Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has revealed that the band will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year with a Las Vegas residency. The guitarist broke the news of his band’s upcoming residency last night, 8 August during a live interview on the weekly ‘Fab Fourum’ program on SiriusXM’s Beatles Channel.
Asked whether he could offer a hint of the announcement that Aerosmith are expected to make during their upcoming appearance on NBC’s Today show, Perry said: “We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring. What we want to do is something that I haven’t seen before… just downsizing our live show, just playing in a smaller place. We want to do something different. We’re in the middle of the production now. What we’re talking about is having an experience that you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular Aerosmith tour.
“I feel like we’ve been out of the wind for a while and it seems like it would be a really cool thing to bring some of the history back”, Perry continued, “so the production is gonna look like that. But without losing what we are: a hardcore rock and roll band.
“We’re having almost weekly conversations about the production and how we’re gonna keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of the rock and roll that we play but still add an element that people will want to see. I haven’t been this excited about a project with Aerosmith in quite a while.”
Further details of Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency are expected to be revealed next Wednesday, August 15 when the iconic rockers perform on the Today show.
Aerosmith officially formed in Boston in 1970 and last performed on 5 May this year at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. In 2017, the band announced a run of dates called Aero-Vederci Baby!, but stopped short of calling it a final tour.
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