Aerosmith announce Farewell tour for 2017
Legendary rockers, Aerosmith have announced details of their Farewell or ‘AeroVederci Baby!’ European tour for 2017.
Never one to shy away from a dirty joke, guitarist Joe Perry and front-man Steven Tyler starred in a spoof news broadcast to announce the tour, which follows their dates in South America. Tyler recites a dirty rhyme, before Perry states that “according to a really long Wikileak, Aerosmith will be hitting Europe hard, starting in May.”
When asked if there is “any truth to the rumours that this could be the last hurrah,” Perry responds “Who knows?”
Watch the duos official tour announcement below:
Aerosmith UK and Euro dates
Dates for the bands 2017 tour include a Sunday headline slot at Download festival, which will mark the band’s 4th top spot appearance at the festival, and a night at Dublin’s 3Arena in June.
Additional euro shows include Tel Aviv, Germany, Denmark and Spain. Check the full list below, with tickets available from Friday 18th November at 9am.
- Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv (17)
- Black Sea Arena, Georgia (20)
- Olympiski, Moscow (23)
- Konigsplatz, Munich (26)
- Waldbuhne, Germany (30)
- Tauron Arena, Krakow (2)
- Royal Arena, Copenhagen (5)
- Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg (8)
- Down Load Festival, UK (11)
- 3Arena, Dublin (14)
- Hellfest, France (17)
- Lanxess Arena, Cologne (20)
- Firenze Rocks Festival, Florence (23)
- Meo Arena, Lisbon (26)
- Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios, Madrid (29)
- Rock Fest Barcelona, Barcelona (2)
- Hallenstadion, Zurich (5)
But is this really goodbye?
Despite the suggestive name, and the fact that The ‘Aero-vederci Baby!’ tour is being billed as the band’s last, the band themselves have been reluctant to confirm the news.
In an interview with The Howard Stern Show back in June, flamboyant front-man Steven Tyler said,
“I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … We’re doing a farewell tour, but only because it’s time…”
Later in the interview, Tyler joked that the final tour would last “probably forever.”
Releasing their debut in 1973, the Boston classic rockers have been churning out rock ‘n’ roll blues for almost fifty years. Their hits include Dude Looks Like A Lady, Walk This Way (with Run DMC), Crazy, Dream On, Sweet Emotion and I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.