ANDREW W.K. To Support AEROSMITH In December

October 29, 2002

ANDREW W.K. has been officially tapped to open for AEROSMITH on the December leg of their "Just Push Play" tour.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Dec. 02 - Memorial Coliseum - Ft. Wayne, IN
Dec. 04 - The Pyramid - Memphis, TN
Dec. 06 - Kansas Coliseum - Wichita, KS
Dec. 08 - Pepsi Arena - Denver, CO
Dec. 10 - Target Center - Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 13 - Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI
Dec. 15 - Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI
Dec. 17 - Bryce Jordan Center - State College, PA
Dec. 19 - First Union Center - Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 21 - MCI Center - Washington, DC

In other news, the following story was originally published in the New Bern North Carolina Sun Journal on Oct. 15:

Livin' On the Edge: 9-Year Old Sings with Steven Tyler at Concert (by Penny Round)

Christopher Miranda never thought he'd be singing with Steven Tyler, but that's exactly what happened to the 9-year-old during an AEROSMITH concert Saturday. The rock idol spotted the youngster in the front row, perched high on his dad's shoulders, a bandana on his head and black teardrops painted on his cheek. "He turned the microphone to me and I sang with him. We did 'Livin' on the Edge' and 'Dude Looks Like a Lady'," said Miranda, who attends J.T. Barber Middle School — when he's not attending AEROSMITH concerts with his entire family. Last week was AEROSMITH week for the Mirandas, who attended three concerts — Charlotte on Tuesday, Virginia Beach on Thursday and Raleigh on Saturday. "We had front row seats for every show. It was a real once-in-a-lifetime thing," said the middle schooler's dad, Chris Miranda, 37. "In Raleigh, I had him on my shoulders. Steven Tyler noticed him and started singing to him, then he turned the microphone on him. He was on the big screen and everything," the elder Miranda said. "I've been following AEROSMITH for 27 years and I never got to sing with Steven Tyler. It was pretty cool," he said. "It was just an amazing thing for Steven Tyler to come up to my son and look in his eyes," said Christopher's mom, Dina Metts, also in the front row Saturday with her husband, Sid. "People kept coming up to us saying, 'There's the little man who stole the show,' because he'd been on the big screen. It was really great," Metts said. Christopher Miranda grew up listening to AEROSMITH. "My son has been an AEROSMITH fan since he was 2," Chris Miranda said. "He started listening to them at 6 months — not really by choice -- but he just grew to love the band." In addition to dozens of photos snapped by his enthusiastic parents, Christopher Miranda, who wants to be a drummer, left the concert with a harmonica given him by the band and plenty of memories to fuel his dreams.

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