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AEROSMITH has canceled its two previously scheduled festival gigs in the Far East — Wednesday, August 21 in Shanghai and Saturday, August 24 in Taipei — due to the local promoters’ failure to “meet contractual obligations.”

AEROSMITH was supposed to make its Chinese live debut at the outdoor Shanghai Hongkou Stadium. The venue has a capacity of 25,000 people.

“We are extremely upset to have disappointed our dedicated fans,” says AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler in a statement. “They have welcomed us into their country, and due to uncontrollable circumstances, we will not be able to perform. We were so excited to share our music with them and look forward to one day returning and giving them the show they deserve.”

“We’re disappointed as we wanted to play for our fans,” added AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry. “We’ve looked forward to this for a lifetime.”

“It’s always been a dream of ours to play in Shanghai and Taipei, and meet our fans there,” said AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton says. “We were really looking forward to visiting Shanghai and Taipei and playing for our fans there and are very disappointed that these two shows have been cancelled.”

“I’m disappointed we weren’t able to play for our fans in China. However, the circumstances were beyond our control,” stated AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer. “I sincerely hope AEROSMITH will get another opportunity to come back to Shanghai and Taiwan to play for our many fans there.”

Back in May, AEROSMITH a concert in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta due to reports of a bomb threat at the Myanmar Embassy.

AEROSMITH‘s latest album, “Music From Another Dimension!”, was released on November 6, 2012, and debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart, selling 63,000 copies in its first week of release.

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Casey Patrick Tebo, the director behind AEROSMITH‘s latest concert film, “Rock For The Rising Sun”, was recently interviewed by “Sixx Sense” staffer Kyle Chrise. You can now listen to the chat below.

“Rock For The Rising Sun” was released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on July 23. The group’s connection with Japan began in 1977, when the band first played to capacity crowds in the Far East. And as evidenced by “Rock For The Rising Sun”, the band-fan bond remains strong to this day. Casey Patrick Tebo is well-versed in not only his ‘SMITH (he directed their music video for “Legendary Child”), but has also worked with such renowned acts as MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, STEVIE NICKS, LADY ANTEBELLUM, THE AVETT BROTHERS, and RUN-DMC, among countless others.

Tebo first began working with AEROSMITH in 2006, when Steven Tyler and Tebo met through a colleague, and the singer invited the up-and-coming director (who was in film school at the time) to shoot a few of the band’s shows — for just the band’s personal viewing. Soon after, the band was so impressed with Tebo‘s work that they hired him to start directing their live shows.

Fast forward to 2011, and AEROSMITH was hard at work on their 15th studio album, “Music From Another Dimension!”, but took a break from recording to play shows in Latin America and Japan. Sadly, the Japanese dates occurred not long after tragedy struck the region, as the country experienced a massive earthquake, a monstrous tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Despite warnings about possibly being exposed to radiation, AEROSMITH and crew, including Tebo, braved the risks and followed through with their visit to Japan. “I shot all this stuff and interviewed all these fans, and realized there is a love affair between AEROSMITH and the Japanese fans that was like nothing I’d ever seen,” states Tebo. “It was almost like AEROSMITH was there helping people heal.”

What Tebo was able to create is a film that not only captures AEROSMITH at their rocking best, but also, shows the group’s human side away from the spotlight. “I captured all this stuff, and when I got home to the States, I was like, ‘I know I can make something of this, I’m just going to start putting something together,'” states Tebo. “While Steven and Joe were in L.A., making an album with Jack Douglas, I rented out a theater, and emailed Steven and Joe, saying, ‘I need you guys to come to this theater. I’ve got to show you something.’ I played them the whole movie, and when the movie was over, Joe stood up, walked over to me, hugged me, and was like, ‘That was f-ing amazing, unbelievable.’ And Steven was really emotional as well.”

Tebo is confident that “Rock For The Rising Sun” matches up well to AEROSMITH‘s earlier classic home video releases. “There was a part of me — as a fan — loving these guys and seeing them live, that said, ‘Man, I would love other people to see this as well,'” he says. Soon, fans will get to experience the legendary AEROSMITH through the revealing lens of Casey Patrick Tebo.

Steven and Joe once taught me a great lesson in life, it’s called ‘Dare to Suck’ — it means, if you don’t have the balls to just go and do something, then you’ll never know what great thing you might have missed out on. This movie was my ‘Dare to Suck’ moment.”

Tebo is currently in pre-production on his first narrative feature film, and has since directed other large-scale television productions, most recently CMT‘s “Crossroads”.

“Rock For The Rising Sun” track listing:

01. Draw The Line
02. Love In An Elevator
03. Livin’ On The Edge
04. Hangman Jury
05. No More No More
06. Mama Kin
07. Monkey On My Back
08. Toys In The Attic
09. Sweet Emotion
10. Boogie Man
11. Rats In The Cellar
12. Movin’ Out
13. Last Child
14. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
15. Walk This Way
16. Train Kept A Rollin’ (credits)

The “Love In An Elevator” performance clip, taken from the “Rock For The Rising Sun” DVD, can be seen below.





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“Love in an Elevator” clip appears online.

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AEROSMITH’s latest concert film, “Rock For The Rising Sun”, was released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on July 23.

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AEROSMITH’s latest concert film, “Rock For The Rising Sun”, was released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on July 23.

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The group’s connection with Japan began in 1977, when the band first played to capacity crowds in the Far East.

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AEROSMITH’s latest concert film, “Rock For The Rising Sun”, will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on July 23.

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Fan-filmed video footage of AEROSMITH’s entire April 20 concert as one of the headliners of the Stone Music Festival at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia can be seen below.

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According to The Jakarta Post, AEROSMITH has canceled its May 11 “The Global Warming” world tour concert at JIExpo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Indonesia “due to safety reasons.”

Promoter Ismaya Live announced the cancelation on its official web site, citing a letter sent by the AEROSMITH publicists Mitch Schneider Organization (MSO) in which the band explained: “Unfortunately, we have to can

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Legendary rockers AEROSMITH announced today that their previously announced performance at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia on July 3 will be rescheduled.

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