Steven Tyler -lead vocals; Joe Perry - guitar; Brad Whitford - guitar; Mark Radice - piano, keyboards; Tom Hamilton - bass; Joey Kramer - drums
By 1978, Aerosmith had become one of America's hottest concert attractions, thanks in no small part to the massive success of their 1975 album, Toys In The Attic, and Rocks, issued the following year. The tour to promote Draw The Line, released in 1977, would find the band headlining and filling many of the biggest venues in America, but it would also mark the end of the initial phase of the band. The relentless touring and notorious substance abuse of frontmen Steven Tyler and Joe Perry would gain them the moniker of "The Toxic Twins" and finally take its toll by the end of the year. Despite these issues, the band's 1978 tour is well remembered as being raw and hard rocking as ever. Evidence can be found on the group's live double album Live Bootleg, which featured several choice recordings from this tour.
Two of the most highly anticipated gigs on Aerosmith's 1978 touring schedule occurred on March 28th and 29th, when they headlined Boston's Music Hall before core hometown audiences. Presented here are excerpts from the soundcheck for these important gigs, recorded the day prior on March 27th. A rare glimpse behind the scenes of this tour, this recording features the band soundchecking several staples of the 1978 tour repertoire, including "Kings And Queens," "I Wanna Know Why" "Big Ten Inch Record" and "Seasons Of Wither," as well as joking around and loosely jamming.