LOS ANGELES — Aerosmith can be touring a metropolis close to you for the final time to have fun the rock band’s 50-plus years collectively.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band introduced Monday the dates for his or her farewell tour known as “Peace Out” beginning Sept. 2 in Philadelphia. The 40-date run of reveals, which features a cease within the band’s hometown of Boston on New Year’s Eve, will finish Jan. 26 in Montreal.
“I think it’s about time,” guitarist Joe Perry mentioned.
Perry mentioned the group, with frontman Steven Tyler, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer and guitarist Brad Whitford, discovered from the staging and manufacturing from their current Las Vegas residency reveals.
Perry believes the time to say goodbye is now, particularly with each founding band member over the age of 70. Tyler, 75, is the oldest within the group.
“It’s kind of a chance to celebrate the 50 years we’ve been out here,” Perry mentioned. “You never know how much longer everybody’s going to be healthy to do this. … It’s been a while since we’ve actually done a real tour. We did that run in Vegas, which was great. It was fun, but (we’re) kind of anxious to get back on the road.”
Tyler and Perry mentioned the band is wanting ahead to digging into their prolonged catalog of the group’s rock classics together with “Crazy,” “Janie’s Got a Gun” and “Livin’ on the Edge.”
Over the years, Aerosmith, which shaped in 1970, has collected 4 Grammys. The band broke boundaries intersecting rock and hip-hop with their epic collaboration with Run-DMC for “Walk This Way.”
Aerosmith carried out the Super Bowl halftime present in 2001 and even had their very own theme park attraction in 1999 at Disney World in Florida and later in Paris with the launch of the “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith” experience.
“We’re opening up Pandora’s Box one last time to present our fans with the Peace Out tour,” Tyler mentioned in an announcement. His “Pandora’s Box” reference calls out Aerosmith’s 1991 three-disc compilation album that lined the band’s output from the Nineteen Seventies to the early Eighties.
“Be there or beware as we bring all the toys out of the attic. Get ready,” Tyler added.
The band mentioned Kramer determined to not participate within the present dates on the upcoming tour. He’s nonetheless part of the group, however the drummer has been on go away to “focus his attention on his family and health” since their Vegas residency final yr. Drummer John Douglas will proceed to play in his place.
Perry known as Kramer their brother. The band mentioned his “legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”
Before the 40-date tour wraps, Perry mentioned different cities domestically and internationally might be added.
“It’s the final farewell tour, but I have a feeling it will go on for a while,” he mentioned. “But I don’t know how many times we’ll be coming back to the same cities. It could very possibly be the last time.”