The end may be coming for Aerosmith. The band has announced European summer tour dates for 2017 on what is being dubbed their "farewell" tour.
The band will kick off the tour in Israel on May 17 and over the next six weeks play 17 shows all across Europe in arenas and large outdoor venues. They will hit cites like Dublin, Lisbon, Florence, Moscow, and Barcelona along the way. The announced European leg of the tour will end on July 5 in Zurich.
"Aerosmith will return across the Atlantic with one of the greatest rock shows ever seen and will undoubtedly be the ultimate must see event of 2017 as the band embark upon this, their 'farewell' tour, saying 'Aero-Vederci Baby!'," says the band in a statement.
The quotation marks around the word farewell must be noted again since the band has not been explicitly clear that this is their final tour. Steven Tyler told Howard Stern over the summer that they were planning a final tour in 2017 and guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard earlier in the year that the idea had been floating around by the band for a few years. However a lot can change in a few months and this could be a lengthy farewell tour, if it is that at all.
No North American dates have been announced yet, but it is hard to imagine the group won't be doing some more shows back home before the end of this grand farewell. They just wrapped up gigs in South America. Head to their website for ticket information.
"Aero-Vederci Baby!" European tour dates:
05/17: Tel Aviv Israel @ Hayarkon Park
05/20: Batumi, Georgia @ Black Sea Arena
05/23: Moscow, Russia @ Olympiski
05/26: Munich, Germany @ Konigsplatz
05/30: Berlin, Germany @ Waldbuhne
06/02: Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
06/05: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
06/08: Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
06/11: Castle Donington, UK @ Download
06/14: Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena
06/17: Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06/20: Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
06/23: Florence, Italy @ Firenze Rocks Festival
06/26: Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena
06/29: Madrid, Spain @ Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios
07/02: Barcelona, Spain @ Rock Fest
07/05: Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion