Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry denies the band are splitting up

Perry says Steven Tyler’s claim of a farewell tour is premature

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has rejected singer Steven Tyler’s claims that the band’s next tour will be their last.

In June, Tyler told US DJ Howard Stern that the next Aerosmith shows will be a farewell tour, commenting that: “We’re doing a farewell tour, because it’s time. We’ve never done that.”

But Perry responded by saying that he could never imagine doing a farewell tour. He told Rolling Stone: “At this point in our lives and career, maybe it is time to say ‘OK, it’s the end of this era – but there’s a new era on the horizon.’ So I don’t know if I’m comfortable saying ‘final tour’ and making a big deal out of it.”

Perry added: “If it was going to happen, we’re closer to it than any other time in our insane career. It’s an option. It could be the last, but it’s really hard for me to imagine a last gig, sorry.”

Aerosmith play California festival Kaaboo on September 16, before emabarking on a 10-date South America tour which ends in Mexico City on October 27. Their most recent album was 2012’s ‘Music From Another Dimension!’

Tyler releases his debut solo album ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’ on July 15, while Perry is currently on tour with the supergroup Hollywood Vampires, which also features Alice Cooper and a non-touring Johnny Depp.