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Get your wings, Aerosmith may be coming to Fenway...with the J. Geils Band

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                             Aerosmith, top, and the J. Geils Band in black and white  

We're told the folks at Fenway are this close to signing Aerosmith to play two shows at the ballpark this summer. That's right, just when it looked like Steven Tyler and Joe Perry might go on permanent vacation, the Boston band is in talks to rock this way, performing at Fenway Aug. 13 and 14. (Nothing is official and the dates could change.) What's more, we're told that the J. Geils Band would open both nights, pairing two of Boston's biggest and most influential bands. Talk about a house party. Aerosmith, which looked like it might be kaput just a few months ago, had already announced plans to play a string of shows in Europe and South America this summer. It was thought that piano men Elton John and Billy Joel might carry on the Fenway concert series this summer, but Joel has since said he's taking the year off from touring. Past performers at Fenway include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, the Police, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, and Neil Diamond. Meanwhile, soccer fans may also be in for a treat at Fenway this summer. We're told the ballpark is negotiating to host a match between a couple of big-time European soccer clubs.


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