Aerosmith Says Steven Tyler & The Band Are AOK

Aerosmith’s PR representative issued a press release Friday evening to reassure fans that there is “absolutely no truth” to stories you may have seen online about the band temporarily replacing Steven Tyler.

“Any rumor out there about us looking for another singer is completely untrue,” Joe Perry said. “All five of us were just on the phone together talking about how excited we are to go to South America and Mexico City.”

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Calling Festival, Clapham Common, London, UK

So, where did these rumors start? Some fan site just trying to stir up drama? Actually, the controversy stemmed from an interview guitarist Brad Whitford did with Metal Rules.  

Metal Rules’ Robert Cavuoto brought up AC/DC touring with Axl Rose and asked if Aerosmith was reconsidering touring with a guest vocalist. After all, Tyler has a busy schedule lined up through September supporting his solo country career.

“Absolutely, we have considered it but whether it will happen I don’t know. I think it would be great,” Whitford said.

The guitarist said he had a lot of people on his wish list of frontmen. “everybody from Myles Kennedy to Axl (laughing). We had a bunch of people a while ago like Sammy Hagar. It would be a lot of fun.”

Guess it’s not happening after all.

Here’s Aerosmith’s itinerary featuring the one and only Steven Tyler:  

Sept. 16 – Del Mar, Calif., Del Mar Racetrack (Kaaboo)
Sept. 29 – Bogota, Colombia, Simon Bolivar Park  
Oct. 2 – Santiago, Chile, Movistar Arena      
Oct. 5 – Cordoba, Argentina, Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes
Oct. 11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil, Estádio Beira-Rio
Oct. 15 – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Allianz Parque  
Oct. 18 – Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Estadio Ramón “Tahuichi” Aguilera            
Oct. 21 – Recife, Brazil, Classic Hall            
Oct. 24 – Lima, Peru, Estadio Nacional        
Oct. 27 – Mexico City, Mexico, Arena Ciudad De Mexico