(TRR) – Last night in David Geffen Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler played an intimate show to kick off his much-anticipated solo tour. The special performance was to benefit Janie’s Fund, Tyler’s new charity that was founded last November and supports abused young girls.
On the red carpet before the show, Tyler was joined by the likes of actor Bruce Willis, actor Melissa Joan Hart, fashion icon John Varvatos and his wife Joyce Varvatos, Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta, Twisted J Apparel founders Cody and Luanne Johnson, and more. Patrick Lawler, founder of Youth Villages, was also on hand. Janie’s Fund has partnered with Youth Villages to further assist young victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Also in attendance were Tyler’s children – daughters Chelsea Tyler, Mia Tyler, and Liv Tyler, as well as his son Taj Tallarico. Tyler’s new band, Loving Mary, also walked the red carpet. A fabulous group of musicians from Nashville, the band have been working with Tyler on his new country music album and will be touring with him.
“Don’t forget, I’m from fuckin’ New York City!” Steven Tyler stated. “I was born four blocks from here.” After an introduction to the life of Ty, the Aerosmith frontman launched into three classics by his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band – “Sweet Emotion,” “Jaded,” and “Cryin’.” From there, the singer mixed in more Aerosmith hits and deep cuts with his new country tracks, including his debut single “Red, White, and You” which is currently impacting country music radio.