Aerosmith back in the saddle at Harveys

Areosmith's concert highlighted the 2014 season. The Boston band returns July 3. Photo by Jim Grant Jim Grant/ Harveys and Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Areosmith’s concert highlighted the 2014 season. The Boston band returns July 3.
Jim Grant/ Harveys and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

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The nation’s biggest selling rock band will celebrate Independence Day one day earlier at Lake Tahoe. Aerosmith will return July 3 to the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Aerosmith also performed at the venue a year ago. The Aug. 8, 2014 show was a highlight of the best attended season ever for the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series.

When it was announced last winter, the show was a quick “virtual” sellout, which means some tickets might be released from artist holds on the day of the show. Director of Entertainment John Packer confirmed Thursday some tickets for Aerosmith will be available at the Will Call window next to the arena at 1 p.m. Friday.

The Max Volume Band will open the show at 7 p.m. Max Volume is a longtime radio personality with the Reno station KOZZ 105.7 FM.

“How cool is that that Aerosmith would give a shot to some kid from Reno,” Max Volume told Tahoe Onstage. “I am a speck of dust on Joe Perry’s guitar. I could never fill Steven Tyler’s jock strap. But, I’ve got a great line of bullshit, and somehow they thought it would be a good time if I joined them so God bless them.”

While Max Volume is self-deprecating, he’s also a talented musician, as are his bandmates, bass player Johnny Johnson and Truckee’s Matthew “Toast” Young, a former drum tech for No Doubt and ZZ Top.

The Max Volume Band will play 30 to 45 minutes.

Last year Slash featuring Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators opened for Aerosmith. To read the Tahoe Onstage review and see photos from the 2014 show, click HERE.

Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time. It still has the members who appeared on its self-titled 1973 debut album: singer Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitfore, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer.

Kramer suffered health issues after the 2014 Lake Tahoe show and the band canceled its appearance in Concord, Calif.

Aerosmith Concert Dates

July 3 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline
July 7 — Santa Barbara County Bowl
July 10 — Salinas, CA, Salinas Sports Complex
July 13 — Kelowna, BC, Canada, Prospera Place
July 16 — Victoria, BC, Canada, Save on Foods Memorial Centre
July 19 — Fort McMurray, Alberta
July 22 — Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 25 — North Dakota State Fair, Minot, N.D.
July 28 — Washington Amphitheater Northwest, Ridgefield, WA
Aug. 1 — MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Aug. 4 — Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 7 — Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio

Here’s the Aerosmith set list from the first Tahoe show:
Aug. 8, 2014

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
“Cryin’ ”
“Livin’ On The Edge”
“Kings & Queens”
“Toys In The Attic”
“Rag Doll”
“Stop Messin’ Around”
“Sam Old Song and Dance”
“Miss a Thing”
“Walk the Way”
“Dream On” and “Sweet Emotion”

Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series

  • July 3 (7 p.m.) Aerosmith (opener: Max Volume Band $89.50 to $235.50*)
  • July 18 (8:30 p.m.) Imagine Dragons $89.50 to $179.50*
  • July 21 (7 p.m.) Train, The Fray, Matt Nathanson $49.50 to $99.50* 
  • July 22 (8 p.m.) Kenny Chesney (opener: Chase Rice) $79.50 to $149.50*
  • Aug. 7 (8 p.m.) Jackson Browne $39.50 to $89.50* 
  • Aug. 8 (8 p.m.) An Evening with Elton John $99.50 to $255.50*
  • Aug. 13 (6:30 p.m.) Slightly Stoopid (openers: Dirty Heads, Stick Figure) $37.50 
  • Aug. 23 (6:30 p.m.) Dierks Bentley (openers: Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, Canaan Smith) $59.50 to $99.50*
  • Sept. 5 (7:30 p.m.) Sammy Hagar and the Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Johnson $69.50* and $75* (door)
  • Sept. 9 (7 p.m.) Dave Matthews Band $85* 
  • Slightly Stoopid, Sammy Hagar and Dave Matthews are GA shows with limited bleacher seating available. Bleacher seating for Dave Matthews is reserved at the same price as GA.
  • *    Prices listed include Nevada Live Entertainment Tax (LET).  Ticketmaster fees will be applied. Tickets sold only thru Ticketmaster Outlets, or



About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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