According to guitarist Joe Perry, AEROSMITH will be announcing a tour in the days ahead, set to commence in September
Speaking with Long Island, New York radio station 102.3 WBAB, Perry was asked if there were any plans for AEROSMITH to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of their debut album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Yeah, I think that… I don’t know if I’m not supposed to announce it or not, but we are gonna announce the tour, and it’s gonna start in September and will go into next year. And being one of the guys who votes on this kind of thing, it looks like we’re gonna do it. [Laughs]”
Perry also discussed the possibility of a return of drummer Joey Kramer, who announced his retirement from the road back in March of 2022 in order to spend time with family, Perry said: “That’s probably one of the hardest things. I’ve gotta say drumming is probably one of the most athletic parts of playing in a band. So it’s really hard. It’s been mostly because he just physically [has been] just beating himself up over the last 50 years. So I don’t know. I mean, he’s still officially a member of the band, but I don’t think he’s gonna be sitting behind the drums, at least for this next run. Other than that, I really can’t say.”
Over the last year, AEROSMITH drum tech John Douglas has been filling in behind the drum kit for when the band play live.
The guitarist also touched on the chances of fans getting some new music from AEROSMITH, saying: “At this point, I can’t say. I really don’t know. But I know that we have a pile of material that hasn’t been released. So I think we’re focusing on that right now. But the main thing is just getting this tour up and running.”