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Aerosmith will launch their Aero-Vederci tour on 17 May in Tel Aviv, Israel REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The end is nigh for US rock band Aerosmith who have announced a "farewell" tour. Steven Tyler and co will embark on the Aero-Vederci Baby! tour in 2017 with shows confirmed for Europe.

The Walk This Way rockers will kick-off the 17-date stretch at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel on 17 May before moving onto Munich, Krakow, Copenhagen, Lisbon and Madrid to name a few. Aerosmith only have one UK date scheduled so far with the band set to close the Download festival at Donington Park on 11 June.

It will be the group's third – and possibly – last appearance at Download while they also have a show confirmed for Dublin's 3 Arena in Ireland. Tickets for the European trek go on sale Friday 18 November at 10am for most tickets but others, such as Download, are already available.

Announcing the tour, Aerosmith's team said in a statement: "Aerosmith will return across the Atlantic with one of the greatest rock shows ever seen and will undoubtedly be the ultimate must see event of 2017 as the band embark upon this, their 'farewell' tour, saying 'Aero-Vederci Baby!'"

The news was also revealed in a spoof video starring Tyler, who asks: "Any truth to the rumours that this could be the last hurrah?" to which Joe Perry replies: "Who the hell knows." Aerosmith, which also consists of Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer and Tom Hamilton, released their debut album in 1973 and are believed to have sold more than 150 million worldwide to date.

The rock collective, who are best known for the songs Walk This Way, Don't Wanna Miss A Thing and Dude Looks Like A Lady, have cleaned up in the award stakes winning four Grammys and 10 MTV VMAs over the course of their 43-year career.

Aerosmith's most recent album, Music From Another Dimension!, was released in 2012 and reached number five on the US' Billboard 200 chart.

Tyler, 68, hinted that the band would part ways in June, telling radio host Howard Stern: "I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this ... We're doing a farewell tour, but only because it's time. We've never done that."

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Steven Tyler previously said 'it was time' for Aerosmith to call it a day after 43 years REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

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