Aerosmith members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford revealed how they and Steven Tyler refused to announce their retirement despite launching a tour that could have been the band’s last in a new Guitar Player interview. The band are currently playing ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Las Vegas residency shows, with some bizarre backstage videos surfacing.
Joe Perry said, “We were thinking about it with that [2017 Aero-Verderci Baby!] tour. We figured we’d just keep going until we got tired of it. But at one point, we were in South America for some shows, and the five of us were doing press, and none of us could say, ‘This will be the last tour.’ We were all just looking at each other. When the reality of it hit, I was like, Wait a second — I can’t say those words.
And I looked over at Steven, and he couldn’t say them either. And we kind of started laughing, because we were gearing this thing up to be the final tour and — well, it wasn’t. So I don’t know. I think after this run we’ll see what we want to do. Maybe we’ll want to more of this kind of stuff.”
Brad Whitford added, “Being players, the only thing that’s really going to stop us is some kind of physical ailment, where maybe we can’t perform the way we used to or can’t perform at all.
We’re not there. And there doesn’t seem to be any reason to pack it up if people still would like to come out and see it. So I think we’re just going to keep playing until we can’t anymore. Why not? We all love doing it, so…”
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry want big money from fans for upcoming meet and greet concert tickets in Philadelphia.
Philly Mag reports, “Of all the bands from their era that are still touring, Steven Tyler and his pals put on one of the best and most high-energy shows. Amusingly, a concert ticket with meet-and-greet privileges with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will set you back $1,849. Wanna just meet the rest of the band? Less than half that. August 16th and 18th at the Borgata.”