Aerosmith are considering a farewell tour may be in order next year. Steven Tyler tells Rolling Stone in an interview that whether or not it’s goodbye, he’s grateful for the continued fan support.
Says Tyler: “I’m doing 30 shows from May until August. And then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith. We’re probably doing a farewell tour. Look, there’s two bands that still have the original members, us and the [Rolling] Stones. I’m grateful for that. Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, I’m just excited about it.”
- Aerosmith are currently on break after a tour last summer. The band hasn’t put out a record since 2012’s Music From Another Dimension! In the interim, Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry have swiped at each other in public, most notably about Tyler’s solo work. (His still-untitled solo country-rock album is set to come out later this year).
- Said Perry: “He’s got a f***ing rhinestone cowboy hat going, ‘Yippee ki yay.’ I don’t know what else to say about that.”
- In this latest interview, Tyler claims there are no hard feelings: “I’ve read what Joe has said. But then I really, really, couldn’t be here doing what I’m doing now if if wasn’t for Joe Perry. It’s a strange catch-22, but if you slow down enough you get to see it. It’s as obvious as balls on a tall dog. I wouldn’t be anywhere without those guys, so I’m as grateful as I can be.”
INTERNET COMMENTS – AGREE OR DISAGREE?
- BluePedal at RollingStone.com writes, “A goodbye letter is good enough for me. Would’ve been 20 years ago too.”
- Aaron Conn at RollingStone.com writes, “If they are considering on calling it a day, they gotta go out with a better album than Music from Another Dimension. That wasn’t a good album and could’ve been slightly better if they had kept it to 40 minutes instead of an hour. If they have nothing left in them, they gotta get Jack Douglas (who actually produced that last album) back on board and not allow any outside songwriters, except maybe David Johansen or one of their peers.”
- ChevyHeston at RollingStone.com writes, “Aerosmith’s farewell started the day they started leaning on people like Desmond Child to help them write songs. And the nail in their coffin was hammered by Steven Tyler when he decided to try his hand at country music. But it’s okay, we’ll always have ROCKS, which remains one of the greatest albums of all time.”
- Do you think it’s time for Aerosmith to say “farewell?”
- What do you think of Steven Tyler’s solo song, “Red, White and You”?
- Have you ever continued working relationships with former friends you had a falling out with?