Brad Whitford Emphasizes Aerosmith Members’ Health Issues, ‘A New Tour Is A Pipe Dream Right Now’
The iconic rock band, Aerosmith co-lead guitarist Brad Whitford drew attention to both his own and his band members’ current health problems that they have been struggling with for years. He also declared the final decision about the upcoming live performances of the band on the 53rd episode of Live From Nerdville with Joe Bonamassa.
Since the release of Aerosmith’s fifteenth studio album entitled ‘Music from Another Dimension! ‘ on November 6, 2012, the fans have been waiting impatiently for the new album of the band. Even though Joe Perry revealed that he was working on the upcoming album of the band with Steven Tyler, Aerosmith hasn’t still announced any details about the new album.
As you may remember, KISS frontman, Paul Stanley has closed the doors about the live performances of the band after their farewell tour due to the age factor and impossibility perform like they used to. Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford also unveiled the main reasons why they won’t perform on the stage again. There were ongoing health issues of almost every band member and the age factor.
Aerosmith’s 2020 European tour was postponed first to 2021 and then to 2022 because of the global pandemic. During his interview with Joe Bonamassa, he revealed that he didn’t believe in the possibility of the upcoming Aerosmith European tour. Because Brexit’s causing problems with getting the visa and Tyler’s previous stage collapse, Kramer’s and his own heart problems made it impossible.
Here’s what Whitford told:
“The European tour – they tried to plan one last year, and they’re talking about next year. It’s a pipe dream right now… Nothing’s gonna happen for a long time.
Sometimes I’m not sure what my partners are thinking when they think that’s gonna happen…
And there’s another interesting thing about going to Europe now because of Brexit. It’s so much harder to get work visas because of that, so that’s gonna be a whole other nightmare.
I mean… I have my doubts about Aerosmith ever really performing again at this stage because age is becoming a real factor… It is what it is.“
You can watch the interview below.