AEROSMITH FRONTMAN, LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER, STEVEN TYLER IS GIVING AWAY HIS HARD CORE ROCKER IMAGE TO GO SOLO AND HELP ABUSED GIRLS IN NEED!
TONIGHT...MUSIC YOU WANNA HEAR!
STEVEN TYLER'S FIRST SOLO PERFORMANCE AT LINCON CENTER!
Steven Tyler fans today is the day...Tonight, in NYC, you can witness the legendary iconic singer and songwriter, Steven Tyler perform live at his first solo concert at Lincoln Center with the help of Award-Winning Director, Brett Ratner to benefit Janie's Fund. That's right, Tyler fans don't have to "Dream On" anymore, you can own Steven's beloved Hennessy Venom GT Spyder to be auctioned off tonight at his Lincoln Center, concert.
Tyler's been in NYC since Saturday night, where he kicked off his fundraising festivities with Dujour Magazine and Dujour CEO, Jason Binn who hosted a rockin' event at Lavo in mid-town manhattan, in honor of Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler's "OUT ON A LIMB" first solo concert tonight at Lincoln Center to benefit his organization, Janie's Fund.
Upon arrival at the Dujour event, the legendary musician was ready to mingle, Tyler posed for one last round of pictures with his "baby" a Venom GT Spyder about to be auctioned off tonight to benefit Janie's Fund. Several hundred fans and press gathered on the street to capture the monumental moment.
A few NYPD officers and obvious fans just happened to be passing by and joked they would write him a ticket for being parked illegally. Tyler happily posed with the officers for pictures and the crowd of guests and fans went wild.
Tyler eventually brought the party inside where the rock icon posed for more pictures, talked to fans and addressed the entire room with a personal message, "Janie's Fund changes lives!"
In an exclusive interview with THE WANNA host, Gina Giordan,Tyler shared why he felt the timing was right to donate the car to Janie's Fund, Tyler explained, "I bought that car from John Hennessy five years ago while I was doing (American) Idol and it's the fastest car in the world. It's my baby but, I keep her in the parking lot of the Sunset Marquis in LA and i'm in Nashville doing a record and it just like kills me."
Just a few years ago, Tyler partnered with Youth Villages and created Janie's Fund to benefit abused young girls and women. Youth Villages CEO, Patrick Lawler is hoping the car helps raise thousands when auctioned off tonight at Tylers benefit solo concert at Lincoln Center and said, "We hope it will raise a million. Steven said when he wrote "Janie's Got A Gun" in 1989 that he got bounds of letters from young girls and women that had been horribly abused and he said that hearing their stories made him think I wanna do something to help young people. He'd been looking for a charity for years when he learned about our work a couple of years ago. He said I wanna support your organization and he's been involved with every aspect of it since."
Jennifer Rhodes is a bright, vibrant young woman that has grown up a part of the Youth Villages programs. Rhodes is living proof Tyler and Janie's Fund have made a real impact on her life. Rhodes who has met Tyler several times and was part of a group of girls who had dinner with the famous rocker earlier in the evening told us, "Steven is real with us! And, I would not be here with out them helping me every step of the way!"
Tallarico attended Columbia University and Juilliard was a beloved music teacher at Cardinal Spellman High School for more than 15+ years in Bronx, NY.
Tyler admitted it means a lot when fans share their stories about this father, "A lot of people come up and say Victor Talarico taught me music. It makes my heart feel good."
Tyler's father may not be there in person tonight to see his son's Lincoln Center solo performance, but Steven said he believes his Dad is always there in spirit, "He's up there watching. He's loving it!"
If you are reading this before 8pm EST, then you can still purchase tickets to Steven Tyler's "OUT ON A LIMB" benefit concert tonight at Lincoln Center and bid on Tyler's very own beloved Venom GT Spyder to benefit Janie's Fund.
For more info and how to donate to Janie's Fund, log onto Janiesfund.org.
If you can't 'make it tonight, Tyler is set to headline several upcoming solo performances to promote his upcoming country album. You can catch him at LaconiaFest on June 15, 2016. If all else fails, next year may be your last shot to witness Tyler in action. Just be prepared it may be a Farewell tour for Tyler and the rest of the Aerosmith. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Tyler said, ""I'm doing 30 [solo] shows from May until August," Tyler told Rolling Stone. "And, then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith. We're probably doing a farewell tour. Look, there's two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones. I'm grateful for that. Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, I'm just excited about it."
Be sure to tune into THE WANNA to catch Tyler's full interview and updates on Janie's Fund!
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"Ya Know Ya Wanna!"