Credit: Ross HalfinSome Aerosmith members recently hinted that the band was considering mounting a farewell tour soon, and now the rock legends appear to have confirmed those plans by announcing a 2017 European trek dubbed the “Aero-Vederci Baby!” tour. The outing kicks off on May 17 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and is plotted out through a July 5 show in Zurich, Switzerland.

It’s worth noting that in the official announcement, “farewell” appears in quotes so it’s unclear when Aerosmith truly plans to end its touring career.

Meanwhile, a comical video promoting the trek has been posted on the band’s official YouTube channel that features singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry portraying fake newscasters. The clip begins with Tyler announcing, “Welcome to ANN, the Aerosmith News Network, for when you really don’t want to miss a thing,” and continues with the famed frontman reciting a risqué limerick.

Tyler then says, “Breaking news! America’s greatest band is declaring their intentions to take over Europe.” Perry continues the report by saying, “According to a really long Wikileak, Aerosmith will be hitting Europe hard starting in May.” Steven then jumps in again and asks, “Any truth to the rumor that this could be the last hurrah?” to which Joe responds, “Who the hell knows?”

In addition, Perry notes in a statement that Aerosmith can’t wait to tour Europe again, since they haven’t been there in three years. He adds, “Last tour in South America, we were running on all cylinders, and I can see no reason to let up now.”

As for Tyler, he says that “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.”

Check out the band’s full itinerary at

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