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|Tour by Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe|
|Associated album||Devil's Got a New Disguise – The Very Best of Aerosmith|
|No. of shows||40 (Aerosmith/Mötley Crüe)|
5 (Aerosmith only)
5 (Mötley Crüe only)
|Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe concert chronology|
The Route of All Evil Tour was a North American concert tour co-headlined by American hard rock band Aerosmith and heavy metal/glam metal band Mötley Crüe that took the bands to 40 amphitheaters and arenas from September to December 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 album releases, as well as in support of recent compilations by both bands. After November 24, the 2nd leg of about 10 arena dates were added, half of which were co-headlining shows and half of which featured Aerosmith only. Additionally, Mötley Crüe performed several solo shows at smaller venues during the course of the tour during days off.
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.
|September 5, 2006||Columbus, Ohio||United States||Germain Amphitheater|
|September 7, 2006||Hartford, Connecticut||New England Dodge Music Center|
|September 9, 2006||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|September 12, 2006||Darien Center, New York||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|September 14, 2006||Holmdel, New Jersey||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|September 17, 2006||Wantagh, New York||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|September 19, 2006|
|September 21, 2006||Charlotte, North Carolina||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|September 23, 2006||Camden, New Jersey||Tweeter Center at the Waterfront|
|September 26, 2006||Mansfield, Massachusetts||Tweeter Center|
|September 28, 2006|
|September 30, 2006||Bristow, Virginia||Nissan Pavilion|
|October 2, 2006||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
|October 5, 2006||Tinley Park, Illinois||United States||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|October 6, 2006||Maplewood, Minnesota||Myth Nightclub (Mötley Crüe only)|
|October 7, 2006||East Troy, Wisconsin||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|October 9, 2006||Cincinnati||Riverbend Music Center|
|October 11, 2006||Clarkston, Michigan||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|October 13, 2006||Noblesville, Indiana||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|October 14, 2006||Moline, Illinois||MARK of the Quad Cities (Mötley Crüe only)|
|October 15, 2006||Maryland Heights, Missouri||UMB Bank Pavilion|
|October 17, 2006||Bonner Springs, Kansas||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|October 19, 2006||Antioch, Tennessee||Starwood Amphitheatre|
|October 21, 2006||Virginia Beach, Virginia||Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre|
|October 23, 2006||Raleigh, North Carolina||Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek|
|November 2, 2006||Mountain View, California||United States||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|November 4, 2006||Paradise, Nevada||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|November 7, 2006||Los Angeles||Hollywood Bowl|
|November 9, 2006||Chula Vista, California||Coors Amphitheatre|
|November 11, 2006||Devore, California||Hyundai Pavilion|
|November 13, 2006||Phoenix, Arizona||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|November 15, 2006||Dallas, Texas||Smirnoff Music Centre|
|November 17, 2006||Selma, Texas||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|November 19, 2006||The Woodlands, Texas||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|November 21, 2006||Myrtle Beach, South Carolina||House of Blues (Mötley Crüe only)|
|November 22, 2006||Tampa, Florida||Ford Amphitheatre|
|November 24, 2006||West Palm Beach, Florida||Sound Advice Amphitheatre|
|November 26, 2006||San Juan||Puerto Rico||Coliseo de Puerto Rico, José Miguel Agrelot (Aerosmith only; opening act: Vivanativa)|
|November 29, 2006||Uncasville, Connecticut||United States||Mohegan Sun Arena (Aerosmith only; opened by The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars)|
|December 1, 2006||Detroit, Michigan||Joe Louis Arena (Aerosmith only; opening act: Hinder)|
|December 4, 2006||London, Ontario||Canada||John Labatt Centre (Mötley Crüe only)|
|December 5, 2006||Montreal, Quebec||Bell Centre|
|December 6, 2006||Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario||Steelback Centre (Mötley Crüe only)|
|December 7, 2006||Minneapolis, Minnesota||United States||Target Center|
|December 9, 2006||Edmonton, Alberta||Canada||Rexall Place|
|December 11, 2006||Calgary, Alberta||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|December 13, 2006||Vancouver, British Columbia||GM Place|
|December 15, 2006||Reno, Nevada||United States||Reno Events Center (Aerosmith only; opening act: Hinder)|
|December 17, 2006||Sacramento, California||ARCO Arena (Aerosmith only; opening act: Hinder)|
Some concerns were made before the start of the tour.
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. The tour earned around $36 million.
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Aerosmith's stage setup featured a 70-foot-long (21 m) 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.
1. Dr. Feelgood
2. Shout at the Devil '97
3. Wild Side
4. Looks That Kill
5. Live Wire
6. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
7. Home Sweet Home
8. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
9. Louder than Hell
10. Sick Love Song
11. Primal Scream
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Mick Mars guitar solo
14. 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."
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" .
A typical setlist would look like this:
The verified setlists for every show from the tour are documented at AerosmithSetlists.com.
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