Aerosmith consider 2017 farewell
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says the band are thinking about staging a farewell tour next year
Aerosmith could stage their farewell tour next year, says frontman Steven Tyler.
The band haven’t made a decision on whether to end their 46-year career following a short break while the singer concentrates on his solo work.
Tyler tells Rolling Stone: “I’m doing 30 shows from May until August, then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith.
“We’re probably doing a farewell tour. There’s two bands that still have the original members – us and the Rolling Stones. I’m grateful for that.
“Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, I’m just excited about it.”
But now the singer says: “I really couldn’t be here doing what I’m doing now if it wasn’t for Joe. I wouldn’t be anywhere without those guys, so I’m as grateful as can be.”
Last year guitarist Brad Whitford told Eddie Trunk that the farewell arrangement was just a matter of time, adding: “It’s just inevitable that somebody’s not going to be able to do it any more. It would be nice to take a long bow, say thank you and put it to bed gracefully.”