Aerosmith announces ‘Peace Out’ farewell tour
Broward County, Florida – Renowned rock legends Aerosmith unveiled their message of “Peace Out” to ardent fans on Monday morning, as they announced their much-anticipated farewell tour.
The “Peace Out” tour, a nostalgic celebration of the band’s illustrious 50-year career, will showcase their hit discography and feature the Black Crowes as a special guest.
Embarking on a 40-date journey, the tour is set to commence on September 2 in Philadelphia and make two memorable stops in Florida, with performances at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise on October 20 and in Tampa on October 11. The tour will also grace their hometown of Boston with a New Year’s Eve extravaganza.
Guitarist Joe Perry expressed his sentiments on the farewell tour, stating, “I think it’s about time.” He further elaborated that the band, comprised of frontman Steven Tyler, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Brad Whitford, gained invaluable insights from the staging and production of their recent Las Vegas residency shows.
With all founding band members now over the age of 70, Perry believes the time is ripe for their final bow. Reflecting on the tour’s significance, Perry said, “It’s kind of a chance to celebrate the 50 years we’ve been out here. You never know how much longer everybody’s going to be healthy to do this. … It’s been a while since we’ve actually done a real tour. We did that run in Vegas, which was great. It was fun, but (we’re) kind of anxious to get back on the road.”
Tyler and Perry eagerly anticipate delving into Aerosmith’s extensive catalog of rock classics, such as “Crazy,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and “Livin’ on the Edge.” Since their formation in 1970, Aerosmith has garnered four Grammy Awards, shattered genre boundaries with their iconic collaboration “Walk This Way” alongside Run-DMC, and even performed at the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show. The band has also made its mark with theme park attractions, such as the “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith” at Disney World in Florida and later in Paris.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Tyler evocatively declared, “We’re opening up Pandora’s Box one last time to present our fans with the ‘Peace Out’ tour.” He urged fans to “be there or beware,” and to “get ready” for the monumental performances.
While drummer Joey Kramer remains a part of the group, he has chosen not to participate in the current tour dates. Focusing on his family and health since the Vegas residency last year, Kramer will be replaced by drummer John Douglas.
Eager fans can secure their tickets starting Friday via Ticketmaster at 10 a.m.