Aerosmith is bringing its "Deuces Are Wild" Las Vegas residency to the East Coast. In addition to the 35 dates booked over the course of the year at the Park Theater At Park MGM Las Vegas, in August "the bad boys from Boston" will play nine dates at three MGM Resorts properties -- hitting Oxon Hill, Maryland; Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Joe Perry recently explained to us that early on he realized that Aerosmith provided a very specific thing for rock fans: "I always felt after the first generation went around and we started seein' the audience change from being our age to the next, I realized that we had to stick to our guns and it wasn't gonna be any, like, I mean all of a sudden punk is there, or disco, or whatever. Does that mean we gotta change our whole thing? It was kinda, like, 'We're gonna do our stuff.' I mean the first time was saw Kiss, we saw Kiss go down in the most amazing way. The audience loved 'em. So, we just stuck to our guns and kept writing songs and turned the guitars up."

Perry admitted to us that no matter what goes down with Aerosmith, there's a bond between him and Steven Tyler that remains unbreakable: "We've been together for so long that in my heart, it's never more than six inches away from Steven's, ever. Even though we may not talk for a short amount of time or a long amount of time, we've been partners, friends for so long, I always have a feeling deep inside that we're always gonna be together. And that's what makes Aerosmith as strong as it is."

UPDATED: Aerosmith "Deuces Are Wild" residency dates (subject to change):

April 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
June 19, 22, 24, 27, 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
July 2, 4, 7, 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
August 8, 10, 14 - Oxon Hill, MD - MGM National Harbor
August 16, 18 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
August 21, 24, 26, 29 - Springfield, MA - MGM Springfield

September 21, 23, 26, 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
October 1, 3, 6, 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
November 14, 16, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM
December 1, 4 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater at Park MGM

AUDIO: AEROSMITH'S JOE PERRY ON HIS BOND WITH STEVEN TYLER
AUDIO: JOE PERRY ON AEROSMITH STAYING TRUE