Aerosmith to call it quits after announcing their farewell tour 'Peace Out'
2 May 2023, 12:14
Aerosmith have been rocking hard for over fifty years.
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After forming in 1970, the legendary band fronted by Steven Tyler have truly staked their claim as one of America's greatest-ever rock stars.
Now after five decades of rock 'n' roll debauchery and hit songs, the Boston band are calling time on their career together.
In a statement, Aerosmith confirmed that they will be embarking on a farewell tour of North America later this year.
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According to the press release issued by the band, their final ever shows are set to "celebrate the five decades of Aerosmith’s groundbreaking hits as they celebrate 50 years as America’s greatest rock band".
They have also revealed that support for the extensive run of shows will come from The Black Crowes.
Aerosmith said in a joint statement that: "It’s not goodbye it’s PEACE OUT! Get ready and walk this way, you’re going to get the best show of our lives."
The rockers behind hits like 'I Don't Want to Miss A Thing', 'Walk This Way', 'Dream On', and 'Dude Looks Like A Lady' will hit the road for the last time in September 2023.
The tour will kick off in Philadelphia in September, stopping throughout a host of cities in North America until late January 2024, where the band will sign off for good in Montreal.
It's still unconfirmed whether or not any global dates will be added to their farewell tour, with no UK dates yet to be announced.
It also appears that Aerosmith's long-mooted appearance at Glastonbury Festival will not happen now either.
Aerosmith have confirmed, however, that drummer and founding member Joey Kramer will be sitting out of the tour.
"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," the band said.
"Joey’s unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed" they added, as it was Kramer that coined the band's name and has been virtually ever-present since.
Due to health issues, Kramer took a "temporary leave of absence" from Aerosmith's live shows last year to "focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times" though that was later dispute by the drummer.
During the same residency in Las Vegas, the final stint of shows were cancelled after Steven Tyler checked himself into rehab after relapsing, having been sober for over a decade.
Tyler has also been struggling with health issues, and lead guitarist Joe Perry collapsed on stage in 2016 having reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Despite over half a century of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the time has come for the legendary Boston rockers to finally call it quits.
Tickets for the ‘Peace Out’ tour will go on sale on Friday 5th May 2023 at 10am local time – you can see the full list of dates below and buy your tickets here.
2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
6 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
9 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
21 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
17 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
20 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
23 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
1 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Arena
4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
13 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
1 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
4 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena
7 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre