Legendary guitarist Joe Perry admitted that Aerosmith is gearing up for a new tour later this year. In a new interview with Joe Rock of Long Island, New York’s 102.3 WBAB radio station, Perry was asked if there are any plans for him and his bandmates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album.
“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 vote on this kind of thing, it looks like we’re gonna do it. [Laughs]“, Perry said.
When asked about the possible involvement of Joey Kramer, Aerosmith’s drummer who has stepped away from the group due to injuries and personal reasons in the last few years, Perry explained: “That’s probably one of the hardest things. Drumming is probably one of the most athletic parts of playing in a band, so it’s really hard,” the guitarist explained. “It’s been, mostly because physically, [Joey has] just been 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.”
As to whether the Boston-born band has new material in the work pipeline, the musician told: “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.“
Joe Perry has recently shared a new song called “Fortunate One”. You can listen to it below: