Aerosmith brought their exclusive, very intimate, up close and personal ‘Deuces Are Wild’ East Coast Run to Atlantic City, New Jersey’s sold out Borgata Event Center inside of The Borgata Casino for an exhilarating evening of rock music, giving the East Coast a taste of their incredibly successful Las Vegas residency show, as the band performed hit after hit song throughout the night.
The show launched with a lengthy film presentation about the band’s 50-year history and the success that they have achieved along the way as a 30-minute countdown was also shown on the screen till showtime, the film began at 8:30PM and Aerosmith exploded onto the stage at 9PM to their 1974 Tiny Bradshaw cover of “Train Kept a Rollin'” followed by an energy-driven performance of “Eat The Rich.” The band wasted no time and powered through their perfectly picked 17-song setlist that celebrated their rock’n roll roots, spanning across five decades, but the band forgot to include a few fan-favorite heavy hitter songs like “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” “Come Together” and “Crazy.” However, that did not stop the band from giving the fans what they wanted with hit songs filling their set list including songs like “What It Takes,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Love In An Elevator,” “Rag Doll,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Cryin’,” “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” “Livin’ On the Edge” and many of others.
Aerosmith hasn’t toured since 2017, as Steven Tyler and Joe Perry focused their time on side projects and dealing with some minor health issues but in honor of their successful Vegas Residency shows, the band wanted to give fans on the East Coast a taste of what the residency is all about, just a bit more stripped down due to the intimacy of these venues. And although Aerosmith hasn’t toured since 2017, the band still boasts of their classic original lineup which includes Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton. The band however still intact and interacting with each other on stage as seasoned performers but also showcasing that they still enjoy performing together giving an energetic show that we won’t soon forget. We must mention that the band sounded great together onstage, even better than the recordings on their albums and we were highly impressed at how flawless they are live with Steven Tyler’s unique vocal range giving fans the Aerosmith sound that they want to hear.
The bands production was nothing short of a visual masterpiece bringing co2, confetti, some incredibly vibrant colorful lighting with spotlights on each of the band members. The bands energy was infectious onstage, with the mesmerizing frontman Steven Tyler commanding the sold out crowds attention. Their 90-minute performance was much shorter than their typical tour sets, but it left fans craving more of their perfect rock show. You definitely would have thought that fans hit the jackpot at the excitement levels that were present in the casino seeing one of rocks best selling bands and although the jackpot was not hit in the casino, fans definitely scored one by seeing this iconic rock band in such an intimate setting.
The crowd really went wild during the bands encore, that consisted of two songs but it was two songs that fans absolutely adored including “Dream On” and “Walk This Way.” During “Dream On” Steven Tyler appeared laying upon a piano that rose to the stage from beneath before he took a seat to play the opening notes of the hit song then Perry joined him stepping atop the piano for his solo. Tyler then grabbing his mic and joining him to rip through one of the bands most iconic hits, ending with “Walk This Way” with a confetti showering ending.
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