Aerosmith at The Woodlands, 8/25/2014


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The show had its moments of schmaltz, to be sure. "Pink," which Tyler referred to as his favorite song, remains a crime, and "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" became the soundtrack to an audience kiss-cam. Blechh. But Aerosmith continues to work hard for their people, sweating and concentrating hard to play well up there. Drummer Joey Kramer, only days removed from a health scare that forced a cancellation in California, was particularly impressive as his old bones bashed away on the likes of "Mama Kin."

In the end (and really, there is no end), that's why Aerosmith continues to pack 'em in. Steven Tyler may look like a battered hobo and play as much to the cameras onstage as he does to the crowd, but he still brings energy and elation to his performances. The same can be said for his band. Aerosmith may be creatively spent, but virtually no one else in rock and roll puts as much effort into making nostalgia feel this vital.

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Personal Bias: Very pleased I didn't have to sit through "Janie's Got a Gun."

The Crowd: Mostly at peace with growing old.

Overheard In the Crowd: Just a dull roar, really.

Random Notebook Dump: Keyboardist Buck Johnson sweetened up Tyler's vocals very nicely on a lot of the more challenging material. Definitely an essential member of the band in 2014.


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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX

Category: Music


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3 comments
GlenW
GlenW

Sounds like it was a good show. There is a reason they're not playing any new material, the last album sucked.

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adamsapple

Nice review. Kings and Queens was best part of evening.

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