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Permanent Vacation Tour
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Tour by Aerosmith
Supporting album Permanent Vacation
Dates October 16, 1987 - September 15, 1988
Legs 5
Shows 146
Aerosmith tour chronology
Done with Mirrors Tour
(1985-86)
Permanent Vacation Tour
(1987-88)
Pump Tour
(1989-90)

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.

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Background

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

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Leg 1: North American arenas

Leg 2: North American arenas

  • United States January 16, 1988: Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA
  • United States January 18, 1988: Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, WA
  • Canada January 20, 1988: Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • United States January 21, 1988: Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
  • United States January 23, 1988: Lawlor Events Center, Reno, NV
  • United States January 24, 1988: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • United States January 26, 1988: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA
  • United States January 27, 1988: The Forum, Inglewood, LA, CA
  • United States January 29, 1988: The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
  • United States January 30, 1988: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
  • United States February 1, 1988: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • United States February 2, 1988: Thomas and Mack Arena, UNLV Campus, Las Vegas, NV
  • United States February 4, 1988: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
  • United States February 6, 1988: Sports Arena, Long Beach, CA
  • United States February 7, 1988: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
  • United States February 8, 1988: Community Center, Tucson, AZ
  • United States February 10, 1988: Special Events Center, El Paso, TX
  • United States February 12, 1988: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
  • United States February 13, 1988: Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
  • United States February 15, 1988: The Summit, Houston, TX
  • United States February 16, 1988: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
  • United States February 18, 1988: Convention Center, Tulsa, OK
  • United States February 19, 1988: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
  • United States February 21, 1988: SIU Arena, Carbondale, IL
  • United States February 22, 1988: Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • United States February 24, 1988: Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, KS
  • United States February 25, 1988: The Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • United States February 27, 1988: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA
  • United States February 28, 1988: Keifer Arena, New Orleans, LA

Leg 3: North American arenas

  • United States March 21, 1988: Civic Center, Roanoke, VA
  • United States March 23, 1988: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  • United States March 25, 1988: Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  • United States March 26, 1988: Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC
  • United States March 28, 1988: Civic Center, Savannah, GA
  • United States March 31, 1988: Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
  • United States April 1, 1988: Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  • United States April 2, 1988: Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, AR
  • United States April 5, 1988: Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN
  • United States April 6, 1988: Mississippi Fairgrounds Coliseum, Jackson, MS
  • United States April 8, 1988: The Omni, Atlanta, GA
  • United States April 9, 1988: Jefferson Civic Coliseum, Birmingham, AL
  • United States April 11, 1988: Von Braun Civic Center Arena, Huntsville, AL
  • United States April 12, 1988: University of Tennessee Coliseum, Chatanooga, TN
  • United States April 14, 1988: Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
  • United States April 16, 1988: Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL
  • United States April 17, 1988: The Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL
  • United States April 20, 1988: Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
  • United States April 22, 1988: Lee County Civic Center, Ft. Myers, FL
  • United States April 29, 1988: Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN
  • United States April 30, 1988: Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
  • United States May 2, 1988: Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
  • United States May 3, 1988: Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, IN
  • United States May 6, 1988: Mayo Civic Center Arena, Rochester, MN
  • Canada May 8, 1988: Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Canada May 12, 1988: Northlands Arena, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Canada May 14, 1988: Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • United States May 17, 1988: Boise, ID
  • United States May 18, 1988: Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT
  • United States May 20, 1988: McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
  • United States May 21, 1988: State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO
  • United States May 22, 1988: Tingley Arena, Albuquerque, NM

Leg 4: Japanese arenas

Leg 5: North American amphitheaters, fairgrounds, and arenas

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Setlist

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

  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. ^ http://www.theciviccenter.com/1987.asp
  6. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H1INAAAAIBAJ&sjid=620DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5590,2018894&dq=aerosmith
  7. ^ http://www.gnrontour.com/setlistalm88.htm

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