Aerosmith’s ‘Peace Out’ tour to visit South Florida
Grammy Award-winning rock band Aerosmith has announced their farewell tour, which is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their hits. The tour, called “Peace Out,” will feature special guest the Black Crowes and begin on September 2nd in Philadelphia with its last stop in Boston on New Year’s Eve.
With every founding member over 70 years old, guitarist Joe Perry believes that now is the time to say goodbye. Perry explained that the band learned from the staging and production of their recent Las Vegas residency shows and believed that it was time to celebrate the years they’ve been in the industry. Perry said, “It’s kind of a chance to celebrate the 50 years we’ve been out here. You never know how much longer everybody’s going to be healthy to do this. … It’s been a while since we’ve actually done a real tour. We did that run in Vegas, which was great. It was fun, but (we’re) kind of anxious to get back on the road.”
Tyler and Perry said the band is looking forward to digging into their lengthy catalog of group’s rock classics, including “Crazy,” “Janie’s Got a Gun” and “Livin’ on the Edge.” Over the years, Aerosmith, which formed in 1970, has collected four Grammys. The band also broke boundaries intersecting rock and hip-hop with their epic collaboration with Run-DMC for “Walk This Way.”
With tickets going on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster, fans of the band can expect the “Peace Out” tour to play a range of their most iconic hits. Aerosmith performed the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001 and even had their own theme park attraction in 1999 at Disney World in Florida and later in Paris with the launch of the “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith” ride.
Although the band will tour without drummer Joey Kramer, who has decided to take a leave of absence to “focus his attention on his family and health” since their Vegas residency last year, drummer John Douglas will continue to play in his place.
Lead Singer Steven Tyler has described the tour as “opening up Pandora’s Box one last time to present our fans with the ‘Peace Out’ tour.” He called for fans to “be there or beware as we bring all the toys out of the attic. Get ready,” and highlighted that the band refuses to go quietly into the night.
The band has warmly welcomed their fans to each of their stops and is eager to celebrate with them, giving them the goodbye that the industry deserves. The band has already had a long and successful career, but it will be a final show of appreciation for their loyal followers.