JOE PERRY explains why JOEY KRAMER won’t be on AEROSMITH’s farewell tour

In a recent interview with Byrd of 97.1 FM The player, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry explained why the drummer is unlikely Joey Kramerwho did not participate in the group’s recent tour “Both Are Wild” shows in residence in Las Vegas, will participate in AEROSMITHis to come “Peace Outside” farewell tour. “His heart is in the right place, but, listen, drumming is a sporting event,” Joe said. “And there’s a certain point where you’re kind of, like, …every joint starts to drop, man. So at this point, we don’t think he’ll be there. We’ll see.”

When AEROSMITH announced their farewell tour earlier this week, the band said of Kramerthe absence of the trek to come: “While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of AEROSMITHhe unfortunately made the decision to take time off from currently scheduled tour dates to focus his full attention on his family and his health. JoeyThe unmistakable and legendary presence from behind the drums will be greatly missed,” the band said in a statement.

For the past year, AEROSMITHlong-standing battery technology John Douglas filled the battery for Kramerwhose wife, Linda Gail Kramerdied last June at the age of 55. No cause of death has been revealed.

In 2020, Kramer continued the rest of AEROSMITH for breach of contract, claiming he was barred from performing after suffering “minor injuries” the previous year. He asked for an injunction after announcing that they would play without him at 2020 MusiCares Personality of the Year and at the Grammy Awards. He lost this case.

THE “Peace Outside” The 40-date series will begin on September 2 in Philadelphia and end next year on January 26 in Montreal. Special guests BLACK BASKETS will join AEROSMITH for the entire tour, which will celebrate AEROSMITH‘s five decades of music.

Produced by nation live, the tour will include stops at iconic arenas across the United States and Canada, including the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, Madison Square Garden in New York, the Moody Center in Dallas, the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, the United Center in Chicago, the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, etc. A highlight of the tour will be a stop in Boston for a special hometown show on New Years Eve 2023.

AEROSMITH announced his last tour by creating a “breaking news” Youtube video featuring Eminem, slash, Dolly Parton, Bill Burr, Ringo Star and other entertainment stars expressing their disbelief that this is really a goodbye. At the end of the clip, AEROSMITH leader steven tyler can be seen staring at the camera and stating, “And if you think we’re kidding…dream.”

More recently, AEROSMITH completed his critically acclaimed residency in Las Vegas at Park MGM’s Dolby Live. Upstream of the residence, AEROSMITH returned to their hometown of Boston to perform a record-breaking single show at Fenway Park as part of the legendary band’s 50th anniversary celebrations. With over 38,700 people in attendance, it was the highest number of tickets sold yet for a show at this iconic venue.

In May 2022, AEROSMITH announced that Tyler had entered a treatment program following a relapse, prompting the band to temporarily suspend residency in Las Vegas.

Tyler had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction since the mid-1980s. Over the past four decades, he had relapsed several times, including in the early 2000s and in 2009.

Joey has had his own health problems in recent years. Kramer suffered a health scare in 2014, initially reported as “heart complications”.

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