Joe Perry handled vocal duties on the ‘Draw the Line’ track

Aerosmith live 2023 [Credit: Aaron Perry]
Aerosmith [Aaron Perry]

Aerosmith recently embarked on their final concert tour. After five decades as America’s top rock band, the group is saying farewell. When they kicked things off on September 2 in Philadelphia, fans where dying to know what was in store. The show turned out to be a hit-filled journey through the band’s storied career. Reportedly, Aerosmith spent a significant amount of time rehearsing a ton of songs for the tour, so it was only a matter of time for some rare gems to start sneaking into the setlist.

The first such moment of the tour happened last night at UBS Arena in Belmont, New York. Towards the end of the set, Aerosmith played “Bright Light Fright” for the first time in 29 years. Guitarist Joe Perry – who’s 73rd birthday is today, September 10 – handled vocal duties for the Draw the Line track, just like he did on the record back in 1977. Check out the fan-filmed video footage below.

According to, Aerosmith last performed “Bright Light Fright” on August 29, 1994 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

The band’s Peace Out Tour is their final 40-date trek across North America, bringing their storied career to a close. The tour kicked off on September 2 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. It is slated to wrap up on January 26, 2024 at Centre Bell in Montreal. The Black Crowes are serving as special guests for the entire run.

“I think it’s about time,” Perry said when the tour was confirmed. “It’s kind of a chance to celebrate the 50 years we’ve been out there. You never know how much longer everybody’s going to be healthy to do this. It’s been a while since we’ve actually done a real tour. We did that run in Vegas, which was great. It was fun, but [we’re] kind of anxious to get back on the road. It’s the final farewell tour, but I have a feeling it will go on for a while. But, I don’t know how many times we’ll be coming back to the same cities. It would very possibly be the last time.”

While the band has been touring for over five decades, there’s still plenty of tracks that haven’t seen the lights of a stage yet. Their current farewell tour will be their last chance to play any of these songs for the first time. The full list of every song that the band has never performed in concert can be found HERE.

Last month, Aerosmith released a new “best-of” compilation. The career-spanning collection Greatest Hits is available on CD, 3-CD deluxe, lenticular CD, vinyl, double vinyl, limited edition double vinyl, 4-LP deluxe vinyl box set, and 4-LP super deluxe box set. The super deluxe box set includes 44 of the band’s biggest songs on 180g custom colored vinyl, career-spanning live photos, and four black-and-white lithographs.

The Super Deluxe Limited Edition boasts — for the first time ever — 44 tracks spanning Aerosmith’s five-decade career on 180g custom color vinyl. Featuring “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Crazy,” “Cryin’,” “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” and many more. Stunning live photography and band photos across their entire career in premium book-style sleeves, plus four black and white lithographs.

Aerosmith are the best-selling American rock band of all time. Selling over 150 million records worldwide, they have 12 multi-platinum certified albums under their belt. Throughout their career, have garnered four GRAMMY® Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. In 1999, Walt Disney World launched the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, the band’s very own theme park attraction. In 2001, they performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Aerosmith’s last full-length studio album was 2012’s Music from Another Dimension!