Aerosmith: Planning To Say Goodbye?

Author: Jim Johnson

The members of Aerosmith have no plans to work together until the fall of 2016 — when they will do a tour of South America — but guitarist Brad Whitford says they’ve talked about a farewell tour.

Talking to Eddie Trunk on his podcast, Whitford says, “We are actually talking about that — about actually putting together a sort of wind-down tour which we would call the Farewell Tour. I guess it’s just because of our age. You know, something’s gonna happen. It’s just inevitable that somebody’s not gonna be able to do it anymore. So it would be very nice to take a nice long bow and say thank you and…put it to bed kind of gracefully.”

Aerosmith is one of very few bands that began in the ’70s and has all of its the original members. Their combined age is 323. Steven Tyler is the oldest at 67, followed by Joe Perry and Joey Kramer at 65 and Tom Hamilton and Whitford at 63.

Whitford also said they’ve talked about doing one more album, with Rick Rubin producing. He’s also planning to tour next year with his side band, Whitford-St. Holmes, and Joe Perry.

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