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Aerosmith to play at War Memorial Stadium Oct. 20

By Staff | Oct 1, 2009

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band features Brad Whitford on rhythm/lead guitar, Joey Kramer on drums, singer Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton on bass and Joe Perry on lead/rhythm guitar. Photo by Ross Halfin.

WAILUKU — The Maui Arts & Cultural Center announced that Aerosmith will rock Maui in concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at War Memorial Stadium.

Gates will open at 4 p.m.  

The “Bad Boys from Boston” have sold over 150 million albums and won countless awards, including four Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards and six Billboard Awards. 

Aerosmith will also perform on Oahu on Sunday, Oct. 18, at Blaisdell Arena.

Over the years, the band has produced chart-topping hits like “Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” “Rag Doll,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Dream On,” “What it Takes,” “Angel,” “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing,” “Livin’ on the Edge,” “Back in the Saddle,” “Crazy,” “Amazing,” “Cryin’” and “Jaded.”

Tyler recently suffered injuries from a fall off stage. He told promoter Tom Moffatt he is “feeling great and everything is back to normal.”

Tyler said the band has been looking forward to coming to Hawaii since 1976. He wanted to send a big “mahalo” to fans for making a dream come true.

He added, “I’m going to be ‘mahallering’ my ass off on stage!”

Aerosmith exploded onto the rock scene in the 1970s and never looked back. Known for their clean rock and dirty blues, they have become rock legends for a new generation of fans since the 2008 release of the video game “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Edition.”

Ticket prices are $125 and $85 for reserved seating and $65 for General Admission/Bleacher Seating (plus applicable fees).

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Annual Donors will have early ticket-buying privileges until Thursday, Oct. 1, when tickets will go on sale to the general public. 

Visit www.mauiarts.org/donorbenefit for more information and how to become a MACC Annual Donor online.

“It has taken careful planning to work out the details and exact timing for the Aerosmith Maui concert,” said Art Vento, the MACC’s executive vice president and general manager.

“They are ready to make this show happen… and in a very big way”

Tickets may be purchased online at www.mauiarts.org, in person at the MACC Box Office by phone at 242-SHOW (7469). Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Ticket limits based upon level of donorship apply with an eight-ticket maximum limit.  

This much-anticipated concert honors a court settlement reached in April over a class-action suit filed after Aerosmith canceled their first Maui concert two years ago.