Aerosmith lands at MGM

August 14, 2001 1:57 AM
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Aerosmith makes a rare appearance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., when it performs on its Just Push Play Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets are $45-$100.

Members of the group to be here include vocalist Steven Tyler, guitarist and background vocalist Joe Perry, guitarist Brad Whitford, bass player Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer.

Aerosmith recently released the eagerly anticipated new album, Just Push Play, the group’s first full-length studio venture since the multi-platinum, best-selling album Nine Lives in 1997.

Just Push Play is packed with unforgettable pop melodies and bone-crunching rock that are trademarks of Aerosmith

Aerosmith was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band has sold almost 100 million albums worldwide over the course of a career spanning 25 years.


Kingston Trio returns to Suncoast

One of rock’s pioneers, The Kingston Trio, will play The Showroom at the Suncoast Hotel, Aug. 17-19, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24.95 to $34.95.

The original group was formed in 1957. Using only acoustic guitars and banjoes, singing simple yet memorable melodies, they revolutionized pop music and awakened America to its own rich folk music heritage.

The release of “Tom Dooley” in 1958 began the folk music revival, and set the stage for other artists of the 1960s. It wasn’t long before the group was the number one vocal group in the world.


That singing rage Patti Page

The one and only Patti Page will step onto the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station on Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.50 to $42.50.

Once known as Clara Ann Fowler in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Patti Page began her career when the Page Milk Company tapped her to star in its show, Meet Patti Page. The name stuck and a stellar career was born.

That ”˜Singing Rage’ has charted 111 hits, earned 15 gold single records and four gold albums, and finally won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Album in 1998.

Her “new career” has spanned 50 years. In 2001, Page recorded and released Brand New Tennessee Waltz in which she teamed with Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, Suzy Boggus and Kathy Mattea, and re-recorded her classic, “Tennessee Waltz.” She still has her own radio show, “The Patti Page Show,” which is broadcast on the Music Of Your Life network.

Some of her other classic hits include “How Much is That Doggie in the Window,” “Mr. And Mississippi,” “I Went to Your Wedding” and “Why Don’t You Believe Me?”


Dave Mason rocks The Orleans

The Dave Mason Band returns to The Orleans Aug. 17-19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.95 to $29.95.

With a career spanning 25 years, Dave Mason was one of the founding members of the British group, Traffic. At the tender age of 19, Mason wrote the song, “Feeling’ Alright,” which has become a rock and roll anthem having been recorded by over 300 artists.

Mason left Traffic after their second album. In 1969, he headed for the U.S. to pursue a solo career. He struck gold with the album “Alone Together,” which has become a rock classic. His following three albums, “Dave Mason,” “Let It Flow” and “Mariposa De Oro” all reached gold status. The top 10 single, “We Just Disagree,” has remained a timeless classic, from his “Let It Flow” album.

In addition to performing to sold-out audiences, Mason performed on a number of albums such as The Rolling Stones’ Beggar’s Banquet, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Paul McCartney’s Listen to What the Man Said, and Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland. One of the songs from the Ladyland album, “All Along the Watchtower,” features Mason playing guitar on both tracks. The song was written by Bob Dylan and remains a big favorite of Mason’s live show.

In October 1993, Mason formally joined the legendary group Fleetwood Mac, and spent two years touring with them around the world.


Aladdin hosts Ingram, Bryson

James Ingram and Peabo Bryson, two of pop music’s most soulful artists, will share the stage at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 - $55.

Three-time Grammy winner James Ingram became known in the early 1980s for his award-winning work with Quincy Jones (“Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways”) and a pair of powerful duets with Patti Austin (“Baby Come To Me” and “How do You Keep the Music Playing”). He went on to record the top 10 solo single, “I Don’t Have the Heart.”

Like Ingram, Peabo Bryson has built his three-decade career on solid solo hits and powerhouse partnerships with legendary songsters. His collaborations include “Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You” and “Looking Like Love” with Roberta Flack, “A Whole New World”with Regina Belle and the title song from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with Celine Dion. Solo hits include “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again,” “Can You Stop the Rain,” “Closer than Close” and “I’m So Into You.”