Friday, October 30, 2009

Aerosmith Rocks Maui

One of the greatest rock bands in American history came to Maui this month and gave an amazing show to 10,000 happy fans in the War Memorial Stadium. Hosted by the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and presented by Tom Moffatt, the concert was held at the largest venue the island has to offer. The band members got up close and personal with the fans and limited number of photographers who were granted media passes to photograph the show.
A long catwalk extended into the crowd, allowing the band to interact with fans, thrilling the audience!
Maui News photographer, Matt Thayer (with wrist bands on), gets up close and personal with lead singer, Steven Tyler.
Joe Perry set up a keyboard stand and played his guitar right in front of the photographers during the first couple of songs, making is super fun to photograph. The hard part was, when Joe Perry was right in front of us, Steven Tyler was out on the catwalk with the spotlights on him- which way to turn??

The band put on a totally dynamic show non stop for over two hours!

Steven Tyler making his way back to the stage from the catwalk.

The band, jamming right in front of the photographers.

My favorite shot of Mr. Tyler. You can see his lei around his neck if you look carefully.

The ever impressive Joe Perry on bass.

Steven Tyler thanking kumu hula, Lehua, and her hula halau for opening the show. She also presented him with a lei, welcoming him to the island.

The incredibly talented Maui musician, Vince Esquire, opened the show with his band. He got the crowd on their feet right off the bat. They didn't sit down for nearly 3 hours!
More great music is on the way to Maui so stay tuned!
A hui hou,

1 comment:

  1. Nice shots. This may turn out to be one of the bands last gigs. Steven Tyler has quit the band.