It seems that all of music’s biggest names across all music genres are heading to Las Vegas lately for residencies, and now Sin City better be ready to rock.
On Wednesday, August 15, it was announced that Aerosmith would be doing a residency at the Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in Las Vegas in 2019. The band is calling the residency Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild named after the band’s 1993 song with performances beginning in April.
“We decided to do Vegas. Viva Las Aerosmith!” Steven Tyler said onstage at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, before the group performed a gig for the Today show’s summer concert series.
“We’re gonna keep it raw, we’re gonna keep it who were are,” he added later. “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.”
“We wanna bring a show in there that we really can’t do when we’re on the road, on a regular tour,” guitarist Joe Perry 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.”
“We’re gonna bring you into Aerosmith World,” said drummer Joey Kramer. “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.”
As of now, Aerosmith will perform 18 shows in April, June and July 2019.