If you ask Steven Tyler, an Aerosmith “Farewell Tour” is imminent. He recently told Howard Stern, “I wanna squash any thought that anybody might have about the band [being] over. We’re doing a farewell tour, but that’s only because it’s time.”
Perhaps this was in response to Joe Perry‘s recent comments suggesting otherwise,
“A farewell tour is something we’ve talked about doing for years, let’s say roughly in the last five years.
It’s just something the band’s talked about at various times. At this point, the five of us have never sat down and said, ‘It’s time to do it.’ So ‘considering’ is an appropriate word for that statement. A farewell tour is definitely not confirmed.”
The key words in that statement might be “the five of us” – that’s probably exactly where the contradiction in thoughts on the tour stem from. It looks like we’ll have to wait for an official statement from the band before we believe anything…
Until then, we can count on Steven Tyler‘s country solo album (called We’re All Somebody From Somewhere) to come out on July 15th.
Guitarist Brad Whitford recently reunited with singer Derek St. Holmes for a new album which he’s working on, and bassist Tom Hamilton will is touring with the current Thin Lizzy lineup. Joe Perry is busy touring with The Hollywood Vampires.