Aerosmith has inked a new deal partnering with Universal Music Group (UMG) and bringing its entire catalogue to the label from Sony starting in 2022. According to Billboard, “The blockbuster alliance gives the global music behemoth access to group members’ personal archives (known as the band’s ‘Vindaloo Vaults’), including never-before-heard music, video footage, journals and memorabilia.” The new deal covers the band’s entire catalogue and future multimedia archival and new projects.
Co-founding guitarist Joe Perry said in a statement:
It’s been a long road but I’m extremely happy and proud to say on behalf of Aerosmith we have been able to bring our 50 years of music under one roof by partnering with UMG. This will allow us to bring our music to our fans in ways we never were able to before.
It’s something we’ve dreamed about happening for a long time. It’s a win for Aerosmith, UMG and ultimately our fans. Needless to say we are very excited. It’s an incredible way to celebrate 50 years and the many more years to come.
- Aerosmith‘s long-awaited 50th anniversary Fenway Park show will take place on September 8th, 2022. The concert, which was originally scheduled for September 18th, 2020, was pushed indefinitely due to the pandemic, but will now play nearly two years after its originally announced date.
- Aerosmith‘s last album, the 2012 release, Music From Another Dimension, debuted at Number Five on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 63,000 copies during its first week on the charts.
CHECK IT OUT: Aerosmith on January 21st, 1994 performing “What It Takes” live in Rio Do Janeiro, Brazil: