Joe Perry returns to the road for more headlining shows in support of Sweetzerland Manifesto. Shows kick off November 30 and feature Perry with Brad Whitfordand Gary Cherone.
Joe Perry–legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith–has just confirmed more shows in support of his 2018 Sweetzerland Manifesto solo album. The headlining dates kick off November 30 in Iowa and include stops in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and more before wrapping up with three Los Angeles-area shows. These performances follow gigs in April where Perry debuted his new touring band featuring his Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Gary Cherone of Extreme taking on the lead vocals. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, October 12 at 10am local time, with a special pre-sale for Joe Perry email list subscribers and social media followers beginning October 9; please visit joeperry.com for more details. In addition, special VIP packages (which include a Meet and Greet, ticket to the show, and more) will be available starting Wednesday, October 10.
Along with choice cuts from his catalog of solo records, Perry will be performing rarely played Aerosmith classics from the band’s early records including “Toys In The Attic,” “Get Your Wings,” and “Rocks,” among others. Sweetzerland Manifesto marks Perry’s sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks all written or co-written by Perry (many with the album’s guest vocalists), except for a cover of “Eve Of Destruction” with Perry on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of Perry’s friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons. Highlights include “Aye, Aye, Aye,” which Perry co-wrote with the track’s vocalist Robin Zander, and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings “I Wanna Roll,” “Haberdasher Blues,” and “I’m Going Crazy,” plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up “I’ll Do Happiness” (with Zak Starkey on drums), “Sick & Tired” and “Won’t Let Me Go.”
11/30 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/1 – West Dundee, IL – RocHaus
12/2 – Detroit, MI – Crowfoot Ballroom
12/4 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
12/5 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/7 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
12/11 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
12/13 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
12/15 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
12/16 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
Photo credit: Ross Halfin