The Boston Globe is reporting that Candide Media Works has created a cellphone tour of Boston that has AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler leading the way. Called "Boston: City of Rebels & Dreamers", the so-called Talking Street tour hits 17 landmarks and includes stories, commentary, and eyewitness accounts of the historic sites. Highlights include a visit to Fenway Park with recorded reminiscence from Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski; an explanation of the Big Dig by former transportation secretary Fred Salvucci; and pastry chef Guy Arria's take on the North End. Of the unique tour of his adopted hometown, Tyler says, ""This tour is a total trip. It shot me right back in time to when I first moved to Boston with four other equally broke musicians, living off brown rice and big dreams. AEROSMITH was born in Boston, and I'm blown away that I was chosen to represent my city on this Talking Street walking tour. Then again, who better to talk about Boston than the guy with the biggest mouth in the city! The Demon O' Screamin' rides again!"
The service, which launches Thursday (Sep. 2),can be previewed by dialing 617-262-TOUR. At least initially, Tyler's talking tour will cost $5.95. A free preview is available online at this location.