Photo: Aerosmith in Venezuela
U.S. band Aerosmith thrilled Caracas with a concert loaded with the great rock music that has distinguished the group for more than four decades, performing before some 10,000 people who sang along with the band’s famous hits after waiting three years to see them again live since their last appearance in Venezuela in 2010.
The bad boys from Boston - including Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer - presented a tour de force using multiple big screens on Saturday that even showed them in a comic format as they performed a repertoire that included classic numbers from the 1990s on their latest album.
“Hi, Caracas, did you miss us? .... We want to sing something from our album, the song’s called ‘Oh Yeah,’” Tyler said after performing “Let the music” and “Elevator” to get the show going.
The Venezuelan fans erupted when the legendary band played hits like “Crying,” “Crazy” and “I don’t want to miss a thing,” songs that got Aerosmith into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
The staging for the concert was huge, with two gigantic side-screens and an even larger one in the center of a stage distinguished by a walkway some 20 meters (66 feet) long.
Tyler also took a turn on the drums and Perry played the piano near the end of a show that also included numbers like “No more,” “Come together” and “Walk this way.”
For more than two hours the U.S. group shared their talents with their Venezuelan fans, winding up the show with “Dream On” and “Sweet Emotion.”