Get a Grip Tour

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Get a Grip Tour
GetaGripTour.jpg
Tour by Aerosmith
Associated album Get a Grip and Big Ones
Start date June 2, 1993 (1993-06-02)
End date December 19, 1994 (1994-12-19)
Legs 13
Shows 240
Aerosmith concert chronology
Pump Tour
(1989-90)
Get a Grip Tour
(1993-94)
Nine Lives Tour
(1997-99)

The Get a Grip Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Aerosmith that lasted over eighteen months, from early June 1993 to mid-December 1994. The tour was put on in support of the band's third consecutive multi-platinum album Get a Grip, released in April 1993.

Background[edit]

The Get a Grip Tour began June 2, 1993 in Topeka, Kansas and ended December 19, 1994 at the band's Mama Kin's Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. In all, the band played approximately 240 shows, along with additional special performances. To date, it is the second-longest tour in the band's history, eclipsed only by the Nine Lives Tour, which lasted for three years. However, the Get a Grip Tour holds the record for the most shows ever performed by Aerosmith on a single tour.[1]

The tour saw the band play multiple legs across North America, Europe, Japan, and Central & South America. The tour marked the band's first performances in Central & South America, as well as a number of European nations, including Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Spain, Finland, Norway, the Czech Republic, and Austria.[1][2]

Interspersed among regular show dates were a number of special television performances on programs such as Saturday Night Live, the Late Show with David Letterman, MTV's Most Wanted, the MTV Video Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the MTV Europe Music Awards. The band also played a few club shows, in Los Angeles, London, and a surprise show at a local club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota after a concert there.[3][4]

Highly of note was the band's performance at the Woodstock '94 festival in August 1994. The band closed the show on Saturday night, taking the stage at 1:15am to a crowd of 350,000 people. The band was originally supposed to start at Midnight, but due to a heavy downpour, the start time was delayed. Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer had attended the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.[5]

Steven Tyler performing on the tour in 1993

Opening acts on the tour included Megadeth, Jackyl, 4 Non Blondes, Soul Asylum, Therapy?, Collective Soul, Extreme, Brother Cane, Mr. Big and Robert Plant in Argentina.[3][6] Megadeth opened the band's first shows in June, but was fired as the opening act on July 17, after the band overheard Dave Mustaine talking poorly of Aerosmith in a radio interview, saying "Yeah, we think we oughta be headlining, but we don't mind because everyone knows this is Aerosmith's last hurrah." Steven Tyler replied, "Dave, we'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?"[7] Additionally, it turned out to not be "Aerosmith's last hurrah", since after the Get a Grip Tour, Aerosmith went on to embark on fourteen successful tours, release five Top 5 albums, chart five singles to the Hot 100 (including a #1 hit), and chart sixteen singles to the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart over the next 20 years.

By the end of the tour, Get a Grip had sold twelve million records worldwide,[8] with six million copies sold in the United States alone (eventually selling seven million), charted four Top 40 hits, and won the band two Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, two People's Choice Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Billboard Award.[9]

In addition, the band's Geffen compilation Big Ones was released in November 1994. As a result, the new songs "Blind Man" and "Walk on Water" were included in the setlist during the final days of the tour. Those two tracks were recorded at a hotel on the island of Capri in July 1994, after the band's summer leg of dates in Europe.[10]

During the show in Costa Rica on November 10, 1994, a fan was killed when the gates of the stadium were opened. The band had no idea this had happened and they played the show. After discovering the death of the fan, the band sent a special "Sorry" message through local networks for family and friends of the victim.

The band closed the tour with a performance at their recently opened Mama Kin's Music Hall in Boston, MA on December 19, 1994. The performance, which was heavy on 1970s classics, was broadcast on radio across North America.

Set list[edit]

While the setlist varied considerably from show to show, a typical setlist would look like this:

Map of locations Aerosmith played on this tour
  1. "Intro"
  2. "Eat the Rich"
  3. "Toys in the Attic"
  4. "Fever"
  5. "What it Takes
  6. "Amazing"
  7. "Rag Doll"
  8. "Cryin'"
  9. "Mama Kin"
  10. "Shut Up and Dance"
  11. "Walk on Down"
  12. "Janie's Got a Gun"
  13. "Love in an Elevator"
  14. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
  15. "Sweet Emotion"
  16. "Dream On"
  17. "Livin' on the Edge"
  18. "Walk This Way"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
June 2, 1993 Topeka United States Landon Arena
June 4, 1993 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
June 6, 1993 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
June 7, 1993 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
June 9, 1993 Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
June 10, 1993 Billings MetraPark Arena
June 12, 1993 Fargo Fargodome
June 13, 1993 Minneapolis Target Center
June 15, 1993 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
June 16, 1993 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
June 18, 1993 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 19, 1993 Mears Val Du Lakes Amphitheatre
June 21, 1993 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
June 22, 1993 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 23, 1993 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
June 25, 1993 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater
June 26, 1993 Tinley Park World Music Theater
June 28, 1993 Memphis Pyramid Arena
June 29, 1993 Antioch Starwood Amphitheatre
July 1, 1993 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
July 2, 1993 Burgettstown Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater
July 4, 1993 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 14, 1993 Birmingham BJCC Arena
July 15, 1993 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
July 17, 1993 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 18, 1993 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
July 19, 1993 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 21, 1993 Lubbock Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
July 23, 1993 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
July 24, 1993 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
July 26, 1993 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
July 27, 1993
July 29, 1993 Phoenix Compton Terrace Amphitheatre
July 31, 1993 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
August 1, 1993 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
August 3, 1993 Paradise Thomas & Mack Center
August 4, 1993 Inglewood The Forum
August 6, 1993 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 7, 1993 Sacramento California Exposition & State Fair
August 9, 1993 Boise BSU Pavilion
August 10, 1993 Salt Lake City Delta Center
August 12, 1993 Portland Memorial Coliseum
August 13, 1993 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
August 14, 1993 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
August 16, 1993 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
August 17, 1993 Calgary Olympic Saddledome
August 26, 1993 Mansfield United States Great Woods
August 27, 1993
August 29, 1993 Ottawa Canada Landsdowne Park Stadium
August 30, 1993 Toronto CNE Center
September 2, 1993 Universal City United States Universal Amphitheatre
September 4, 1993 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre
September 5, 1993
September 6, 1993 Foxboro Foxboro Stadium
September 7, 1993 Binghampton Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
September 8, 1993 Darien Darien Lake
September 10, 1993 Landover US Air Arena
September 11, 1993 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
September 13, 1993 Providence Providence Civic Center
September 17, 1993 Philadelphia The Spectrum[11]
September 18, 1993 Albany Knickerbocker Arena
September 21, 1993 Amherst Mullins Center
September 22, 1993 Philadelphia The Spectrum[11]
September 24, 1993 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
September 25, 1993 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheater
September 28, 1993 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
September 29, 1993 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
October 1, 1993 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
October 2, 1993 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
October 9, 1993 New York City Saturday Night Live
Europe
October 21, 1993 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
October 23, 1993 Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
October 24, 1993
October 26, 1993 London MTV's Most Wanted
October 27, 1993 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
October 29, 1993 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
October 31, 1993 Brussels Belgium Forest National
November 1, 1993 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
November 4, 1993 Barcelona Spain Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
November 6, 1993 San Sebastián Velodromo de Anoeta
November 8, 1993 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
November 10, 1993 Nuremberg Germany Frankenhalle
November 11, 1993 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
November 13, 1993 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sportcsarnok
November 14, 1993 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
November 15, 1993 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
November 17, 1993 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 18, 1993 Milan Italy Palatrussardi
November 20, 1993 Metz France Galaxie Amneville
November 22, 1993 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
November 23, 1993 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
November 25, 1993 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
November 26, 1993 Oldenburg EWE Arena
November 28, 1993 Malmö Sweden Malmö Isstadion
November 29, 1993 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
December 1, 1993 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
December 3, 1993 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
December 4, 1993 Gothenburg Scandinavium
December 7, 1993 London England Wembley Arena
December 8, 1993
December 9, 1993 Hard Rock Café
North America
December 28, 1993 Halifax Canada Metro Center
December 29, 1993 Saint John Harbour Station
December 31, 1993 Boston United States Boston Garden
January 1, 1994
January 5, 1994 Binghampton Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
January 7, 1994 Hershey Hersheypark Arena
South America
January 14, 1994 São Paulo Brazil Estádio do Morumbi
January 17, 1994 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
January 21, 1994 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Praça da Apoteose
January 23, 1994 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas
North America
January 25, 1994 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
January 26, 1994
January 28, 1994 Bayamón Puerto Rico Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium
February 1, 1994 Orlando United States Amway Arena
February 2, 1994 Miami Miami Arena
February 4, 1994 Tampa Sun Dome
February 5, 1994
February 9, 1994 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
February 10, 1994 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
February 12, 1994 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 14, 1994 Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena
February 15, 1994 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
February 17, 1994 New York City Madison Square Garden
February 19, 1994 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
February 20, 1994 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
February 21, 1994 Boston Hard Rock Cafe
February 22, 1994 Moline MARK of the Quad Cities
February 23, 1994 Ames Hilton Coliseum
February 25, 1994 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
February 26, 1994 Lexington Rupp Arena
March 3, 1994 New York City Late Show with David Letterman
April 22, 1994 West Hollywood House of Blues
Asia
April 27, 1994 Yokohama Japan Yokohama Arena
April 29, 1994 Osaka Castle Hall
April 30, 1994
May 3, 1994 Hiroshima Sun-Plaza Hall
May 4, 1994 Fukuoka Kokusai Koryo Center
May 6, 1994 Nagoya Rainbow Hall
May 7, 1994 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
May 9, 1994
May 10, 1994
May 12, 1994
May 13, 1994
May 16, 1994
May 17, 1994
Europe
May 21, 1994 Nürburg Germany Nürburgring
May 22, 1994 Munich Olympiahalle
May 24, 1994 Graz Austria Sfzentrum
May 25, 1994 Budapest Hungary Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium
May 27, 1994 Prague Czech Republic Strahov Stadium
May 28, 1994 Wrocław Poland Hala Stulecia
May 29, 1994 Warsaw Gwardia Stadium
May 30, 1994 Ostrava Czech Republic CEZ Arena
June 1, 1994 Halle an der Saale Germany Kurt Wabbel Stadion
June 4, 1994 Castle Donington England Monsters of Rock
June 6, 1994 Paris France Palais Omnisport de Paris
June 7, 1994 Toulouse Palais des Sports
June 9, 1994 Madrid Spain Moscardo Sports Palace
Estudio Cadena 40 Principale Studios
June 10, 1994 Zaragoza Bull Ring
June 12, 1994 Lisbon Portugal Bull Ring
June 16, 1994 Istanbul Turkey Inonu Stadium
June 20, 1994 Saint Petersburg Russia White Nights Festival
June 22, 1994 Nijmegen Netherlands Goffert Stadium
June 23, 1994 Bielefeld Germany Seidenstickerhalle
June 25, 1994 Dijon France Parc des Expositions
June 27, 1994 Kiel Germany Ostseehalle
June 29, 1994 Stockholm Sweden Naval Museum Garden
June 30, 1994 Roskilde Denmark Orange Stage
July 2, 1994 Thorout Belgium Thorout Rock Festival
July 3, 1994 Werchter Werchter Rock Festival
July 6, 1994 Wels Austria Flughafen
July 7, 1994 Milan Italy Sonora Festival
July 9, 1994 Winterthur Switzerland Out in the Green Festival
July 10, 1994 Turku Finland Turku Ruisrock Festival
July 12, 1994 Tel Aviv Israel Hayarkon Park
North America
July 29, 1994 Montreal Canada The Forum
July 30, 1994
August 1, 1994 Stowe United States Stowe Mountain Performing Arts Center
August 3, 1994 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
August 5, 1994 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheatre
August 6, 1994 Tinley Park World Music Theatre
August 8, 1994 Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium
August 10, 1994 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
August 11, 1994 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
August 13, 1994 Saugerties Woodstock '94
August 15, 1994 Scranton Montage Mountain P.A.C.
August 17, 1994 Philadelphia The Spectrum
August 19, 1994 Mansfield Great Woods
August 20, 1994
August 22, 1994 Old Orchard Beach Seashore Performing Arts Center
August 24, 1994 Ottawa Canada Landsdowne Park
August 26, 1994 Landover United States USAir Arena
August 27, 1994 Burgettstown Starlake Amphitheater
August 29, 1994 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre
August 30, 1994
September 2, 1994 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
September 3, 1994 Antioch Starwood Amphitheater
September 6, 1994
September 8, 1994 New York City 1994 MTV Video Music Awards
performed "Walk This Way" with a James Brown intro
September 16, 1994 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheater
September 17, 1994 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
September 19, 1994 Richmond Classic Amphitheatre at Strawberry Hill
September 21, 1994 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
September 23, 1994 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
September 24, 1994 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
September 26, 1994 Maryland Heights, Riverport Amphitheater
September 28, 1994 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
September 30, 1994 Houston The Summit
October 1, 1994 Austin Southpark Meadows
October 3, 1994 Dallas Starplex Amphitheater
October 5, 1994 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
October 7, 1994 Sacramento California Exposition Amphitheater
October 8, 1994 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 10, 1994 Reno Lawlor Events Center
October 12, 1994 Paradise Thomas & Mack Arena
October 14, 1994 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
October 15, 1994 Devore Blockbuster Pavilion
October 17, 1994 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheater
October 22, 1994 Portland Memorial Coliseum
October 24, 1994 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
October 25, 1994 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
November 10, 1994 San Jose Costa Rica National Stadium
South America
November 13, 1994 Santiago Chile Velodromo del Estadio Nacional
November 16, 1994 Cordoba Argentina Chateau Carreras Stadium
November 18, 1994 Buenos Aires Velez Sarsfield Stadium
November 19, 1994
Europe
November 24, 1994 Berlin Germany MTV Europe Music Awards
North America
December 1, 1994 Cleveland United States Gund Arena
December 3, 1994 Louisville Freedom Hall
December 4, 1994 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
December 6, 1994 Chicago United Center
December 8, 1994 Minneapolis Target Center
December 10, 1994 Philadelphia The Spectrum
December 12, 1994 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
December 13, 1994 Toronto Canada The Skydome
December 15, 1994 Worcester United States The Centrum
December 16, 1994 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
December 18, 1994 Albany Knickerbocker Arena
December 19, 1994 Boston Mama Kin's Music Hall
Post-tour club dates
November 9, 1995 Cambridge United States Middle East Club
November 10, 1995 Boston Mama Kin's Music Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cfm/pk/content/pid/804156
  2. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 490, 491, 495. Avon, 1997
  3. ^ a b http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cfm?pid=804198
  4. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 491-493. Avon, 1997
  5. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 497-498. Avon, 1997
  6. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 489, 495. Avon, 1997
  7. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 489. Avon, 1997
  8. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 499. Avon, 1997
  9. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 491. Avon, 1997
  10. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 496. Avon, 1997
  11. ^ a b http://wmmr.com/pages/pages.php?page=152