Steven Tyler @ Summerfest

Steven Tyler

Tuesday, July 3 @ 9:45PM

BMO Harris Pavillion

Steven Tyler is the iconic songwriter and prolific voice of the best-selling American rock band, Aerosmith. Tyler is considered one of music's most recognizable and dynamic frontmen and has been cited by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest singers of all time." Hits like “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Dream On,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” and “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” amongst others have solidified the band’s place in history. Aerosmith’s collaboration with rappers Run DMC on 1987’s “Walk This Way” was both a commercial and critical success and it is still noted as one of the first derivative iconic mergence of rock and hip-hop genres. Tyler and Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, he has won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and an Emmy Award. In addition to having nine number one hits, 25 gold, 18 platinum and 12 multi-platinum album certifications, Tyler, along with the rest of his band members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2013, Tyler was awarded with the Founder's Award at the ASCAP Pop Awards and was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Tyler and Aerosmith recently finished their North America "Let Rock Rule" tour with Slash. Currently, Tyler is working on his upcoming highly anticipated solo project.The ultimate "brand man," Tyler has built a name for himself outside of his career in music. Since 2007, Tyler has been hard at work with inventor and engineer Mark Dirico developing and designing a hip brand of motorcycles called Dirico Motorcycles. In December 2010, he performed for President Obama and the First Lady in a special tribute to Sir Paul McCartney at the Kennedy Center Honors. Just a month later, Tyler joined Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and host Ryan Seacrest as a judge on “American Idol,” the highest rated television show in American history. In May 2011, Tyler released his memoir entitled Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? (Ecco/Harper Collins) which debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Simultaneous with the book's release, Tyler debuted his first ever solo single, "(It) Feels So Good" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger), which broke into the Billboard Hot 100, the highest charting song by an Aerosmith member since 2001's "Jaded."After vocal surgery in 2006, Tyler now sits on the Advisory Board of the Voice Health Institute alongside Julie Andrews, Joe Buck, Roger Daltrey, Christina Perri, Lionel Richie, Paul Stanley and Keith Urban. An active philanthropist, Tyler has also been involved with supporting numerous charitable organizations including: the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Adopt the Arts, MusiCares, Robin Hood, Race to Erase MS, Red Cross and many others. Additionally, Tyler has been advocating in opposition to a compulsory license for remixes, mash-ups and derivatives which would take away the artists' rights to remain in control on how their songs are used. He was recently honored with the American Songwriter Award from the National Music Publisher’s Association in Washington D.C. for his career and advocacy work. Infamous for his outrageous style and fashion savoir faire, Tyler was the inspiration and design consultant for the Andrew Charles rocker chic fashion line from Tommy Hilfiger's Star brands, which featured an entire line of rock n' roll clothing in 2012. Furthering his presence in the fashion world, Tyler teamed up with Modo Eyewear for his own-featured line of reading and sunglasses. Tyler has also ventured into the animation world, with the release of Epic in 2013, from Twentieth Century Fox Animation (Ice Age, Rio), where he lent his voice to the character Nim Galuu. The voice cast of Epic also includes Beyoncé, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny Knoxville. When not on the road touring Tyler splits his time between Los Angeles, Boston and Hawaii, where he is an avid diver.

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