Back On the Road Tour

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Back on the Road Tour
Aerosmith-BOTR.jpg
Tour by Aerosmith
Location Latin America, Japan
Start date October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22)
End date December 10, 2011 (2011-12-10)
Legs 2 (to date)
Shows 6 in South America
3 in North America
1 in Central America
8 in Asia
18 total
Aerosmith concert chronology
Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour
(2010)
Back On the Road
(2011)
Global Warming Tour
(2012-2013)

The Back On the Road Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Aerosmith, played for eighteen shows in Latin America and Japan in late 2011. From late October to early November, the band performed ten shows in Latin America, with six shows scheduled in South America (including the band's first-ever performance in the countries of Ecuador and Paraguay), three shows in Mexico, and one show in Central America, where the band performed in Panama for the first time in their careers. Frontman Steven Tyler said of the tour, "I'm looking forward to sweating up a storm with the crazy Latin American fans." From late November to early December, the band also performed eight shows in Japan. This marked the band's first performances in Japan in seven years.

Tour dates[edit]

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Date City Country Venue
Latin America
October 22, 2011 Lima Peru Estadio Universidad San Marcos
October 26, 2011 Asunción Paraguay Jockey Club Paraguayo
October 28, 2011 La Plata Argentina Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
October 30, 2011 São Paulo Brazil Anhembi Convention Center
November 1, 2011 Panama City Panama Estadio Nacional Rod Carew
November 3, 2011 Bogotá Colombia Simón Bolívar Park
November 5, 2011 Quito Ecuador Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
November 8, 2011 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
November 10, 2011 Zapopan Estadio Omnilife
November 12, 2011 Monterrey Estadio Universitario
Asia
November 22, 2011 Kanazawa Japan Ishikawa Sports Center
November 25, 2011 Hiroshima Hiroshima Green Arena
November 28, 2011 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
November 30, 2011
December 2, 2011 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka
December 6, 2011 Osaka Osaka Dome
December 8, 2011 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
December 10, 2011 Sapporo Sapporo Dome
  • Aerosmith cancelled their concert in Santiago, Chile scheduled for October 25 due to logistic problems.
  • Aerosmith's concert in Asunción, Paraguay, originally scheduled for October 25, was rescheduled for October 26 after Steven Tyler sustained an injury in his hotel room.

Setlist[edit]

While Aerosmith has adjusted the setlist significantly from show to show, a typical setlist would look like this:

  1. "Draw the Line"
  2. "Same Old Song and Dance"
  3. "Mama Kin"
  4. "Janie's Got a Gun"
  5. "Livin' on the Edge"

Joey Kramer drum solo

  1. "Rag Doll"
  2. "Amazing"
  3. "What it Takes
  4. "Last Child"
  5. "Stop Messin' Around" or "Combination"
  6. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
  7. "Cryin'"
  8. "Sweet Emotion"

Encore:

  1. "Dream On"
  2. "Love in an Elevator"
  3. "Walk This Way"

Aerosmith performed anywhere between 16 and 21 songs at each concert.

List of songs played[edit]

Album Song Times
Aerosmith (1973) "Dream On" 16
Aerosmith "One Way Street" 4
Aerosmith "Mama Kin" 12
Aerosmith "Movin' Out" 1
Aerosmith "Walking the Dog" (Rufus Thomas cover) 1
Get Your Wings (1974) "Same Old Song and Dance" 5
Get Your Wings "Lord of the Thighs" 5
Get Your Wings "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Tiny Bradshaw cover) 12
Toys in the Attic (1975) "Toys in the Attic" 5
Toys in the Attic "Big Ten Inch Record" (Bull Moose Jackson cover) 1
Toys in the Attic "Walk This Way" 18
Toys in the Attic "Sweet Emotion" 18
Toys in the Attic "No More No More" 7
Rocks (1976) "Back in the Saddle" 1
Rocks "Last Child" 18
Rocks "Rats in the Cellar" 1
Rocks "Combination" 12
Rocks "Lick and a Promise" 3
Draw the Line (1977) "Draw the Line" 18
Draw the Line "Milk Cow Blues" (Kokomo Arnold cover) 1
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (soundtrack) (1978) "Come Together" (The Beatles cover) 1
Single (1978) "Chip Away the Stone" 1
Permanent Vacation (1987) "Rag Doll" 5
Permanent Vacation "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" 2
Permanent Vacation "Hangman Jury" 6
Permanent Vacation "Angel" 2
Pump (1989) "Love in an Elevator" 17
Pump "Monkey on My Back" 1
Pump "Janie's Got a Gun" 17
Pump "What It Takes" 18
Get a Grip (1993) "Eat the Rich" 6
Get a Grip "Livin' on the Edge" 18
Get a Grip "Cryin'" 18
Get a Grip "Crazy" 4
Get a Grip "Amazing" 11
Get a Grip "Boogie Man" 5
Nine Lives (1997) "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" 2
Nine Lives "Pink" 1
Armageddon soundtrack (1998) "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" 17
Just Push Play (2001) "Jaded" 13
Honkin' on Bobo (2004) "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams cover) 1
Honkin' on Bobo "Stop Messin' Around" (Fleetwood Mac cover) 8
Are You Experienced (1967) "Red House" (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) 8

Performances of the songs "Combination", "Stop Messin' Around", and "Red House" feature guitarist Joe Perry on lead vocals. A brief snippet of the unreleased song "Meltdown" was played as an intro to "Red House" at the first Tokyo show.

Steven Tyler has also been performing the first part of "Home Tonight" solo on the piano before performing "Dream On". At the shows in Bogotá, Fukuoka, and Osaka, part of "You See Me Crying" was played as an intro, and at the show in Hiroshima and the second show in Tokyo, part of Tyler's solo single "Love Lives" was performed as an intro. A portion of "Come Together" was played before "Walk This Way" at the Osaka show.

Drummer Joey Kramer has performed a drum solo at every show. The solo occurs in the middle of the set, usually after the seventh song.

There was no encore in Lima. There was no official explanation of this.

There were several sound issues at the show in Guadalajara. As a result, "Love in an Elevator" was halted mid-performance, and resumed when the sound came back, and only a portion of "Lord of the Thighs" was played. In addition, Brad Whitford's son, Harrison, joined the band onstage to perform "Last Child".

Rock for the Rising Sun[edit]

Various performances from the Japanese shows on the tour were used on the multi-media release of the Aerosmith concert movie, Rock for the Rising Sun.

Personnel[edit]

Aerosmith
Additional musician

References[edit]