Aerosmith shoot down Steven Tyler replacement rumours


Aerosmith are not looking for a guest singer, guitarist Joe Perry has confirmed.

When asked in an interview last week whether the band could hit the road with a replacement vocalist while Steven Tyler concentrates on his solo country career, guitarist Brad Whitford said: “Absolutely, we have considered it – but whether it will happen I don’t know. I think it would be great.”

But Perry has dismissed the possibility of replacing their iconic frontman and branded the rumours “completely untrue.”

He says: “Any rumour out there about us looking for another singer is completely untrue. All five of us were just on the phone together talking about how excited we are to go to South America and Mexico City.”

Tyler has been in Nashville working on his upcoming solo country album since last year and released the track Red, White & You.

Aerosmith will tour South America in the autumn.

Aerosmith tour dates 2016

Sep 29: Bogota Parque Simon Bolivar, Colombia
Oct 02: Santiago Movistar Arena, Chile
Oct 05: Cordoba Estadio De Cordoba, Argentina
Oct 11: Rio Porto Alegre Anfiteatro Beira, Brazil
Oct 15: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Oct 18: Santa Cruz De La Sierra Estadio Ramon Tahuichi Aguilera, Bolivia
Oct 21: Recife Classic Hall, Brazil
Oct 24: Lima Estadio Nacional, Peru
Oct 27: Mexico City Arena Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico

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