Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announce Solo Shows In The Summer
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter Joe Perry has announced three Northeast solo gigs in July for The Joe Perry Project. The concerts are scheduled for July 21 at Hampton Beach Casino, New Hampshire; July 22 at Leader Bank Pavilion, Boston; and July 23 at the Atlantic City Hard Rock Casino, New Jersey.
The Boston show will feature Perry and his group opening for ZZ Top. Tickets for the July 21 and July 23 concerts will go on sale on June 17. These upcoming shows marks as the first solo concert for Perry in more than four years, since the release of his 2018 album, Sweetzerland Manifesto.
The rocker will be joined by Extreme frontman Gary Cherone and original Joe Perry Project drummer Joe Pet, as well as keyboardist Buck Johnson and bassist Chris Wyse. Johnson and Wyse have previously played with Perry in the Hollywood Vampires.
Perry said in a statement:
“Since my schedule has freed up and we have a slot of time to play some shows, I wanted to jump on that opportunity.
“Aside from the obvious, terrible effects the pandemic brought with it, I missed being on the road. However, it is actually the first time that myself and my wife Billie were able to sleep in our own bed for this long of a period without having to think about packing our bags. So it has been a new experience for us.”
“The setlist will have a couple of new songs, a couple of my other solo songs, and a couple of Aerosmith songs that Aerosmith usually doesn’t play, and everything in between, lol…”
Perry also confirmed to release a new solo album this year:
“I am also releasing another solo album on vinyl called Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII later this year, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get some of the new songs out there. And since people will probably be sharing the new tracks on social media, the two new songs from the set—which I recorded in London with my sons Roman and Tony–are “Quake,” with vocal by Gary Cherone and “Fortunate One” which features Chris Robinson. The new album will also include a couple of songs from the first release (Sweetzerland Manifesto), some of which weren’t ready to go on that initial record.”
After his solo shows, Perry will return to Aerosmith. He added:
“We are gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band and will definitely have some incredible forgotten treasures for our fans that we found deep-diving into the vaults and there’s a lot more to come! On the live side, we can’t wait to get back on the stage together! We have a special date in Maine in September and our big 50th anniversary show at home at Fenway [Boston] before we head back to Vegas for the two residencies.”