Full Video: Aerosmith Performs At Boston's 1325 Commonwealth Ave.

Aerosmith drew an estimated 35,000 fans this past Monday (11/5/12) in Boston when they performed a pre-Election Day show in the streets of Boston. The location: in front of 1325 Commmonwealth Avenue, site of the band’s original apartment where they lived from 1970-1972.

The city closed the streets and trolley service was even stopped since it runs right in front of the apartment. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer arrived in a duck boat parade with seven other ducks (filled with family, friends and media) from the Boston Garden to the site.

The day began with the designation of 1325 Commmonwealth Avenue as a historic landmark, with a special commemorative plaque placed outside on the building. This honor was bestowed on the band by Boston Mayor Tom Menino and the city of Boston. To top it off, Aerosmith will further leave their mark as their handprints are being placed in the sidewalk in front of the building. The significance of the event was underlined by the attendance of the New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and President Jonathan Kraft, Patriots Tom Brady and Jerod Mayo, along with an array of Patriots cheerleaders who warmed up the crowd.

Aerosmith jumped headlong into a set of eight songs including ones that the band played live and recorded on their first album while living at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue. Among the songs was “Movin' Out,” from their 1973 self-titled debut album which Tyler and Perry wrote on a waterbed in the apartment. From the new album, Music From Another Dimension, released yesterday, the band fired up “Oh Yeah”and “Lover A Lot.” As they closed with their nugget “Train Kept A Rollin,” Aerosmith showered the throng with patriotically themed red, white and blue confetti.

Next, Aerosmith continues their "Global Warming Tour," with a new leg starting November 8 that will reach arenas in 14 cities.


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