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January 13, 1983

Details:

Tingley Coliseum
Albuquerque, NM
Promoter: Feyline Presents
Other act(s): Pat Travers
Reported audience: 8,612 / 10,000 (86.12%)
Reported gross: $84,290

Set list(s):

Unknown.

Notes:

- From a local review: "There was a long wait before Aerosmith took the stage. This is the band's first tour in more than three years and the crowd milled about the Coliseum apprehensively. When the band finally took the stage, it began playing behind a black curtain that rose to reveal the musicians under blazing blue spotlights. The opening song, 'Back in the Saddle Again,' a hard-driving screamer that had the audience on its feet cheering the return of one of America's most popular hard-rock bands, set the tone for the show. The focal point of Aerosmith is lead singer Steven Tyler. Dressed in a silver-black outfit with numerous scarfs and streamers, he strutted about the stage with an odd blend of Mick Jagger and Jams Joplin antics. Often Tyler would turn his back to the audience, facing instead the drummer or bass player. The rest of the band was less animated and concentrated on producing the wall of heavy metal sound. For sheer loudness, Aerosmith is to be rivaled by only Judas Priest, AC/DC and Grand Funk Railroad.
The choice of material was varied, some songs from the most recent LP, 'A Rock and a Hard Place,' and others from the best-selling 'Toys in the Attic.' Early on the group played an intriguing mix of 'Oh Well,' — the Fleetwood Mac rocker — and 'Big 10 Inch.' On this number (and a couple of others) Tyler played mouth harp, either to demonstrate that he was more than a vocalist or to merely embellish the songs with a bluesy sound. Lead guitar player Joe Perry left the band a couple of years ago, but newcomer Jimmy Crespo adequately filled his shoes. Playing a black Stratocaster, he deftly handled the blues runs, although most of his leads were of the heavy-handed, distorted variety. The biggest cheers came during his solo on 'Sweet Emotion.' Neither Aerosmith nor Pat Travers will win any awards for breaking new musical ground, but they did give the young crowd a large dose of loud, heavy metal" (Albuquerque Journal, 1/15/83).

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