Joe Perry has announced three consecutive concert dates in support of his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto. The first show will take place at Boston’s House of Blues on April 18. On the following night Perry will perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, Virginia, and on April 20 he will take the stage at the Music Box at Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Billed as “Joe Perry and Friends,” the shows will also include Perry’s Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Extreme’s Gary Cherone. Cherone served as lead vocalist on Aerosmith material when Perry performed in Los Angeles in January.

“[Sweetzerland Manifesto] is kind of a modern-made classic rock record,” Perry recently told the Boston Globe, adding that he feels new music with a classic-rock vibe remains a viable commercial force. “The business is scrambling around, but the fans are still there and they still want excitement. It still comes down to having a good song and catching people’s ear.”

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