Joe Perry Goes On Solo Tour
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In April, Joe Perry and the Joe Perry Project will kick off a tour for a few shows.
The Aerosmith guitarist will begin the six-show tour in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on April 15. He will then visit Boston, New York City, two Chicago suburbs (Des Plaines and St. Charles), and Los Angeles before wrapping up the trek on April 26.
The 2023 Joe Perry Project will feature lead vocalist Gary Cherone of Extreme, keyboardist and vocalist Buck Johnson of Aerosmith, seasoned drummer Jason Sutter (Cher, Chris Cornell), and bassist David Hull, a longtime collaborator of Perry.
For his most recent solo album, 2018,’s Sweetzerland Manifesto, the guitarist previously enlisted Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander and New York Dolls’ David Johansen to sing.
With Cherone and Johnson by his side, Perry took the Project on tour for a few dates in 2022, digging up some obscure Aerosmith songs like “My Fist Your Face” and “Chip Away the Stone.” Recalling what he said last year:
“Gary always has a couple of requests for songs that he likes to sing, the Aerosmith stuff that he likes.”
Speaking about the rare chance to promote his solo albums, Perry added:
“I never really got a chance to push them, to get out and do proper tours, except for maybe those four years when I was away from Aerosmith. After that, I would just do them, and once in awhile, I’d get to play one of them with the band. I think ‘Shakin’ My Cage,’ we played it with Aerosmith. It’s just fun writing music for the sake of it and then being able to go back with your gang.”
Joe Perry Project 2023 Tour:
April 15 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
April 16 – Boston, MA @ Citizens House of Blues
April 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
April 20 – Des Plaines, IL @ Des Plaines Theatre
April 21 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
April 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo