Joe Perry Clarifies Steven Tyler’s Aerosmith Break-Up Comment

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler made news earlier this month when he declared that the long-running group might launch a farewell tour in 2017.

His bandmate Joe Perry recently clarified those remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone.

“A farewell tour is something we’ve talked about doing for years, let’s say roughly in the last five years,” Perry says. “It’s just something the band’s talked about at various times. At this point, the five of us have never sat down and said, ‘It’s time to do it.’ So ‘considering’ is an appropriate word for that statement. A farewell tour is definitely not confirmed.”

At present, Aerosmith have booked a fall tour in South American, after which it will decide its next move.

“We’re talking about some different options at this point,” Perry says. “Whether it’s to do some shorter tours like the last couple we’ve done or go into the studio and knock a few songs out and see how that feels, I’m not sure yet. But right now we’re really taking time off from the band and everybody’s off doing their own thing.”

For Perry, that means performing with Hollywood Vampires, the group he plays in with Alice Cooper and pal Johnny Depp. Stone Temple Pilots bassist was recently added to the lineup.