Aerosmith announces 'Deuces Are Wild' Las Vegas Residency for 2019
The band will start performing in Las Vegas in April, 2019, with the shows set to continue into the first week of July
Residents of Las Vegas rejoice! Legendary rock band Aerosmith is headed into town for a new concert residency at the Park Theater in the new Park MGM resort. Titled 'Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild' after their hit 1993 song, the performances are scheduled to kick off in April next year.
The announcement was made by frontman Steven Tyler. He took to the stage before the band's gig for the Today Show's summer concert series at the Rockafeller Plaza in New York to bellow, "We decided to do Las Vegas. Viva Las Aerosmith!" to a rapturous crowd.
According to E Online, the residency show will feature never-before-seen visuals and audio from the band's recording sessions and will be orchestrated with the help of Grammy-winning producer Giles Martin. Son of acclaimed Beatles producer George Martin, Giles has previously worked on Hayley Westenra's chart-topping debut international album 'Pure,' as well as Paul McCartney's 16th solo studio album 'New.'
Tyler expressed his excitement about the upcoming residency, saying, "We're gonna keep it raw, we're gonna keep it who were are." He added: "There are gonna be no changes. It's not gonna be Flory-Dories, it's gonna be beautiful and rocked out and we're gonna get a chance to use some special effects that haven't been used before."
Guitarist Joe Perry also talked up the show, suggesting that the band would put on a show that they "really can't do when we're on the road." He said: "We wanna bring a show that still has Aerosmith and all the guts of Aerosmith but has a whole other element to it that we've never been able to do before."
Drummer Joey Kramer was equally hyped. "We're gonna bring you into Aerosmith World," he said. "The history behind our almost 50 years of being together and as soon as you walk into the Park Theatre in Vegas, you're gonna walk into Aerosmith World. Everything about it is gonna be Aerosmith, Aerosmith, Aerosmith."
Nicknamed "the bad boys from Boston," they formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970 with Perry, Kramer, Tyler, as well as bassist Tom Hamilton, and guitarist Ray Tabano being the band's initial members. After signing on to Columbia Records in 1972, they would go on to release a string of Gold and Platinum albums, becoming one of the country's greatest ever rock and roll bands. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the group has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including 70 million in the states alone, making them the best-selling American hard rock band of all time.
People reports that the band will play 18 shows between April 6 and July 9, with an exclusive presale for members of the Aero Force One fan club set to begin on Thursday, August 16, at 9 am. General tickets, starting at $75, go on sale on Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.
Here are the dates for the performances:
April 2019: 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26
June 2019: 19, 22, 24, 27, 29
July 2019: 2, 4, 7, 9