Aerosmith in Manila for first Southeast Asia show
Steven Tyler of the famed Aerosmith rock band is mobbed by reporters as he makes his way to his waiting van upon arrival from Melbourne Sunday May 5, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Tyler and his entourage are here as part of their band's world tour concert. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Members of the American rock band Aerosmith have arrived in Manila for their first ever concert in Southeast Asia.
Lead vocalist Steven Tyler told journalists jostling for pictures Monday that "I can't wait to play, I can't believe you guys."
Aerosmith is performing in Manila on Wednesday, with tickets costing up to 20,000 pesos ($480).
The band's show in Indonesia was canceled, with promoter Ismaya Live citing safety concerns. It was not clear if the decision was connected to an alleged bomb plot targeting Myanmar's embassy in Jakarta.
Aerosmith began its Asia-Pacific tour in April in New Zealand and Australia.