by Alisha Jackson
After confirming to WZLX that Aerosmith would be hitting the road next year, and denying that it would be the band’s final tour, Joey Kramer now has us wondering if we’ll ever see the Boston-bred band live again.
According to Kramer, whether or not Aerosmith will tour again has nothing to do with egos, and everything to do with health. With Joe Perry recently collapsing onstage in New York, and Kramer himself suffering from a heart issue back in 2014, the drummer isn’t sure if it’s physically possible for the band to do a full-fledged tour again. And Steven Tyler‘s health is no exception.
“It surprised the s*** out of me when it happened,” Kramer said about his heart issue. “I exercise every day, I’m conscientious about my health. I thought it was heartburn or indigestion. We’re not 25-year-olds anymore – we can’t play as many shows as we used to. Steven can’t sing two nights in a row or three to four nights a week – it’s physically impossible. So it becomes a question of going out [on tour] less than we used to, or not doing it at all.”
“Aerosmith is all of our first loves” he added, “but I also don’t know many other people who have consistently done the same job for 45 years. As we’re getting older, we’ve been kicking the idea [to end the band], but a final decision hasn’t been made.”
If plans for a final tour do come to fruition, it sounds like the dates will probably be spread out over the course of a few years.