Aerosmith Opens ‘Farewell Tour’ in Israel

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After some 44 years together, Aerosmith has now begun what may or may not be their final road trip as a band—they’ve titled it the “Aero-Vederci Baby!” tour, but have yet to make it official, with some members saying it is and others refusing to close the book (there are even rumors of a new album in the offing).

The first show of the tour took place last night (May 17) in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be followed by concerts throughout Europe taking up all of June and the beginning of July. After a break, they’ll tour South America in September.

According to a review of the show published online by the Jerusalem Post, the band began its set with “Let the Music Do the Talking,” from their 1985 album Done with Mirrors, and finished 18 songs later with the double-whammy encore of “Dream On” and “Walk This Way.” Much of the set came from the band’s post-mid-’80s comeback era, and included two back-to-back early-Fleetwood Mac covers, “Stop Messin’ Around” and “Oh Well.”

Watch the trailer for the tour

According to the review, “Performing in Israel for the first time since 1994, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and company definitely put the focus squarely on the songs from their 44-year recording career. No fireworks, background dancers or outfit changes – just meat and potatoes rock from the original quintet of one-time Boston brats, aided by keyboard player and high harmony singer Buck Johnson.”

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A reported 50,000 fans were on hand to watch the tour-opener.

Watch “Dream On” from Tel Aviv

Aerosmith Tel Aviv Setlist
Let the Music Do the Talking
Young Lust
Livin’ on the Edge
Rag Doll
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
Stop Messin’ Around
Oh Well
Sweet Emotion
Seasons of Wither
Hangman Jury
Baby, Please Don’t Go
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Janie’s Got a Gun
Come Together
Love in an Elevator

Dream On
Walk This Way

Watch Aerosmith open their Tel Aviv set with “Let the Music Do the Talking”

Remaining 2017 Tour Dates
May 20 – Batumi, Georgia – Black Sea Arena
May 23 – Moscow, Russia – Olympiski
May 26 – Munich, Germany – Konigsplatz
May 30 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbuhne
June 02 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
June 05 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
June 08 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 11 – Donington, U.K. – Download Festival
June 14 – Dublin, Ireland – 3 Arena
June 17 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 20 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
June 23 – Florence, Italy – Firenze Rocks Festival
June 26 – Lisbon, Portugal – Meo Arena
June 29 – Madrid, Spain – Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios
July 02 – Barcelona. Spain – Rock Fest Barcelona
July 05 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
July 08 – Tenerife, Spain – Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez

Sept 18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Esplanada Mineirao
Sept 21 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio
Sept 24 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Sept 27 – Curitiba, Brazil – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Sept 30 – Macul, Chile – Estadio Monumental
Oct 03 – Rosario, Argentina – Estadio Rosario Central

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