Joe Perry Explains Joey Kramer’s Absence From Aerosmith Farewell Tour


Joe Perry explained why co-founding Aerosmith drummer, Joey Kramer will be sitting out of the band's upcoming "Peace Out" farewell tour — but hinted at the chance that he might be able to join in.

Blabbermouth reported while chatting to Chicago's 97.1 FM The Drive, the guitarist explained, "His heart's in the right place, but, listen, playing the drums is an athletic event. And there's a certain point where. . . every joint starts to give out, man. So at this point we're not thinking he's gonna be there. We'll see."

Not too long ago when Aerosmith was prepping to head out on the road, Joey Kramer told us that playing live with Aerosmith still means everything to him: ["Absolutely, positively, without a doubt. More than anything else that I do in life itself. 'Cause what it's about for me is being behind my drums, seeing those four guys in front of me, and playing for two hours. That's it — that's what I live for."] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . I live for)

Aerosmith kicks off their "Peace Out" farewell tour on September 2nd at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center.