Aerosmith to perform at Hall of Fame weekend

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Appropriately, the first Pro Football Hall of Fame concert on inductions weekend will be headlined by Hall of Fame rockers Aerosmith.

The inaugural Concert for Legends will he held Aug. 7 at the Hall of Fame Stadium.

“The Hall is thrilled to have legends of the music world honor the legends of the game,” Hall of Fame President David Baker said Thursday. “Aerosmith performing … will add even more excitement and energy to an enshrinement weekend that kicks off the NFL’s 96th season since its birth in Canton, and the launch to Super Bowl 50.”

Aerosmith was formed in Boston and the band members are Patriots fans. Said lead guitarist Joe Perry: “Having grown up since the age of 2, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Foxborough Stadium, and seen the franchise grow has been an amazing experience.”