Joe Perry says Aerosmith's Deuces Are Wild show at MGM's Park Theater in Las Vegas was inspired by The Beatles' Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas production, Love.
Speaking to Forbes, Perry says, "We got [Giles Martin], the music director for that show, who worked with [his dad] George Martin, to do some of the sound design for our show. We found the best people we could for every aspect of the show. Whether it was the lights, sound, mechanics, all the moving parts. I believe there are around 10,000 pounds of metal hanging above our heads...
"If you are an Aerosmith fan and you want to experience us in a small theater, it’s a good place to see us. And if you just want to see a rock and roll show instead of a magic show on the strip, this is also a good show to see."
Perry says the band might become the subject of a Broadway musical. "We have been approached at the level of, 'Would you want to do it?' We haven’t even gotten to the level of how it would come out, the creative part. My manager has said there has been some rumblings about it. But we have been so involved with this [Vegas] show. We started almost a year ago with the design and then, as it progressed, it got more and more intense. But it's certainly something we'd like we would like to entertain when we get a little time."
Aerosmith wraps up the second of four Vegas legs Tuesday. Up next is the Twin Cities Summer Jam in Shakopee, Minnesota on July 19th, followed by short hotel residencies in Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts in August. The third Vegas run starts on September 21st.