Kid Rock, Run-D.M.C. Back In The Saddle With Aerosmith

Three will play together on various dates of the veteran rockers' summer tour.

When Aerosmith tell you which way to walk this summer, they'll be pointing

at Kid Rock and Run-D.M.C., who'll join the veteran rockers on select tour

dates across the country.

The collaboration is a reunion of sorts for the three acts, who played a

medley of "Walk This Way," "Rock Box" and "King of Rock" at the 1999 MTV

Video Music Awards.

The first date of the tour is August 13 in Holmdel, New Jersey, at the PNC

Bank Arts Center, and additional shows have been announced for August 22 and

24 in Mansfield, Massachusetts, at the Tweeter Center and on August 28 in

Wantagh, New York, at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, according to

the Web site of

Aerosmith's official fan club.

Additional dates featuring all three bands will be added, and Aerosmith will

play other shows by themselves, a spokesperson for the band said. Dates will

be announced shortly.

Aerosmith first hooked up with Run-D.M.C. in 1986 when the rap group scored

one of the first mainstream rap hits with a cover of the Boston band's 1975

song "Walk This Way." The song helped trigger Aerosmith's comeback, and

singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry appeared in the Run-D.M.C.

video, marking the first time Aerosmith performed in a music video.

Kid Rock, who has cited Aerosmith as his biggest influence, performed 1975's

"Sweet Emotion" with the Beantown rockers in 2001 at the induction ceremony

for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (see "Aerosmith To Play With Kid Rock At Hall Of Fame

Ceremony"). In October Kid Rock took the stage with Aerosmith and Ted

Nugent in Auburn Hills, Michigan, for a performance of "Walk This Way," and

on April 17 Kid Rock played "Mama Kin" and "Last Child" at the tribute show

mtvICON.

For more on mtvICON's look back at Aerosmith's career, check out "Aerosmith:

The mtvICON Interview.