Fans of Rock and Roll and long hair might want to walk their way to Commonwealth Avenue on Monday to catch the free Aerosmith concert.
On Friday, the group announced the secret location of their somewhat-impromptu pre-election concert that will be open to the public at noon on November 5.
As indicated by a tweet from WAAF early Friday morning, which was “retweeted” by the band, Aerosmith will be plucking at their guitar strings in front of the first apartment building the group lived in when they came to the Hub way back when.
Aerosmith fans should flock to 1325 Commonwealth Ave., in Boston, at noon, if they want to catch a glimpse of the old-school rock legends during the jam session on the streets. Uber-fans should probably get there a lot earlier if they want an up-close-and-personal Aerosmith experience.
The free concert, which is being bolstered by WAAF, comes a day before the Presidential Election, and will serve as a promotional event for the band’s upcoming album “Music From Another Dimension!”
The album itself is set to drop on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, but we think Bostonians will have their minds set on the race for the POTUS seat and the arrival of former Bay State Governor Mitt Romney.
Because the city expects a lot of attendees, some streets surrounding the location will be shut down to parking and traffic on Monday for up to eight hours.
From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m, between Harvard Avenue and Allston Street, Commonwealth Avenue will be shut down. Parking restriction will also be put in place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the area.
The concert will also impact MBTA commuters who utilize the Green Line’s B train.
According to the T, the B-Branch will be suspended between Washington Street and Packard’s Corner on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Customers are encouraged to take the C-Branch or the Route 57 bus service to Kenmore. In addition, limited bus shuttle service will be available to Brighton customers between the Washington Street stop on the B-Branch and the Washington Square stop on the C-Branch, if traffic conditions allow it, T officials told BostInno.
According to WAAF’s website, the band is also using the opportunity to encourage people to get out and make their voice heard in the upcoming election.
The radio station said Aerosmith will not only leave music fans with memories in their minds, but they will mark Boston while they are in town.
“Aerosmith [will leave] their handprints in the sidewalk at this LEGENDARY location,” WAAF wrote on their website Friday.
The gesture is almost enough to forgive front-man Steven Tyler for joining “American Idol.” Almost.
The new album is the first full-length studio effort the band has released in 11 years.
According to reports, local police will work with the group to make sure the streets don’t get too chaotic, but the city will foot the bill for details officers.
Boston Police issued a statement Sunday night, hours before officials set up for the concert, asking Hub residents to be civil during the rock-out session with Boston’s Bad Boys.
“The Boston Police Department kindly asks you to be on your best behavior,” said Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey. “In a city…rich in tradition and history as ours, it’s always nice to honor and celebrate our own. We’re encouraging and expecting good behavior by all those who attend the free concert and we’re certainly hoping people behave in such a way as to make our city and Aerosmith proud.”