Aerosmith rolled into the South American city of Lima, Peru to perform for an estimated 30,000 fans. Living In Peru reports that frontman Steven Tyler opened the show with a few choice words in Spanish. “Buenas noches, mi gente del Peru,” Tyler said as he took to the stage.
Reports of Tyler “dancing without abandon, making serpentine and robotic movements with his slight body,” indicate that he has made a full recovery from the injuries he suffered during the group’s summer tour with ZZ Top last year.
The group is said to have enjoyed dining out at an establishment called Huaca Pucllana, and enjoyed traditional Peruvian dishes such as ceviche and lomo saltado. Tyler opted to skip the outing and remained in his hotel room.
The Boston-based rockers will continue their South American sojourn with shows in Chile, Brazil and Costa Rica.
In a record-breaking deal much closer to home, Aerosmith has inked a deal to perform at the New York State Fair for a whopping $1 million. It will be the highest amount ever paid to a act at the summer event. The previous record of $800,000 is held by country performers Rascal Flats and country-pop sensation Taylor Swift.
Tickets for the Aerosmith show at the fair range in price from $84 to $104, which sets a new record as well. A sell-out show could put an additional $300,000 in the pockets of the venerable bad boys. Not bad for a day’s work.