Aerosmith’s live stage setup – photos from backstage

joel | August 28, 2008

I had the opportunity to check out the stage prior to the gig as my guitar tech and friend was working for Ace Frehley’s replacement guitarist, Thommy Thayer who I believe used to be Ace’s tech and was rumored to have played a few gigs when ‘Ace couldn’t make it’.

Check out the Stage, Live photo of Aerosmith on Stage - Photgraph by Aaron Kronisit spins around between bands and after the second band starts, they can strike the first band’s gear off stage and setup a finale set at the back. Pretty cool idea and very efficient.
Kiss Played first and put on their full stage show as though they were headlining. The number of explosions in their show deafens you and makes Aerosmith seem quieter. I’m pretty sure that this was Pyrotek‘s plan with the pyro. At this show, Steven Tyler ran out during the first song and I some him look a bit confused and touching his wireless receiver…I think it was not on or dead or something and he missed the first vocal cue in the intro to Sweet Emotion. (You think he’d know that by now! – but he was obviously distracted and fucked it up). After the show he was yelling and screaming as someone amidst the mob of people walking him out to his limo. I felt better about any in-ear monitor issues I’ve had..which isn’t many, I love my UE-10s!

Here’s some Pictures:
Aerosmith's Guitar Amps on Stage Photgraph by Aaron Kronis
Live Stage Rig – Aerosmith’s Guitar Amps stacked up on Stage.

Aerosmith's Bass Amps on Stage
Another Photograph of Aerosmith’s Guitar Amps on Stage.

Another Photo of Aerosmith's Guitar Amps on Stage

Aerosmith's Guitar Amps on Stage with A Friend
Aerosmith’s Amps never looked this good!

Aerosmith's Drum's Close up Set Up on Stage
Live Drum Setup for Aerosmith – Closup Shot taken before the show on stage.

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This post currently has 4 comments.

  1. Troy Burnett

    June 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Thats not Joey Kramer of Aerosmith’s drum set up. That is God Smack’s drummers live set up, they opened up for them for a while on tour.

    • KRONiS

      July 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm

      uh, no they didn’t. I was walking around the stage prior to the show with Kiss’s guitar tech, then a band that the Joe Perry found opened, then KISS played a full show, followed by Aerosmith. You can check the date – November 30th in detroit.


      “As first tipped here this summer, Kiss and Aerosmith have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Phoenix tonight (Oct. 8), is now slated to wrap Dec. 20 in Fresno,
      Calif. Several major markets will be revisited, including Boston, Detroit, New York and Los Angeles.

      Meanwhile, sources say each band is prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, Aerosmith will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004.

      The Kiss/Aerosmith combination has been a potent one at the box office. According to figures for 24 shows submitted to Billboard Box Score, the tour has played to 85% capacity and grossed more than $31.5 million.

      “There are a lot of people who see this as the tour of the year, and a lot of people want to see it,” Kiss principal Paul Stanley told Billboard in August. “As long as everybody’s enjoying themselves, that’s the key to it — we always wind up going full-circle to ‘this has to be enjoyable.’ Fans know when you’re having a great time, so as long as this is fun, we’ll continue to do it. If it truly turned into the battle of the bands, we’d go home.”

      Here are Kiss/Aerosmith’s tour dates:

      Oct. 8: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
      Oct. 10: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 12: Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 14: Marysville, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 16: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheatre)
      Oct. 18: Devore, Calif. (Hyundai Pavilion)
      Oct. 20: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
      Oct. 22: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
      Oct. 24-25: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
      Nov. 6: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center Omaha)
      Nov. 8: Grand Forks, N.D. (Alerus Center)
      Nov. 10: Minneapolis (Target Center)
      Nov. 12: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
      Nov. 14: Bridgeport, Conn. (Harbor Yard)
      Nov. 16: New York (Madison Square Garden)
      Nov. 20: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
      Nov. 22: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
      Nov. 24: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
      Nov. 26: Boston (FleetCenter)
      Nov. 28: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
      Nov. 30: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)”

      So to confirm that is NOT godsmack’s drummers set. – KRONiS

  2. db

    September 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    That’s not Aerosmith’s drumset… Joey plays on a much smaller set… too many toms in that setup. I think that is Peter Criss’s set. The vocal mic is another tip-off, joey doesnt sing.

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