Aerosmith Channels Led Zeppelin With “Heartbreaker” in Japan

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Roar of The Dragon Tour

Aerosmith has always been loud, talented, and vibrant. Their Roar of The Dragon Tour was just that. The band celebrated the approach of the Y2K millennium by setting only 6 show dates in Japan. Their short tour spanned from December 29, 1999 to January 7, 2000. Aerosmith thrived off the Roar of The Dragon Tour and celebrated it’s success with sold out shows and lively stage set ups.

Each concert included 22 tracks on the setlist including “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” and “Dream On.” Their prepared encore tracks consisted of  3 variable tracks: “Train Kept A Rollin,” “What It Takes,” and “Sweet Emotion.”  On New Year’s Eve, Aerosmith decided to cover parts of Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker,” during their encore performance of “Sweet Emotion.” 

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Only A Song Rock Gods Could Cover

Aerosmith covered a few classic hits during their Roar of The Dragon Tour. They performed renditions of Fleetwood Mac’s “Stop Messin’ Around,” as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House.” Their best show closer was definitely Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker.” Aerosmith has the energy and talent to cover a song with such emphasis on raw emotion- without a doubt. 

Steven Tyler is a rock and roll megaphone with a vocal range that could compete with Led Zeppelin’s front man, Robert Plant. There’s always Tom Hamilton hitting those deep bass notes- giving the song extra depth. Joey Kramer is a percussion wizard on the drums. Joe Perry mirrors Steven Tyler’s energy on the guitar. They make a high-energy duo. Aerosmith delivered “Heartbreaker” so well even Led Zeppelin fans could acknowledge how “on point” the cover is.

 

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