Aerosmith To Play Pro Football Concert For Legends
. Aerosmith have announced that they will be performing at the inaugural Concert for Legends, which will be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.
The concert will take place on August 7th at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, OH. The 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement will be taking place the next day when Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Bill Polian, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, and Ron Wolf will be inducted.
Aerosmith Joe Perry had this to say, "Having grown up since the age of 2, born in Lawrence, Ma., 45 minutes from Foxborough Stadium and seen the franchise grow has been an amazing experience. As Aerosmith began traveling the world and became our own Hall of Famers, seeing the Patriots under the brilliant guidance of the Kraft family, we would hear the news of our hometown team winning again as we were doing a show in a far flung corner of the world and we would swell with pride and think, 'Ya those are our boys.' The fact that American Football is worldwide news, shows the intensity of the game and the impact of how you play it.
"On behalf of Aerosmith we would like to congratulate all of you Hall of Famers, owners, the commissioner of NFL, and of course our hometown team the Patriots. To perform this show for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Hall of Famers is truly a great honor. You only get here by playing the game with all of your heart and soul. So we look forward to honoring all of you with a show that comes from the same place."
Hall of Fame President David Baker says, "The Hall is thrilled to have legends of the music world honor the legends of the Game. Aerosmith performing in the inaugural Concert for Legends will add even more excitement and energy to an Enshrinement Weekend that kicks off the NFL's 96th season since its birth in Canton, and the launch to Super Bowl 50."
Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton adds, "When we started out, jocks did not hang out with long haired musicians longer than it took to beat them up. Finally we have a meeting of the minds based on mutual respect. It'll be a great honor to be there that night."