Joe Perry at the House of Blues – Boston

Photos and Review by Ilya Mirman


On a chilly spring evening, Boston’s House of Blues was packed with fans eagerly awaiting the legendary Joe Perry Project to take the stage. As the lights dimmed and the opening notes of “I’ve Got the Rock n’ Rolls Again” echoed through the venue, the crowd erupted with excitement.  The Project delivered a high-energy performance that had the crowd on their feet and singing along. The band members all brought their A-game, showcasing their individual talents while also coming together as a cohesive unit.

Joe Perry, the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Aerosmith, wowed the audience with both iconic riffs and blistering solos.  His energy and enthusiasm were palpable, and he played with an infectious joy that got the audience pumped up and ready to rock.  Frontman Gary Cherone, of Extreme and Van Halen fame, brought his powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence to the show.

Drummer Jason Sutter provided a rock-solid backbone for the band, displaying his impressive chops and precision throughout the set.  Sutter has an impressive resume himself, having played with artists including Chris Cornell, Smash Mouth, and Cher. His dynamic drumming added a sense of power and urgency to songs like “The Train Kept A-Rollin'” and “Aye, Aye, Aye.”

Bassist David Hull, a longtime collaborator of Perry’s, was equally impressive, laying down a thick and funky bassline that kept the crowd grooving throughout the show.

The setlist was a mix of Joe Perry Project originals, classic Aerosmith hits and blues covers.  Among the standouts were “Let the Music Do the Talking,” “Rockin’ Train,” and “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory.” Perry’s guitar work on “Lightning Strikes” was particularly impressive, with his fingers seemingly flying over the fretboard.

This was a real treat for the hometown crowd! The Joe Perry Project put on a show that will be remembered by fans for years to come. With Perry’s legendary status and the impressive contributions of Sutter, Hull, Buck and Cherone, the Joe Perry Project delivered a night of rock and roll at its finest, and the crowd left the venue buzzing with energy and excitement.


  1. I’ve Got the Rock n’ Rolls Again

  2. Somebody

  3. East Coast, West Coast

  4. S.O.S. (Too Bad)

  5. Aye, Aye, Aye

  6. Steppin’ Out

  7. Flying Saucer Rock ‘n’ Roll

  8. Chip Away the Stone

  9. Fortunate One

  10. Lick and a Promise

  11. Quake

  12. Reefer Head Woman

  13. Spanish Sushi

  14. You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory

  15. Let the Music Do the Talking

  16. Bone to Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy)

  17. Rockin’ Train

  18. The Train Kept A-Rollin’

  19. Lightning Strikes

  20. Walk This Way