Steven Tyler confirmed that Aerosmith is going on a farewell tour in 2017.
“I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this: The band’s over,” said Tyler. “We’re doing a farewell tour, but it’s only because it’s time.”
The announcement from Tyler came in an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday. Stern asked whether Tyler could confirm that he meant “farewell” as in the band would be calling it quits after the tour.
“Yeah,” responded Tyler who added that guitarist, Joe Perry, also knew of the end of the band.
After the announcement, there have been conflicting reports about the breaking up of the group from the manager for Tyler, Rebecca Warfield.
“They are not breaking up. That’s not quite what he said,” said Warfield in an interview with People. “He is still the ultimate frontman for Aerosmith, the greatest American rock band of all time. Aerosmith will always be his first love and nothing will ever take that away.
“He is on fire right now,” continued Warfield. “More energized, brilliant, creative and on-point with focused, poignant passion to bring to his fans and to the world. He has a new album coming out on July 15th called We’re All Somebody From Somewhere and the title track was released [Friday].”
“As far as 2017. Everyone will have to stay tuned as to hear what’s up his sleeve. Steven is taking it up a notch in all his endeavors,” concluded Warfield.