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3rd January 2017


Aerosmith hit the road later this year for their 'Aero-Vederci, Baby Tour', the band's farewell tour where they will be performing at some of the biggest music festivals in the world including Sweden Rock, France's Hellfest and the legendary Download Festival in Donington, UK.

However, in a new interview with Metal Express Radio, guitarist Brad Whitford has suggested that the tour may go on until 2022 as Aerosmith have a lot of places to visit before they eventually play their final show.

Whitford said: "We really are calling it the Farewell Tour but it's going to probably take us between the next three to five years as we plan on touring the States, South America, Europe and Japan and wherever else, so it's going to take a while.

And it also seems as though the long goodbye may also extend to beyond another new studio album as when asked about the possibility of making more new music, the guitarist stated:

"We're at the talking stage of doing some more music. It's quite hard right now as Steven [Tyler] is out on the road with his band. We had a talk a few weeks back about going into the studio. When that'll happen, though, I'm not sure. We certainly have plenty of ideas."

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have sold over 100 million albums, won countless awards including four Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and twelve MTV Awards over the past forty-five years and earned an incredible ninety-five gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA for their albums, singles, and videos. This is the biggest ever tally for a USA act.

Steven Tyler announced back in June on the Howard Stern radio show on SiriusXM Radio that Aerosmith will be undertaking their farewell tour in 2017 with Joe Perry commenting after the first batch of dates were in:

"It's been three years since we have been on tour in Europe and I can speak for my brothers that we can't wait to get over there and take it up a few notches. Last tour in South America we were running on all cylinders and I can see no reason to let up now."

Tyler later added: "Aerosmith just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock... the band is unstoppable right now and in Europe, we're going to keep doing what we do best... Let The Music Do The Talking... Living On The Edge, and living to rock another day."

Aerosmith Aero-Vederci, Baby Tour so far:

May 17th: Hayarkon Park Tel Aviv, Israel
May 20th: Black Sea Arena Batumi, Georgia
May 23rd: Olympiski Moscow, Russia
May 26th: Konigsplatz Munich, Germany
May 30th: Waldbuhne Berlin, Germany
June 2nd: Tauron Arena Krakow, Poland
June 5th: Royal Arena Copenhagen, Denmark
June 8th: Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, Sweden
June 11th: Download Festival Donington Park, UK
June 14th: 3 Arena Dublin, Ireland
June 17th: Hellfest, Clisson, France
June 20th: Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany
June 23rd: Firenze Rocks Festival Florence, Italy
June 26th: Meo Arena Lisbon, Portugal
June 29th: Rivas Auditorio Madrid, Spain
July 2nd: Rock Fest Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
July 5th: Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
July 8th: Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez, Tenerife




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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