Route of All Evil Tour


Route of All Evil Tour

infobox concert tour
concert_tour_name = The Route of All Evil Tour


artist = Aerosmith
opening act = Mötley Crüe
dates = September 5 2006 - December 17 2006
number_of_legs = 2
number_of_shows = 40 (Aerosmith/Mötley Crüe)
5 (Aerosmith only)
5 (Mötley Crüe only)
last_tour = Rockin' the Joint Tour
(2005-06)
this_tour = Route of All Evil Tour
(2006)
next_tour = World Tour 2007
(2007)

The Route of All Evil Tour was a North American concert tour co-headlined by American hard rock bands Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe that took the bands to 34 amphitheaters and arenas from September to November 2006. The tour was put on as a hard rock spectacle that was designed to prep both bands, and tide their fans over, for new releases that the bands have planned for completion in 2007. After November 24th, a 2nd leg of about 10 arena dates were added, half of which were co-headlining shows and half of which featured Aerosmith only.

Tour dates

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1st Leg

Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe co-headlined the first leg of the tour, which took the bands to 34 major North American amphitheaters. Mötley Crüe also performed a couple of solo shows on off-days. Lennon Murphy performed prior to Mötley Crüe's set for several of the shows, often on a side stage.
*Tue 09/05/06 - flagicon|United States Columbus, Ohio - Germain Amphitheatre
*Thu 09/07/06 - flagicon|United States Hartford, Connecticut - New England Dodge Music Center
*Sat 09/09/06 - flagicon|United States Burgettstown, Pennsylvania - Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
*Tue 09/12/06 - flagicon|United States Darien Center, New York - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
*Thu 09/14/06 - flagicon|United States Holmdel, New Jersey - PNC Bank Arts Center
*Sun 09/17/06 - flagicon|United States Wantagh, New York - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
*Tue 09/19/06 - flagicon|United States Wantagh, New York - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
*Thu 09/21/06 - flagicon|United States Charlotte, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
*Sat 09/23/06 - flagicon|United States Camden, New Jersey - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
*Tue 09/26/06 - flagicon|United States Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center
*Thu 09/28/06 - flagicon|United States Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center
*Sat 09/30/06 - flagicon|United States Bristow, Virginia - Nissan Pavilion
*Mon 10/02/06 - flagicon|Canada Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
*Thu 10/05/06 - flagicon|United States Tinley Park, Illinois - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
*Fri 10/06/06 - flagicon|United States Maplewood, Minnesota - Myth Nightclub (Mötley Crüe only)
*Sat 10/07/06 - flagicon|United States East Troy, Wisconsin - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
*Mon 10/09/06 - flagicon|United States Cincinnati, Ohio - Riverbend Music Center
*Wed 10/11/06 - flagicon|United States Clarkston, Michigan - DTE Energy Music Theatre
*Fri 10/13/06 - flagicon|United States Noblesville, Indiana - Verizon Wireless Music Center
*Sat 10/14/06 - flagicon|United States Moline, Illinois - Mark of the Quad Cities (Mötley Crüe only)
*Sun 10/15/06 - flagicon|United States Maryland Heights, Missouri - UMB Bank Pavilion
*Tue 10/17/06 - flagicon|United States Kansas City, Kansas Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
*Thu 10/19/06 - flagicon|United States Antioch, Tennessee - Starwood Amphitheatre
*Sat 10/21/06 - flagicon|United States Virginia Beach, Virginia - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
*Mon 10/23/06 - flagicon|United States Raleigh, North Carolina - Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
*Thu 11/02/06 - flagicon|United States Mountain View, California - Shoreline Amphitheatre
*Sat 11/04/06 - flagicon|United States Las Vegas, Nevada - MGM Grand Garden Arena
*Tue 11/07/06 - flagicon|United States Hollywood, California - Hollywood Bowl
*Thu 11/09/06 - flagicon|United States Chula Vista, California - Coors Amphitheatre
*Sat 11/11/06 - flagicon|United States Devore, California - Hyundai Pavilion
*Mon 11/13/06 - flagicon|United States Phoenix, Arizona - Cricket Pavilion
*Wed 11/15/06 - flagicon|United States Dallas, Texas - Smirnoff Music Centre
*Fri 11/17/06 - flagicon|United States Selma, Texas - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
*Sun 11/19/06 - flagicon|United StatesThe Woodlands, Texas - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
*Tue 11/21/06 - flagicon|United States Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - House of Blues (Mötley Crüe only)
*Wed 11/22/06 - flagicon|United States Tampa, Florida - Ford Amphitheatre
*Fri 11/24/06 - flagicon|United States West Palm Beach, Florida - Sound Advice Amphitheatre

2nd Leg

*Sun 11/26/06 - flagicon|Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo De Puerto Rico (Aerosmith only;opened by Vivanativa)
*Wed 11/29/06 - flagicon|United States Uncasville, Connecticut - Mohegan Sun Arena (Aerosmith only; opened by The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars)
*Fri 12/01/06 - flagicon|United States Detroit, Michigan - Joe Louis Arena (Aerosmith only; opening act: Hinder)
*Mon 12/04/06 - flagicon|Canada London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre (Mötley Crüe only)
*Tue 12/05/06 - flagicon|Canada Montreal, Quebec - Bell Center
*Wed 12/06/06 - flagicon|Canada Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - Steelback Centre (Mötley Crüe only)
*Thu 12/07/06 - flagicon|United States Minneapolis, Minnesota - Target Center
*Sat 12/09/06 - flagicon|Canada Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
*Mon 12/11/06 - flagicon|Canada Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome
*Wed 12/13/06 - flagicon|Canada Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place
*Fri 12/15/06 - flagicon|United States Reno, Nevada - Reno Events Center (Aerosmith only; opening act: Hinder)
*Sun 12/17/06 - flagicon|United States Sacramento, California - ARCO Arena (Aerosmith only; opening act: Hinder)

Concerns

Some concerns were made before the start of the tour.
*This was the first tour since Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler had throat surgery, so some concerns were made about him being able to sustain his voice, although reports and eyewitness accounts proved that he was better than ever.
*The tour was held pretty late in the season for some outdoor venues. For example, the band played Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit in October, areas which are known for getting quite cold at night this time of year.
*Ticket prices were $150 for the best seats, and since both bands have toured constantly for the past few years, concern was made that they had over-saturated the market too much and with high ticket prices, sales might be lower than expected. This can be reflected in the fact that several Eastern Seaboard venues were originally planned to have two shows.

uccess

While most shows were not completely sold out, most shows were still well-attended and able to garner figures of about $1,000,000 each. Additionally, most reviews for shows on the tour (by both the fans and the press) have generally been very positive, with the greatest levels of acclaim and praise given to Aerosmith.

Despite the tour only being 40 shows, it was still able to place #18 on the list of the highest-grossing tours of 2006.

tage Setup

Mötley Crüe's stage setup featured a spectacular pyrotechnics display, as well as a variety of evil-looking monuments. Vivid strobe lighting and motorcycles were also a part of the show. Exotic female acrobats were also predominant throughout the show.

Aerosmith's stage setup featured a 70 foot long catwalk, bright lighting, a sit-down acoustic performance featuring fake snowfall, a large video screen, and a curtain that came down when the band hit the stage.

Highlights

*Aerosmith performed a cover of the song "Dirty Water" at both shows they played in their hometown of Boston, to pay homage to their city. Aerosmith's version of the song stayed true to The Standells' original recording. The Mansfield crowd reacted to the song with tremendous energy and excitement.
*Tom Hamilton, who had been out of the lineup for most of the tour due to his recovery from throat cancer, returned briefly to play "Sweet Emotion" at the first Boston show. He returned to the fold December 1st, 2006 in Detroit.
*The winner of "Rock Star Supernova", Lukas Rossi, was spotted at many shows, often on the side of the stage watching the bands perform.
*Aerosmith performed their new single "Devil's Got a New Disguise" in concert for the first time at the Clarkston, Michigan show on October 11, 2006.
*Aerosmith's performance of "Back in the Saddle" at their show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada was filmed for use in NASCAR events in 2007.
*In Vancouver, British Columbia, Mötley Crüe's last date with Aerosmith, they brought Nikki Sixx on stage to perform a very special version of "Helter Skelter".

etlist

Mötley Crüe setlist

1. Dr. Feelgood2. Shout at the Devil '973. Wild Side4. Looks That Kill5. Live Wire6. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)7. Home Sweet Home8. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)9. Louder than Hell10. Sick Love Song11. Primal Scream12. Girls Girls Girls13. Kickstart My Heart

The first few shows included "Too Fast for Love," in the number 10 spot which was then rotated with "Helter Skelter" before being dropped altogether cutting the set to 13 songs plus Mick Mars' guitar solo before "Kickstart My Heart."

Aerosmith setlist

The setlist throughout the tour ranged anywhere from 12 to 17 songs, with most shows amounting to around 13; however, many of the east and west coast shows received 14 or 15 songs. The set featured an overwhelming majority of classics from their 1970s period, as well as several bluesy numbers, in which they typically did extended jams. The only songs played at every show have been: "Cryin'", "Stop Messin' Around", "Seasons of Wither" (with "Hangman Jury" as an intro occasionally), "Sweet Emotion", "Draw the Line" and "Walk This Way". Other songs played included "Toys in the Attic", "Eat the Rich", "Love in an Elevator", "Jaded", "Mama Kin", "S.O.S. (Too Bad)", "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Walkin' the Dog", "Big Ten Inch Record", "Baby, Please Don't Go", "What It Takes", "Rag Doll", "Dream On", "Back in the Saddle", "Last Child", "No More No More", "Lord of the Thighs", "Pink", "Rattlesnake Shake, "Train Kept A-Rollin'", "Dirty Water", "One Way Street", "Livin' on the Edge", "Devil's Got a New Disguise", and rare performances of "Kings and Queens" and "Chip Away the Stone" .

The Set Lists for every show from the tour is documented in the [http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cfm?pn=1&&pk=viewall&cd=NAA&pid=10788 Setlist] section of AeroForceOne.com. [ [http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cfm?pk=viewall&cd=NAA&pid=10788 http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cfm?pk=viewall&cd=NAA&pid=10788] ]

External links

* [http://www.aeroforceone.com Aero Force One]
* [http://www.motley.com Motley Crue]

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