Aerosmith have confirmed that they are breaking up after 46 years together. They have also announced a farewell tour, which will take place in 2017.
Founded in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, the band’s last release, Music from Another Dimension!, came out in 2012.
During an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show, frontman Steven Tyler confirmed the news, stating “We’re doing a farewell tour, but only because it’s time.”
He continued, “I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … Look, there’s two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones,” Tyler added. “I’m grateful for that.”
Stern, stunned by the news, made Tyler confirm whether Aerosmith were planning a farewell tour. “I think so, next year,” the singer said. Asked whether guitarist Joe Perry is aware of Aerosmith’s farewell plans, Tyler responded with a simple “Mmhmm.”
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler recently confirmed details of his long-planned country music album. Solo effort ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’ will be released on July 15 and features singles ‘Love Is Your Name’ and ‘Red White and You’. The title-track will be released later this month (June 24).
The record will be 13 tracks in all and was recorded with T Bone Burnett, Dan Huff, Marti Fredriksen and Jaren Johnston.
You can listen to the full interview on Howard Stern’s radio show below.