Aerosmith teases big announcement with mystery website countdown clock

The band is expected to announce a new tour

Aerosmith is teasing fans with a mystery countdown clock on their website. The clock counts down to Monday, May 1st at 7 am PT. While unconfirmed, it’s widely speculated that the group will reveal details of an upcoming tour with an appearance on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM.

Guitarist Joe Perry told The Boston Globe last week that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are prepping a 40 plus date US tour that is expected to launch in September and run into 2024. Those plans were sidelined by the pandemic and frontman Steven Tyler’s relapse last year that sent him to rehab. The band’s Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency was also affected with the remaining few shows ultimately canceled in December due to an undisclosed issue with Tyler.

Early in 2022, drummer Joey Kramer announced a leave of absence to focus on his family. Three months later, his wife Linda had passed away although no official cause of death has been revealed. Perry confirms to New York’s 102.3 WBAB radio that the upcoming trek will unlikely feature the return of Kramer, who’s had several medical setbacks of his own. Drum tech John Douglas is expected to continue to man the throne in the wake of his absence.

Last year marked the iconic group’s 50th anniversary with the launch of 50 Years Live!: From the Aerosmith Vaults, the band’s new “official bootleg” streaming concert series featuring five deep, archival, and unreleased multi-camera live shows from the group’s vast personal vaults. With the entire production of all five concert films supervised by the band, the series features a different concert from each decade which are streaming on their Official YouTube Channel.

In December, Tyler was presented with a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress with a minor during the 1970s. Tyler is seeking a full dismissal of all charges. In March, Tyler’s attorneys filed a seven page response, claiming the plaintiff, Julia Holcomb, is not entitled to any damages because she did not “sustained any injury or loss by reason of any act or omission on the part of (Tyler).” The case is ongoing.

Buddy Iahn
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