Cover bands look and sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal to see Toys in the Attic – A Tribute to Aerosmith at the Fillmore Charlotte. For $12, you get one general-admission ticket on Saturday, May 12, at 9 p.m. (up to a $24.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Most who try to sing Steven Tyler’s breathtaking climactic note in Aerosmith’s “Dream On” or tackle any of Joe Perry’s frenetic guitar solos suffer defeat. Toys in the Attic, on the other hand, nails every hook and cranny to deliver the rocking excitement of a live Aerosmith experience. Named after the seminal 1975 album that gave the world hits such as “Walk this Way” and “Sweet Emotion,” Toys in the Attic chews through decades of Aerosmith classics. The lead singer incorporates the slightest details of Tyler's look, down to the flamboyant frocks and three-fist lips, and perfectly mimics the showboater’s slinky caterwauls, glottal stops, and ability to summon flocks of gulls with a well-measured note.
Fashioned after Bill Graham’s famous San Francisco venue of the same name, the Fillmore Charlotte sports red oak floors for feet shufflin’ and crystal chandeliers to scatter roaming stage lights. From its stadium-styled tiers, general-admission audiences savor superb sightlines of the band while keeping their eye out for roving Alicia Silverstones.
The Fillmore Charlotte
The Fillmore Charlotte models itself on the iconic San Francisco venue. Once a textile mill, the open space follows the original Fillmore’s signature decor, from red-oak hardwood floors to glimmering chandeliers to stadium-style tiers that result in pristine sightlines for attending fans.