Foo Fighters and Alice Cooper set for MusiCares Aerosmith tribute show

Aerosmith (Image credit: Tommaso Boddi - Getty)

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Aerosmith (opens in new tab) would be named as the recipient of the 2020 MusiCares Person Of The Year award.

They’ve been awarded the Recording Academy accolade due to their “considerable philanthropic efforts over five decades and undeniable impact on American music history” including with Tyler's Janie's Fund (opens in new tab) charity.

A list of the artists who’ll play at a special tribute show to Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24 has now been revealed.

Foo Fighters (opens in new tab), Alice Cooper (opens in new tab), Gary Clarke Jr (opens in new tab), John Mayer, John legend, H.E.R., Emily King, Jonas Brothers and Yola will all take to the stage at the event, which takes place two days before the 62nd Grammy Awards.

The artists will perform a selection of Aerosmith’s best-loved songs and will be led by musical director Greg Phillinganes.

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of The MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute, which has been won previously by artists including David Crosby (opens in new tab), Phil Collins (opens in new tab), Elton John (opens in new tab), Paul Simon (opens in new tab), Brian Wilson (opens in new tab), Don Henley (opens in new tab), Neil Young (opens in new tab), Paul McCartney (opens in new tab), Bruce Springsteen (opens in new tab), Bob Dylan (opens in new tab), Tom Petty (opens in new tab) and Fleetwood Mac (opens in new tab).

Earlier this month, Aerosmith announced that they would play live shows in the UK and Europe next summer (opens in new tab), with the news coming hot on the heels of their successful Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency, with the tour lined up as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

(Image credit: Recording Academy)

Aerosmith 2020 European tour
Jun 13: Milan iDays festival, Italy
Jun 16: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jun 21: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 24: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Jun 30: Paris Accorhotels Arena, France
Jul 03: Madrid Wanda Stadium, Spain
Jul 06: Lisbon Altice Arena, Portugal
Jul 09: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Jul 12: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Jul 15: London The O2, UK
Jul 18: Manchester Arena, UK
Jul 21: Middlefart Rock Under Broen Pladsen, Denmark
Jul 24: Budapest Puskas Stadium, Hungary
Jul 27: Mönchengladbach Sparkassenpark, Germany

Scott Munro
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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.