Aerosmith keeps a-rolling
Aerosmith has been one of the biggest acts in rock ’n’ roll since the 1970s. During that decade, a bluesy, low-fi, guttural sound defined the songs of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford.
Toys in the Attic is an album that will always be considered one of rock’s greatest albums, with cuts like “Sweet Emotion” feeling as energized as ever today. Of course, by that time the band had already found monster success with its cover of Tiny Bradshaw’s “The Train Kept A-Rollin” in 1974 and the made-for-arena-sing-alongs epic “Dream On” in 1973.
The ’80s saw Aerosmith shade towards glam metal and become huge music video stars with sexy short films set to songs like “Love in an Elevator” and “Rag Doll.” The band also caught a major dose of hip-hop credibility as they teamed up with Run-D.M.C. for a remake of the band’s “Walk This Way.”
Then the ’90s came along and the band reinvented themselves again, this time as masters of the power ballad. “Cryin’” hit that sweet spot, while “Livin’ on the Edge” edged the line between ballad and straight-up rock song. Catch them now and span the decades with Aerosmith.
Park Theater at Park MGM, 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 23, 26, 28, Oct. 1, 3, 6 & 8, starting at $75 plus tax and fee. 844.600.7275