Aerosmith reveals secret Boston concert location
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The secret is out!
Aerosmith told the nation the undisclosed location where they will be performing next week. The idea was to keep it under wraps until Monday, but the band gave it away on “The Today Show” Friday morning when Matt Lauer asked about their show in Boston scheduled for Monday.
“They’re going to put a plaque up there…1325 Comm. Ave. in Boston and we’re going to show up and wave and all that and we may actually pick up our guitars and play a couple of songs,” Aerosmith told Lauer on Friday.
Boston had issued an entertainment license to the band and they are cleaning up the streets in front of the building where Aerosmith began 40 years ago. The Commonwealth Avenue apartment was the band’s old apartment. They lived there in the early 70’s. It’s also where Tyler wrote “Dream On.”
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is still recuperating from an illness and no one from his office seemed too upset about the secret slip up.
“Over in front of their old digs -- 1325 Commonwealth Avenue. They’re bringing it back to the roots of where they came from. 1325 Commonwealth Avenue around noontime this coming Monday,” said a WAAF employee.
WAAF, which is promoting the event, was caught a bit off guard. The location of Monday’s concert had been a closely held secret. The band wanted to keep a lid on the location.
“Frankly asked us to be quiet and then they went and announced it on network TV this morning, but that’s their prerogative,” said Ron Valeri, WAAF Program Director.
Neighbors noticed some activity in the area over the past few days.
“There were people surveying, a lot of guys with clipboards and stuff walking around. Looked like they were measuring, looking at the T tracks,” said Molly Regan, a neighbor.
The MBTA said between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday ‘T’ service on the B Line will be suspended between Washington Street and Packard’s Corner. Commonwealth Avenue around the 1300 block and side streets in the area will also have closures.