Steven Tyler’s Iconic Performances: From Rap to Classical Fusion

When thinking of Run DMC’s classic “Walk This Way,” images of Steven Tyler breaking studio walls might come to mind. However, a 2017 performance in Rome’s Colosseum offered a stark contrast, featuring Tyler with an orchestra and two cellists, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser of 2CELLOS, blending classical elements with rock power.

A Night of Celebrities and Charitable Impact

As recounted in Jimmy Walker’s “It’s About Relationships: Building a Life that Matters,” Tyler attended Andrea Bocelli’s Celebrity Fight Night at the Colosseum. The event, founded by Walker, Muhammad Ali, and Bocelli, has successfully raised $132 million for charity. Walker vividly describes Tyler’s entrance, chewing gum, and his unique stage antics, like sticking his gum under Elton John’s piano while performing Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”

Tyler and 2CELLOS: A Musical Crossover

Tyler’s performance, alongside 2CELLOS, was a masterful display of genre fusion. They performed not just Aerosmith hits like “Dream On” and “Walk This Way,” but also ventured into themes from “Game of Thrones” and the Italian classic “Funiculi Funicula.” The performance was so well-received that a fan, Azucena Pe, commented on 2CELLOS’ Facebook page, expressing her admiration for the music and the collaboration with Tyler.

Watch Steven Tyler’s unforgettable performances alongside 2CELLOS at the Colosseum in Rome, showcasing a unique blend of rock and classical music.