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Aerosmith To 'Let Rock Rule' In Tinley Park

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 23, 2014 7:00PM

Photo by Ross Halfin
Aerosmith is a band that’s been with us since childhood. After all, they’ve been in the rock and roll game for 45 years. We have fond memories of summer days delivering pizzas with the windows rolled down and Just Push Play (maligned by fans as it was) turned up. We still remember angsty teenage feelings when Ben Affleck did the Michael Bay slow-walk towards space and away from Liv Tyler and “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” cranked up in the background.

But it’s more than show for Steven Tyler and the gang. The 45 years they've put into rock have produced a catalog that most modern rock groups can only aspire to. While the recent Music From Another Dimension may not have taken off (and indeed, was more miss than hit for us), it doesn't seem to have slowed their momentum. You’re talking about the band responsible for Toys in the Attic, Rocks, and Draw the Line. The band boasting “the demon of screamin’” whose surgical precision and clarity in the outer octave-sphere almost make that a misnomer (even at age 66 and after vocal cord surgery.) This is a band capable of hanging with Run DMC, singing the blues, and producing rock that stands the test of time.

We've seen Aerosmith play quite a few times now, and they always bring an amazing energy and freshness to their performances. And when the band hits Chicago next weekend (Tinley, more accurately) they’re also bringing Slash. While we’re not wild about FMBA and prefer making the trip to the dairy-air of Alpine for shows like this (all day tailgating, New Glarus…need we say more?), but we’re excited to see them regardless. Tickets are still available, and we highly recommend grabbing some and sprawling out on the lawn for the Let Rock Rule tour at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 25th.