Aerosmith start their third Deuces Are Wild residency of the year at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford tells Rolling Stone that the audiences at these shows are not the band's hardcore fans. He says, "A Vegas audience is not a real Aerosmith audience. They don’t have a lot of Aerosmith-educated fans and so they are like, 'I don’t know that song' when [we] play a deep cut."
The band's Vegas shows are only 90 minutes long, so have to concentrate on the hits. Whitford says, "I’m always pushing to go deeper in the catalog and I don’t always get what I want. There’s a lot of songs that we don’t bring to the concert stage that I’m trying to get the band to do and have been for years. I have a bunch of other songs that I feel need to come out of the closet, like 'Lick and a Promise,' 'Sick as a Dog,' 'Get the Lead Out,' 'No More No More' and 'No Surprize.' If we can get any one of those in, I’d be very happy."
Aerosmith has eight Vegas shows on the books through October 8th, followed by nine more from November 14th through December 4th.