Sunday, August 12, 2018

Joe Perry reveals plans for Aerosmith Las Vegas residency

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has revealed that the Boston rockers will host a Las Vegas residency next spring.

Best Classic Bands reports the legendary rocker shared the news – ahead of an official announcement set to take place during the group’s August 15 appearance on NBC-TV's Today Show – during an August 8 interview on SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel.

“We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring,” Perry told Fab Forum host Dennis Elsas. “What we want to do is something that I haven’t seen before… just downsizing our live show, just playing in a smaller place. We want to do something different. We’re in the middle of the production now. What we’re talking about is having an experience that you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular Aerosmith tour.

“I feel like we’ve been out of the wind for a while and it seems like it would be a really cool thing to bring some of the history back, so the production is gonna look like that. But without losing what we are: a hardcore rock and roll band.”

“We’re having almost weekly conversations about the production,” Perry adds, “and how we’re gonna keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of the rock and roll that we play but still add an element that people will want to see. I haven’t been this excited about a project with Aerosmith in quite a while.”

The upcoming NBC television appearance will mark Aerosmith’s second live performance of 2018, following a May show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Both Perry and frontman Steven Tyler have been active with solo shows and tours this year, with the guitarist doing double-duty on the road with The Hollywood Vampires.

Tyler premiered his documentary, “Out On a Limb”, at the 49th Nashville Film Festival in May, while Perry released a new solo album, “Sweetzerland Manifesto”, in January.

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