Andy Greene of Rolling Stone reports:

Aerosmith are on a brief hiatus now as Steven Tyler gears up to promote his upcoming country album, but when they reappear next year, it might be to say goodbye. “I’m doing 30 [solo] shows from May until August,” Tyler tells Rolling Stone. “And then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith. We’re probably doing a farewell tour. Look, there’s two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones. I’m grateful for that. Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, I’m just excited about it.”

The comments echo what Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford said on Eddie Trunk’s podcast in December. “We are actually talking about that — about actually putting together a sort of wind-down tour which we would call the Farewell Tour,” he said. “I guess it’s just because of our age. You know, something’s gonna happen. It’s just inevitable that somebody’s not gonna be able to do it anymore. So it would be very nice to take a nice long bow and say thank you and … put it to bed kind of gracefully.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.

In recent news, Steven Tyler announced that he will be playing a benefit show at New York’s Lincoln Center on May 2nd. Read all about this special performance, here.


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  • Doug R. on

    I really hope on this tour in 2017, farewell tour or not, Aerosmith plays something, anything from “Right In The Nuts,” eh, I mean “Night In The Ruts,” 😉 LOL! AND something from “Done With Mirrors!”

  • RandyK on

    I didn’t realize Bill Wyman turned into a black guy and Brian Jones was still alive and playing in the Stones.

    • DR Is Live on

      Damn you beat me to it! Well done.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      Huge Asia fan DR, youtube some of their shows with Pat Thrall on guitar, from 1990. Thrall is an amazing guitarist. Thrall also did an album with Glenn Hughes, at the same time Brad Whitford did that record with Derek St. Holmes, so it sneaks on this thread.

      Asia brought in Greg Lake to replace Wetton, at the behest of Howe, and the result is a disaster, that show with Lake is on youtube too.

      Astra is the one for me, “Go,” “Voice of America,” “Rock and Roll Dream,” “After the War,” this is one of the best albums I’ve ever heard, start to finish.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      Alpha does have some great stuff, “Eye to Eye”, “The Heat Goes On”…

  • Charles Clinchot on

    Gee wonder if the rest of the guys are on board with this.

  • Brian B on

    I heard he is replacing Adam on The Voice.

  • Medved on

    Aerosmith said “farewell” to its songwriting abilities after “Night in the Ruts”.

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