Nine Lives Tour

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Nine Lives Tour
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Tour by Aerosmith
Associated album Nine Lives and A Little South of Sanity
Start date May 8, 1997 (1997-05-08)
End date July 17, 1999 (1999-07-17)
Legs 11
Shows approx. 283 (scheduled); 204 (played); 43 (cancelled); 36 (rearranged)
Aerosmith concert chronology
Get a Grip Tour
(1993-94)
Nine Lives Tour
(1997-99)
Roar of the Dragon Tour
(1999–2000)

The Nine Lives Tour was a tour headed by Aerosmith which ran for over 2 years and saw the band playing shows in North America, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Portugal. The tour was put on in support of their 1997 release Nine Lives and ran from May 1997 to July 1999. The tour included a range of opening bands, some of which opened the show for entire legs of the tour. Some legs of the tour would see a band open the first half of the shows whilst another band opened the second half of the shows. Some of performers appeared at selected dates of the tour whilst others only performed once.

Opening acts on this tour included Shed Seven, Kula Shaker, 3 Colours Red, Jonny Lang, Marry Me Jane, Talk Show, Days of the New, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Spacehog, Monster Magnet, Fuel, Fighting Gravity, Seven Mary Three, Candlebox, The Afghan Whigs, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Bryan Adams, Stereophonics, Skunk Anansie, Ministry and Guano Apes.

The tour was a great success, however a large number of dates were cancelled, due to both Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer recovering from serious injuries that occurred on separate occasions during the tour.

Tour dates[edit]

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Date City Country Venue
Europe I
May 8, 1997 Newcastle England Newcastle Arena
May 10, 1997 Manchester Nynex Arena
May 12, 1997 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
May 15, 1997 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
May 17, 1997 Nürburg Germany Rock am Ring, Nürburgring
May 18, 1997 Nuremberg Rock im Park
May 20, 1997 Prague Czech Republic Sports Hall
May 23, 1997 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
May 25, 1997 Milan Italy Forum di Assago
May 27, 1997 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
May 29, 1997 Ghent Belgium Flanders Sports Arena
May 31, 1997 Birmingham England NEC
June 2, 1997 Glasgow Scotland SECC
June 4, 1997 London England Wembley Arena
June 5, 1997
June 7, 1997 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
June 9, 1997 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
June 11, 1997 Paris France Bercy
June 13, 1997 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
(Opening act: Kula Shaker)
June 15, 1997 Madrid Palacio de Deportes
North America I
June 30, 1997 Old Orchard Beach United States Maine Entertainment Center
July 2, 1997 Ottawa Canada Corel Centre
July 4, 1997 Montreal Molson Centre
July 6, 1997 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
July 9, 1997 Darien Lake United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 11, 1997 Mansfield Great Woods
July 12, 1997
July 14, 1997 Richmond Classic Amphitheatre at Strawberry Hill
July 16, 1997 Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheater
July 18, 1997 Camden Blockbuster - Sony Entertainment Pavilion
July 20, 1997 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 29, 1997 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 31, 1997 Hershey Hershey Park Stadium
August 2, 1997 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
August 4, 1997 Scranton Montage Mountain Amphitheater
August 6, 1997 New York City Madison Square Garden
August 9, 1997 Hartford Meadows Music Theater
August 10, 1997 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 12, 1997 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 14, 1997 Minneapolis Target Center
August 16, 1997 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 18, 1997 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 21, 1997 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
August 22, 1997
August 24, 1997 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater
August 26, 1997 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
August 28, 1997 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
August 30, 1997 Tinley Park World Music Theater
August 31, 1997 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
September 23, 1997 Raleigh Hardee's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
September 25, 1997 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
September 27, 1997 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
September 29, 1997 Lafayette Cajundome
October 1, 1997 Memphis Pyramid Arena
October 3, 1997 Orlando Orlando Arena
October 5, 1997 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheater
October 7, 1997 Antioch Starwood Amphitheater
October 9, 1997 Dallas Starplex Amphitheater
October 11, 1997 Houston The Summit Arena
October 13, 1997 Phoenix Desert Sky Amphitheater
October 16, 1997 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheater
October 18, 1997 Devore Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion
October 20, 1997 Concord Concord Pavilion
October 22, 1997 Seattle KeyArena
October 24, 1997 Portland Rose Garden Arena
October 25, 1997 Vancouver Canada Universal Concerts Canada
November 22, 1997 Jacksonville United States Jacksonville Coliseum
November 24, 1997 Tampa Ice Palace
November 26, 1997 Biloxi Coast Coliseum
November 28, 1997 Tupelo Tupelo Coliseum
November 29, 1997 Birmingham Jefferson County Coliseum
December 2, 1997 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
December 4, 1997 Austin Frank Erwin Center
December 8, 1997 El Paso Don Haskins Center
December 10, 1997 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
December 12, 1997 San Diego Cox Arena
December 14, 1997 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 16, 1997 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
December 18, 1997 San Antonio Alamo Dome
December 20, 1997 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
December 21, 1997 Valley Center Kansas Coliseum
December 30, 1997 Boston Fleet Center
December 31, 1997
January 3, 1998 Landover US Air Arena
January 7, 1998 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
January 9, 1998 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
January 11, 1998 Rochester War Memorial Auditorium
January 13, 1998 Albany, New York Pepsi Arena
January 15, 1998 Philadelphia Corestates Spectrum
January 16, 1998 Boston Mama Kins Music Hall
January 17, 1998 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
January 19, 1998 State College Bryce Jordan Center
January 21, 1998 Syracuse Oncenter
January 23, 1998 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
January 24, 1998 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
January 27, 1998 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
January 29, 1998 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
January 31, 1998 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
February 2, 1998 Lexington Rupp Arena
February 4, 1998 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
February 6, 1998 Ames Hilton Coliseum
February 8, 1998 Madison Kohl Center
February 10, 1998 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
Asia
March 1, 1998 Nagoya Japan Nagoya Dome
March 3, 1998 Osaka Osaka Dome
March 5, 1998 Fukuoka Fukuoka Dome
March 8, 1998 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
March 9, 1998
March 12, 1998 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
March 14, 1998
North American II
April 18, 1998 Salt Lake City United States Delta Center
April 20, 1998 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
April 22, 1998 Colorado Springs World Arena
April 24, 1998 Spokane Spokane Arena
April 27, 1998 Anchorage Sullivan Arena
April 29, 1998
June 29, 1998 Cape Canaveral Cape Canaveral
Armageddon premiere
Europe II
Dates were canceled after Steven Tyler suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury after dropping the microphone stand on his knee during "Mama Kin" on April 29, 1998.
June 26, 1998 Saint Petersburg Russia Kirov or Petrovsky Stadium
June 28, 1998 Moscow Luzhniki Stadium
July 1, 1998 Oulu Finland Oulu Baseball Stadium
July 3, 1998 Denmark Midtfyns Festival
July 5, 1998 Belfort France Les Eurockéenes de Belfort
July 7, 1998 Paris L'Olympia
July 9, 1998 Cologne Germany Sporthalle
July 10, 1998 Frauenfeld Switzerland Out in the Green Festival
July 12, 1998 Andorra-la-Vella Andorra Dr. Music Festival
July 14, 1998 Milan Italy Fila Forum
July 16, 1998 Pistoia Pistoia Festival
July 18, 1998 Stuttgart Germany Blindman's Ball
July 19, 1998 Magdeburg Blindman's Ball
July 21, 1998 Katowice Poland Stadion Slaski
July 24, 1998 Stockholm Sweden Lollipop Festival
July 26, 1998 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
July 28, 1998 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
with Run-D.M.C.
July 30, 1998 Dublin Ireland The Point Depot Theatre
August 1, 1998 London England Wembley Arena
with Run-D.M.C.
North America III
September 9, 1998 Scranton United States Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
September 11, 1998 Camden Blockbuster - Sony Entertainment Pavilion
September 13, 1998 Clarkston New Pine Knob Music Theater
September 15, 1998
September 17, 1998 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
September 19, 1998 Tinley Park World Music Theatre
September 21, 1998 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
September 23, 1998 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
September 25, 1998 St. Louis Riverport Amphitheater
September 27, 1998 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
September 29, 1998 Antioch Starwood Amphitheater
October 1, 1998 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheater
October 3, 1998 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
October 5, 1998 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
October 7, 1998 Richmond Classic Amphitheatre at Strawberry Hill
October 9, 1998 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
October 11, 1998 Hartford The Meadows
October 13, 1998 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach Amphitheater
October 15, 1998
October 17, 1998 Holmdel P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Webcast
October 20, 1998 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
October 22, 1998 Quebec City Quebec Coliseum Arena
October 24, 1998 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
October 26, 1998 Toledo United States Toledo Sports Arena
November 3, 1998 Milwaukee Bradley Center
November 5, 1998 Minneapolis Target Center
November 7, 1998 Mankato Civic Center
November 9, 1998 Omaha Civic Auditorium
November 11, 1998 Fargo Fargo Dome/Bison Arena
November 13, 1998 Duluth Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
November 15, 1998 La Crosse La Crosse Center
November 17, 1998 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
November 19, 1998 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
November 21, 1998 Evansville Roberts Stadium
November 23, 1998 Fort Wayne War Memorial Coliseum
November 25, 1998 Moline, Illinois The Mark of the Quad Cities
November 27, 1998 Rockford Metro Center
November 29, 1998 Notre Dame JACC, Arena Dome
December 1, 1998 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
December 3, 1998 Dayton Ervin J. Nutter Center
December 5, 1998 Carbondale Southern Illinois University Arena
December 7, 1998 Knoxville Thompson Boling Center
December 9, 1998 Lexington Freedom Hall
December 11, 1998 Champaign UoI Assembly Hall
December 13, 1998 Huntington Huntington Civic Center
December 15, 1998 Cleveland Gund Arena
December 17, 1998 Philadelphia First Union Spectrum
December 19, 1998 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
December 27, 1998 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
December 29, 1998 Albany Pepsi Arena
December 31, 1998 Boston Fleet Center
January 2, 1999 Worcester Centrum Arena
January 4, 1999 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
January 6, 1999 Chattanooga UTC Arena
April 11, 1999 Columbus Schottenstein Center
April 13, 1999 Memphis Pyramid Arena
April 15, 1999 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
April 17, 1999 Greenville Bi-Lo Center
April 19, 1999 Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center
April 21, 1999 Biloxi Convention Center Arena
April 23, 1999 Lafayette Cajundome
April 25, 1999 San Antonio Retama Park
April 27, 1999 The Woodlands Cynthia Mitchell Pavilion
April 29, 1999 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheater
May 1, 1999 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
May 3, 1999 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
May 7, 1999 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
May 13, 1999 Sacramento Arco Arena
May 17, 1999 Salt Lake City Delta Center
May 20, 1999 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
May 22, 1999 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Center
May 23, 1999 Tinley Park World Music Amphitheater
Europe III
June 10, 1999 Stockholm Sweden Globen
June 14, 1999 Gdańsk Poland Hala Olivia
June 16, 1999 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
June 18, 1999 Linz Austria Football Stadium
June 20, 1999 Zurich Switzerland Football Stadium
June 22, 1999 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
June 24, 1999 Cologne Kölnarena
June 26, 1999 London England Wembley Stadium
Toxic Twin Towers Ball
June 28, 1999 Brussels Belgium Forest National
June 30, 1999 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
July 2, 1999 Nijmegen Netherlands Goffertpark
July 4, 1999 Erfurt Germany Stausee Hohenfelden
July 6, 1999 Berlin Waldbühne
July 8, 1999 Denmark Midtfyns Festival
July 11, 1999 Monza Italy Monza Rock Festival
July 12, 1999 Naples Neapolis Festival
July 15, 1999 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
July 17, 1999 Lisbon Portugal T99 Festival

Stage setup[edit]

The Persian music that signified the start of each concert (whilst the curtains were in place and the band was taking their positions) was "The Feeling Begins" by Peter Gabriel. It can be found on his "Passion" album as well as on the soundtrack to "The Last Temptation of Christ".

Setlist[edit]

A standard show on the Nine Lives Tour consisted of 24 tracks, 2 and a half hour stage time. The minimum number of songs played at a show on this tour was 12, and the maximum number of songs played at a show on this tour was 28 songs, played at select shows.

"Cryin'", "Dream On", "Love in an Elevator", "Pink", "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way" were the only songs which were played at every single show on the Nine Lives Tour. The title track from the new record, "Nine Lives", was the opening song at most shows.

Notes[edit]

From late October 1998 onward, the tour was also called "The Little South of Sanity Tour" given the release of the Geffen live album of the same name.

Problems[edit]

A total of 43 shows on the Nine Lives Tour were cancelled and a further 36 shows were rescheduled. The majority of the shows were cancelled/rescheduled due to injuries (Steven Tyler suffered cruciate ligament injury after dropping the microphone stand on his knee, and Joey Kramer suffered second degree burns from a freak accident at a gas station). A select few shows were cancelled/rearranged due to 'scheduling conflict' or the flu.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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