In April, Aerosmith 's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry teamed up with the Southern California Children's Chorus to perform an updated version of their band's classic song "Dream On" for a TV special paying tribute to the victims of last year's Boston Marathon bombings. Now, a recording of the performance, which has been titled "Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)," has been released as a digital single via iTunes.
All money that Tyler and Perry earn from the track will be donated to charities aiding people affected by the bombings.
Meanwhile, during Aerosmith's concert on Wednesday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California, the band welcomed the Southern California Children's Chorus to the stage for a surprise performance of "Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)."
"The tragedy that took place during the Boston Marathon was unfathomable, but Boston is incredibly resilient and became even stronger," says Tyler in a statement. "I am so honored to release this version of 'Dream On' and to be able to have had the Southern California Children’s Chorus perform with us last night was a beautiful moment, a true gift from up above."
Adds Perry, "Boston Strong was [a positive response to the bombings] and gave an example of our city's inner strength. I would like to think that the strength of our performance on 'Dream On' last night with the Southern California Children's Chorus…was another rallying point for the goodness in all of us."
Tyler and Perry's original performance of "Dream On (Boston Strong 2014)" debuted on the special Dream On: Stories from Boston's Strongest , which was the premiere episode of the spring 2014 season of ESPN's E:60 news magazine series. The show, which marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston attacks, also profiled five people who survived the bombings.
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