The Bad Boys From Boston are headed to Sin City, according to guitarist Joe Perry. The famous rocker may have spilled the (Boston) beans in a radio interview earlier this week, where he reportedly admitted that Aerosmith would be setting up shop in Las Vegas for a residency to help celebrate their 50th anniversary coming up in 2020.
As NME reports, Perry was being interviewed on The Beatles’ SiriusXM channel when he informed his interviewer that the band will be the latest pop act to take to Vegas for a more intimate production as a way to celebrate half a century as America’s most enduring rock and roll act without having to face the rigors of life on the road.
“We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring,” Perry reportedly told the DJ. “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.”
The band performed 18 concerts across Europe and the Middle East back in the spring and summer of last year on their Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour, which was unofficially expected to be their last ever concert run in that part of the world. The tour eventually stretched into South America, but that leg was cut short due to an unexplained illness to singer Steven Tyler, who was forced to fly back to the United States to undergo treatment of some kind. The health scare was just the latest issue for members of the band, as Perry was forced to halt performing for two weeks back in 2016 after collapsing on stage during a gig with his other band, Hollywood Vampires. Perhaps it really is time to hang up the guitars with one final push across America starting with a stint in Vegas.
“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.”
Aerosmith also recently announced that they would be appearing on the “Today Show” concert series on Aug. 15 to presumably announce their upcoming 50th-anniversary plans with the Vegas residency included. Earlier this week it was reported and confirmed that their original tour van from when they were just a baby band in the early 1970s, was found rotting away (with the logo still intact) in the middle of the Massachusetts wilderness.
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