BY SANTI GABINO JR.
Rock ’n’ roll lovers, brace yourselves for an electrifying weekend of iconic music at the Athens Theatre in DeLand.
On Friday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m., dig out your leather pants and prepare to be blown away by Aerosmith Rocks!, the ultimate tribute band that captures the essence of Aerosmith’s legendary sound.
Aerosmith, one of the greatest rock bands in history, has left an indelible mark on the music industry, and this phenomenal show promises to transport you back to the glory days of rock ’n’ roll.
Walk this way and get ready for an exhilarating night of high-octane energy, soulful ballads, and unforgettable hooks that will have you on your feet and begging for more!
Aerosmith traces its roots back to Boston. Formed in 1970 by guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, it included Joey Kramer as the drummer, and Brad Whitford as the second guitarist. Steven Tyler later joined the band, as the easily recognizable, high-pitched lead vocalist.
With their bluesy and hard-rock sound, Aerosmith quickly gained a devoted following and achieved commercial success with their self-titled debut album in 1973. However, it was their breakthrough 1975 album, Toys in the Attic, that propelled them to stardom. The late ’80s and early ’90s saw them in the spotlight with such hits as “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” and “Love in an Elevator.”
Get ready for a night full of rock-fueled fun as Aerosmith Rocks! brings the energy, passion and showmanship that made the original band famous. This is a night you won’t want to miss!
But the excitement doesn’t stop there! On Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m., get ready to be transported into the magical world of Rod Stewart as the Best of Rod: a Rod Stewart Tribute, takes the stage. Known for his raspy vocals, charismatic stage presence, and a career that spans decades, Rod Stewart is an international superstar who continues to capture the hearts of generations. This tribute show will take you on a musical journey through Rod Stewart’s greatest hits.
Rod Stewart, the charismatic and legendary British rock icon, began his musical journey in the 1960s as a member of several bands, before gaining recognition as the lead vocalist of The Jeff Beck Group and later, Faces.
Born in London in 1945, Stewart’s distinctive voice and captivating stage presence set him apart from his peers. In 1971, he launched his solo career, achieving massive success with his breakthrough album Every Picture Tells a Story, featuring the timeless hit “Maggie May.”
Throughout the decades, Rod Stewart’s music evolved, encompassing a wide range of genres, from rock and folk to pop and even jazz. With a career spanning more than a half-century, Stewart has released numerous chart-topping albums and hit singles, including “Sailing,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and “Forever Young.”
Prepare to be enchanted by the magnetic aura of Stewart’s classic tunes as his greatest hits come to life on stage! Now, where did you put that lemon-yellow blazer?
Tickets and more information can be found at www.AthensDeLand.com or by calling the box office at 386-736-1500.