Friday, June 7, 2019

Aerosmith to open their own museum in Las Vegas

Aerosmith will open their own museum in Las Vegas, NV this month in sync with the second series of dates of their “Deuces Are Wild” residency in the city.

Set to launch on June 19 – the day the Boston rockers return to the stage at the Park Theater at the Park MGM – the site on the venue’s lower level will showcase items they’ve collected over their nearly 50 years together.

From the moment fans step into the vault, they will feel what it’s like to be on stage with Aerosmith. Fans can walk on the actual stage flooring (also known as the "Marley") that was used by the band on their previous tours. The exhibit also is a living timeline of their career, featuring everything from Steven Tyler’s high school drum set, the band’s first press kit, original lyrics for “Walk This Way,” over 20 guitars played during iconic performances, an array of Tyler’s signature scarfs, and some of their most notable awards including one of their Grammys.

There are also five giant dynamic original portraits of each band member that were painted by world-renowned performance artist Denny Dent in his “two-fisted art attack” trademark style he also has used in portraits of other rock icons Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and Miles Davis, among others.

Each band member also personally contributed items to the exhibit that reflect their mark on this iconic group.

VIP Packages for the museum tour also are still available where, in addition to the museum tour, fans can meet Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and take part in a pre-show Q&A with Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford.

Other Aerosmith Museum highlights

• The renowned “Barn Guitar,” made for Brad Whitford using wooden planks from the “The Barn,” the New Hampshire spot where the band first started performing
• Memorable outfits from each of the band members
• Unusual musical instruments such as the Waterphone, used in the beginning of “Janie’s Got A Gun”
• 13 ft. tall neon sign from the “Honkin’ On Bobo” tour
• One of the first issues of “Aero Knows,” Aerosmith’s self-published newsletter from 1978
• Stacks of vintage custom Aerosmith amps
• Memorable instruments from each band member including over 20 guitars

Initially only accessible to VIP ticket holders, the exhibit, located in the lower level of Park Theater at Park MGM where the band is performing, is open for tours starting from 12 p.m. on June 19.

See also:

VIDEO: Steven Tyler and Marilyn Manson join Hollywood Vampires in Los Angeles
VIDEO: Aerosmith perform second show without Joey Kramer in Las Vegas
Aerosmith update drummer Joey Kramer’s status for Las Vegas residency shows
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer misses Las Vegas residency show
Search Aerosmith at hennemusic