One way to relieve the stress and mental fatigue that comes with touring is to plant yourself in one location for all your shows. Looks like the latest act to go that route will be classic rockers, Aerosmith.
Joe Perry, as is being reported by Best Classic Bands, has revealed that the band will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year with a Las Vegas residency.
In a live interview on SiriusXM’s weekly “Fab Fourum,” Perry offered the hint that an announcement could be coming during the band’s upcoming appearance on NBC‘s “Today” show. He said, “We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring. We want to downsize our live show, play in a smaller place. We want to do something different.”
Perry said that the band members are all in full support of the new venture and that they’ve been having “weekly conversations about the production. He said, “I haven’t been this excited about an Aeromsith project in quite a while”
Perry continued, “What we’re talking about is having an experience that you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular Aerosmith tour.” He is also mindful of the fact that a negative association is made with acts that make Las Vegas their show residency. To this point he said, “We want to push the envelope but it keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of rock an roll, without losing what we are: a hardcore rock and roll band.
The full details of the Las Vegas residency are expected to be revealed on Wednesday, August 15 when the band performs on the “Today” show.
Aerosmith’s last show was on May 5 at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. In 2017 they announced a short run of dates called “Aero-Vederci Baby!“ but stopped short of calling it a final tour. Their last album of new material was released in 2012, ‘Music From Another Dimension!’
Earlier this year, Perry issued a solo disc, titled ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto.’ Lead vocalist Steven Tyler has been in the middle of his own tour in support of his country-themed solo album, ‘We’re All Somebody from Somewhere.’