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Aerosmith Kicks off the Week with Several Updates
By: Gary Graff
5/6/2013


Aerosmith
is full of news for the start of a new week.

For starters, the Boston rockers have canceled a planned May 11 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, after a bomb threat pot at the local Myanmar Embassy was revealed. Aerosmith's management apologized for the cancellation via the show's promoter, but it has not discussed the possibility of rescheduling the concert.

The group will most definitely be on hand for Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration taking place May 30 at the TD Garden arena. Aerosmith will join the J. Geils Band, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Boston, Carole King, Extreme, Godsmack, New Kids On The Block and others to raise money for One Fund Boston, which so far has raised more than $28 million for victims of the April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon.

And finally, Aerosmith has announced a June release for "Rock For the Rising Sun," a live DVD and Blu-ray from the group's September 2011 performance in Tokyo, not long after the country was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami.

The Casey Patrick Tebo-directed video will include documentary footage about the disaster and how the country's residents coped with its aftermath.

Steven Tyler has posted a 75-second trailer for the release on Facebook, with an exuberant note reading, “Hey y'all...How 'bout sum of our new movie!!! 2 start ur day or nite. Can't wait for u to see it. Luv ST!!!”

Aerosmith next plays Wednesday (May 8) in the Philippines and has three U.S. shows booked for the summer, including the Harley Davidson anniversary show on August 30 in Milwaukee.

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