Honkin' on Bobo Tour

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Honkin' on Bobo Tour
Tour by Aerosmith
Associated album Honkin' on Bobo
Start date March 11, 2004 (2004-03-11)
End date July 25, 2004 (2004-07-25)
Legs 3
Shows 51 (scheduled); 48 (played)
Aerosmith concert chronology
Rocksimus Maximus Tour
(2003)
Honkin' on Bobo Tour
(2004)
Rockin' the Joint Tour
(2005-06)

Aerosmith embarked on the Honkin' on Bobo Tour to support their new album Honkin' on Bobo, the follow-up 2001's Just Push Play. The tour sent the band to small venues throughout North America as well as Japan.

Rock band Cheap Trick was the opening act for the majority of the tour.[1]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
March 11, 2004 Lubbock United States United Spirit Arena
March 13, 2004 El Paso Don Haskins Center
March 15, 2004 Hildago Dodge Arena
March 17, 2004 Laredo Laredo Entertainment Center
March 19, 2004 Little Rock Alltel Arena
March 21, 2004 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
March 23, 2004 Tupelo BancorpSouth Center
March 25, 2004 Lafayette Cajundome
March 27, 2004 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
March 29, 2004 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
April 1, 2004 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
April 3, 2004 Sunrise Office Depot Center
April 5, 2004 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
April 7, 2004 Columbia Colonial Center
April 9, 2004 Atlanta Philips Arena
April 14, 2004 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
April 16, 2004 Dayton Nutter Center
April 18, 2004 Quebec City Canada Colisee Pepsi CANCELED
April 20, 2004 Montreal Bell Centre
April 22, 2004 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
April 24, 2004 Green Bay United States Resch Center
May 4, 2004 Ames Hilton Coliseum
May 6, 2004 Madison Kohl Center
May 8, 2004 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
May 10, 2004 Evansville Roberts Stadium
May 12, 2004 Sioux City Tyson Events Center
May 14, 2004 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Arena
May 16, 2004 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
May 18, 2004 Edmonton Rexall Place
May 20, 2004 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
May 22, 2004 Ridgefield United States Clark County Amphitheater
May 24, 2004 Nampa Idaho Center
June 2, 2004 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
June 4, 2004 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 8, 2004 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 10, 2004 Darien Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.
June 12, 2004 Atlantic City Taj Mahal POSTPONED and CANCELED weeks later
June 14, 2004 Scranton Montage Mountain Amphitheater CANCELED due to illness
June 18, 2004 Burgettestown Post-Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake
June 22, 2004 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
June 24, 2004 Mansfield Tweeter Center
June 26, 2004 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
June 28, 2004 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
June 30, 2004 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
Re-scheduled from June 20, 2004
Asia
July 10, 2004 Sapporo Japan Sapporo Dome
July 13, 2004 Osaka Osaka Dome
July 15, 2004 Hiroshima Hiroshima Green Arena CANCELED due to injury to Tyler
July 17, 2004 Nagoya Nagoya Dome
July 20, 2004 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
Headlining The Rock Odyssey Festival - other performers: The Who, Paul Weller, Michelle Branch and others
July 24, 2004 Yokohama Japan Yokohama International Stadium
July 25, 2004 Osaka Osaka Dome

Venue change[edit]

The tour was unique in that it sent the band to smaller arenas in areas they hadn't played in a long time, particularly in smaller markets in the South and Midwest. Additionally, the tour was almost exclusively arenas, a change in pace from the predominantly amphitheater tours the band embarked on in the past.

Setlist[edit]

The setlist varied widely from show to show, but was generally no longer than 20 songs, and featured several of their classics, as well as new bluesy tunes from Honkin' on Bobo including "Baby, Please Don't Go", "Road Runner", "Stop Messin' Around", and "Never Loved a Girl".

Leg 1[edit]

  1. "Toys in the Attic"
  2. "Love in an Elevator"
  3. "Road Runner"
  4. "Baby, Please Don't Go"
  5. "Cryin'"
  6. "The Other Side"
  7. "Back in the Saddle"
  8. "Draw The Line"
  9. "Dream On"
  10. "Stop Messin' Around"
  11. "Jaded"
  12. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
  13. "Sweet Emotion"
  14. "Never Loved a Girl"
  15. "Walk This Way"

Encore

  1. "Last Child"
  1. "Same Old Song And Dance"
  2. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"

Leg 2[edit]

  1. "Toys in the Attic"
  2. "Love in an Elevator"
  3. "Baby, Please Don't Go"
  4. "Cryin'"
  5. "The Other Side"
  6. "Draw The Line"
  7. "Dream On"
  8. "Stop Messin' Around"
  9. "Jaded"
  10. "Hole in my soul
  11. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
  12. "Sweet Emotion"
  13. "Never Loved a Girl"
  14. "Livin' on the Edge"
  15. "Last Child"
  16. "Walk This Way"

Encore

  1. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"

Leg 3[edit]

  1. Back In The Saddle
  2. "Toys in the Attic"
  3. "Love in an Elevator"
  4. "Road Runner"
  5. "The Other Side"
  6. "Cryin'"
  7. "Jaded"
  8. "Stop Messin' Around"
  9. "Same Old Song And Dance"
  10. "Dream On"
  11. "Draw The Line"
  12. "Baby, Please Don't Go"
  13. "Mother Popcorn"
  14. "Walk This Way"
  15. "Sweet Emotion"

Encore

  1. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"

Stage Setup[edit]

The stage setup was meant to imitate an old blues club, with neon signs in the back and a relatively simple stage. There was also a catwalk, a format which would continue on subsequent Aerosmith tours.

You Gotta Move[edit]

The DVD release You Gotta Move, the band's first live video compilation since 1987, was culled primarily from the Orlando performance on the tour and was originally aired as an A&E television special. The DVD was released in late 2004.

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