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Honkin' on Bobo Tour
Honkin on Bobo Tour.jpg
Tour by Aerosmith
Supporting album Honkin' on Bobo
Dates March 11, 2004 - July 25, 2004
Legs 3
Shows 51 (scheduled); 48 (played)
Aerosmith tour chronology
Rocksimus Maximus Tour
(2003)
Honkin' on Bobo Tour
(2004)
Rockin' the Joint Tour
(2005-06)

Aerosmith embarked on the Honkin' on Bobo Tour to support their new album Honkin' on Bobo, the follow-up 2001's Just Push Play. The tour sent the band to small venues throughout North America as well as Japan.

Rock band Cheap Trick was the opening act for the majority of the tour.

Contents

Tour dates

[1]

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1st leg

20 dates

  • March 11, 2004 United States United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, TX
  • March 13, 2004 United States UTEP Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX
  • March 15, 2004 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, TX
  • March 17, 2004 United States Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, TX
  • March 19, 2004 United States Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
  • March 21, 2004 United States CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, LA
  • March 23, 2004 United States Bancorp South Center, Tupelo, MS
  • March 25, 2004 United States Cajundome, Lafayette, LA
  • March 27, 2004 United States Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
  • March 29, 2004 United States Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, FL
  • April 1, 2004 United States Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • April 3, 2004 United States Office Depot Center, Sunrise, FL
  • April 5, 2004 United States TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL
  • April 7, 2004 United States Colonial Center, Columbia, SC
  • April 9, 2004 United States Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • April 14, 2004 United States Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • April 16, 2004 United States Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, OH
  • April 18, 2004 Canada Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - CANCELLED
  • April 20, 2004 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Canada
  • April 22, 2004 Canada Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • April 24, 2004 United States Resch Center, Green Bay, WI

2nd leg

21 dates

  • May 4, 2004 United States Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
  • May 6, 2004 United States Kohl Center, Madison, WI
  • May 8, 2004 United States Civic Center Arena, Peoria, IL
  • May 10, 2004 United States Roberts Stadium, Evansville, IN
  • May 12, 2004 United States Tyson IBP Events Center, Sioux City, IA
  • May 14, 2004 Canada Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • May 16, 2004 Canada Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • May 18, 2004 Canada Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • May 20, 2004 Canada Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • May 22, 2004 United States Clark County Amphitheater, Portland, OR
  • May 24, 2004 United States Idaho Center, Nampa, ID
  • June 2, 2004 United States Smirnoff Music Centre, Dallas, TX
  • June 4, 2004 United States C.W. Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • June 8, 2004 United States Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN
  • June 10, 2004 United States Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C., Darien Lake, NY
  • June 12, 2004 United States Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ - Show POSTPONED and CANCELED weeks later
  • June 14, 2004 United States Montage Mountain Amphitheater, Scranton, Pennsylvania - CANCELLED due to illness
  • June 16, 2004 United States Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA - CANCELED due to illness
  • June 18, 2004 United States Post-Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • June 20, 2004 United States P.N.C. Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ Show POSTPONED due to illness Rescheduled for June 30th.
  • June 22, 2004 United States Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
  • June 24, 2004 United States Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA
  • June 26, 2004 United States Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • June 28, 2004 United States Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • June 30, 2004 United States P.N.C. Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ Re-scheduled from June 20, 2004

3rd Leg: Japan

6 dates

  • July 10, 2004 Japan Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
  • July 13, 2004 Japan Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan
  • July 15, 2004 Japan Green Arena, Hiroshima, Japan - CANCELED due to injury to Tyler
  • July 17, 2004 Japan Nagoya Dome, Nagoya, Japan
  • July 20, 2004 Japan Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
  • July 24, 2004 Japan The Rock Odyssey 2004 Festival, Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
  • July 25, 2004 Japan The Rock Odyssey 2004 Festival, Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan

Rescheduled date

  • August 8, 2004 United States Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ

Venue change

The tour was unique in that it sent the band to smaller arenas in areas they hadn't played in a long time, particularly in smaller markets in the South and Midwest. Additionally, the tour was almost exclusively arenas, a change in pace from the predominantly amphitheater tours the band embarked on in the past.

Setlist

The setlist varied widely from show to show, but was generally no longer than 20 songs, and featured several of their classics, as well as new bluesy tunes from Honkin' on Bobo including "Baby, Please Don't Go", "Road Runner", "Stop Messin' Around", and "Never Loved a Girl".

Leg 1

  1. "Toys in the Attic"
  2. "Love in an Elevator"
  3. "Road Runner"
  4. "Baby, Please Don't Go"
  5. "Cryin'"
  6. "The Other Side"
  7. "Back in the Saddle"
  8. "Draw The Line"
  9. "Dream On"
  10. "Stop Messin' Around"
  11. "Jaded"
  12. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
  13. "Sweet Emotion"
  14. "Never Loved a Girl"
  15. "Walk This Way"

Encore

  1. "Last Child"
  1. "Same Old Song And Dance"
  2. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"

Leg 2

  1. "Toys in the Attic"
  2. "Love in an Elevator"
  3. "Baby, Please Don't Go"
  4. "Cryin'"
  5. "The Other Side"
  6. "Draw The Line"
  7. "Dream On"
  8. "Stop Messin' Around"
  9. "Jaded"
  10. "Hole in my soul
  11. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
  12. "Sweet Emotion"
  13. "Never Loved a Girl"
  14. "Livin' on the Edge"
  15. "Last Child"
  16. "Walk This Way"

Encore

  1. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"

Leg 3

  1. Back In The Saddle
  2. "Toys in the Attic"
  3. "Love in an Elevator"
  4. "Road Runner"
  5. "The Other Side"
  6. "Cryin'"
  7. "Jaded"
  8. "Stop Messin' Around"
  9. "Same Old Song And Dance"
  10. "Dream On"
  11. "Draw The Line"
  12. "Baby, Please Don't Go"
  13. "Mother Popcorn"
  14. "Walk This Way"
  15. "Sweet Emotion"

Encore

  1. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"

Stage Setup

The stage setup was meant to imitate an old blues club, with neon signs in the back and a relatively simple stage. There was also a catwalk, a format which would continue on subsequent Aerosmith tours.

You Gotta Move

The DVD release You Gotta Move, the band's first live video compilation since 1987, was culled primarily from the Orlando performance on the tour and was originally aired as an A&E television special. The DVD was released in late 2004.

References


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