Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, arrived in Israel Saturday with his girlfriend ahead of the band’s Wednesday performance in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.
It’s been 22 years since the Boston-based rock band has been in Israel.
Tyler and his girlfriend have plans to visit the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Madasa and possibly even Eilat, according to the Mako news site.
More than 45,000 tickets have been sold for the Yarkon Park concert, produced by the local Bluestone Group.
The longtime blues-based hard rock band — which is marking 40 years of making music together — is kicking off its two-month Aero-Vederci Baby! tour in Tel Aviv.
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) May 10, 2017
While it’s considered a farewell tour for the one-time Boston band, leaders Tyler and Joe Perry have made it clear that this may not be the end for them.
“We’re gonna go out and tour until we’re done,” guitarist Perry said to the AZ Central website ahead of an Aerosmith show in Arizona in March. “And we’re gonna try and hit every place we’ve ever played and never played. There’s always new places to go. New countries. I’d like to play China and the Far East. There’s a lot of places that are off the beaten path. Is this the last tour? Well, I don’t know. I don’t think so.”
The band has stayed together throughout the last 40 years, but had a rocky period in the 1980s as members were forced to address drug abuse and internal conflict.
Channel 2 reported that Tyler, 69, asked to have organic, unsweetened almond milk in his room, as well as organic goat milk, red wine, white wine and a coffee machine. He also wanted a regular supply of organic almonds and cashews, washed blueberries, Pink Lady apples, peanut M&Ms and peanut-filled pretzels, and chilled Diet Coca-Cola, beer, Red Bull and flavored seltzer.
Tickets for the Aerosmith concert are available online.