On Saturday, August 1, MGM Grand Garden Arena welcomed one of the most successful American rock and roll bands Aerosmith during a stop on its Blue Army Tour.
Still together after more than 40 years, the four-time GRAMMY Award-winning group entertained a sold-out crowd with famous hits such as “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” “Dream On,” “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion.”
Coming soon, Live Nation will present more exciting concerts in 2015 including Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa (Aug. 7), Kelly Clarkson with special guest Pentatonix (Aug. 15), Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives (Sept. 14), Pitbull (Sept. 23 – Oct. 7), the final Las Vegas performance of Mötley Crüe (Dec. 27) and Maroon 5 (Dec. 30 & 31). Tickets are on sale now at www.LiveNation.com, www.TicketMaster.com, all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800.745.3000.
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Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.” Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with vocalist/pianist/harmonicist Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.
Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone. With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American group and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both Rolling Stone’s and VH1’s lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2013, the band’s principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. – Wikipedia