After more than five decades of captivating audiences with their electrifying sound and stage presence, legendary rock group Aerosmith announced today that they will embark on their final tour. Titled "Peace Out", the farewell tour will commence this fall and traverse across 40 cities in North America.
Band Members' Joint Statement
"After 50 years, 10 world tours, and playing for over 100 million fans, it's time for one last go," read a press release from the band. The bandmates, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford, added in a joint statement, "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."
Absence of Joey Kramer
Unfortunately, drummer and founding member Joey Kramer will not be joining his bandmates on the tour. 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." However, there is speculation that Kramer's absence may not be solely due to his family and health. In January 2020, Kramer filed a lawsuit against the members of Aerosmith for not reinstating him as a permanent member of the band after a prolonged absence.
The "Peace Out" tour will kick off on September 2 in Philadelphia and will feature stops in major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and Chicago. The tour will culminate with a final performance in the band's birthplace of Boston before ending on January 26 in Montreal.
Aerosmith's farewell tour is a much-anticipated event for fans who have followed the band's rock legacy over the past 50 years. The "Peace Out" tour promises to be a fitting send-off for one of the greatest rock bands of all time.