AEROSMITH will release the band’s first concert film in 9 years titled Rock For The Rising Sun. The simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats offers a portrayal of life on the road with the band combined with superb live performances, as the band toured Japan.
Might you be interesting speaking via phone with guitarist Brad Whitford, drummer Joey Kramer or bassist Tom Hamilton for coverage on the film? We’ll be arranging interviews for all three band members for next week only.
In March 2011, Japan was beset by a huge earthquake, a monstrous tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In the autumn of 2011, despite advice to the contrary, AEROSMITH brought their “Back On The Road” tour to Japan, a country with which they’d always had a special relationship. The Japanese fans came out in droves and AEROSMITH responded with some of the finest shows of their distinguished career. This film follows the band on that tour combining full-length live tracks with behind the scenes footage, which is at times touching and emotional and at others humorous and insightful. More than anything else it demonstrates the Japanese fans’ love affair with AEROSMITH and their music.
Rock For The Rising Sun features the classic tracks: “Love In An Elevator,” “Livin’ On The Edge,” “Last Child,” “Walk This Way,” “Draw The Line,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Hangman Jury,” and many more, with material drawn from shows throughout this tour. As bonuses, the DVD includes extra live tracks, “Lick And A Promise” recorded at the Hiroshima Green Garden Arena and “One Way Street” taken from the Tokyo Dome
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