Aerosmith announced a farewell 40-date tour that will begin on September 2, 2023 Philadelphia, PA and conclude on January 26, 2024 in Montreal, QC. Tickets go on sale Friday. The band will be performing with Black Crowes at all dates. The band’s announcement is not sentimental, as it reads, “It’s just peace out, and not goodbye.” The band’s statement reads, “It’s not goodbye, it’s peace out!” A homecoming concert will be held in Boston, New Year’s Eve.
Joey Kramer will not be on the tour as he is focusing his attention on his health and family. In the announcement about Kramer’s departure, it is stated that “Joey’s unmistakable presence behind his drum kit will be missed.” The announcement refers only to the band retiring from touring. However, the group has been inactive for over a decade as a recording unit. The band’s last studio album, “Music From Another Dimension!” was released in 2012. In 2012, the band released “1971: Here’s Where The Road Begins,” a collection from their very first demos.
Aerosmith is a band that has been around since the 1960s. Their final tour follows their Las Vegas residency “Deuces Are Wild” which ended this fall due to Steven Tyler’s illness. The band is still relatively intact, with the exception of Kramer. Tyler, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton are the members in the current lineup. Whitford expressed doubts about the band ever performing together again due to health problems and pandemic related rescheduling. However, Aerosmith returned in 2022 for further Vegas residency concerts and the Fenway Park Anniversary Celebration.