Rock legends Aerosmith have announced a full list of dates for their European farewell tour. Lead singer Steven Tyler declared over the summer that they would be splitting up after 46 years in the music business.
Over the years there have been countless rumours about Aerosmith breaking up; however, in 2016 the rumours seem to have finally spilled over into reality.
It all started when guitarist Brad Whitford gave an interview in which he suggested that as the band were getting older, it would be a good idea to bow out gracefully. Six months later Steven Tyler released his debut solo album ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’, and things took a turn for the worse. The album’s country influence sparked a negative reaction from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who stated: “If I didn’t know him when I heard the song I’d go, ‘It’s okay, next, He’s got a fucking rhinestone cowboy hat going, ‘Yippee ki yay.’ I don’t know what else to say about that.”
Tyler responded “Jealousy runs deep in this family.”
Although many fans expected the band to carry on despite their age and differences. It now appears that 2017 may really spell the end for Aerosmith.
The band announced their European tour via twitter, with both Tyler and Perry appearing as news anchors in a hilarious sketch.
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) November 14, 2016
Here is a full list of European tour dates:
May 17 – Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
May 20 – Black Sea Arena, Batumi, Georgia
May 23 – Olympiski, Moscow, Russia
May 26 – Konigsplatz, Munich, Germany
May 30 – Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany
June 2 – Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland
June 5 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 8 – Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden
June 11 – Download Festival, Donington, UK
June 14 – 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
June 17 – Hellfest, Clisson, France
June 20 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
June 23 – Firenze Rocks Festival, Florence, Italy
June 26 – Meo Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
June 29 – Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios, Madrid, Spain
July 2 – Rock Fest Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
July 5 – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland