using the vacuum cleaner and the broom in some interesting ways.

  • Dazed and Confused- "Sweet Emotion"

    Dazed and Confused glorifies the 1970s with excellent tributes to some original Rock & Roll hits including “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan, “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and “Free Ride” by Edgar Winter.

    The movie needed a recognizable classic to lead off, and the slow lead in of “Sweet Emotion” followed by the hard rock sound of the chorus fit the bill perfectly.

    The scene shows some of the high school students starting the party early on their last day of school in 1976.

    The main characters also pull an all-nighter that leads into a road trip to buy Aerosmith tickets in the movie’s closing scene. 

  • Miracle- "Dream On"

    “Dream On” fit in as a no-brainer in the closing credits of Miracle.

    The movie tells the story of the 1980 United States Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, and Aerosmith’s biggest hit played smoothly with one of the best underdog narratives in sports history.

    Miracle characterizes the college-aged players on the team with a sense of comradery in 1979 through February 1980, and their classic rock taste adds to the easily-identifiable setting.

  • Armageddon- "I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing"

    Steven Tyler’s daughter Liv starred as Grace in Armageddon, and Aerosmith wrote “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” as the movie’s theme song.

    Grace becomes the love interest of Ben Affleck’s character, and the romance in the movie helped the song’s popularity grow during the late 1990s into one of the band’s most recognizable hits.

  • Be Cool- "Cryin’"

    Level Medium called Be Cool “the best bad movie you can watch.” 

    John Travolta, The Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, Uma Thurman, and Christina Milian created one of the unlikeliest casts you’ll find in any movie. Steven Tyler worked his way into a cameo as himself too.

    He performs “Cryin'” with Christina Milian in one of the final scenes of the movie, which was filmed at an Aerosmith concert in Boston.

  • We’re The Millers- "Sweet Emotion"

    “Sweet Emotion” could’ve appeared even more than twice on this list, but We’re The Millers used it in an unforgettable scene that includes a strip tease by Jennifer Aniston.

    It’s one way to distract armed drug dealers as part of a plan to escape from a hideout in Mexico. 

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