Aerosmith ended a 24-year absence from the MTV Video Music Awards, by sharing the stage with Post Malone at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Aerosmith previously performed "Walk This Way" at the 1994 MTV VMAs, the same year the band's "Cryin" won Video of the Year, Best Group Video and Viewers' Choice.
Aerosmith's participation at the 2018 MTV VMAs wasn't officially announced until three days before the show, but there had already been rumors floating that the band and Post Malone would be performing together. After Post Malone and 21 Savage did their hit "Rockstar" (which won the VMA that evening for Song of the Year), Malone joined Aerosmith on stage for "Dream On" and "Toys in the Attic."
A lot has changed since the 1994 MTV VMAs, when several rock acts performed on the VMA stage that year, such as the Rolling Stones, the Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen. Perhaps MTV should consider being more inclusive of rock music, since rock is still a vital part of the music industry, with several rock artists, such as Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Panic! At the Disco, Muse, Foo Fighters and U2 headlining arenas and appealing to several generations. If MTV wants to celebrate diversity, than rock music should have more representation at the MTV VMAs to reflect the kinds of acts that make great videos and attract large crowds of people to their concerts.
Aerosmith is taking a break from touring by doing a Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at MGM Park, with the residency beginning on April 6, 2019.
Post Malone is doing several festivals in 2018, including the Reading Festival on Aug. 24 in Reading, England; the Leeds Festival on Aug. 25 in Leeds, England; Rock in Seine on Aug. 26 in Paris; Made in America on Sept. 1 in Philadelphia; KAABOO Del Mar on Sept. 14 in Del Mar, California; Mempho Music Festival on Oct. 7 in Memphis, Tennessee; and Camp Flog Gnaw on Nov. 10 in Los Angeles. Post Malone is also the founder and curator of the inaugural Posty Fest, which takes place Oct. 28 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas. Travis Scott is the first act announced to perform at the festival.