Thursday, March 30, 2017

Aerosmith postpone US tour plans to record new album

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has revealed that the Boston band has postponed plans for a US tour later year in order to return to the studio to work on a new album.

“We want to get in and give ourselves some time to get something done,” Perry tells AZCentral. “We definitely have another record in us, if not two. But we’ll see how that goes.”

Beyond a potential follow-up to 2012’s “Music From Another Dimension”, the group will launch a summer European run of the “Aero-Vederci Baby!” trek in May as part of what’s been initially promoted as a farewell tour, but the guitarist says that may not be the case.

“Not officially, no,” says Perry. “But we postponed the American tour we were supposed to do this fall. And we’re gonna go out and tour until, you know, we’re done. And we’re gonna try and hit every place we’ve ever played and never played. There’s always new places to go. New countries. I’d like to play China and the Far East. There’s a lot of places that are off the beaten path. Is this the last tour? Well, I don’t know. I don’t think so.”

“It sounded like a good idea when we were just sitting around,” he adds, “but when we started doing interviews, actually having to verbalize it, if you’re saying farewell tour, that means you have to have a last gig – at least theoretically. And we couldn’t wrap our minds around actually saying this is gonna be our last gig. We’ve been doing it for too long and none of us could picture that.”

Aerosmith are scheduled to play one US date this year: they’ll perform at the 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Phoeniz, AZ on April 2.

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