Aerosmith are set to kick off their ‘Peace Out’ farewell tour this Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and the iconic band say it's their "biggest production ever!"
They're hitting the road with this entourage:
- 133 person crew
- 22 semi trucks
- 10 tour buses
- 158 rigging points
- Over 600 lights
- 67 guitars
- 10 basses
- 5 scarves
- 4 legends of rock!
Joe Perry recently talked about why drummer Joey Kramer is sitting out this tour. He said, "His heart's in the right place but playing the drums is an athletic event and there's a certain point when you just kind of like every joint starts to give out."
Kramer will again be replaced by his tech John Douglas. Kramer is also mourning the loss of his wife Linda, who passed away in June of last year.
Relations between Kramer and the band have been strained since 2020 when he sued them after he wasn’t allowed to perform with them when they were honored at the MusiCares event in Los Angeles. The band claimed that due to a series of injuries and emotional issues, he wasn't ready to perform.
After a judge threw out the lawsuit, Kramer commented, "I knew filing a lawsuit was a bit of an uphill battle. I can hold my head high knowing that I did the right thing -- to fight for my right to celebrate the band’s success that I have dedicated the better part of my life to helping build."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]