For Steven Tyler, Not the Same Old Song and Dance

The Aerosmith frontman brings his first solo tour—and his new country sound—to Boston.

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Don’t believe that Massachusetts has become a hotbed for country-music fans? Well, if the sea of cowboy hats and pickup trucks that annually takes over Gillette Stadium’s parking lot for the New England Country Music Festival isn’t convincing enough, consider the musical evolution of Boston rock icon Steven Tyler.

For his first-ever solo tour, which hits the Wang Theatre on September 4, the Aerosmith frontman will unveil his debut country album, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere. “I’m getting a chance to play to a different style of song,” Tyler says.

While he assures us the set list will include a few Aerosmith hits, fans should expect a relatively subdued performance from the Demon of Screamin’. “We play a little quieter onstage, so you can hear banjo and slide guitar,” says Tyler, who admits he’s giddy to show off his new stuff. “I can’t wait—it’s going to be sick. For the country fans in Boston, I think they’re going to lose their shit.”