The best-selling American hard rock band of all time, Aerosmith, due to break up after 46 years together, will kick off its 17-concert farewell tour, “Aero-Vederci Baby,” in Israel in May.
Tickets to the event, at Tel Aviv’s HaYarkon Park, went on sale on Monday, costing NIS 250 to NIS 870 ($65 to $225).
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and included on both Rolling Stone’s and VH1’s lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Aerosmith has — according to the band’s website — sold more than 100 million albums and won four Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards, and 12 MTV Awards.
The band has toured every year since 2001, with the exception of 2008.
Formed in Boston in 1970, Aerosmith reached the heights of its popularity in the 1970s and late 1980s.
Early hits included “Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Toys In the Attic” and “Back In The Saddle.” Later hits include “Walk This Way,” “Janie’s Got A Gun,” “Cryin’,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Love In An Elevator” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.”
The band’s impending breakup was announced in June.