After nearly five decades and more than 100 million albums sold, the end is apparently near for Aerosmith.
The legendary Boston band this morning announced the first leg of their “Aero-Vederci Baby!” tour, a 17-date run of Europe that starts May 17 in Israel, hits a few big-ticket festivals, and wraps July 5 in Switzerland. Frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry delivered the news as fake newsman in the Aerosmith News Network video below.
“It’s been three years since we have been on tour in Europe and I can speak for my brothers that we can’t wait to get over there and take it up a few notches,” says Perry in the press announcement. “Last tour in South America we were running on all cylinders and I can see no reason to let up now.” Adds Tyler: “Aerosmith just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock. The band is unstoppable right now and in Europe, we’re going to keep doing what we do best. Let the music do the talking, “Livin’ On The Edge”, and living to rock another day.”
This year rumors have swirled about the band’s future, as Tyler has embarked on a solo career, Perry has toured with Hollywood Vampires, and the other guys have developed their own businesses, bands, and interests. In June, Tyler confirmed that Aerosmith were spending 2017 in “farewell” mode, so we’ll see what’s planned for North America and, particularly, here in Boston.
Check the full dates of the European leg after the video jump.
Aerosmith 2017 dates:
17.05.17: Tel Aviv, Israel — Hayarkon Park
20.05.17: Batumi, Georgia — Black Sea Arena
23.05.17: Moscow, Russia — Olympiski
26.05.17: Munich, Germany — Konigsplatz
30.05.17: Berlin, Germany — Waldbuhne
02.06.17: Krakow, Poland — Tauron Arena
05.06.17: Copenhagen, Denmark — Royal Arena
08.06.17: Solvesborg, Sweden — Sweden Rock Festival
11.06.17: Donington, UK — Download Festival
14.06.17: Dublin, Ireland — 3 Arena
17.06.17: Clisson, France — Hellfest
20.06.17: Cologne, Germany — Lanxess Arena
23.06.17: Florence, Italy — Firenze Rocks Festival
26.06.17: Lisbon, Portugal — Meo Arena
29.06.17: Madrid, Spain — Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios
02.07.17: Barcelona, Spain — Rock Fest Barcelona
05.07.17: Zurich, Switzerland — Hallenstadion