The tour will begin in Philadelphia
On May 1, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Aerosmith announced that they will be having their farewell tour, “Peace Out.”
The tour will begin on September 2, 2023 in Philadelphia. The tour will consist of 40 shows, with a stop in their hometown of Boston on New Year’s Eve, and will end on January 26, 2024 in Montreal.
In an interview with The Associated Press, guitarist Joe Perry states, “I think it’s about time.” He expressed that the group, including Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford, learned a lot from their recent Las Vegas residency shows.
Perry believes now is the time to say goodbye, especially as every founding band member is over 70. Tyler, the band’s oldest member, is 75. Perry adds, “It’s kind of a chance to celebrate the 50 years we’ve been out here. You never know how much longer everybody’s going to be healthy to do this… We’re kind of anxious to get back on the road.”
Tyler and Perry are excited to dig into the band’s lengthy catalog of rock classics, including “Crazy,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and “Livin’ on the Edge.” Over the years, Aerosmith has won four Grammys and broke boundaries by intersecting rock and hip-hop with their collaboration with Run-DMC for “Walk This Way.”
In a statement to the AP, Tyler says, “We’re opening up Pandora’s Box one last time to present our fans with the Peace Out tour.”
He is referring to Aerosmith’s 1991 three-disc compilation album that covered the band’s output from the 1970s to the early 1980s. “Be there or beware as we bring all the toys out of the attic. Get ready,” he added.
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Drummer Joey Kramer has decided not to take part in the current tour dates due to his leave of absence to “focus his attention on his family and health” since their Vegas residency last year.
Drummer John Douglas will replace Kramer. In the statement, Perry says that Kramer is their brother and states that his “legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”
The band may add other cities before the tour wraps up.
Perry said, “It’s the final farewell tour, but I have a feeling it will go on for a while, 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.”
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