Aerosmith to play Monday on Comm. Ave.

Steven Tyler (left) and Joe Perry on NBC’s “Today” show on Friday.
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Steven Tyler (left) and Joe Perry on NBC’s “Today” show on Friday.

Check your sick day tally, rock fans: The Bad Boys from Boston — that’d be Aerosmith — announced the location of their free, pre-election party and performance Monday: The band will play outdoors at 1325 Commonwealth Ave.

Why there? It was the band’s first home when they arrived in Boston lo those many years ago. Expect a few jams from the band’s new album, “Music From Another Dimension!,” which comes out on Election Day, and then stick around to watch the band handprint the sidewalk.

Friday, Steven Tyler , Joe Perry , Brad Whitford , Tom Hamilton , and Joey Kramer were on NBC’s “Today,” and made quite an impression. “Good morning, America,” the band exclaimed at one point, perhaps thinking they were on ABC’s morning show. And, later, while Al Roker was giving a weather update, Tyler screamed to crowd, “Thanks for coming out, you crazy [expletives]!”


In a brief sitdown with the band, host Matt Lauer asked about the acrimony that has characterized Aerosmith of late.

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“When it comes to playing, we’re on the same page,” said Kramer.

“It’s interesting how . . . the music just smacks life right in the face,” added Tyler. “When we get together and write, we’re like modern-day sorcerers.”

But there was also a little sweet emotion on display, as when Lauer told Perry that during an interview with Tyler earlier this year, the flamboyant frontman said he was “addicted” to Perry’s playing.

“That was nice of you to say,” said Perry, putting his arm around Tyler.


Aerosmith was scheduled to be among the big-name acts performing Friday at the “Hurricane Sandy Coming Together Benefit.”