Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was doing some interviews surrounding his upcoming Borgata gig in Atlantic City (4/20) when the topic of an Aerosmith tour came up. Here’s what he had to say. 

“I think, the way things are going, we are going to try and and take it easy,” he told the Atlantic City Weekly. “We may do a couple more one-offs — maybe some festivals over the next six or eight months. In 2019, we will be closing in on our 50th anniversary, so we are planning some dates and a tour to celebrate that. Right now we are pretty much laying low and finishing up some solo things before we start that.”

For the moment, Perry is focused on his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto.  He’s doing a few tour dates to support the album. His touring band includes Extreme’s Gary Cherone on vocals, and Aerosmith compatriot Brad Whitford.

“The whole idea was a self evolving thing,” Perry said. “It was a great opportunity to use some different musicians in a different environment. … We weren’t making the record for any record companies or worrying about how it would do on the radio. We were thinking more about how it would sound to play live. And that was pretty much it.”