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Aerosmith announces farewell tour starting in September

Local dates include UBS Arena 9/9, Prudential Center 12/28, and Madison Square Garden 1/19/2024.

Associated Press

May 1, 2023, 1:27 PM

Updated 447 days ago


Aerosmith will be touring for the last time to celebrate the rock band's 50-plus years together.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band announced Monday the dates for their farewell tour called “Peace Out” starting Sept. 2 in Philadelphia. The 40-date run of shows, which includes a stop in the band’s hometown of Boston on New Year’s Eve, will end Jan. 26 in Montreal. Local dates include UBS Arena Sept. 9, Prudential Center Dec. 28, and Madison Square Garden Jan. 19.      
“I think it’s about time,” guitarist Joe Perry said.
Perry said the group, with frontman Steven Tyler, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer and guitarist Brad Whitford, learned from the staging and production from their recent Las Vegas residency shows.
Perry believes the time to say goodbye is now, especially with every founding band member over the age of 70. Tyler, 75, is the oldest in the group.
“It’s kind of a chance to celebrate the 50 years we’ve been out here,” Perry said. “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 the 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 broke boundaries intersecting rock and hip-hop with their epic collaboration with Run-DMC for “Walk This Way.”
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.
“We’re opening up Pandora’s Box one last time to present our fans with the Peace Out tour,” Tyler said in a statement to The Associated Press. His “Pandora's Box” reference calls out Aerosmith's 1991 three-disc compilation album that covered the band's output from the 1970s to the early 1980s.
“Be there or beware as we bring all the toys out of the attic. Get ready,” Tyler added.
The band said Kramer decided to not take part in the current dates on the upcoming tour. He’s still a part of the group, but the drummer has been on leave 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.
Perry called Kramer their brother. The band said his “legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”
Before the 40-date tour wraps, Perry said other cities domestically and internationally could be added.
“It’s the final farewell tour, but I have a feeling it will go on for a while,” he said. “But I don’t know how many times we’ll be coming back to the same cities. It could very possibly be the last time. 
September 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
September 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
September 9 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena         
September. 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena      
September 15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
September 18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena 
September 21 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
September 24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
September 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
October 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena  
October 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
October 17 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
October 20 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
October 23 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
October 26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
October 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
November 1 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Arena 
November 4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
November 7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
November 10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
November 13 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center   
November 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
November 19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena      
November 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
November 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center              
November 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
December 1 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
December 4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center              
December 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum   
December 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
December 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center 
December 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden     
January 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena            
January 7 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center     
January 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena  
January 13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
January 16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center 
January 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
January 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center 
January 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre  

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