Permanent Vacation Tour

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Permanent Vacation Tour
Tour by Aerosmith
PermanentVacationTour.jpg
Associated album Permanent Vacation
Start date October 16, 1987 (1987-10-16)
End date September 15, 1988 (1988-09-15)
Legs 5
No. of shows 148
Aerosmith concert chronology

The Permanent Vacation Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Aerosmith that lasted from October 1987 to September 1988. The tour was put on in support of the band's commercially successful comeback album Permanent Vacation, released in September 1987.

Background[edit]

The tour was notable as the band's first tour since completing drug rehabilitation. Guns N' Roses, a band notorious for drug abuse at the time, was the supporting act for part of the tour, primarily during the summer of 1988. Aerosmith asked Guns N' Roses to not do drugs in their presence, so they wouldn't relapse.[1] The two bands had a similar style, musically and personality, and were on the same record label at the time, Geffen Records. Upon their first meeting, the band members couldn't help but notice how much they resembled each other.[2] Guns N' Roses' video for "Paradise City" included footage from a show in which they opened for Aerosmith and Deep Purple at Giants Stadium on August 16, 1988. Duff McKagan can be seen wearing an Aerosmith T-shirt in the video. Bands Dokken and White Lion also filled the opening slot on the tour.

In addition, during a show on this tour, Liv Tyler, aged 11 at the time, found out that her sister was Mia Tyler and her father was Steven Tyler for the first time.[3]

Tour dates[edit]

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Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / available Revenue
North America I
October 16, 1987 Binghamton, New York United States Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
October 17, 1987 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 10,254 / 17,000 $164,060
October 19, 1987 Syracuse, New York Onondaga County War Memorial
October 20, 1987 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens 11,955 / 12,500 $203,779
October 22, 1987 Montreal Montreal Forum
October 24, 1987 Rochester, New York United States Rochester Community War Memorial 10,718 / 10,718 $166,276
October 25, 1987 Glens Falls, New York Glens Falls Civic Center 7,812 / 7,812 $128,898
October 27, 1987 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center 15,573 / 19,000 $250,956
October 28, 1987
October 30, 1987 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center 28,350 / 28,350 $467,775
October 31, 1987
November 1, 1987 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center 10,227 / 10,227 $165,000
November 3, 1987 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum 10,165 / 10,165 $162,701
November 5, 1987 Pittsburgh Civic Arena[5] 13,326 / 16,000 $223,210
November 7, 1987 Lake Placid, New York Olympic Center
November 8, 1987 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum 15,122 / 16,822 $263,587
November 10, 1987 Philadelphia The Spectrum 17,504 / 17,504 $261,876
November 11, 1987
November 13, 1987 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena 19,436 / 20,528 $315,288
November 14, 1987 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum 10,407 / 12,500 $150,330
November 16, 1987 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum 8,730 / 13,800 $128,377
November 17, 1987 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center 7,374 / 8,064 $116,704
November 19, 1987 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre 16,255 / 18,700 $261,046
November 20, 1987 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Stabler Arena
November 22, 1987 Raleigh, North Carolina Reynolds Coliseum
November 25, 1987 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
November 26, 1987 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 14,310 / 17,000 $225,090
November 27, 1987 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens 10,205 / 10,205 $155,186
November 29, 1987 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum 15,577 / 18,000 $250,763
November 30, 1987 Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 6,045 / 7,450 $95,508
December 2, 1987 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon 10,852 / 18,055 $172,359
December 3, 1987 Columbus, Ohio Battelle Hall
December 5, 1987 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 19,409 / 19,409 $339,658
December 6, 1987 Saginaw, Michigan Wendler Arena 7,001 / 7,001 $122,518
December 8, 1987 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
December 9, 1987 St. Louis St. Louis Arena 11,249 / 19,008 $178,563
December 11, 1987 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium 9,040 / 12,000 $134,633
December 12, 1987 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center 17,962 / 17,962 $263,050
December 13, 1987 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Coliseum 8,895 / 12,000 $131,628
December 27, 1987 Augusta, Maine Augusta Civic Center 7,206 / 8,225 $108,328
December 28, 1987 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum 33,702 / 38,312 $580,000
December 30, 1987
December 31, 1987
North America II
January 16, 1988 Seattle United States Seattle Center Coliseum 13,768 / 13,768 $240,940
January 18, 1988 Pullman, Washington Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum 5,694 / 6,500 $93,951
January 20, 1988 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum 12,778 / 14,000 $190,212
January 21, 1988 Portland, Oregon United States Memorial Coliseum 8,772 / 12,000 $134,738
January 23, 1988 Reno, Nevada Lawlor Events Center 6,456 / 7,500 $109,752
January 24, 1988 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena 8,722 / 10,000 $152,635
January 26, 1988 Fresno, California Selland Arena 7,207 / 10,748 $118,916
January 27, 1988 Inglewood, California The Forum 14,728 / 14,728 $243,950
January 29, 1988 Daly City, California Cow Palace
January 30, 1988 Oakland, California Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
February 1, 1988 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 11,713 / 11,713 $197,085
February 2, 1988 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center 7,299 / 12,432 $117,266
February 4, 1988 Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena 26,124 / 26,124 $439,058
February 6, 1988
February 7, 1988 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum 14,000 / 14,000 $226,291
February 8, 1988 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Community Center 9,111 / 9,111 $134,190
February 10, 1988 El Paso, Texas The Special Events Center 7,075 / 8,268 $105,013
February 12, 1988 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center 8,870 / 13,251 $138,193
February 13, 1988 Dallas Reunion Arena 15,354 / 15,965 $255,483
February 15, 1988 Houston The Summit 10,829 / 12,061 $178,605
February 16, 1988 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum
February 18, 1988 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Convention Center 8,358 / 8,992 $135,523
February 19, 1988 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena 14,756 / 16,935 $238,177
February 21, 1988 Carbondale, Illinois SIU Arena
February 22, 1988 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center 10,000 / 10,000 $159,207
February 24, 1988 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum 8,493 / 8,493 $133,997
February 25, 1988 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center 8,268 / 15,291 $136,973
February 27, 1988 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum 10,000 / 10,000 $160,000
February 28, 1988 New Orleans Lakefront Arena 8,768 / 8,768 $139,105
North America III
March 21, 1988 Roanoke, Virginia United States Roanoke Civic Center 6,889 / 11,000 $99,397
March 23, 1988 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum 6,534 / 15,780 $101,029
March 25, 1988 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum 11,294 / 11,900 $186,351
March 26, 1988 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum 6,897 / 12,456 $104,560
March 28, 1988 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center 6,225 / 8,532 $97,235
March 31, 1988 Knoxville, Tennessee James White Civic Coliseum 7,319 / 7,319 $112,712
April 1, 1988 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium 9,900 / 9,900 $154,496
April 2, 1988 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum 9,911 / 9,911 $158,576
April 5, 1988 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum 9,061 / 12,035 $135,984
April 6, 1988 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum 10,200 / 10,200 $145,995
April 8, 1988 Atlanta Omni Coliseum 14,118 / 15,291 $247,065
April 9, 1988 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center 14,309 / 14,309 $236,099
April 11, 1988 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center 8,446 / 10,000 $135,136
April 12, 1988 Chattanooga, Tennessee UTC Arena 5,479 / 11,648 $87,252
April 14, 1988 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum 9,240 / 9,240 $139,755
April 15, 1988 Tallahassee, Florida Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center 8,128 / 10,004 $117,570
April 16, 1988 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum 8,765 / 11,676 $127,650
April 17, 1988 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium 11,193 / 12,937 $161,130
April 20, 1988 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center 9,310 / 10,000 $134,535
April 22, 1988 North Fort Myers, Florida Lee County Civic Center
April 29, 1988 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall Civic Center 9,070 / 9,070 $145,514
April 30, 1988 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall 11,000 / 19,293 $172,266
May 2, 1988 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena 8,000 / 8,000 $131,093
May 3, 1988 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium 9,036 / 12,000 $318,831
May 5, 1988 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center 8,069 / 9,667 $127,562
May 6, 1988 Rochester, Minnesota Mayo Civic Center 7,012 / 7,012 $102,123
May 8, 1988 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Arena 9,612 / 12,443 $161,980
May 9, 1988 Regina, Saskatchewan Agridome 4,702 / 8,770 $161,980
May 11, 1988 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place 5,185 / 9,914 $65,777
May 12, 1988 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
May 14, 1988 Calgary Olympic Saddledome 10,197 / 17,305 $155,140
May 17, 1988 Boise, Idaho United States BSU Pavilion 6,206 / 9,150 $89,094
May 18, 1988 Salt Lake City Salt Palace 10,577 / 12,100 $166,588
May 20, 1988 Denver McNichols Sports Arena 8,361 / 18,000 $150,619
May 21, 1988 Pueblo, Colorado Colorado State Fair 8,227 / 12,000 $132,645
May 22, 1988 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum 6,747 / 10,000 $112,910
Asia
June 17, 1988 Nagoya Japan Nagoya-Shi Kokaido
June 20, 1988 Osaka Osaka Castle Hall
June 21, 1988 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
June 23, 1988
June 24, 1988
June 26, 1988 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
North America IV[6]
July 2, 1988 Honolulu, Hawaii United States Neal S. Blaisdell Arena[7] 13,313 / 17,442 $231,618
July 3, 1988
July 17, 1988 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Poplar Creek Music Theater 23,674 / 25,202 $348,714
July 19, 1988 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum 17,819 / 19,410 $303,835
July 20, 1988 Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling Civic Center
July 22, 1988 Cape Girardeau, Missouri Show Me Center
July 24, 1988 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre 14,440 / 14,440 $204,668
July 26, 1988 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Amphitheater 13,374 / 15,999 $224,037
July 27, 1988 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum 12,107 / 15,000
July 29, 1988 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre 19,473 / 34,000
July 30, 1988 Mears, Michigan Val Du Lakes Amphitheatre
August 1, 1988 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 2, 1988 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 16,800 / 16,800 $254,022
August 4, 1988 Philadelphia The Spectrum 35,730 / 35,730 $569,525
August 5, 1988
August 6, 1988 Saratoga Springs, New York Saratoga Performing Arts Center 19,455 / 19,455 $347,254
August 7, 1988 Middletown, New York Orange County Fairgrounds 15,645 / 15,645 $246,028
August 9, 1988 Weedsport, New York Cayuga County Fairgrounds
August 11, 1988 Clarkston, Michigan Pine Knob Music Theatre 44,153 / 44,153 $790,165
August 12, 1988
August 13, 1988
August 16, 1988 East Rutherford, New Jersey Giants Stadium 55,799 / 63,000 $1,224,292
August 17, 1988 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion 16,516 / 16,516 $265,550
August 19, 1988 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
August 21, 1988 Toronto Canada Exhibition Stadium 18,000 / 25,000 $356,421
August 22, 1988 Ottawa Lansdowne Park
August 24, 1988 Mansfield, Massachusetts United States Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts 45,780 / 45,780 $794,606
August 25, 1988
August 26, 1988
August 28, 1988 Thornville, Ohio Buckeye Lake Music Center 19,137 / 30,000 $351,094
August 30, 1988 Plains Township, Pennsylvania Pocono Downs 22,869 / 22,869 $444,851
August 31, 1988 Pittsburgh Civic Arena 16,658 / 16,658 $292,503
September 2, 1988 Antioch, Tennessee Starwood Amphitheatre 16,750 / 16,750 $253,194
September 3, 1988 St. Louis St. Louis Arena 16,392 / 16,392 $281,015
September 7, 1988 Universal City, California 5th MTV Video Music Awards
performed "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
September 8, 1988 Concord, California Concord Pavilion
September 9, 1988 Sacramento, California California Exposition & State Fair 12,200 / 12,200 $225,700
September 10, 1988 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre 20,000 / 20,000 $343,634
September 12, 1988 Chandler, Arizona Compton Terrace 22,827 / 22,827 $365,861
September 14, 1988 Costa Mesa, California Pacific Amphitheatre 37,528 / 37,528 $670,030
September 15, 1988

Setlist[edit]

The band consistently played six tracks from Permanent Vacation: the major singles "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Angel", and "Rag Doll", as well as the rock radio hit "Hangman Jury", the rocking title track, and the Beatles cover "I'm Down". The band also played numerous songs from their classic 1973–1982 era. A typical setlist would be this:

  1. "Toys in the Attic"
  2. "Same Old Song and Dance
  3. "Big Ten Inch Record"
  4. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
  5. "Lightning Strikes"
  6. "Rag Doll"
  7. "Hangman Jury"
  8. "Permanent Vacation"
  9. "Angel"
  10. "Back in the Saddle"
  11. "Last Child"
  12. "Draw the Line"
  13. "Rats in the Cellar"
  14. "One Way Street"
  15. "Dream On"
  16. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"
  17. "Sweet Emotion"
  18. "I'm Down"
  19. "Walk This Way"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 460-461. Avon, 1997
  2. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 460. Avon, 1997
  3. ^ Davis, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 461-462. Avon, 1997
  4. ^ http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cfm?pid=804192
  5. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H1INAAAAIBAJ&sjid=620DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5590,2018894&dq=aerosmith
  6. ^ http://www.gnrontour.com/setlistalm88.htm
  7. ^ http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/aerosmith-white-lion-hawaii-concert-handbill