If you’re a diehard Aerosmith fan then you may want to look away now. According to the band, their time on the road could be coming to an end and, to make matters worse, they might not even have time to stop in Australia before they bid everyone “Aero-Vederici.”
Following a recent tour of South Africa, Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler confirmed that talks of “retirement” have been ongoing for a while. Although he stopped short of saying the Aero-Vederici Baby tour was the end, he did say it was a farewell tour of sorts.
“We all have different feelings about it. I do have a feeling that there’ll be a tour that we’ll call the final tour — but when will it end? That I can’t say,” Perry told Billboard.com.
Legends Close to the End
Although it’s extremely hard to keep an ageing rocker down as Joe Perry showed us earlier this year), the band have been together since 1970 and lead singer Tyler is now the grand old age of 68. With father time waiting for no guitar lick, the chances are that the latest European tour will be the last time we see the guys on stage. While it’s certainly good news that the band will go out on top, it’s frustrating we won’t get to see them in Australia.
Despite touring Australia nine times over the past four decades, Aerosmith hit the country’s major cities in 2013. Playing to capacity crowds at festivals in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, the band showed why they’re still loved the world over. Of course, if the European tour does prove to be the end, the obvious question will then become: how does the average Aussie get the Aerosmith fix?
Tech Can Keep the Band Alive
Well thanks to the wonders of modern technology, the band will continue to entertain us for many years to come. Indeed, if you’re ever in the US and fancy some theme park action, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at MGM Studios is a high-octane tribute to the band. Catapulting you to speeds of 100kph in under three seconds, the ride provides as much of a rush as an Aerosmith concert.
If a trip to the US is a bit much, then we could soon see the guys become a pokie. Today’s online casino culture has given rise to a plethora of themed pokies in recent years and Aerosmith could be the next addition to the market. In fact, if you login to Pokies.com today, you’ll not see bonuses offering 50 free spins, but online pokies built around the iconic band Guns N’ Roses.
Featuring tracks from the band, betting from $0.01 and six-figure jackpots, the game certainly gets the adrenaline pumping. So, if iGaming developers can do that for Guns N’ Roses, there’s no reason why they can’t do it for Aerosmith
A Virtually Real Way to Rock Out
What about virtual reality? The latest craze around the world seems to be virtual reality, so maybe we’ll see some sort of interactive Aerosmith concert. With products such as Oculus Rift set to go on sale
in Australia ready for Christmas and analysts at Telsyte predicting sales will hit 110,000 by the close of 2016, there’s certainly a market for an Aerosmith VR experience.
Who knows, maybe some tech-heads will film the European tour, do some magic with it and put it into a video format that’s compatible with a VR headset. If that happens, then maybe Aerosmith’s Australian fans won’t be so disappointed that they may never get to see the band play live on Aussie soil.