Tyler, Aerosmith back in the saddle

  • Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 17, 2012 - 11:24 AM

REVIEW: Despite recent bickering, the Rock Hall of Famers kicked off their Global Warming Tour with spirit and abandon.

  • 12
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
kingsxmanJun. 17, 12 1:21 AM

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick were both great. But how in 2012 do you get by with having such poor video? I'm amazed you didnt bring this up John. Yes, the photographer was ridiculous and annoying..but not as much as not being able to actually see the band on video screens. The screens they had were made up of blocks..with about 1/3 of the blocks randomly showing something other than what the camera was capturing. This left you with a video of Tyler/Perry...with a few blocks of something differnt covering thier faces. That was completely unacceptable. But like I said..the bands themselves were great.

2
1
raygunrevoltJun. 17, 12 9:17 AM

Well since my initial comment was obviously "not approved" we will try this again. Mr. Bream: that photographer was none other than Ross Halfin, one of the most famous rock photo journalists of all-time.

4
8
swmnguyJun. 17, 12 2:08 PM

Aerosmith didn't just "rehearse" for 3 days in the Twin Cities. They also played Best Buy's Charity Golf tournament gala, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, on Thursday night (I believe; maybe it was Wednesday).

2
1
boozer97Jun. 17, 12 3:13 PM

raygunrevolt said"that photographer was none other than Ross Halfin, one of the most famous rock photo journalists of all-time." WHO CARES, get off the stage you photog.

7
3
orvestaJun. 17, 12 8:22 PM

Am incredibly glad to have attended. My hopes were not high, as this is an aging band and live shows are notoriously 'risky' under all circumstances. The sound, the energy, and the experience did not disappoint at all. While the photog may have been distracting to some, and the video sub-par for other tastes, I was not paying attention to either, listening to the group perform very well, with depth, and not like a hard rock group in their mid-60s! It was a full-power show and I'm glad to have attended. Personally, I think the video was done on purpose as a style-thread relating to their upcoming album "“Music from Another Dimension”. But even if I am totally off-base, I would have danced and bounced just as hard with my eyes closed!

3
1
spurs1973Jun. 18, 12 3:13 AM

could you see the band on the video or what is too small or what? going to the dallas show so i was curious

0
0
calla013Jun. 18, 12 7:06 AM

Awesome show...love these guys!

3
1
olderchickJun. 18, 12 8:12 AM

Screaming has beens! Glad I didn't go.

1
7
kingsxmanJun. 18, 1211:10 AM

Spurs...go to this link and look at the 2nd picture. That is what the video screen looked like. Now see if you can make anything out from that. I think the other person was right in that this was planned that way..but its kind of worthless. http://www.twincities.com/ci_20875731/aerosmith-shows-no-sign-slowing-down-target-center?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com

1
0
conanJun. 18, 1211:26 AM

The screen was comprised of a number of rectangular tiles maybe 3' tall by 2' wide. Most of the tiles were behind the band but were missing some tiles. Those missing tiles were hanging on the sides of the stage in front of the band. I'm sure if you were dead-on straight in front of the stage they aligned to fill in the blanks spots, but from an angle you got a mish mash of imagery due to them not aligning. Bad idea. They should just scrap that. Aside from that and the pesky Photog swarming the Toxic Twins and causing a distraction (which I am sure was just for this opening gig) The band themselves put on one of their better shows.....and I've seen them every time they have come to town since "Done With Mirrors" back in the early 80's. With Ted Nugent (with Derek St Holmes) having played the Medina the night before this was one GREAT Rock and Roll weekend!

1
0

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT