Are Aerosmith headed for a breakup? All the signs are there. Aerosmith played a triumphant set to a crowd of over 50,000 adrenalized punters at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but the future of Aerosmith looks uncertain at moment as they approach their 40th anniversary in 2010. Since falling off stage whilst the band were on tour with ZZ Top, leader singer Steven Tyler has decided to pull out of a planned South American tour at the end of the year and seems intent on pursuing solo projects, as he revealed to Classic Rock.
Lead guitarist & Tyler’s co-songwriter Joe Perry was quite upset at having to cancel the last few gigs and he was vocal about it. He also took advantage of the recent break by recording and releasing a new solo album – Have Guitar, Will Travel – and will be touring in the States over the next couple of months with talks of doing some dates in Japan and the UK early next year. Off stage the story is bleak – as with the last three shows, none of the band see Tyler until the opening number and his dressing room is located quite a distance from the rest of the group.