Aerosmith have plenty left in the tank

Aerosmith have so much mileage left in the tank that guitarist Brad Whitford says he can't understand why the band are hanging up their musical hats at the end of their forthcoming farewell tour.

The rock legends have dubbed their upcoming tour as 'Aero-Vederci Baby' with a farewell trek through Europe.

Now, speaking to NME, Whitford says: “Oh gosh, I'm not really sure. I don't know, I think it was a general business decision, between the promoters to the management to the band. I don't actually feel like we're gonna be shutting the whole thing down at the end of it, but I think there's a lot more life in the band.

“But, I guess you've got to start somewhere. So, we're just starting to put the farewell label on things."

Aerosmith are continuing to write new music despite the end of the road for the band supposedly looming large on the horizon.

Whitford explains: “We haven't been in the studio in a while, and I think we're gonna be in the studio a little bit next month. We'll have a better idea of it all, when we get together and do that — of whether we're gonna record any new music.

“I know we would like to. And I know that we probably have quite a bit of music that we're sitting on. Whether we actually follow through on that, how much we're gonna do, whether it would be a couple of songs or more, is yet to be seen, but it sure would be fun!"

He added: “I'd say the band is playing really well, people are writing a lot, there's a lot of music that's being created on the sidelines, in home studios and all that sort of stuff. It would be fun to just have something new to do. We've just got to take it organically, if it feels good we'll go ahead and do it.”

The 'Aero-Vederci Baby' tour will begin in Israel before visiting Georgia, Russia, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, England – with a headline slot at the Download Festival, Ireland, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.