Aerosmith launched their Las Vegas residency, AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD, at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort on Saturday, April 6th combining visceral rock with high technology to bring to life their incredible story of a struggling group from Boston who became America’s all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band. The sold-out audience, including celebrities Miranda Lambert and Diane Warren, were the first to see the epic production, a spectacle celebrating their 50-year history.
The centerpiece of the show was the 90-minute live performance from the original Aerosmith band members – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer – who continue to deliver one of the most cohesive and electrifying performances in music. The band goes beyond the average concert by taking fans on a deep dive of their groundbreaking career with exclusive, unreleased audio and never-before-seen visuals from Aerosmith’s archives featured through a twelve screen media presentation (including a 140 ft x 40 ft high def screen) produced by Oscar and Emmy-winning global visual effects studio Pixomondo. Using cutting- edge technology, Pixomondo also brings to life Aerosmith’s infamous logo – the wings – which magically unfold to herald the band’s arrival on stage.
“We have spent the last year and a half bringing Aerosmith’s “DEUCES ARE WILD” residency to life. The intent of the sound design, visuals, lighting and this entire experience is to be as authentically Aerosmith as the band and their fans expect while taking them both on a journey they never expected,” said show producer Steve Dixon of Fireplay.
Every vantage point in the intimate Park Theater, the first THX® Certified live performance venue featuring L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, will bring fans face-to-face with the band, including the world’s first THX On-Stage VIP experience and walkway that stretches from the stage to the balcony seats.
Aerosmith also teamed up with veteran show director Amy Tinkham (Paul McCartney, James Taylor), show producer Steve Dixon (Guns N’ Roses, Justin Timberlake) and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Giles Martin, known for creating the soundscape for The Beatles LOVE byCirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Production design studio Fireplay and international visual effects studio Pixomondo, known as the visual wizards behind Game of Thrones, are also part of the creative team.