Aerosmith and Van Halen shared the same stage Saturday when they both performed their first shows of the year at the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia.
For Aerosmith, it was their first show Down Under since 1990. They were originally scheduled to do their own Sydney headlining show, but that was canceled and they were added to the festival. They did 17 songs and paid tribute to their hometown of Boston following last week's bombings. Aerosmith now has three more Aussie shows and one in New Zealand.
Saturday was Van Halen's first show in Australia with David Lee Roth and their first there since 1998 when Gary Cherone was on vocals -- they never played there with Sammy Hagar. Dressed in matching white shirts and black vests and pants, they did 18 songs, sticking pretty much to the ones they did on their tour last year. This was their only show as they are now off until Japan in June.
Despite Aerosmith and VH on the same stage, the festival only drew 5,000 people