In 2019 Aerosmith will celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary and guitarist Joe Perry has revealed they’ll mark the occasion with a residency in Las Vegas.
Appearing on SiriusXM’s Beatles channel, the 67-year-old rocker confirmed the Boston-born band will be hunkering down in Sin City for a lengthy run next year.
“We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring,” said Perry, reports NME.
“What we want to do is something that I haven’t seen before… just downsizing our live show, just playing in a smaller place,” he explained. “We want to do something different. We’re in the middle of the production now. What we’re talking about is having an experience that you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular Aerosmith tour.”
Perry teased a production that will take himself, frontman Steve Tyler, and the rest of the band out of their comfort zones.
“I feel like we’ve been out of the wind for a while and it seems like it would be a really cool thing to bring some of the history back,” Perry continued.
“The production is gonna look like that. But without losing what we are: a hardcore rock ‘n’ roll band. We’re having almost weekly conversations about the production and how we’re gonna keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of the rock and roll that we play but still add an element that people will want to see.”
Added Perry: “I haven’t been this excited about a project with Aerosmith in quite a while.”
Full details of the upcoming residency are expected to be announced when the band drop by NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to perform as part of the show’s Summer Concert Series.