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article imageReview: Aerosmith puts on top-notch rock concert in New York Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 11, 2014 in Music
Wantagh - On July 10, iconic rock band Aerosmith played a show at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, for a sold-out venue.
Acclaimed guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators served as their opening act for their "Let Rock Rule" tour.
They opened their show with "Back in the Saddle" and they followed it up with "Eat The Rich," as the stage was graced in blue and green laser lights.
"Love in an Elevator" ended with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry singing together, as Tyler worked the microphone stand.
The stage was decorated in purple and fuchsia lights as Tyler belted out the power-ballad "Cryin'," which featured him playing harmonica.
During "Livin' on the Edge," Tyler was lying down briefly on the stage and running across, while interacting well with his fans on the side of the stage, which included a cameo of his daughter, Liv Tyler.
"It's good to be in the United States," Tyler said, prior to uttering a few words in French.
They continued with "Kings and Queens" and they picked up the pace with the up-tempo "Toys In The Attic," where Tyler was dancing with the microphone stand.
Aerosmith got their Long Island fans on their feet during "Rag Doll," and lead guitarist Joe Perry went on to greet the crowd. He noted that they had been playing for two months in places where they don't understand English.
Joe Perry from Aerosmith playing Jones Beach Theater in 2009
Joe Perry from Aerosmith playing Jones Beach Theater in 2009
Scott Vollweiler, Broken Records Magazine
Perry introduced "Freedom Fighter" as a song that he wrote on the last record, which featured him on lead vocals, as the song's lyrics displayed on a large televised screen.
Tyler returned and sang lead on "Same Old Song and Dance," where they had the audience clapping and singing along. During this performance, Tyler used his microphone stand as a Pogo stick, which was a funny sight.
"Rats in the Cellar" was upbeat and fun, as purple laser lights spotlighted the venue. It featured Tyler on maracas and harmonica and an impressive instrumental outro.
Tyler nailed the vocals on his highlight vocal of the evening, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," as he was accompanied on keyboards. This song resonated well with the fans, since they had the iPhone flashlights on, capturing the bittersweet essence of the song.
"C'mon Joey Perry, rock my world. Do it," Tyler said, prior to singing "No More No More."
"Joey Perry in the house," Tyler exclaimed. The band rocked the guitars on "Chip Away the Stone" and it was followed by "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)."
They closed with "Walk This Way," and subsequently returned for an encore that consisted of two fan-favorite vocals such as "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion."
Rock band Aerosmith
Rock band Aerosmith
Ross Halfin
Aerosmith is made up of Steven Tyler on lead vocals, Joe Perry on lead guitar, Brad Whitford on guitar, Tom Hamilton on bass, as well as Joey Kramer on drums.
The Verdict
Overall, Aerosmith was still at the top of their game tonight at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. These five talented men are still able to rock and bring down the house, even after all these decades into their musical career. They introduced their music to a younger generation of fans, and they were able to revitalize their classic hits. It is no wonder that they are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they have sold over 150 million albums worldwide. Their guest artists, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators were superb as well.
To learn more about Aerosmith and their forthcoming tour dates, visit their website.
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