Aerosmith’s Joe Perry on sharing a burger with Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper and that proposed farewell tour

Joe Perry is headed to Phoenix on Final Four weekend for one of the only U.S. dates he’ll play with Aerosmith before the year is out – a free outdoor concert he says he’s excited to play, in part, because they’re shaking up the setlist with songs you haven’t heard them play in years.

“We were rehearsing for the European tour and it turns out that getting this gig has worked out perfect,” Perry says. “We’re psyched. There are probably five or six songs in there that we always play. “Sweet Emotion,” “Dream On,” you’ve got to play those. But there’s other stuff that when each record came out, they were the ones that ended up being a main part of our show but they got left behind, you know, as time goes on. We resurrected them. I think the fans will really be surprised. Because our show has been pretty much the same for the last couple years. It was time for a change.”

Those European dates are the opening leg of the Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour, so named because when they announced it last November, it was meant to be a bit of a farewell tour.

By , The Republic for azcentral.com