Roar of the Dragon Tour

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Roar of the Dragon Tour
Roar of the dragon.jpg
Tour by Aerosmith
Start date December 29, 1999 (1999-12-29)
End date January 7, 2000 (2000-01-07)
Legs 1
Shows 6
Aerosmith concert chronology
Nine Lives Tour
(1997-99)
Roar of the Dragon Tour
(1999-2000)
Just Push Play Tour
(2001-02)

The Roar of the Dragon Tour was a brief concert tour of Japan by American hard rock band Aerosmith.

Background[edit]

The Roar of the Dragon Tour lasted from 1999–2000, and included a New Year/Millennium show in Osaka on December 31, 1999, parts of which were recorded and later broadcast on ABC television as part of special programming about Millennium celebrations across the world.[1]

Despite being only six dates, the tour had its own unique theme, incorporating dragons and other important elements of East Asian culture. Before the concert started and in between songs, a dragon would roar on the projection screen. There was also a coinciding stage setup as well.[2]

As Aerosmith had still been riding on the success of Nine Lives and the "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" single from 1997 and 1998, the tour was a rousing success. In addition, Aerosmith had also only performed one leg of dates in Japan on the prior Nine Lives Tour, whereas they visited North America and Europe on several legs, so this tour was, in essence, the band making up for only performing one leg of dates in Japan on the Nine Lives Tour.

Tour dates[edit]

[3]

Date City Country Venue
December 29, 1999 Osaka Japan Osaka Dome
December 31, 1999
January 2, 2000 Nagoya Nagoya Dome
January 4, 2000 Fukuoka Fukuoka Dome
January 6, 2000 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
January 7, 2000

Setlist[edit]

[2]

  1. "Eat the Rich"
  2. "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
  3. "Same Old Song and Dance"
  4. "Love in an Elevator"
  5. "Livin' on the Edge
  6. "Rag Doll" (traded out for "Back in the Saddle" on 1/7/00)
  7. "Dream On"
  8. "Janie's Got a Gun"
  9. "Lord of the Thighs" on 12/29/99; "One Way Street" on 12/31/99; "No More No More" on 1/2/00; "Lick and a Promise" on 1/4/00, 1/6/00, & 1/7/00
  10. "Full Circle" on 12/29/99; nothing on 12/31/99; "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Big Ten Inch Record" on 1/2/00; "Big Ten Inch Record" on 1/4/00; "Last Child" on 1/6/00 and 1/7/00
  11. "Pink"
  12. "Let the Music Do the Talking" (traded out for "Draw the Line" on 1/7/00)
  13. "Stop Messin' 'Round" ("Red House" added as an intro for all January shows)
  14. "Mother Popcorn"
  15. "Walk This Way"
  16. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (was not played on 1/2/00)
  17. "Cryin'"
  18. "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"
  19. "Chip Away the Stone" (played only on 12/31/99)
  20. "Mama Kin" (was not played on 12/29/99)
  21. "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (was only performed in this slot on 12/31/99)
  22. "Auld Lang Syne" (played only on 12/31/99)

ENCORE:

  1. "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (traded out for "Full Circle" on 12/31/99)
  2. "What it Takes" (dropped from setlist after 12/29/99)
  3. "Sweet Emotion" (with parts of "Heartbreaker" included on 12/29/99 & 12/31/99 and parts of "S.O.S. (Too Bad)" on 1/4/00, 1/6/00, and 1/7/00)
Song Album Times
List of songs performed on this tour
Dream On Aerosmith 6
Mama Kin 5
One Way Street 1
Same Old Song and Dance Get Your Wings 6
Train Kept A-Rollin (Tiny Bradshaw cover) 6
S.O.S. (Too Bad) 2
Lord of the Thighs 1
"Walk This Way" Toys in the Attic 6
Sweet Emotion 6
Big Ten Inch Record (Bull Moose Jackson cover) 2
No More No More 1
Lick and a Promise Rocks 3
Last Child 2
Back in the Saddle 1
Draw the Line Draw the Line 1
Mother Popcorn (James Brown cover) Live! Bootleg 6
"Chip Away the Stone 1
Remember (Walking in the Sand) Night in the Ruts 1
Let the Music Do the Talking Done with Mirrors 5
Dude (Looks Like a Lady) Permanent Vacation 6
Rag Doll 5
Janie's Got a Gun Pump 6
Love in an Elevator 6
What It Takes 1
Cryin’ Get a Grip 6
Eat the Rich 6
Living on the Edge 6
Pink Nine Lives 6
Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees) 6
Full Circle 2
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Armageddon soundtrack 5
Stop Messin' Around (Fleetwood Mac cover) Honkin' on Bobo 6
Red House (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) Are You Experienced 3
Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin cover) Led Zeppelin 2 1
Song Times
Show Opener
Eat the Rich 6
Song Times
Main Set Closers
Mama Kin 2
S.O.S. (Too Bad) 2
Sweet Emotion 1
Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin cover) 1
Song Times
Show Closers
Sweet Emotion 3
S.O.S. (Too Bad) 2
Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin cover) 1

References[edit]