Is Aerosmith Really Coming To An End?
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:30:20
Aerosmith have been speaking about their upcoming "Farewell Tour", and their future beyond the live dates, and whether or not they'll be recording any new material.
Last year the rock veterans had suggested that their "Aerovederci" tour of UK and European venues would be their last. The dates include a significant headline performance at the legendary Download Festival in Donington, UK, where Biffy Clyro and A System of A Down will also be performing alongside Steven Tyler and friends.
Guitarist Brad Whitford opened up about why Aerosmith have decided to wind things down, in an interview with the NME in England he said, "Oh gosh, I'm not really sure. I don't know, I think it was a general business decision, between the promoters to the management to the band. I don't actually feel like we're gonna be shutting the whole thing down at the end of it, but I think there's a lot more life in the band. But, I guess you've gotta start somewhere. So, we're just starting to put the farewell label on things."
The end of Aerosmith would, for many rock fans, signify the end of an era in rock ‘n' roll. The 'bad boys from Boston' first signed to Columbia Records in 1972 — after Steven Tyler's bands — Strangeurs and Chain Reaction — merged with drummer Joey Kramer's Jam Band. Their career has been littered with monumentally large shows, multi-platinum selling albums, and a string of classic hair rock videos that became part of the MTV zeitgeist of the 1980's.
Seems like those final European dates have just become some of the hottest tickets of the summer for rock fans.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff