Joe Perry Doesn’t Quite Agree With Steven Tyler’s Aerosmith ‘Farewell Tour’ Claim

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Remember back in June when Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler told Howard Stern that the rock vets would be embarking on a farewell tour? Guitarist Joe Perry sees things a tad differently.

Chatting with Rolling Stone, Perry shared that he is far less committed to packing in Aerosmith touring after a final jaunt. It’s not that it’s outside the realm of possibility, but Perry preferred to consider a farewell tour as merely “an option.”

“It could be the last,” Perry told Rolling Stone. “But it’s really hard for me to imagine a last gig. Sorry.”

Perry admits that he can’t say for certain what fate holds for Aerosmith. He does know that not touring with the band would remarkably strange when/if such a thing were to happen. After all, this is Aerosmith we’re talking about. They could be playing shows into the 2290s.

“I don’t know how it sits with me yet,” he says. “To actually call it a ‘final tour’ and think I’m not going to look over and see Brad [Whitford] and see Steven out there. It’s really hard for me to imagine that.”

Speaking of seeing Steven Tyler, the former American Idol judge will release his solo debut, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, on July 15.

(via Rolling Stone)