October 7, 2019

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Aerosmith will be the recipients of the 2020 'MusiCares Person of The Year.' The band announced the honor during its October 3rd "Deuces Are Wild" show as part of their Park MGM Las Vegas residency. Aerosmith's salute will take place on January 24th in Los Angeles -- two nights before the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Last year's recipient was Dolly Parton, with Fleetwood Mac becoming the first band, rather than a solo artist, to receive the honor in 2018.

Proceeds from the annual benefit gala will provide essential support for MusiCares, "which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need."

Joe Perry told us that ultimately, the thrill of what Aerosmith accomplished musically trumps all the problems that the band has endured due to drugs, women, management, and ego issues: ["It’s really the five of us, y’know, as a band. And it’s still exciting to walk out onstage with these guys. And that, I think, is the glue that keeps us coming back. Sometimes I ask that question myself, y’know, ‘Why am I still doin’ it?’ Well, when I walk out onstage in Moscow and everybody out there is singing words to songs that we wrote in the basement, or, y’know, in some studio somewhere. It’s nothin’ short of a miracle, y’know? And so we kind of have a lot of respect for that."

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Neil Young.

Aerosmith tour dates (subject to change):
October 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
November 14, 16, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
December 1, 4 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
January 29, 31 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
February 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
May 20, 23, 25, 28, 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
June 2, 4 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM

CHECK IT OUT: Aerosmith announcing the MusiCares news to the Vegas crowd: