Thursday, July 31, 2014

Aerosmith release Boston Strong version of Dream On

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have released a new arrangement of the band’s 1973 classic, “Dream On”, to honor the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

The pair recorded a performance of the tune with the Southern California Children’s Chorus this past spring.

A video of the song was featured as part of the ESPN special, “Dream On: Stories From Boston’s Strongest.”

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 marathon.

The 118th edition of the Boston Marathon went ahead on April 21.

Aerosmith performed “Dream On” during the Boston Strong Concert benefit last May, and were joined by the Southern California Children’s Chorus for the tune during their concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Wednesday.

"The tragedy that took place during the Boston Marathon was unfathomable, but Boston is incredibly resilient and became even stronger,” says Tyler. “I am so honored to release this version of “Dream On” and to be able to have had the Southern California Children's Chorus perform with us last night was a beautiful moment, a true gift from up above.”

“The heinous act that took place during the Boston Marathon which shook not only the city but the world and touched us all demanded a positive response,” added Perry. “Boston Strong was that response and gave an example of our city’s inner strength. I would like to think that the strength of our performance on ‘Dream On’ last night with the Southern California Children’s Chorus in LA at the Forum was another rallying point for the goodness in all of us.”

The band are currently on the road across North America on the Let Rock Rule tour, which sees Slash opening the shows.

See also:

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler launches line of eyeglasses
Aerosmith release new video promoting Let Rock Rule tour
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