Aerosmith in New York City yesterday. November 2, 2012
Aeorsmith has been the whole last week promoting his new studio album around New York City. ‘Music from Another Dimension!,’ which hit stores this Tuesday. However, Hurricane Sandy has been a dreadful presence in New York and U.S. East Coast these days. Aerosmith and other artists couldn’t be indifferent to these tragic moments and have fought against Sandy employing their own weapons: music, performances, prayers and songs.
Yesterday, November 2, 2012 was the great day for a big concert in New York City to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The NBC concert was moving. “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “The Living Proof” turned into emotive songs with a new message, a message of hope and a future that starts right now.
An hour of show, conducted by Matt Lauer, with many stars and lyrics identified with New Jersey, the area which has suffered the worst effects of the dreadful storm. Music, images of Sandy’s damages and Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebrities exhorting population for giving donatives.
The atmosphere was sad but full of hope. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi and “The Living Proof” by Mary J. Blige sounded like songs of resistance: ‘The worst has already passed,’ Mary J. Blige said.
Rock and more rock, Joel sang “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)”, a song born during the New York economic crisis of the 1970’s while Jimmy Fallon intoned “Under the Boardwalk” by the Drifters.
Sting was also perfect with his acoustic version by The Police ‘Message in a Bottle’ and his promise of sending and SOS to the world. But the most emotive moment was when the leader of Aerosmith sat in front of a piano and with deep truly emotion revived ‘Dream On.’
We hope the effects of Hurricane Sandy finish soon and population can overcome damages.
Congratulations to every generous artist and good luck Aerosmith in your new project.