by Paul Cashmere, Noise11
Steven Tyler has performed his first solo show and it was a little bit country.
Tyler is preparing for the release of his debut solo album. The first single, Love Is Your Name, was released earlier this year and peaked at number 19 on the US country chart.
On Thursday, 67-year Tyler transformed from rock star to country star at an intimate performance at the Melrose Ballroom in New York filmed for Front and Center.
Tyler’s guests and backing band at the show included Nuno Bettencourt, Marti Frederiksen, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Lindsey Lee, and Eric Paslay. Bettencourt, of the band Extreme, joined with Tyler for a version of his Extreme hit More Than Words.
Tyler’s debut solo album for Big Machine Records is yet to be allocated a release date but will not be ready until 2016.
The set list:
- Sweet Emotion (from Toys In The Attic, 1975)
- Pink (from Nine Lives, 1997)
- What It Takes (from Pump, 1989)
- Love Is Your Name (single, 2015)
- Livin’ on the Edge (from Get A Grip, 1991)
- Janie’s Got a Gun (from Pump, 1989)
- Jaded (from Just Push Play, 2001)
- Cryin’ (from Get A Grip, 1991)
- More Than Words (Extreme cover with Nuno Bettencourt)
- Walk This Way (from Toys In The Attic, 1975)
- Home Tonight (intro) (from Rocks, 1976)
- Dream On (from Aerosmith, 1973)
- Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin cover for 2016 solo album)
- Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin cover)
- Love Is Your Name (single, 2015) (Take 2)