Aero­smith an­nounces Europe ‘farewell’ tour

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Hard rock chart-top­pers Aero­smith on Mon­day an­nounced a “farewell” tour for 2017, al­though they stopped short of say­ing the shows will be their last. The nearly half-cen­tury-old band be­hind rock clas­sics such as “Dream On,” “Walk This Way” and “Janie’s Got a Gun” said it would start the tour on May 17 in Tel Aviv. The Bos­ton-bred group sched­uled shows across Europe, in­clud­ing at a series of sum­mer fes­ti­vals, through July 5 in Zurich. The rock­ers in a state­ment said they would “em­bark up on this, their ‘farewell’ tour, say­ing ‘Aero-Ved­erci Baby!’” But the band, which re­cently com­pleted a series of dates in Latin Amer­ica, did not defini­tively say that the tour would be its last or an­nounce dates for North Amer­ica. Both gui­tarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler have re­peat­edly mused about re­tire­ment in re­cent years. Tyler, 68, ear­lier this year said Aero­smith-whose al­bums in­clude one named “Per­ma­nent Va­ca­tion”-could go on a “fi­nal” tour that lasts in­def­i­nitely. Perry, 66, col­lapsed on stage in July while per­form­ing with Hol­ly­wood Vam­pires-a side project with glam metal pi­o­neer Alice Cooper and film star Johnny Depp join­ing on guitar-al­though he re­turned to the tour af­ter around two weeks. Aero­smith was no­to­ri­ous in its hey­day for in­fight­ing be­tween Perry and Tyler, al­though the pair has grad­u­ally found ways to work to­gether.

— AFP

This file photo taken on Novem­ber 09, 2013 shows Aero­smith frontman Steven Tyler per­form­ing dur­ing the 2013 Miss Uni­verse com­pe­ti­tion in Moscow.

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