Aerosmith Won’t Cancel European Tour After Attack

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

The band Aerosmith says they will not cancel their European tour after the explosion outside Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.

Guitarist Joe Perry said he originally thought they should postpone the tour, but later changed his mind realizing that “our fans don’t want to live like that” and he said neither did the band.  (RELATED: Police: 19 Confirmed Dead After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester)

Rock band Aerosmith performs during the "Aerosmith: Let Rock Rule" tour at The Forum in Inglewood, California July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Rock band Aerosmith performs during the “Aerosmith: Let Rock Rule” tour at The Forum in Inglewood, California July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

“I don’t think I want to live like that or the band wants to live like that, and our fans don’t want to live like that,” Perry told the Associated Press Thursday. “I think that when we play now it is one more strike against the other side, and it is almost like it has notched our show up another bit, it is like a celebration of freedom and we’re not going to stop.”

“The world is really moving fast,” lead singer Steven Tyler said. “We have to try to do something about it and it is one thing to say, ‘We know what you did and you’re not going to phase us, and you’re not going to scare us,’ but yes it is scary and yes you did scare me. But we are going to try to do something to make sure it doesn’t happen the next time and that is what we have to start working on.”

“ISIS, how do you figure your s*** is bigger than ours,” Tyler said on stage at their show in Moscow a day after the attack where a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. “We gotta world of love to beat these motherf****** with. They think they gonna take this world down…they can dream on.”

The tour kicks off Friday night in Munich, Germany as they travel to different venues in Poland, Denmark, Sweden, the U.K., Ireland, France and Italy throughout the next month.

Katie Jerkovich

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