by Alisha Jackson
Steven Tyler casually dropped a bombshell on The Howard Stern Show yesterday morning when he stopped by to promote his new solo album. Two months after Joe Perry dismantled the rumors about Aerosmith planning a farewell tour, Tyler has come out and said that it is indeed happening, and that his bandmate is aware.
“I love this band. I really do,” Tyler said about Aerosmith. “I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about ‘the band’s over,” he continued, before pretty much confirming that it is. “We’re doing a farewell tour – but only because it’s time.”
When asked to clarify if it was “an Aerosmith farewell, like ‘we’re gone for good'”, Tyler confirmed “yeah”, and said that Joe Perry knew it too. However, he did add that the “farewell” tour will probably go on “forever”, and even alluded to the fact that KISS did 19 “farewell” tours, so perhaps Aerosmith fans won’t have to miss a thing just yet.
To hear Tyler’s full interview with Howard Stern, listen below.