Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler stated last week that the band were probably going to embark on a farewell tour in 2017, however in a new interview with Rolling Stone, his bandmate Joe Perry clarifies that the timing of any potential farewell tour has not been decided.
Perry said: “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.”
Aerosmith have a South American tour planned for this Autumn and Perry says the band will decide what to do next after that.
“We’re talking about some different options at this point,” Perry continued. “Whether it’s to do some shorter tours like the last couple we’ve done or go into the studio and knock a few songs out and see how that feels, I’m not sure yet. But right now we’re really taking time off from the band and everybody’s off doing their own thing.”
In addition to writing songs, Perry’s upcoming plans include a tour with his band Hollywood Vampires, who have now added Stone Temple Pilots’ bassist Robert DeLeo to the touring line-up along with Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Matt Sorum, Bruce Witkin and Tommy Henriksen. Hollywood Vampires released their self-titled debut album last September.
Steven Tyler is currently working on a solo country album. (?)