Sunday, June 17, 2012

VIDEO: Aerosmith kick off Global Warming tour

Aerosmith launched their Global Warming tour Saturday night in Minneapolis.

Joined by openers Cheap Trick, the Star Tribune reports Aerosmith rocked a sold-out Target Center before 14,000 fans for the opening night of their summer run across North America.

Steven Tyler was reportedly in good voice, unleashing his banshee scream midway through the opening, 1997’s "Draw the Line." At 64, he showed admirable energy and spirit, prancing around in a long black coat, with silver-studded sleeves, a floppy hat and oversized sunglasses. Eventually, the coat, shades and hat came off, and Tyler carried on in all his tanned and toned glory.

After three days of rehearsals in Minneapolis, the Boston quintet sounded road-tested tight, performing material dating back to its 1973 debut and from its upcoming August 28th album, "Music From Another Dimension."

Highlights included "Sweet Emotion" with Perry's psychedelic guitar; "Mama Kin" with Perry's rip-roaring guitar; the punkish "S.O.S." on which the band rocked with abandon, and the ballad "What It Takes" with Tyler starting a cappella and eventually building into overwrought wailing.

Target Center – Minneapolis, MN – June 16, 2012

01 – Draw the Line
02 – Love in an Elevator
03 – Oh Yeah
04 – Walkin' the Dog (Rufus Thomas cover)
05 – Livin' on the Edge
06 – Cryin'
07 – Rag Doll
08 – Last Child
09 – S.O.S. (Too Bad)
10 – Boogieman
11 – Combination
12 – What It Takes
13 – Legendary Child
14 – I Don't Want To Miss a Thing
15 – Mama Kin
16 – Sweet Emotion
17 – Walk This Way


18 – Dream On
19 – Train Kept A-Rollin' (Tiny Bradshaw cover)

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Aerosmith – Intro / Draw The Line / Love In An Elevator
Target Center – Minneapolis, MN – June 16, 2012

Aerosmith – Cryin’
Target Center – Minneapolis, MN – June 16, 2012

Aerosmith – Last Child
Target Center – Minneapolis, MN – June 16, 2012

Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
Target Center – Minneapolis, MN – June 16, 2012

Aerosmith – Dream On / Train Kept A-Rollin
Target Center – Minneapolis, MN – June 16, 2012

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