Aerosmith ‘Peace Out’ After 50 Years With Farewell Tour

(CNN) Aerosmith is retiring with a farewell tour.

The group announced Monday that The Black Groves will embark on a 40-date North American tour featuring special guests.

“This isn’t goodbye, it’s a peace exodus!,” Aerosmith said in a joint statement. “Get ready, walk this way, you’re going to have the best show of our lives.”

They also shared that drummer Joey Kramer will not be joining them.

“Despite being a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, Joey Kramer has regrettably made the decision to cancel the currently scheduled tour dates to fully focus on his family and health,” the band said in a statement. “Joey’s irresistible and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”

In 2020, Kramer sued the band In breach of contract, he claimed he was prevented from performing after “minor injuries” the previous spring.

He is the 2020 MusicCares Person of the Year and sought an injunction after they planned to perform at the Grammy Awards and without him. He lost that case.

Aerosmith recently wrapped up their Las Vegas residency “Aerosmith: Deuces or Wild” at Dolby Live at the Park MGM.

The new tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off September 2nd in Philadelphia, with stops across the US and Canada including the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Austin’s Moody Center and Seattle’s Climate Commitment Arena. QC at the Bell Center on Jan. 26 before closing out Chicago’s United Center, Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and more in Montreal.

There will also be a stop in Boston for a special hometown show on New Year’s Eve 2023.

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Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time

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