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November 14, 1974

Details:

Hara Arena
Dayton, OH
Promoter: Palace Productions
Other act(s): Wet Willie, Bob Seger (opener)
Reported audience: ~6,000

Set list(s):

Unknown.

Notes:

- From a local review: "Aerosmith — those slick hard rockers — returned to Dayton Thursday night, but instead of playing to a packed Palace Theater (capacity about 1,200), they performed for about 6,000 fur-bearing friendlies at Hara Arena. Just eight months ago, Aerosmith played the Palace, which was quite adequate for a semi-known hard rock group. But at the time, it was easy to see Aerosmith would go much further up the ladder of fame and success. And near capacity filled Hara was proof Aero's star is rising... Aerosmith came on, and it was instantaneously obvious they were the stars and deserved their top billing. They look like maniacs, which is always a big help. Lead singer Steve Tyler affected a bi-sexual look, dressed in a see-through nylon body suit (obviously brought at Fredrick's of Hollywood), which was covered by a red velvet suit with huge strategic cut-out areas that added to his Mick Jagger-Carly Simon image. Tyler flies around the stage like a half-crazed hustler and somehow projects masculinity and femininity at the same time. How can he lose with that combination? On top of all that, his voice is unique, he's a great singer and he writes all the songs — which is the real key to Aero's success. Their material is sensational. It is super-commercial, yet it has taste, depth, creativity, and most important of all, it has salability. That means Aerosmith becomes famous, buys Park Place and Boardwalk, passes Go, collects $1 million and retires at 30" (Dayton Journal Herald, 11/16/1974).

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