Monday, November 21, 2011

VIDEO: Aerosmith bassist recaps South/Central American tour

Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton checks in from the road with a recap of the band’s recent South & Central American tour.

The 10-show tour kicked off October 22 in Lima, Peru, where singer Steven Tyler was already feeling the effects of flu-like symptons; the band dropped several classics from the setlist (no “Dream On” !) to accommodate his voice issues. At the tour’s second stop - in Asuncion, Paraguay – Tyler’s illness hit him hard while in the hotel shower, causing him to pass out and hit his head. Some broken teeth, bruises and cuts were touched up and Tyler was back on stage after a day’s delay in doing the show.

The rest of the tour went by without headline-making incidents, but as Hamilton reports, the support of fans made them feel right at home.

“What a great time we had,”
says Tom. “What great fans.”

Aerosmith are now playing an 8-date series of shows in Japan.

In sync with the tour is the release of the 35th anniversary of their iconic 1976 album, “Rocks,” which they celebrate with a special edition due November 23 in Japan.

The two-CD set will feature the entire album, plus assorted rarities and live tracks from the era.

The band’s fourth album, "Rocks" was a commercial success for the Boston band, with three singles charting on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 ("Back in the Saddle" and "Last Child"). The record was also one of the first albums to ship platinum when it was released; it has since gone quadruple platinum.

A new Aerosmith album – their first of original material in 10 years – is expected next spring.

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