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Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour
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Tour by Aerosmith
Locations North America
Start date June 10, 2009
End date September 18, 2009
Legs 1
Shows 42 (scheduled); 15 (played)
Aerosmith tour chronology
Aerosmith World Tour 2007
(2007)
Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour
(2009)
Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour
(2010)

The Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour, sometimes referred to as the A to Z Tour, was a concert tour headlined by American hard rock bands Aerosmith and ZZ Top. The tour, presented by Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, took place in the summer of 2009 until it had to be cancelled unexpectedly due to shoulder injuries sustained by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

For the first seven dates of the tour, Aerosmith played the entire Toys in the Attic album at every show, with the exception of the last track, "You See Me Crying". On June 26, 2009, while in Wantagh, New York's Jones Beach Theater, Aerosmith played "You See Me Crying", for the first time in the band's history; it was also the first time on the tour that every song on Toys in the Attic was played. Additionally, this tour marks the first time that the band has performed "Round and Round" live.

Other notable highlights of the show include Joe Perry singing lead vocals on "Combination", a deep-cut from the Rocks album, and playing against the animated version of himself in the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith video game. The tour also features a select one or two fans at each show playing a song from Guitar Hero: Aerosmith live on-stage before the concert.

ZZ Top has been the opening act for the tour, with 3 Doors Down opening the first two shows in Maryland Heights, Missouri and East Troy, Wisconsin. Dropkick Murphys opened the Mansfield show, as ZZ Top could not perform for the first three shows due to prior commitments. Aerosmith cancelled the rest of the tour after Steven Tyler fell off the stage, but the band played four more shows after Steven Tyler recovered.

Contents

Personnel

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Aerosmith

Additional personnel:

ZZ Top

Set

ZZ Top Set list

Aerosmith Setlist (when "Toys In The Attic" was said to be played entirely)

  • 1. "Train Kept a Rollin"
  • 2. "Cryin'"
  • 3. "Jaded"
  • 4. "Pink"
  • 5. "Dream On"
  • 6. "Combination"
  • 7. "Toys In The Attic"
  • 8. "Uncle Salty"
  • 9. "Adam's Apple"
  • 10. "Walk This Way"
  • 11. "Big Ten Inch Record"
  • 12. "Sweet Emotion"
  • 13. "No More No More"
  • 14. "Round And Round"
  • 15. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
  • 16. "Livin' On The Edge"
  • 17. "Draw The Line
  • 18. "Come Together"

Aerosmith Setlist (after cancelations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida)

  • 1. "Eat The Rich"
  • 2. "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)"
  • 3. "Rag Doll"
  • 4. "Dream On"
  • 5. "Back In The Saddle"
  • 6. "Walkin' The Dog"
  • 7. "Janie's Got A Gun"
  • 8. "Last Child"
  • 9. "Combination"
  • 10. "Stop Messin' Around"
  • 11. "Love In An Elevator"
  • 12. "Cryin'"
  • 13. "Livin' On The Edge"
  • 14. "Walk This Way"
  • 15. "Sweet Emotion"
  • 16. "Train Kept A Rollin'"

Aerosmith Setlist (after Steven Tyler recovered from falling from the stage in Sturgis, South Dakota)

  • 1. "Eat The Rich"
  • 2. "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)"
  • 3. "Rag Doll"
  • 4. "Walkin' The Dog"
  • 5. "Dream On"
  • 6. "Last Child"
  • 7. "Same Old Song And Dance"
  • 8. "Stop Messin' Around"
  • 9. "Love In An Elevator"
  • 10. "Cryin'"
  • 11. "Draw The Line"
  • 12. "Livin' On The Edge"
  • 13. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
  • 14. "Mother Popcorn / Walk This Way"
  • 15. "Sweet Emotion"
  • 16. "Train Kept A Rollin'

Aerosmith Setlist (Lawsuit Show)

In 2007 Aerosmith canceled a gig in Hawaii and was sued and defeated in court. They promised to play an awesome show for Hawaii or else they would be charged money.

  • 1. "Eat The Rich"
  • 2. "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)"
  • 3. "Rag Doll"
  • 4. "Walkin' The Dog"
  • 5. "Dream On"
  • 6. "Little Grass Shack"
  • 7. "Last Child"
  • 8. "Same Old Song And Dance"
  • 9. "Combination"
  • 10. "Stop Messin' Around"
  • 11. "Love In An Elevator"
  • 12. "Cryin'"
  • 13. "Draw The Line"
  • 14. "Livin' On The Edge"
  • 15. "Big Ten Inch Record"
  • 16. "Walk This Way
  • 17. "Sweet Emotion"
  • 18. "Mama Kin"
  • 19. "Rattlesnake Shake"
  • 20. "Train Kept A Rollin'"

Aerosmith performed songs

Below is a list of songs played on the tour so far:[1]

Album Song Times
Aerosmith (1973) "Dream On" 11
Aerosmith "Mama Kin" 2
Aerosmith "Walkin' the Dog" 7
Get Your Wings (1974) "Train Kept A-Rollin'" 13
Get Your Wings "Lord of the Thighs" 1
Toys in the Attic (1975) "Toys in the Attic" 7
Toys in the Attic "Uncle Salty" 7
Toys in the Attic "Adam's Apple" 7
Toys in the Attic "Walk This Way" 13
Toys in the Attic "Big Ten Inch Record" 7
Toys in the Attic "Sweet Emotion" 11
Toys in the Attic "No More No More" 7
Toys in the Attic "Round and Round" 7
Toys in the Attic "You See Me Crying" 1
Rocks (1976) "Combination" 13
Rocks "Last Child" 6
Rocks "Back in the Saddle" 2
Draw the Line (1977) "Draw the Line" 8
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack (1978) "Come Together" 6
Permanent Vacation (1987) "Rag Doll" 7
Pump (1989) "Love in an Elevator" 13
Pump "Monkey on My Back" 1
Pump "Janie's Got a Gun" 4
Get a Grip (1993) "Eat the Rich" 6
Get a Grip "Livin' on the Edge" 11
Get a Grip "Cryin'" 12
Nine Lives (1997) "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" 6
Nine Lives (1997) "Pink" 8
Armageddon soundtrack (1998) "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" 2
Just Push Play (2001) "Jaded" 4
Honkin' on Bobo (2004) "Stop Messin' Around" 4
Non-Album Song/Cover "Dirty Water" 1
Pandora's Box (1994) "Rattlesnake Shake" 2
Get Your Wings (1974) "Same Old Song And Dance" 4

Tour dates

[2]

Post-tour shows

Setbacks

The tour was originally supposed to coincide with the release of Aerosmith's new album, which the band had hoped to complete before the tour. However, a variety of setbacks including surgery to repair guitarist Joe Perry's knee and lead singer Steven Tyler suffering pneumonia prevented the album from being completed before the tour. Guitarist Brad Whitford, while recovering from surgery, missed the first seven dates of the tour, but returned in mid-July. At the band's June 28 concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, Tyler injured his leg, which required seven shows originally scheduled for early July to be postponed to a later date. When Aerosmith resumed their tour on July 15 in Atlanta, Brad Whitford re-joined the fold after recovering from surgery, however bassist Tom Hamilton had to temporarily depart the tour in order to recover from non-invasive surgery. David Hull was supposed to fill in for Hamilton until he recovered.

At the band's August 5 concert in Sturgis, South Dakota, Tyler fell off the catwalk, midway through the concert, while dancing to entertain fans during a break in the show due to sound system failure. He suffered head, neck, and shoulder injuries and had to be flown to a hospital in Rapid City. The rest of the Sturgis show was canceled and, after Tyler consulted his doctors, the band decided they had to cancel the rest of the tour altogether to allow him a full recovery.[3]

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