December 6, 2013
Aerosmith rocks two-hour show in BA
Legendary band performs dozens of hits before thousands of fans
Legendary hard rock band Aerosmith closed the first day of Personal Fest 2013 on Saturday, at GEBA. The show, which lasted over an hour and a half, saw the famous band perform more than 20 hits from their golden 80s and 90s repertoire.
In their fourth visit to Argentina, Aerosmith came to BA with leader Steve Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford and drummer Joey Kramer. After experiencing some health problems, bassist Tom Hamilton was replaced by David Hull.
Tyler did his usual gymnastics all over the stage, opening the show with the highly-anticipated Draw the Line from their 1977 LP of the same name. Other oldies but goldies included Love in an Elevator, Toys in the Attic, Pink, Dude Looks Like a Lady and Crying.
John Perry replaced Tyler on lead vocal for a pretty good performance of Combination, while huge screens showed images of the veteran guitarist strolling down the streets of San Telmo and buying a jersey of the Argentine national football team. Messi’s No. 10, in case there was any doubt.
During the concert, Aerosmith played many of its greatest hits, from Jaded to Livin’ on the Edge to I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing and even offering a great performance of The Beatles’ Come Together.
After the first few songs, Tyler started talking to the audience and voicing the band’s willingness to take requests from “older or newer” hits.
Needless to say, the audience chose almost unanimously to listen to a string of songs from Aerosmith’s golden age, so much so that very little attention was paid to their latest album Music from Another Dimension (2013), with only a single played — Oh Yeah.
Aerosmith ended the show with Walk This Way and Dream On, with Tyler playing the piano while Perry stood on it, wearing Messi’s No. 10 jersey in an audio and visual extravaganza. The very last hit played at GEBA was Sweet Emotion, when Tyler got off the stage to kiss several girls from the VIP first row.
Herald with Télam