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While many people around the world are stuck at home because of the coronavirus outbreak, we pass the time with an iconic performance by one of this summer’s festival headliners. Today we give you the concert of Aerosmith at Rock in Rio in 2017.
American rock band Aerosmith had plans to perform the biggest festivals and halls in Europe this summer. The tour is not cancelled or rescheduled yet. They have planned to take the stage at cancelled Glastonbury, Graspop and IDays.
Live at Rock in Rio 2017
Their age cannot stop them! Even after their nearly 50 years long career the band has more energy than young people. The American group doesn’t need to use special effects or expended stage to get people’s attention. Steven’s Tyler voice magnetized the audience, who seem to have great time. The one and a half hours long concert included hits such as ‘Cryin’, ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ and ‘Dream On’. Aerosmith also covered Fleetwood Mac’s song ‘Stop Messin’ Around’ with the lead vocals of Joe Perry.
Beyond Aerosmith, at the Brazilian festival performed such stars as Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
You can see the entire performance below:
You can also see the setlist here:
Aerosmith are one of the most popular rock bands of all time. The Americans formed in Boston in 1970. Their first album Aerosmith, released in 1973, already featured the classic song ‘Dream On’. The band never stopped producing hits. ‘Sweet Emotion’ in 1975, ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ in 1987, ‘Cryin” in 1993 and ‘Jaded’ in 2001. From all those four decades, their biggest song is ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’. Part of the Armageddon soundtrack, it was a number one hit in the US and many other countries. Guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler are still one of the most iconic duos in rock history.
Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio is one of the largest multi-genre music festivals in the world. With more than one million people attending each year and a variety of artists performing it is definitely a festival worth visiting. From metal, pop, rock, their stages have it all. They have had artists such as AC/DC, Queen, Prince, R.E.M. and Rihanna performing in the past years.
We’re all in this together!
Remember: stay safe and take care of yourselves during these difficult times. By taking care of yourself and being conscious of those around you, we will get through this and get to enjoy the awesome summer that we all deserve!
While we are all stuck inside, Festileaks will make sure you will not get bored. Check out the Festival Concert series and our updated overview of artists’ livestreams. For the latest news about music festivals and the coronavirus, we have our overview of cancellations and postponements.