Aerosmith Announces 40-Day Arena Farewell Tour

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aircraft master He announced a 40-day farewell tour for this fall, and announced Monday morning that the band would be leaving on road dates after a career of more than 50 years.

“Peace Out” tours start in September. 2 in Philadelphia and scheduled for completion on January 26, 2024 in Montreal. Boston’s hometown show on tour is scheduled for New Year’s Eve.

Black Crowes will open the Live Nation production trek. All dates go on sale this Friday at 10:00 local time.

There was little—in fact, no—emotionality in the band’s announcement. “This is not goodbye, it’s peace!” said a statement that was jointly attributed to the band members. “Get ready and walk this way, you’ll see the best show of our lives.”

The announcement also stated that founding drummer Joey Kramer, who was involved in parts of the band’s last residency in Las Vegas, will also not be a part of this tour. Statements about his absence were similar to those stated when he announced that he had MIA in an early part of his Vegas residency in 2019-20.

“While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, he has decided to skip the currently scheduled tour dates to focus his full attention on his family and health,” the statement said. “Joey’s flawless and legendary presence behind the drum set will be greatly missed.”

The band’s final concert in Los Angeles will be at the Kia Forum on December 7th. In New York, after an earlier stop in Newark, NJ on December 28, they’ll bid farewell at Madison Square Garden on January 19, the currently scheduled final night of the tour in the US before two additional final concerts in Canada. (Scroll for full itinerary.)

Only one date was announced for each city along the route. Small gaps in the schedule seem to allow at least the possibility of adding second nights later, but there isn’t much wiggle room in the itinerary as most stops are scheduled three days apart.

Aerosmith’s “Deuces Are Wild” residency, which began in Las Vegas in April 2019, ended this fall when the band canceled several of their last concerts at Dolby Live in Park MGM and refunded fans, citing the cancellations due to an illness afflicting the singer. Steven Tyler.

Aerosmith played the 50th anniversary show last September, in the middle of their Vegas show. On September 8 at Fenway Park in Boston, it was delayed from its original plans to hold it in 2020 due to the pandemic.

While the announcement only refers to retirement from the tour, the band has been inactive as a recording unit in recent years and hasn’t released a new album in over a decade, although Joe Perry has said the band plans to leave in 2019. in the studio and record new material. His latest Aerosmith studio album is “Music From Another Dimension!” Published in 2012. Their most recent release, “1971: The Road Starts Here,” was a collection of the band’s first demos. In 2021, the band signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group for their catalog spanning fifty years of albums originally released on Columbia and Geffen.

Kramer’s relationship with other band members has been strained at times in recent years. He sat on appointments at his Las Vegas residence in 2019 after suffering an ailment described as a minor shoulder injury, after which he complained that he was not allowed to rejoin the band while the drum technician continued with backup drummer John Douglas. He sued the band to reclaim his place as drummer for the MusiCares Person of the Year award in January 2020, but his request for injunctive relief was denied by a judge. Kramer eventually arrived at the ceremony and posed with the group, but did not perform. The following month, he returned to the drums seat for his Las Vegas residency and returned to the performing roster on February 10, 2020, but only had three shows under his belt before the engagement was put on hold. to COVID. The drummer was not with the band when they resumed performing two and a half years later.

In 2021, guitarist Brad Whitford voiced his doubts that the band would ever perform together again, given the recent health problems nearly all members of the band had faced and the pandemic that had forced an international tour to be rescheduled. Whitford, who was featured on Joe Bonamassa’s podcast, said at the time: “I mean, I have my doubts that Aerosmith will really perform at this stage again, because age becomes a real factor. And that’s what it is.” (The band members are now 71-75 years old.) However, the band is back in 2022 for more guest appearances in Vegas and the Fenway Park anniversary celebration.

Aerosmith’s final tour before its multi-year Las Vegas deal was a 24-day international run that featured just three shows in the US in 2017-18.

Again and again, with the exception of Kramer, the band rejoins Tyler and Whitford, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton, in relatively and remarkably pristine condition for a band formed 52 years ago.

An interesting side note for fans of intellectual property news: Aerosmith has filed a trademark application with the phrase “Peace Out” because the familiar TM symbol appears after all references to the tour’s name in their promotional materials.

Aerosmith’s farewell tour itinerary:

Sat, September 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Wed Sep 06 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

Saturday, September 9 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena

Tuesday, September 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

Fri, September 15 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Mon Sep 18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Thu 21 Sep – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Sun, September 24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

Wed 27 September – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

Wed October 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Sat, Oct 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

Tuesday, October 17 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

Fri 20 October – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena

Mon October 23 – Austin, Texas – Moody Center

Thursday, October 26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

Sun, October 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Wed November 1 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Arena

Saturday, November 4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

Tue November 07 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Fri, November 10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center

Mon 13 Nov – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Thursday, November 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center

Sun, November 19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Wed 22 November – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena

Saturday, November 25 – Portland, OR – Fashion Center

Tuesday, November 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Commitment Arena

Friday, December 1 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center

Monday, December 04 – San Jose, CA – SAP Headquarters

Thu 07 Dec – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

Sun December 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

Thu 28 Dec – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Sun, December 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Thu 04 Jan – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena

Sun, January 7 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Centre

Wed January 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

Saturday, January 13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena

Tuesday, January 16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Headquarters

Fri, January 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Tuesday, January 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

Friday, January 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center

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