Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry told the Las Vegas Sun
on Friday that singer Steven Tyler left the band after their Abu Dhabi concert.
"Steven quit as far as I can tell," Perry told the Las Vegas Sun in a phone interview. "I don't know anymore than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don't know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don't know."
Perry was referring to an article by the British website Classic Rock
, which quotes Tyler saying. "Once the band hit the final note and I walk off stage – then I'll tell you the whole story," right before Aerosmith performed at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
According to the British magazine, Tyler said he is planning to work on his own brand, "Brand Tyler," once he walked off the stage at the said UAE show.
According to Classic Rock, that tension was not evident during the show. But offstage, perhaps some dissension, because band members at the time were not seeing Tyler until the opening act for each concert and his dressing room was usually far from other band members rooms. Tyler has recently been missing from several Aerosmith concerts since falling of a stage during on of the band's performances.
Aerosmith, however, will continue without Tyler, Perry told Las Vegas Sun.