Watch Steven Tyler join the Black Crowes onstage for a rip-snortin' romp through Mama Kin in London

Steven Tyler onstage with the Black Crowes in London
(Image credit: Tales from the PowerAge LIVE)

As the Black Crowes' Happiness Bastards tour winds its way through Europe, fans in London were treated to something special this evening (May 15). 

After playing a 16-song set at the 3500-capacity Eventim Apollo in West London, the band returned to the stage with a special guest in tow: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who led the Robinson Brothers & Co. through a lively version of Aerosmith's 1973 classic Mama Kin

“If it is alright with y'all, we wanna play one more song," said frontman Chris Robinson. "We wanna dedicate it to somebody who is a dear friend, and a hero, and a legend, Mr. Steven Tyler. We will be touring with Aerosmith soon, so we wanna play one of his songs. Thank y’all! We’ll see you when we see you!”

The show marks Tyler's first appearance in London since Mick Fleetwood & Friends' Peter Green tribute show, which took place at the London Palladium just weeks before lockdown was enforced in 2020. 

The appearance also confirms his return to live action after the throat injury that caused the postponement of Aerosmith's Peace Out North American tour. The tour will now commence in September (full dates below) with the Black Crowes in support, where fans will be hoping for further cameo appearances. 

The remaining UK dates on the Black Crowes' tour are in Newcastle on May 17 and Wolverhampton the following night, before the band cross the channel for mainland European shows. Full dates below. 

Jimmy Page, who was at the show and was rumoured to be making a guest appearance with the Black Crowes, watched from the side of the stage as Tyler joined the party. Following the show, the band released an official picture of the Robinson Brothers with Tyler and Page, and an official clip of Mamma Kin.   

Steven Tyler, Chris and Rich Robinson and Jimmy Page pose outside the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, West London

(Image credit: Ross Halfin)

The Black Crowes: European Tour 2024

May 17: Newcastle O2 City Hall, UK
May 18: Wolverhampton The Civic at The Halls, UK
May 21: Brussels Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
May 22: Amsterdam AFAS Live, Holland
May 24: Paris L'Olympia, France
May 27: Milan Teatro Arcimboldi Milano, Italy
May 29: Frankfurt Alte Oper, Germany
May 30: Stuttgart Liederhalle, Germany
Jun 01: Berlin, DE Verti Music Hall, Germany
Jun 04: Copenhagen Falkonersalen, Denmark
Jun 05/08: Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 09: Stone & Music Festival, Spain

Aerosmoth: Peace Out Farewell Tour 2024-2025

Sep 20: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA^
Sep 23: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA*
Sep 26: Louisville KFC Yum! Center, KY*
Sep 29: Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, OH*
Oct 02: Charlotte Spectrum Center, NC*
Oct 05: Knoxville Thompson Boling Arena, TN*
Oct 08: Washington Capitol One Arena, DC*
Oct 11: Atlanta State Farm Arena, GA*
Oct 14: St. Louis Enterprise Center, MO*
Oct 17: Cincinnati Heritage Bank Center, OH*
Oct 20: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN*
Oct 31: Phoenix Footprint Center, AZ*
Nov 03: San Antonio Frost Bank Center, TX*
Nov 06: Austin Moody Center, TX*
Nov 09: Dallas American Airlines Center, TX*
Nov 12: Tulsa BOK Center, OK*
Nov 15: Omaha CHI Health Center, NE*
Nov 18: Denver Ball Arena, CO*
Nov 21: Portland Moda Center,*
Nov 24: Seattle Climate Pledge Arena, WA*
Nov 27: Salt Lake City Delta Center, UT *
Nov 30: San Francisco Chase Center, CA*
Dec 04: San Jose SAP Center, CA*
Dec 07: Los Angeles Kia Forum, CA*
Dec 28: Newark Prudential Center, NJ*
Dec 31: Boston TD Garden, MA*
Jan 04: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI*
Jan 07: Toronto ScotiaBank Arena, ON*
Jan 10: Montreal Bell Centre, QC*
Jan 13: Columbus Schottenstein Center, OH*
Jan 16: Indianapolis Gainbridge Fieldhouse, IN*
Jan 19: Chicago United Center, IL*
Jan 22: St. Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN*
Jan 25: Kansas City T-Mobile Center, MO*
Feb 11: Orlando Kia Center, FL*
Feb 14: Tampa Amalie Arena, FL*
Feb 17: Sunrise Amerant Bank Arena, FL*
Feb 20: Raleigh PNC Arena, NC*
Feb 23: New York Madison Square Garden, NY *
Feb 26: Buffalo KeyBank Center, NY*

^ = with Teddy Swims
* = with The Black Crowes

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.