Steven Tyler reacted to fans disgustingly sitting down at an Aerosmith ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Las Vegas show over the weekend.
A fan named John tweeted, “Insider’s tip: If you are up front at an @Aerosmith show, stand. Otherwise @IamStevenT will take notice. Publicly. #DEUCESAREWILD @ParkTheaterLV.”
Tyler responded, “YEUP!!”
Las Vegas Weekly wrote in a review:
Aerosmith has always been self-indulgent—many of the band’s songs clock in around the five-minute mark—and they didn’t steer away from that during the show. Deeper cut “Kings and Queens” marked a change in the set, utilizing a live, behind-the-scenes string section (which later made two onstage appearances for “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and “Dream On”), piano solos and lots of pyro. “Kings and Queens,” which dabbles in proggy chamber-rock, felt powerful and epic with the accompanying strings, emboldening Joe Perry and Brad Whitford’s robust guitars.
“What the f*ck are you sitting down for?” Tyler yelled into the mic before heading into 1975 favorite “Sweet Emotion.” “Trust me, we’re all getting laid tonight, so stand the f*ck up!”
Despite the lasers, animated videos and fancy pyrotechnics, Deuces Are Wild isn’t a glitzy or glammy show. It’s a straightforward rock concert that, in the beginning, finds the band grasping to command the giant Park Theater stage. Given the presence of the circus-like performers that roamed the stands before the show, I hoped Aerosmith would use acrobats to give the show some Vegas-y zeal. Alas, they did not. Also, for the first handful of songs, the screens weren’t utilized, making it hard to focus on the band below if you weren’t in the pit.
Insider’s tip: If you are up front at an @Aerosmith show, stand. Otherwise @IamStevenT will take notice. Publicly. #DEUCESAREWILD @ParkTheaterLV pic.twitter.com/U4mJ0xQf3o
— John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) April 7, 2019
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) April 9, 2019