New Aerosmith Album To Be Delayed
Joe Perry has today revealed the reasons behind the bands decision to delay the release of the long awaited new LP and details about a US tour with ZZ top!
Speaking to Billboard.com, the guitarist confirmed that recent ‘health issues’ and touring commitments have conspired to force the postponement of the groups first album of original material since 2001’s ‘Just Push Play’.
Recording sessions were first halted earlier this year when Perry underwent surgery to clear out an infection in his knee replacement, and as recently as last month proceedings were again interrupted when Steven Tyler came down with pneumonia.
Perry notes that:”(after that we) realised that there wasn’t any chance of getting it finished before we hit the road in the summer.
“So basically we had to push (the album) back and when the band gets off the road, that’s when we’ll pick up the Aerosmith record.”
Perry has also revealed that the aging, Boston rockers have “probably two or three songs that could be mixed right now, maybe even more.” But concedes that “there’s a long way between two or three and doing the 12 or 14 that you have to have to do a whole project.”
Aerosmith’s upcoming tour, their first since 2007, is due to kick off in June over in the US with none other than southern rocl ords, ZZ Top. Perry has disclosed that the band have pencilled in around 40 North American dates so far, with jaunts to South America, Europe and Japan also being considered.
ZZ Top, meanwhile, are amongst the bands lining up at this years Download festival.