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Wait, So Now Aerosmith Will Do All of 'Rocks' Live?

Reuters news service is now reporting Aerosmith will do all of 'Rocks' live "soon" during the current summer tour.

This news has me freaking out.

You all already know Rocks is my favorite album of all time. I was excited when Aerosmith announced plans to do all of Toys in the Attic live - but was pretty vocal that I felt Rocks was the far superior choice.

Now, it seems, it shall happen.

From Reuters:

The band has been playing its classic 1975 album "Toys in the Attic" in its entirety, with the notable exception of the closing track "You See Me Crying."

[Joe] Perry said the song is too difficult for vocalist Steven Tyler to sing right now, but Tyler hopes he will be able to do it after a few more shows. At any rate, the band expects to swap out "Toys in the Attic" in about two weeks, and play all the tracks from its 1976 follow-up "Rocks," Perry said.

I'm seeing the band July 1 in Cincinnati. I hope the band has made the switch by then, otherwise I'll be devastated. I can't afford to see the show again because the tickets are bonkers pricey. It's bad enough guitarist Brad Whitford will still be on the disabled list at that show. Whitford expects to rejoin the tour around July 7th. (He's recovering from a nasty head injury).

I swear, a large part of my life is tied up in Aerosmith and to hear "Nobody's Fault" live...I just can't even comprehend. I keep trying to explain how much it would mean to me to hear all of Rocks live, but words just don't do the (possible) experience justice.

I think it's odd for the band to make the switch to Rocks versus Toys in the Attic over "You See My Crying," but whatever. I'll take it. Still, there's more to the story. Maybe the band realized more hardcore fans were clamoring for Rocks.

No matter the reason, I'm really excited.



Reader Comments (5)

That's pretty insane. When I saw them last, they basically circled the states twice, and swapped out a lot of the set list second time around. If they are doing the same this time, then swapping for Rocks would make sense, but for some fans to have the option of 'Rocks', and some for 'Toys' based on geography, would kind of blow.
June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
sweet! im seeing the 15th of july i think so that means they will be prob. playing rocks by then!!!
June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Allyson just wondering if you have ever heard Testament's version of " Nobody's Fault" ? I think it is one of the greatest covers ever. They also do a decent version of " Draw The Line"
June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
Wow, this is huge news. Certainly giving the fans what they want here. On most message boards people were wondering why they weren't doing it, now they are. WOW.
June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJB
Hi I am seeing AEROSMITH Monday July 13th. From the news I have been researching...this blog, the band website, fan sites, and Eddie Trunk's site..."2 weeks" would make my concert ROCKS versus TOYS and that would be frigging AWESOME...I just listened to the ROCKS CD straight through today. Joey will be in S. Fla. signing books Sunday July 12. The band loves South FL...especially Steven (Loves to ride his motorcycles) down here. Now that Brad is back, have they been "REHEARSING ROCKS" while they are "RECOVERING" or will they keep playing TOYS???
to be on the safe side. TO hear Back in the saddle, Last Child, and Nobody's Fault, etc. would be a blast. Hey they may even throw in Sweet Emotion and Walk this Way just like they did with COMBINATION. LEts cross our fingers FLORIDA turns the tide.
July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAEROFAN

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