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Rockin' the Joint Tour
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Tour by Aerosmith
Supporting 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.

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Tour dates

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

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1st leg

(with Lenny Kravitz opening)

2nd leg

(with Lenny Kravitz opening)

3rd leg

(with Cheap Trick opening)

All shows after 3/02/06 were canceled due to illness of the band's frontman Steven Tyler, who later on would undergo throat surgery.

Problems

  • 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.

Criticisms

  • 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

  • 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.

Success

  • 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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