Aerosmith have ‘considered’ touring without Tyler

Brad Whitford
Brad Whitford (Image credit: Getty)

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford says the band have considered touring without frontman Steven Tyler.

The singer has been in Nashville working on his upcoming solo country album since last year. And when asked if they could hit the road with a guest vocalist, Whitford says it’s something the band have discussed.

He tells Metal Rules: “Absolutely, we have considered it – but whether it will happen I don’t know. I think it would be great.”

Tyler’s side-project has been a bone of contention amongst his Aerosmith bandmates, as it resulted in them cancelling most of their 2016 tour plans, according to the guitarist.

Whitford, who’ll release Reunion from his collaboration with former Ted Nugent Band singer Derek St Holmes next month, admits their studio sessions felt “like a vacation” from Aerosmith as they work so well together.

He adds: “We both have ideas that we kick around and bring to the table. We are able to pull together all these ideas very quickly. Several of the songs were written together on the first day of the recording session. It’s not tedious and we keep it moving all the time – it’s quite fun actually.”

Reunion can be pre-ordered via iTunes.

Whitford-St Holmes will kick off a tour with Whitesnake next month.

Whitford/St Holmes Reunion tracklist

  1. Shapes
  2. Tender Is The Night
  3. Rock All Day
  4. Hot For You
  5. Hell Is On Fire
  6. Catch My Fall
  7. Shake It
  8. Gotta Keep On Movin’
  9. Flood Of Lies
  10. I Need Love (Bonus)
  11. Whiskey Woman (Bonus)
  12. Hold On (Bonus)
  13. Sharpshooter (Bonus)
  14. Every Morning (Bonus)
  15. Action (Bonus)
  16. Shy Away (Bonus)
  17. Does It Really Matter (Bonus)
  18. Spanish Boy (Bonus)
  19. Mystery Girl (Bonus)

Whitford-St. Holmes 2016 tour dates

Jun 03: Dallas Bomb Factory, TX (With Whitesnake)
Jun 05: Houston Revention Music Center (With Whitesnake)
Jun 06: San Antonio Majestic Theatre, TX (With Whitesnake)
Jun 08: Indianapolis Murat Theatre, IN (With Whitesnake)
Jun 11: Northfield Hard Rock Rocksino, OH (With Whitesnake)
Jun 14: Cincinnati PNC Pavilion, OH (With Whitesnake)
Jun 15: Huber Heights Rose Music Center, OH (With Whitesnake)
Jun 17: Detroit Fox Theatre, MI (With Whitesnake)
Jun 20: Brooklyn Kings Theatre, NY (With Whitesnake)
Jun 21: Montclair The Wellmont Theatre, NJ (With Whitesnake)
Jun 22: Sellersville Theater, PA (Headline show)
Jun 23: Hampton beach Casino, NH (With Whitesnake)
Jun 25: Boston House Of Blues, MA (With Whitesnake)
Jun 26: Portland Maine State Pier, ME (With Whitesnake)
Jun 28: Lewiston Artpark Amphitheatre, NY (With Whitesnake)
Jun 29: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD (With Whitesnake)
Jul 01: Londonderry Tupelo Music Hall, NH (Headline show)

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