Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Aerosmith considering farewell tour plans

Steven Tyler says Aerosmith are considering plans for a farewell tour in 2017.

As the singer gears up for the release of his debut solo album and companion tour, he spoke with Rolling Stone about what lies ahead for the legendary Boston band.

"I'm doing 30 [solo] shows from May until August," says Tyler. "And then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith. We're probably doing a farewell tour. Look, there's two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones. I'm grateful for that. Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, I'm just excited about it."

Tyler’s comments follow similar thoughts by guitarist Brad Whitford, who told Eddie Trunk last December: "We are actually talking about that — about actually putting together a sort of wind-down tour which we would call the Farewell Tour. I guess it's just because of our age.

“You know, something's gonna happen. It's just inevitable that somebody's not gonna be able to do it anymore. So it would be very nice to take a nice long bow and say thank you and ... put it to bed kind of gracefully."

Aerosmith’s last performance was a September 15, 2015 show in Moscow.

The band’s members have been keeping busy in 2016: Tyler working on solo material; Joe Perry touring and working on a second album with The Hollywood Vampires; Whitford reteaming with Derek St. Holmes for a new album and tour; bassist Tom Hamilton doing charity work in the Boston area; and, drummer Joey Kramer expanding his Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee brand and restaurant chain.

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