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Review: Aerosmith bring decades of shameless, blues-rockin' hits to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa




Two days after the kids had their night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, it was mom and dad's turn. Aerosmith packed 11,493 fans into the arena for a night loaded with "cocky and hammy, sweaty and loud" tunes and behavior, writes Sean Daly:

The band seems to realize that they might as well stop screwing around and deliver the goods while they can. That's why a fabulously greasy take on Movin' Out, from their 1973 self-titled debut, was so special; one more time they were a band of brothers stomping the boards.

(Steven) Tyler's too much of a shameless crowd pleaser to only work the deep album cuts, so (Dude) Looks Like a Lady was cued up, as was a vocally acrobatic take on the Beatles' Come Together. (Joe) Perry and fellow guitarist Brad Whitford never stopped, their sneaky licks intertwined like snakes out for a bite. And bless those guys for still loving to unload Walk This Way with gusto, ratcheting up the riffs to match Tyler's banshee howl.

Click here for Sean's full review. And after the jump, get more of Edmund Fountain's photos of Aerosmith.




[Last modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:44am]


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