Aerosmith Rocks Thousands On The Streets Of Boston
November 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM (PT)
Today at 12 NOON COLUMBIA RECORDS Rockers AEROSMITH rocked a free concert in front of thousands on the streets of BOSTON at 1325 Commonwealth Ave, the building where the band lived and wrote songs together in the early '70s (NET NEWS, 10/26).
The band chose today, the day before Election Day and the release of their new album MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION, to urge fans to become a “Freedom Fighter” by voting. Tens of thousands of cheering fans turned out, with the city closing the streets down and suspending trolley service in the area (since the trolley runs in front of the apartment). It was one of the biggest events ever in BOSTON.
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.
AEROSMITH lead singer STEVEN TYLER said “To be living the dream in AEROSMITH for all these years is beyond humbling. But to return to where the dream was dreamt, is the dream come true full circle! To be honored at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue to shut down the street, invite all our friends, receive a plaque from the Mayor of BOSTON and put our hands in cement ... just think it could have been our feet! It's the end and the beginning of a life long dream ... dream on!"