Saturday, July 09, 2016
Steven Tyler Rocks The Opera House
Steven Tyler at McCaw Hall the opera house at the Seattle Center. I had won tickets to the event on the Ron And Don show on KIRO radio back in May.
Tyler looked exactly the same as he had for decades. The 68 year old had boundless energy with his trademark mike stand twirling. Using his multi-ranged voice, Tyler did a spot on version of the Janis Joplin classic "Piece Of My Heart" , the sincerity and his admiration for the fallen rock star was clear. He also did a medley of Beatles songs including "I'm Down", "Oh Darling", and "Come Together". Of course, Tyler had a hit with the remake of "Come Together" with Aerosmith.
To the delight of the crowd, Tyler did his Aerosmith material including the classic "Dream On" where he played piano.
He also did "Janie's Got A Gun", the crowd stood in rather stunned silence, knowing the seriousness of the subject matter and maybe also because of recent gun violence events around the nation.