Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member Steven Tyler today announced his intimate concert performance, "Steven Tyler...Out On A Limb", at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City on May 2. The award-winning director Brett Ratner and the legendary frontman are collaborating on a unique experience to benefit Janie's Fund, Tyler's charitable initiative to help girls overcome the trauma of abuse and neglect.
Named after his hit song "Janie's Got A Gun", Janie's Fund is a collaboration between Tyler and leading non-profit organization Youth Villages established to help girls overcome the trauma of abuse and neglect. Launched in November 2015, Janie's Fund offered a historic 54 days of impact coinciding with the 26th anniversary of the release of the song.
"Youth Villages is so grateful to Steven Tyler for starting Janie's Fund to help our girls who are working to heal from abuse," said Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler. "Steven's commitment to helping these girls brings them so much hope, and this will be an incredible evening. He uses his big voice unceasingly to raise awareness and funds for the voiceless."
"I'm digging deep and finding some real buried treasure for this one. I've never performed quite like this before," said Tyler. "I'm telling it like it is and getting to perform with some extremely talented musicians and dear friends from Nashville. For this show, we're taking it up close and personal and truly going... out on a limb."
"Steven Tyler...Out On A Limb" will showcase in-depth stories and insights on stage from recounts of his piano upbringing to trials and tribulations of life with his band. Backed by his Nashville-based band LOVING MARY, Tyler will lead the crowd on a time-traveling journey from his musical ancestors in Calabria, Italy all the way to Route 440 and Nashville's country music.
The event will also feature a silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memorabilia, from a five-day stay at Tyler's Hawaiian home to a limited-edition, hand-shaped artist series surfboard designed by artist Tim Bessell as part of the Bessell Warhol Project. Additional items include an autographed one-of-a-kind painting of Tyler and AEROSMITH bandmate Joe Perry by artist Brian Fox; the Skittles mic stand from the set of Tyler's Super Bowl commercial; exclusive signed images taken by photographer Sarah Skinner; pieces from Tyler's personal wardrobe worn on "American Idol"; and an opportunity to attend the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles along with a complimentary gifting suite prize package.
Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. and are priced at $53, $153 and $203, not including applicable service charges. Two VIP packages will be offered by Twisted J, one at $550 (includes access to seats in the first five rows and exclusive advance access to silent auction items) and $950 (same offer as $550 with the addition of a meet-and-greet).
One of music's most recognizable and dynamic performers, Tyler has been cited by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest singers of all time." Tyler and AEROSMITH have sold more than 150 million records worldwide and he has won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and an Emmy Award. In addition to having nine number one hits, AEROSMITH has received 25 gold, 18 platinum and 12 multi-platinum album certifications. Tyler's highly-anticipated upcoming solo album is scheduled for release later this summer on Big Machine Label Group's Dot Records. His current single, "Red, White, & You", is available now.