Pop Goes The News — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler stopped his concert Tuesday night in Toronto to give the spotlight to some hometown talent.
During his show at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Tyler invited Suzie McNeil of his tour band Loving Mary to perform her 2007 single “Believe.”
The song, which appeared on McNeil’s debut album Broken & Beautiful, was used in Bell’s Own the Podium campaign in support of Canada’s athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It was written by Loving Mary’s Marti Frederiksen (with Kara DioGuardi).
To the delight of the Toronto crowd, McNeil belted out her familiar single while Tyler provided backing vocals.
Music publicist Paula Danylevich captured some of the performance (watch below).
Part of the song was also shared on Facebook by Fern Lustig.
Toronto was the final stop on Tyler’s 19-city Out on a Limb tour — and only the second Canadian date (following a July concert in Vancouver). In March, Tyler and Loving Mary played two shows at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ont.
The 68-year-old rocker mixed Aerosmith classics with songs from his recently-released country album We’re All Somebody from Somewhere.
Loving Mary is a Nashville-based group of musicians that includes Canadians McNeil and her husband Andrew Mactaggart.
McNeil had a successful solo career in Canada after finishing fourth on the reality competition series Rock Star: INXS in 2005. She released three studio albums and earned a Juno nomination for Best New Artist.
BELOW: Watch the video for “Believe.”