Rockin' the Joint Tour

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Rockin' the Joint Tour
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Tour by Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz
Associated album Rockin' the Joint
Start date October 30, 2005
End date March 2, 2006
Legs 3
Shows 61 (scheduled); 44 (played)
Aerosmith tour chronology
Honkin' on Bobo Tour
(2004)
Rockin' the Joint Tour
(2005-06)
Route of All Evil Tour
(2006)

The Rockin' the Joint Tour was a North American concert tour headlined by Aerosmith, that ran from 2005-2006. The tour was put on in support of their live album titled Rockin' the Joint which was released in the fall of 2005. The first leg ran from October 30 to February 24 hitting most major U.S. markets; shows on this leg were opened by Lenny Kravitz. The second leg was scheduled to run from March to April 2006, reaching some of the smaller U.S. markets and opened by Cheap Trick. It was, however, cut short when lead singer Steven Tyler required throat surgery.

Tour dates[edit]

The following is a list of the tour dates on this tour:[1]

Date City Country Venue
Leg I with Lenny Kravitz opening
October 30, 2005 Uncasville, Connecticut United States Mohegan Sun Arena
November 1, 2005
November 3, 2005 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
November 8, 2005 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
November 10, 2005 East Rutherford, New Jersey Continental Airlines Arena
November 12, 2005 Boston, Massachusetts TD Banknorth Garden
November 14, 2005 Providence, Rhode Island Dunkin' Donuts Center
November 16, 2005 Ottawa, Ontario Canada Scotiabank Place
November 18, 2005 Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre
November 20, 2005 Columbus, Ohio United States Nationwide Arena
November 23, 2005 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center
November 26, 2005 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mellon Arena
November 30, 2005 Albany, New York Pepsi Arena
December 2, 2005 Atlantic City, New Jersey Borgata Events Center
December 4, 2005 Cleveland, Ohio Wolstein Center
December 6, 2005 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center
December 8, 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada MTS Centre
December 10, 2005 Chicago, Illinois United States United Center
December 13, 2005 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
December 15, 2005 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
December 17, 2005 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena
Leg II with Lenny Kravitz opening
January 5, 2006 Orlando, Florida United States TD Waterhouse Centre
January 7, 2006 Jacksonville, Florida Veterans Memorial Arena
January 12, 2006 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Bobcats Arena
January 15, 2006 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena
January 17, 2006 Tampa, Florida St. Pete Times Forum
January 19, 2006 Sunrise, Florida Office Depot Center
January 21, 2006 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
January 23, 2006 Houston, Texas Toyota Center
January 25, 2006 San Antonio, Texas SBC Center
January 27, 2006 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center
January 30, 2006 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center
February 1, 2006 Glendale, Arizona Glendale Arena
February 3, 2006 San Jose, California HP Pavilion at San Jose
February 6, 2006 Sacramento, California Arco Arena
February 8, 2006 Oakland, California Oakland Arena
February 10, 2006 San Diego, California iPayOne Center
February 13, 2006 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden Arena
February 15, 2006 Seattle, Washington KeyArena
February 18, 2006 Paradise, Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena
February 20, 2006 Fresno, California Save Mart Center
February 22, 2006 Los Angeles, California Staples Center
February 24, 2006 Anaheim, California Arrowhead Pond
Leg III with Cheap Trick opening
March 2, 2006 Hollywood, Florida United States Hard Rock Live
March 4, 2006 Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Civic Center canceled
March 7, 2006 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena canceled
March 9, 2006 Manchester, New Hampshire Verizon Wireless Arena canceled
March 12, 2006 Hershey, Pennsylvania Giant Center canceled
March 15, 2006 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Wachovia Arena canceled
March 17, 2006 East Lansing, Michigan Breslin Center canceled
March 19, 2006 Montreal, Quebec Canada Bell Centre canceled
March 21, 2006 London, Ontario John Labatt Centre canceled
March 23, 2006 Des Moines, Iowa United States Wells Fargo Arena canceled
March 25, 2006 Grand Forks, North Dakota Alerus Center canceled
March 27, 2006 Peoria, Illinois Carver Arena canceled
March 29, 2006 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Ford Center canceled
March 31, 2006 Omaha, Nebraska Qwest Center canceled
April 2, 2006 Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin Resch Center canceled
April 5, 2006 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada Credit Union Centre canceled
April 7, 2006 Edmonton, Alberta Rexall Place canceled
April 9, 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia General Motors Place canceled

All shows after March 2, 2006 were canceled due to illness of the band's frontman Steven Tyler, who later on would undergo throat surgery.

Problems[edit]

  • Lenny Kravitz, a long-time friend of the group, announced on the October 30, 2005 show that his father, telveision/film producer Sy Kravitz had died the previous day after losing his battle with leukemia. He then dedicated his hit "Let Love Rule" to his father.
  • On March 22, 2006, widespread news reports were released that Steven Tyler needed throat surgery and thus the remaining dates of the tour were canceled. Additionally, the band was put on hiatus indefinitely until Tyler recovered.

Before the Tampa, Florida show, Lenny Kravitz did not perform due to some voice complications.

Criticisms[edit]

  • Many fans were outraged at the ticket prices, which were as high as $150. Even some of the cheaper seats were in excess of $85.
  • Other fans criticized the short setlists. The tour started out with Aerosmith doing about 20 songs, but was quickly reduced to as little as 16 songs, likely so the band could sustain themselves through most of the tour. Many concert attendees felt that they were not getting their money's worth out of the concert.

Innovations[edit]

  • The band employed a unique stage setup which featured two long catwalks, extending slightly diagonally from the main stage. This allowed the band more flexibility in working the crowd, and giving all seats a better view of the band members while they were performing.
  • The band mixed up their setlist heavily, starting out the tour with their main hits, and eventually including rarities like "Walkin' the Dog", "S.O.S. (Too Bad)", and the first live performance of "Kings and Queens" in more than a decade.
  • The show also featured Joe Perry as lead singer and guitarist on his solo hit "Shakin' My Cage."
  • Joey Kramer's son filled in for about 2-4 songs at some of the earlier shows, as his dad's shoulder healed from a previous injury.

Setlist[edit]

An average setlist would look like this,

Success[edit]

  • The tour grossed several million dollars and was consistently ranked by Pollstar as among the Top 5 tours of the week. The only reason it did not rank among the highest grossing tours of the year was due to the tour evenly overlapping two years.
  • Individual show grosses of $1 million+ were the norm throughout the tour and almost every show was sold out or close to being sold out.

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