Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, surprised his old neighbors at 1325 Commonwealth Ave. on a Wednesday night.
A total of five buildings in the area were illuminated with Aerosmith-themed projections in the hours leading up to Thursday night’s Fenway Park event. However, no one was anticipating the presence of the 74-year-old musician.
After finishing up practice for the band’s 50th anniversary tour, Tyler decided to pay a visit to his old building, according to a representative for Aerosmith who spoke to The Boston Globe. As the Globe reports, a crowd gathered around the singer as he took photos and spoke with locals.
In the 1970s, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, and Tom Hamilton lived in the second-floor apartment at 1325 Commonwealth Ave., which became known as the “Aerosmith Apartment.” According to Tyler, the band’s hit “Dream On” was recorded in the building’s basement.
There are several rock and roll tours that stop here often. A plaque reading “It was here ‘The Bad Boys of Boston’ began their incredible career” was placed at the building’s main entrance by the city of Boston.
Free concerts in support of their 2012 album, “Music From Another Dimension!,” were the final time the band visited their former location.
Tom Brady, Jerod Mayo, Robert Kraft, and Jonathan Kraft of the New England Patriots were on hand to welcome the band as they arrived on duck boats.
Even though Tyler’s unexpected appearance on Wednesday night was on a smaller scale, locals were thrilled to finally get a glimpse of him before the band’s twice-postponed Fenway gig.
Sunday night in Maine was Tyler’s first performance since checking into treatment in July, and it was also Aerosmith’s first engagement since before the epidemic. You can go to TheActiveNews.Com to get the most recent information.