Aerosmith stars Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will team up with bassist and American Idol judge Randy Jackson for a very special performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday (January 20, 2012), according to Perry who announced the news on Twitter.
The guitarist confirmed the performance after a fan sent him an inquiry on Twitter last Friday. Rumors had been swirling about a possible appearance and when Bruno Tortola asked, "Are you really going to play with IamStevenT (Tyler) and Randy Jackson on The Tonight Show Jan 20?", Perry simply replied, "You Bet". It will be the second time the Aerosmith guitarist hits Jay Leno's studio this month - he'll appear again on Monday January 30, 2012 to help promote the Amnesty International musical project, 'Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International'. Perry has recorded a rendition of Dylan's 'Man of Peace' for the record, which also includes Adele's version of 'Make You Feel My Love', Queens Of The Stone Age tackling 'Outlaw Blues' and Patti Smith contributing a cover of 'Drifter's Escape'.
Steven Tyler and Perry continue to work on Aerosmith's forthcoming new album in Los Angeles. The currently untitled record is expected to hit shelves in Spring 2012, with a tour slated to follow soon after.