Aerosmith rocks Jazz Fest!
Opening with “Toys in the Attic,” the title track of their 1975 album, the band was in fine form, with Tyler’s yelp leading his bandmates’ insistent chug as the crowd packed in more tightly. From there, Aerosmith ran through a 14-song set with a couple of chestnuts from its earliest albums — the winking biblical allegory “Adam’s Apple,” the wailing Brad Whitford showcase “Last Child” — and massive ’90s hits like the harmonica-laden “Cryin’” and the schmaltz-covered power ballad “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” Lead guitarist Joe Perry took over vocal duties on two Fleetwood Mac covers, including the locomotive “Oh Well,” while Tyler was in full-on rock-god mode, ribbing his bandmates, mugging for hoisted smartphones, and enthusing about the charms of playing outside.
For the encore, the band pulled out its big guns: Tyler got behind the piano for the anthem “Dream On,” and a fiery “Walk This Way,” with the help of fog machines, closed out the day.
Photos by: Aaron Perry
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