Aerosmith Kicks Off Peace Out... Farewell Tour in Philly

Aerosmith kicked off their Peace Out... Farewell Tour, which the Boston legends say is their goodbye.

Way back in 1970, singer Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Ray Tabano, bassist Tom Hamilton, and drummer Joey Kramer formed Aerosmith. In '71,Tabano was replaced with Brad Whitford.

Two years later, in January 1973, Aerosmith released their groundbreaking self-titled debut which featured "Mama Kin" and "Dream On."

The dream has lasted over 50 years. Aerosmith have won four Grammys, sold over 150 albums, and laid out some of the best straight up rock music ever, including the infectious mashup with Run DMC. for "Walk This Way."

Now that the band are all in their 70s they feel this is the time to hang up the scarves and Les Pauls.

The Peace Out Tour kicked off in Philadelphia on Saturday night, Sept. 2nd in a show that relied heavily on material from 1975's Toys in the Attic, including a deep cut from that album, "Adam's Apple" which hadn't been performed since 2018.

Aerosmith's dramatic opening into "Back in the Saddle" on their last tour which started this weekend in Philly

The set began, as is typical, with the band playing the perfect opening tune, "Back in the Saddle" from their '75 Rocks album. But taking a page from Taylor Swift's Era Tour, there is a countdown clock and career-spanning video getting everyone hyped up for Tyler's crowd pleasing "I'mmmmmm backkk!"

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers then ripped through three of their big '80s hits before biting into the aforementioned "Adam's Apple."

If you'd ask, didn't Aerosmith already do a farewell tour a few years back? The answer is sort of. The Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour from 2017-2018 was mostly bidding its European fans adieu. They did 16 shows in Europe, a few in Asia and South America and some one-offs in the US.

A few dates South of the border were cancelled due to Steven Tyler's health problems.

If the drummer in the video above doesn't look like Joey Kramer, you're not seeing things. Kramer has been using up his decades of accumulated PTO days and is sitting this one out, as he did for the Deuces Wild residency in Vegas recently.

His replacement then and now is John Douglas who has been Joey's drum tech for years and also creates drums and guitar designs for the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, Pantera, Maná, Van Halen and ZZ Top.

The Black Crowes are opening for this tour - a perfect match. Both the Robinson brothers are playing together again and their set is packed with that southern-flavored rock many in attendance will know by heart.

Aerosmith is scheduled to tour through the beginning of next year playing in basketball arenas around North America including stops at Madison Square Garden and the Kia Forum, two venues they've rocked many times.

When Eminem was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, he asked Steven Tyler to join him on stage. Will Tyler ask for a return of that favor?

What's interesting is the tour doesn't end in Boston. However their hometown gig is on New Year's Eve. Perhaps Joey will pop in for that one and we can only hope for more special guests.

Run DMC? Eminem, perhaps? Is that a dream?

Didn't they tell us to dream until the dream comes true?

Tickets for the Peace Out Tour can be had via Aerosmith's website.

Aerosmith Peace Out Tour

Sat Sep 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Wed Sep 06 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sat Sep 09 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Tue Sep 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Fri Sep 15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Mon Sep 18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Thu Sep 21 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Sun Sep 24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Wed Sep 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Wed Oct 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Sat Oct 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Tue Oct 17 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Fri Oct 20 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
Mon Oct 23 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Thu Oct 26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Sun Oct 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Wed Nov 01 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Arena
Sat Nov 04 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Tue Nov 07 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Fri Nov 10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
Mon Nov 13 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Thu Nov 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Sun Nov 19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Wed Nov 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Sat Nov 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Tue Nov 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Fri Dec 01 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Mon Dec 04 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Thu Dec 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
Sun Dec 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Thu Dec 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sun Dec 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Thu Jan 04 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena
Sun Jan 07 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Wed Jan 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sat Jan 13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
Tue Jan 16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Fri Jan 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Tue Jan 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Fri Jan 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

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