Brad Whitford says that he has “doubts” about AEROSMITH ever being able to perform live again.
The 69-year-old guitarist, who has been a member of AEROSMITH since 1971, painted a bleak picture of the band’s future during an appearance on Joe Bonamassa’s hit interview series “Live From Nerdville”.
After Bonamassa asked Whitford about AEROSMITH’s European tour, which was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic caused it to be moved back to 2021 and eventually to 2022, Brad said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “The European tour, they tried to plan one last year, and they’re talking about next year. It’s a pipe dream right now. Nothing’s gonna happen for a long time. Sometimes I’m not sure what my partners are thinking when they think that’s gonna happen.”
He continued: “There’s another interesting thing about going to Europe now because of Brexit — it’s so much harder to get work visas because of that. That’s gonna be a whole other nightmare. I mean, I have my doubts about AEROSMITH ever really performing again at this stage, because age is becoming a real factor. And it is what it is.”