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Aerosmith are apparently heading to Vegas, baby. But they won’t be taking a 1964 American Harvester Metro to get there.
A few days after their OG tour van showed up on History’s Channel’s American Pickers, word has surfaced that the Boston rock icons will set up shop in Sin City for a residency celebrating their 50 years as a band.
The NME has picked up an interview with guitarist Joe Perry, where this week he tells SiriusXM’s Beatles channel that Vegas is… in the cards. “We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring,” Perry tells the online radio network. “What we want to do is something that I haven’t seen before… just downsizing our live show, just playing in a smaller place. We want to do something different. We’re in the middle of the production now. What we’re talking about is having an experience that you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular Aerosmith tour.”
That certainly seems at odds with Vegas’ flair for the dramatic and overblown. But this seems like it will be a proper Aerosmith experience, and Perry sounds jazzed over the prospects.
“I feel like we’ve been out of the wind for a while and it seems like it would be a really cool thing to bring some of the history back,” he adds. “The production is gonna look like that. But without losing what we are: A hardcore rock and roll band. We’re having almost weekly conversations about the production and how we’re gonna keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of the rock and roll that we play but still add an element that people will want to see… I haven’t been this excited about a project with Aerosmith in quite a while.”
Photo by Ross Halfin.