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April 11, 2013

Aerosmith to perform at this summer’s Greenbrier Classic

Aerosmith coming to The Greenbrier Classic


FAIRLEA — The Greenbrier Classic had previously announced country music superstar Kenny Chesney is scheduled to perform during the 2013 event on Thursday night, July 4.

“We didn’t want to go all country or all rock,” Justice explained. “I believe that we got two of the biggest acts out there.”

The Greenbrier Classic, in its fourth year as a PGA TOUR FedExCup tournament, has offered as many as three concerts as part of its ticket package in previous years.

But even though it’s been scaled down to a pair, Justice sees this year’s event as just as special.

“Since we are going to go with just two concerts, we wanted to get two of the biggest. We’ve done that.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum online profile of Aerosmith states: “Aerosmith were America’s feisty retort to hard-rocking British groups like the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Who, Cream, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Almost alone among American bands, Aerosmith matched those British legends in power, intensity, and notoriety. Moreover, they’ve long since surpassed many of their influences in terms of longevity and popularity. In the words of vocalist Steven Tyler, “We weren’t too ambitious when we started out. We just wanted to be the biggest thing that ever walked the planet, the greatest rock band that ever was.”

“We were America’s band,” Joe Perry proclaimed with no false modesty. “We were the garage band that made it really big — the ultimate party band.” No less an authority than Jimmy Page has called them “the ideal rock and roll band.”

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Admission to the Greenbrier Classic Concert Series is included in the price of weekly Greenbrier Classic tournament badges, which are now priced from $159 per person. For more information, visit

Practice rounds will be played Monday and Tuesday July 1-2, with a Pro-Am slated for Wednesday, July 3. Competition begins Thursday, July 4 and runs daily through the final round on Sunday, July 7.


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