Joe Perry Books A Book Tour

Joe Perry wants you to read a book.  His book, specifically.  The Aerosmith guitarist is doing a book tour to coincide with the release of his memoir.  Destinations include Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Phoenix.

“Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith” lands in stores Oct. 7.  Carrying a forward by Johnny Depp, the book has been described by Slash as “an insightful and harrowing roller coaster ride.”  When the former Guns N’ Roses / Velvet Revolver  guitarist calls something “harrowing,”  you gotta figure it’s really, really scary in parts.

Along with Perry’s own words describing all the fame and excesses that came with living the rock star life, the book  includes more than 100 photographs depicting the axeman on and off of the stage.

Photo: AP Photo / Luis Soto
Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala City, Guatemala

But perhaps the best news for fans is that he will do a book tour and sign copies of his autobiographies.  Here are the dates:

Oct. 7 – New York, N.Y., Barnes & Noble @ Union Square
Oct. 8 – Ridgewood, N.J., Bookends
Oct. 9 – Brookline, Mass., Brookline Boomsmith @ The Coolidge Corner Theatre
Oct. 10 – Boston, Mass., Guitar Center – Boylston Street
Oct. 11 – Boston, Mass., The Paper Store @ Framingham
Oct. 13 – Chicago, Ill., The Standard Club Of Chicago
Oct. 13 – Arlington Heights, Ill., Guitar Center – Arlington Heights
Oct. 14 – Cleveland, Ohio, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame
Oct. 15 – Los Angeles, Calif., Barnes & Noble @ The Grove
Oct. 16 – San Francisco, Calif., Guitar Center – San Francisco Proper
Oct. 17 – San Francisco, Calif., Book Passage @ San Francisco Ferry Building
Oct. 18 – Phoenix, Ariz. Changing Hands Bookstore
Oct. 19 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Guitar Center – Scottsdale
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, Calif., Book Soup

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