Aerosmith, the legendary Rock & Roll band, just announced their farewell tour on Monday to celebrate 50-plus years together. Their farewell tour is called “Peace Out”, the band states “It’s not goodbye, it’s PEACE OUT!”. They will start their first 40 stops on September 2 in Philadelphia, and are rumored to end on January 26 in Montreal.
This farewell tour will include the original frontman Steven Tyler, Joe Perry the lead guitarist, Brad Whitford guitarist, and Tom Hamilton bassist. Joey Kramer, the group’s founding drummer, will not be attending.
Perry said that it was the right time to say goodbye, especially with every member of the founding band over 70 years old. Tyler himself is the oldest in the group at 75 years old. Perry also added that this was like an opportunity to celebrate their 50-plus years of work.
Tyler and Perry said the band was looking forward to exploring their long catalog of classic rock acts including “Crazy”, “Janie’s Got a Gun” and “Livin’ on the Edge”.
The band said that Kramer would not be taking part in the upcoming tour. The drummer has been taking time off to focus on his family and health since their stay in Vegas last year. Perry referred to Kramer as their brother and said he missed Kramer behind the drums.
Over the years, Aerosmith, which was formed in 1970 has earned four Grammys. The band also broke the boundaries between rock and hip-hop with their epic collaboration with Run-DMC for “Walk This Way”
Source: ABC, The Guardian