AceShowbiz - %cJoe Perry% is addressing %cSteven Tyler%'s claim that %cAerosmith% is preparing for a farewell tour in 2017. According to the guitarist, the farewell tour is simply "an option." He jokes, "I always hold my breath whenever Steven does an interview on his own."
"It could be the last. But it's really hard for me to imagine a last gig. Sorry," Joe tells Rolling Stone, adding that the band first discussed the idea a decade ago and they've toyed with it since. "The band gets better and better," he explains, "It will probably be called the final tour, but I play every night like it's the last show anyway. Calling it that will definitely give a different flavor to this. And who knows what's in the stars."
"I don't know how it sits with me yet," he adds, "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." Joe, however, reveals that the band could still make records despite their final tour. "It's kind of like writing an autobiography," he shares, "I always put it off because it's like, 'Hey, there's more to come,' but if anything does happen after we're done with this, I can write another one. I can write a new edition and add more."
"But at this point in our lives and our career, maybe it is time to say, 'OK, it's the end of this era, but a new era is on the horizon.' So I don't know if I'm comfortable saying 'final tour' and making a big deal out of it, but we'll see what happens. If it was going to happen, we're closer to it than, say, any other time in our insane career," he continues, "I look at it more as a benchmark in our career. We've done just about everything else, so we might as well try this. We'll see what happens."
Joe is currently on tour with The %cHollywood Vampires% alongside bandmates %cAlice Cooper% and %cJohnny Depp%.