We never thought the day would come and despite months of reassurances from Aerosmith, it looks like that day is about to arrive. This morning, frontman Steven Tyler revealed that Aerosmith will officially embark on a farewell tour beginning in 2017, bringing the band’s 47 year chapter to an end. The shocking news came during a live call-in interview with The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM where Tyler, who is preparing to embark on his very first solo tour in honor of his debut country release We’re All Somebody From Somewhere in a matter of weeks, finally answered the looming question as to the future of Aerosmith, currently on hiatus and with every band member currently working on other projects and exploring other avenues.
The decision to embark on what is to be their final tour isn’t a new one – in fact, it’s been a long time coming. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry told Rolling Stone earlier this year that the idea of saying farewell is something they’ve tossed around for several years now, with all members of the band now in agreement that it’s finally the right time for a farewell tour.
“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,” revealed Perry.
There are no dates currently in mind for when Aerosmith will hit the road for the final time, and if you’re worried about being able to snag tickets to what’s sure to be one of the greatest farewell tours rock and roll has ever seen, never fear: Steven assures us that while this is the end for Aerosmith, the farewell tour will “probably last forever”.
It’s been real, Aerosmith. Thanks for 4 decades of amazing music and setting the bar impossibly high, and we can’t wait to get out there and give you a seriously rockin’ sendoff!