Rock legends Aerosmith are saying goodbye with a monster tour that will run from September through January.
This morning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band posted: “PEACE OUT! After 50 years, 10 world tours, and playing for over 100 million fans… It’s time for one last go!”
The Peace Out Tour will kick off in Philadelphia on September 2nd, head across North America and back to wrap up in Montreal on January 26th. Los Angeles will host the band on December 7th at Kia Forum.
Aerosmith was formed in 1970 by singer Steven Tyler, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarists Joe Perry and Ray Tabano, although Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford the following year. Since then, the band has become the best-selling American rock band of all time and fans will surely sing along to classics “Sweet Emotion,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Cryin,’” “Love in an Elevator,” “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” “Rag Doll,” “Livin’ on the Edge,” and even the sappy sweet “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
Aerosmith completed their Las Vegas residency last year despite band strife, Kramer’s shoulder injury, and Tyler’s stint in rehab. Kramer is not expected to perform on the Peace Out Tour with John Douglas taking over (as he did during the Vegas residency). The band stated, “While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey’s unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.” As for band strife… Well, it’s Aerosmith, so who knows what can happen!
Aerosmith will be joined by The Black Crowes for the farewell tour.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Aerosmith said they may add more dates, but currently scheduled dates will likely be the last time for the band performing in each city.