The 40-date show series will kick off September 2 in Philadelphia and end January 26 in Montreal.

Aerosmith will be visiting a town near you one last time to celebrate the rock band’s 50+ years together.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band announced Monday the dates for their “Peace Out” farewell tour, which kicks off Sept. 2 in Philadelphia. The 40-date show series, which includes a stop in the band’s hometown of Boston on New Year’s Eve, will conclude Jan. 26 in Montreal. The Black Crowes will be the first part.

“I think it was about time,” said guitarist Joe Perry.

Perry said the band, made up of frontman Steven Tyler, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer and guitarist Brad Whitford, learned about directing and producing during their recent residency shows in Las Vegas.

Perry thinks now is the time to say goodbye, especially with all of the band’s founding members over the age of 70. Tyler, 75, is the oldest of the group.

“It’s kind of an occasion to celebrate 50 years that we’ve been here,” Perry said. “You never know how long everyone will be healthy doing this. … It’s been a while since we did a real tour. We did this race in Las Vegas which was great. It was fun, but (we’re) a little impatient to get back on the road.”

Tyler and Perry said the band can’t wait to delve into their extensive catalog of band rock classics, including “Crazy,” “Janie’s Got a Gun” and “Livin’ on the Edge.”

Formed in 1970, Aerosmith has won four Grammy Awards over the years. The band broke boundaries as they crossed rock and hip-hop with their epic collab with Run-DMC for “Walk This Way.”

Aerosmith presented the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001 and even had its own theme park attraction in 1999 at Disney World in Florida and later in Paris with the launch of the “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith”. .

“We’re opening Pandora’s box one last time to introduce our fans to the Peace Out Tour,” Tyler said in a statement to The Associated Press. His reference to “Pandora’s Box” mentions Aerosmith’s 1991 three-disc compilation album which covered the band’s output from the 1970s through the early 1980s.

“Be there or pay attention while we get all the toys out of the attic. Get ready,” Tyler added.

The band said Kramer has decided not to participate in the current upcoming tour dates. He is still part of the band, but the drummer has been on leave to “focus on his family and his health” since his residency in Las Vegas last year. Drummer John Douglas will continue to play in his place.

Perry called Kramer his brother. The band said their “legendary presence behind the drums will be missed”.

Before the 40-date tour ends, Perry said more cities could be added domestically and internationally.

“It’s the last farewell tour, but I feel like it’s going to go on for a while,” he said. “But I don’t know how many times we will come back to the same cities. This may be the last time.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. on

The full list of tour dates is below:

  • Saturday, September 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • Wednesday, September 06 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
  • Saturday, September 9 – Belmont Park, New York – UBS Arena
  • Tuesday September 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
  • Friday, September 15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
  • Monday, September 18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
  • Thursday, September 21 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
  • Sunday, September 24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
  • Wednesday, September 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
  • Wednesday, October 11 – Tampa, Florida – Amalie Arena
  • Saturday, October 14 – Atlanta, Georgia – State Farm Arena
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Spectrum Center
  • Friday, October 20 – Sunrise, Florida – FLA Live Arena
  • Monday, October 23 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
  • Thursday, October 26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
  • Sunday, October 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • Wednesday, November 01 – San Antonio, Texas – AT&T Arena
  • Saturday, November 4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
  • Tuesday, November 7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • Friday, November 10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
  • Monday November 13 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
  • Thursday, November 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
  • Sunday, November 19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
  • Wednesday, November 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
  • Saturday, November 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
  • Tuesday, November 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
  • Friday, December 1 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
  • Monday, December 04 – San José, CA – SAP Center
  • Thursday, December 07 – Los Angeles, California – The Kia Forum
  • Sunday, December 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
  • Thursday, December 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
  • Sunday, December 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
  • Thursday, January 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena
  • Sun Jan 7 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! center
  • Wednesday, January 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
  • Saturday, January 13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
  • Tuesday, January 16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
  • Friday, January 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
  • Tuesday, January 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
  • Friday, January 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell

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