I know I’ve said it many times, but I really hate it when people spend an entire concert filming the stage with their phones.
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is drawing mixed reactions today after posting a video to his Facebook and Instagram accounts in which he chastises a fan for recording him during a show, telling the fan to “turn it off” and “F***ing watch the show!”.
FUCKING WATCH THE SHOW PEOPLE… OR I’LL #AEROPHONEVID YOU!
Pubblicato da Steven Tyler su Lunedì 26 agosto 2019
This isn’t the first time a musician has been recorded telling a fan to “put the d*mn camera down” and just watch the show. Peter Frampton once threw a fan’s phone into the rafters because he wouldn’t stop taking pictures. But Tyler went a step further than most by posting the interaction to his official social media accounts, alongside a warning to snap-happy fans. “F***ING WATCH THE SHOW PEOPLE… OR I’LL #AEROPHONEVID YOU!” reads the caption.
“Are you gonna put that on your website? No? Why are you filming me then?” asks the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. “Well then turn it off! F***ing watch the show, man!”
The Aerosmith frontman recently tasted success with his first solo album, the country music-tinged We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, in 2016, and now he is eager to recruit some of his rock pals to work on some new material.
“I’d like to write something with some other folks,” he told breakfast show. “Maybe Elton, McCartney.”
“I’ve already asked Paul,” Steven revealed. “He goes, ‘Well, you know, send me something if you got it’. I went, ‘That’s not what I mean!'”
It’s not clear if Tyler wants his next solo project to be in the same country style as We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, but returning to the kind of music he loved as a youth was a lot of fun creatively for the star.
“I wanted it to be outlaw country; I miss that market…,” he said. “Remember, I grew up into country, I was way into The Everly Brothers, more than anything else, Janis Joplin, so I’m into that; I’m into that big time.”
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is heading out on a solo tour of the United States, Canada and Europe, backed once again by the Loving Mary Band. Upstart country duo the Sisterhood Band will support. ALL DATE BELOW
The 13-date tour is comprised of headlining shows, festival gigs and a benefit concert for Akron’s Children Hospital.
The newly announced shows will mark Tyler’s first overseas appearances since he and Aerosmith canceled a handful of shows at the tail end of Aerosmith’s 2017 Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour due to health issues. Aerosmith is currently slated to headline the 2018 Jazz Fest in New Orleans.
Look, I don’t expect to hit like the Beatles or be the second coming of Aerosmith,” Tyler said (via USA Today). “It was time for a little break. I’m such a passionate person that if I don’t go after my muse like that, I’ll wind up on drugs again. I’ll wind up arguing with people and just no good.”
Here are Steven Tyler’s summer tour dates:
May 12 – Nashville, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel
June 12 — Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater
June 18 — New York, NY @ SummerStage in Central Park
June 21 — Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
June 24 — Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
June 27 — Detroit, MI @ MotorCity Casino Hotel
June 30 — Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live
July 7 — Naperville, IL @ Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest
July 11 — Calgary, AB @ Cowboys Stampede Tent
July 15 — Sion, Switzerland @ Sion Sous Les Etoiles Festival
July 18 — Trieste, Italy @ Trieste Piazza Unita D’Italia
July 24 — Barolo, Italy @ Collisioni Festival, Piazza Colbert
July 27 — Rome, Italy @ Rome Cavea
July 30 — Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Real
August 2 — Marbella, Spain @ Starlite Festival
August 7 — London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town