Aerosmith and J. Geils Band confirmed for Fenway Park

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It’s finally official: Aerosmith and The J. Geils Band, two of Boston best bands in history, will come together for a historic show at Fenway Park this summer. Dubbed the “Double Play”, the show is scheduled for Saturday, August 14. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $55 to $175, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. No tickets will be sold at the Fenway Park ticket office. There is already speculation that a second date will be added if ticket sales meet their expectations.

This summer’s show will mark the first time both bands have ever played together. “Sox fans look out!  You’ve got a grand slam with Aerosmith and J. Geils and we’re going to rock it over the Green Monster,” said Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in a press release. Tyler most recently appeared at Fenway Park for the opening Red Sox/Yankees game on Sunday, April 4th when he performed God Bless America from the field.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry who is currently on tour in the UK with the Joe Perry Project, added, “When I heard that Aerosmith would be playing Fenway Park this summer, naturally I freaked out. Then I heard it was going to be with The J. Geils Band. I knew that this is an event that I, like all hard core Bostonians, have been waiting for 40 years. There have been other shows at Fenway Park, but this one is going to leave them all behind because it’s going to rock so hard the Green Monster will crack and they will have to keep the Citgo sign together with duct tape and glue. The biggest problem for me is that I can’t be on stage and in the audience at the same time. I’ll definitely be in the audience watching J. Geils performance.”

Aerosmith will be celebrating their 40th anniversary later this year while the J. Geils Band will return for another special one-off show. Last year, the legendary Boston band reunited original members Peter Wolf, Magic Dick, Seth Justman, Danny Klein and Jay Geils for their first performance together in over a decade to celebrate the grand opening of the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. They went on to play handful of shows in 2009 including a New Year’s Eve gig at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

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