Aerosmith to kick-off 'farewell' European tour with show in Israel
The 'Aero-Vederci Baby!' tour will kick off in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park on May 17, 2017, with tickets starting at NIS 290 for general admission, NIS 770 for the golden ring section and NIS 870 for the VIP area; pre-sale on Monday to offer cheaper tickets.
US rockers Aerosmith, together for some 45 years, will embark on a "farewell" European tour next year, the group said on Monday, kicking off the series of shows in Israel.
The tour will kick off at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park on May 17, 2017. This would be the band's second concert in Israel and a long time coming—as their last time in the Jewish state was in 1994.
Tickets prices will start at NIS 290 for general admission, NIS 770 for the golden ring section and NIS 870 for the VIP area. A pre-sale starting 7pm local time on Monday will offer GA tickets for NIS 250, golden ring rickets for NIS 670 and VIP tickets for NIS 720.
One of the biggest rock bands in the United States, the award-winning group, often called "The Bad Boys from Boston" in reference to the city where they formed in 1970, is known for songs like "Back in the Saddle" and "Walk This Way."
The group consists of lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, drummer Joey Kramer and bassist Tom Hamilton.
"Aerosmith will return across the Atlantic with one of the greatest rock shows ever seen and will undoubtedly be the ultimate must see event of 2017 as the band embark upon this, their 'farewell' tour, saying 'Aero-Vederci Baby!'" a statement from the group said.
In a spoof news sketch video posted on the band's Twitter feed, Tyler and Perry announced the European tour, with Tyler asking "Any truth to the rumours that this could be the last hurrah?" to which Perry replies: "Who the hell knows."
After their show in Tel Aviv, the band will head to Georgia, Russia, Germany and perform across Europe until early July. During the tour, Aerosmith will also play music festivals such as Sweden Rock, France's Hellfest and the Download Festival in Britain.
Reuters contributed to this story.