aerosmith2-400 Andy Greene of Rolling Stone reports:

Aerosmith have spent the last couple of years touring in support of their latest LP, Music From Another Dimension, but the set list has rarely featured more than a couple of songs from the disc. “We’re in a position where we really believe in the new album,” says Joe Perry. “But the audience wants to hear the old stuff.”

Before hitting the road last time out, Perry went onto Twitter and asked his fans how many new songs they wanted to hear in the set. “The responses I got were like, ‘What are you going to have to drop to make room for them?’ I hadn’t thought about it from that angle. People are going to be disappointed about not hearing Rag Doll or Dude (Looks Like a Lady) instead of a song they’d never heard before.”

[When Areosmith’s current] tour heads to America in early July, Perry says, “Once we’re back in the States, we’ll definitely do more from the new album and things from the 1990s we haven’t played in a long time. Off the top of my head, that might include [1989’s] Monkey on My Back or maybe even [1987’s] Hangman Jury.”

Slash will open up many of the American shows. “I want to go out and play with him at least a couple of times,” says Perry. “It’s always fun to play something different. He might also play during our set. We’re known for doing Mama Kin together, but there are other songs he likes. Rocks is one of his favorite records. I’m sure he’s got a couple of songs he wants to play, and we’ll oblige him. We’re really good friends and it’s going to be a really good tour.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.

Aerosmith’s Let Rock Rule with Slash tour dates appear below.


10 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
13 Kitchener, ON, Canada McLennan Park
16 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
19 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
25 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
30 Inglewood, CA The Forum


2 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
8 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
13 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
16 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
19 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
25 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
28 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
31 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall


3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
6 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 Sydney, NS, Canada Open Hearth Park



30 Responses

  1. Guys, reading the comments above makes me think that y’all haven’t seen Aerosmith much since 2000. I saw them four times between 2001 and 2007, and the list of relatively obscure songs they played from the 70s during those four shows in the D.C. metro area was quite extensive and includes the following: Movin’ Out, Mama Kin, Lord of the Thighs, Seasons of Wither, Uncle Salty, Adams Apple, No More No More, Lick and a Promise, Rats in the Cellar, and Nobody’s Fault. I also know that Combination was part of the setlist during the band’s 2009 tour, although I didn’t see the band on that tour.

    1. I wish I had seen those shows! Last time I seen Aerosmith was back in November 2012 @ MSG, wow almost 2 years already, anyway I remember them pulling out no more no more, movin’ out, and combination, which made me very happy! but I don’t recall any thighs, wither, uncle salty, Adam’s apple or those other songs you mentioned. I wish they did them all, but then they would have to play for about 4 or 5 hours! which would be great for us, but maybe not so great for them. I was shocked though at MSG they left out train, as were others, to me, that would be like Kiss leaving out Rock and roll all nite. I know a lot of people are sick & tired of those songs, but not me, I never get sick or tired of hearing them, especially live!

    2. Doug, to be fair, your 2012 show sounds a bit like each of the four shows from 2001 to 2007 that I referred to in my original post above, which noted the relatively obscure songs that Aerosmith played during those four shows. If I were to check my concert setlist files, I would assume that they played no more three of those aforementioned songs during any one of those shows, plus the other more typical songs from the 70s (Dream On, Mama Kin, Train Kept a Rollin’, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, Toys in the Attic, Back in the Saddle or Last Child, and Draw the Line), along with songs from the 80s and 90s. All told, I’d say that a good half the setlist from each of those shows was from the 70s.

    3. Yeah I just meant I wish besides the songs they did do at MSG, that they also did thighs, wither, salty, Adams apple, and especially rats! really love that song live! I could have did without jaded & some others, but overall it was a great concert.

  2. I don’t mind hearing new songs in a set list at all – I just don’t want to hear the whole new album. I’m a big fan of “deep tracks”, and as far as people in the audience being “lost” maybe they could pay attention and find more songs to like. I’ve always been, and always will be, an “album” guy. I can hardly think of a single band that I like where my favorite songs are the radio songs or “hits”. I fully understand that bands have songs that they “have to play”, but I hate it when I read about them saying that they can’t play deeper songs that they might want to play because everyone just wants the hits. YOU ARE THE BAND – IT’S YOU PLAYING UP THERE SO PLAY WHAT YOU WANT TO PLAY!!! Know what makes me worried? Joe Perry said people will be disappointed if they don’t hear Rag Doll or Dude Looks Like a Lady. All respect to you and the band Joe, but it’s not those songs that I’d be disappointed not to hear. They are part of Aerosmith’s crappy “pop” catalog and I wouldn’t shed a tear if I never heard either of them again. What would disappoint me is not to hear Sweet Emotion, or Same Old Song and Dance, or Dream On, hell even Mama Kin. THOSE are the “classic” kinds of Aerosmith tracks that you shouldn’t drop for other older OR newer songs. Go ahead and play some new stuff, just pick the ones that rock the most and leave the lame top 40 stuff on the bus.

  3. I’d love to hear no more no more uncle salty over cryin, crazy, and other pop songs…like Eddie said the crowd would be lost…i would love to hear rocks, get your wings, or toys front to back… It’s a shame the 2009 was a diaster

  4. I will never forget seeing Aero in ’97 in Hartford, and they were playing all that Crying and Amazing and Angel garbage, when suddenly they rip into Rats In The Cellar. My friend and I jumped up yelling HELL YEAH!, then noticed 95% of the crowd didn’t care or were going to the toilet. I have been waiting since Night In The Ruts for a dirty, nasty boogie woogie ROCK AND ROLL record from these guys. I had hope when I heard Jack Douglas was gonna produce the next one, which became Music From Another Dimenshit. sad, sad, SAD that they cannot play balls out rock and roll any more. I can make a compilation of 13 great tracks from Aerosmith from ALL the records since 1987. I almost soiled myself when in ’03 they played “Nobody’s Fault” on tour. No more pop drivel, guys…PLEASE.

    1. Joe, have you checked out 2007’s Honkin’ on Bobo? Pretty ballsy, bluesy, rockin’ record in my mind. Great tour that year too!

    2. Doug, you’re right; it was 2004. I typed the wrong year–good catch!

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