Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour

Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour
Tour by Aerosmith
Start dateMay 17, 2010
End dateSeptember 16, 2010
No. of shows42 (scheduled & played)
Aerosmith concert chronology

The Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Aerosmith that took place during mid-2010. In late spring and early summer of 2010, the band performed in South America and Europe, respectively, marking their first concerts on those continents since 2007. During the second half of summer, the band toured North America. Prior to the tour, the band confirmed that the lead singer would be Steven Tyler, after rumors of his departure in late 2009.

The tour included a headlining show at Download Festival, playing the festival's venue – Donington Park – for the first time in 16 years. Aerosmith also performed in Venezuela, Chile, Costa Rica, and Romania for the first time in 16 years. The tour also saw the band perform in Peru and Greece for the first time in their careers.

In North America, the band played in many locations that they missed due to the cancellation of dates on their prior Guitar Hero Aerosmith Tour in 2009.

In total, Aerosmith performed in 18 countries on this tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening acts
South America/Central America
May 17, 2010 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas N/A
May 20, 2010 Bogotá Colombia Simón Bolívar Park
May 22, 2010 Lima Peru Explanada del Estadio Monumental Amen
May 25, 2010 Santiago Chile Parque O'Higgins N/A
May 27, 2010 Porto Alegre Brazil Estacionamento da Fiergs
May 29, 2010 São Paulo Estádio Palestra Itália Cachorro Grande
June 1, 2010 Alajuela Costa Rica Autódromo La Guácima Gandhi
June 10, 2010 Sölvesborg Sweden Sweden Rock Festival N/A
June 13, 2010 Donington Park England Download Festival
June 15, 2010 London O2 Arena Airbourne & TAB the Band
June 18, 2010 Bucharest Romania Zone Arena N/A
June 20, 2010 Athens Greece Karaiskaki Stadium
June 23, 2010 Arnhem Netherlands Gelredome[1]
June 25, 2010 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
June 27, 2010 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
(Opening act: The Cribs)
June 29, 2010 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy N/A
July 1, 2010 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
July 3, 2010 Venice Italy Heineken Jammin' Festival
North America
July 23, 2010 Oakland United States Oracle Arena Sammy Hagar
July 26, 2010 Paso Robles Mid-State Fair N/A
July 29, 2010 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Cheap Trick
July 31, 2010 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena Sammy Hagar
August 3, 2010 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion Blue October
August 5, 2010 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sammy Hagar
August 7, 2010 Tampa 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Blue Öyster Cult
August 9, 2010 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center Sammy Hagar
August 12, 2010 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 14, 2010 Boston Fenway Park J. Geils Band
August 17, 2010 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre Sammy Hagar
August 19, 2010 Omaha United States Qwest Center
August 22, 2010 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Buckcherry
August 24, 2010 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center Sammy Hagar
August 26, 2010 Syracuse New York State Fair N/A
August 28, 2010 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Sammy Hagar
August 31, 2010 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 2, 2010 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
September 4, 2010 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena Mighty Mighty Bosstones
September 8, 2010 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
September 10, 2010 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
September 12, 2010 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
September 14, 2010 Edmonton Rexall Place
September 16, 2010 Vancouver Rogers Arena


  • Top 50 Worldwide Tours 2010: #34[3]
  • Total Gross: US $36.4 million
  • Total Attendance: 478,192 (counting only the 39 shows)


Aerosmith members:

Additional musicians


For the set, Aerosmith played an average of about 16 to 20 songs at each show, with a good mix from the different eras of their catalog. About 14 to 18 songs comprised the main set, with an additional 2 or 3 songs played during the encore. The concert in The Woodlands featured 5 songs in the encore, but featured a shorter main set. During the North American leg of the tour, the setlist whittled away from 20 songs at the start of the tour down to 17 songs in the middle of the tour, but went back up to 20 songs for the Tinley Park and Uncasville shows, and ranged from 17 to 19 songs at other shows. In addition, a drum solo by Joey Kramer occurred during the middle of the set, and at most concerts, Joe Perry performed a duel against the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith version of himself, like the previous year's Guitar Hero Aerosmith Tour, before performing a song in which he sang lead vocals (either "Stop Messin' Around", "Red House", or "Combination").

List of songs played on tour[edit]

Album Song Times
Aerosmith (1973) "Dream On" 42
Aerosmith "One Way Street" 3
Aerosmith "Mama Kin" 11
Aerosmith "Movin' Out" 1
Aerosmith "Walkin' the Dog" (Rufus Thomas cover) 6
Get Your Wings (1974) "Same Old Song and Dance" 7
Get Your Wings "Lord of the Thighs" 16
Get Your Wings "S.O.S. (Too Bad)" 1
Get Your Wings "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Tiny Bradshaw cover) 28
Toys in the Attic (1975) "Toys in the Attic" 22
Toys in the Attic "Walk This Way" 42
Toys in the Attic "Sweet Emotion" 42
Toys in the Attic "No More No More" 11
Rocks (1976) "Back in the Saddle" 19
Rocks "Last Child" 28
Rocks "Rats in the Cellar" 1
Rocks "Combination" 3
Draw the Line (1977) "Draw the Line" 42
Draw the Line "Kings and Queens" 2
Draw the Line "Milk Cow Blues" (Kokomo Arnold cover) 1
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (soundtrack) (1978) "Come Together" (Beatles cover) 19
Live! Bootleg (1978) "Chip Away the Stone" 6
Permanent Vacation (1987) "Rag Doll" 28
Pump (1989) "Love in an Elevator" 42
Pump "Monkey on My Back" 1
Pump "Janie's Got a Gun" 2
Pump "What It Takes" 39
Get a Grip (1993) "Eat the Rich" 20
Get a Grip "Livin' on the Edge" 42
Get a Grip "Cryin'" 42
Get a Grip "Crazy" 10
Nine Lives (1997) "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" 35
Nine Lives "Pink" 37
Armageddon soundtrack (1998) "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" 39
Just Push Play (2001) "Jaded" 16
Honkin' on Bobo (2004) "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams cover) 31
Honkin' on Bobo "Stop Messin' Around" (Fleetwood Mac cover) 37
Rockin' the Joint (2005) "Rattlesnake Shake" (Fleetwood Mac cover) 1
Are You Experienced (1967) "Red House" (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) 2

Song Times
Show Openers
Love in an Elevator 14
Train Kept A-Rollin 8
Same Old Song and Dance 7
Back in the Saddle 5
Eat the Rich 5
Toys in the Attic 2
Rats in the Cellar 1
Song Times
Main Set Closer
Draw the Line 42
Song Times
Show Closers
Toys in the Attic 18
Walk This Way 17
Train Kept A-Rollin 4
Crazy 1
Rattlesnake Shake 1
Walking the Dog 1


While there were little to no problems during the South American and European legs of the tour, tension within the band grew during the North American leg. The tension began when rumors began to circulate in late July and early August that Steven Tyler would replace Simon Cowell as judge on the television series American Idol. Joe Perry criticized Tyler for not consulting the rest of the band, saying that he "found out on the internet, like the rest of the world" and that nobody else in the band knew anything about it.[4] On August 18, many news outlets began to report that Tyler had indeed signed with Fox.

At the band's August 12 show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, Tyler accidentally hit Joe Perry in the head with his microphone stand during the end of "Sweet Emotion", not realizing that Perry had approached the drum riser that Tyler was standing on. In the ensuing incident, the injured Perry threw down his guitar in anger while Tyler was checking to see if he was OK and stormed off the stage, but returned to finish the concert.

At the band's August 17 show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Tyler playfully bumped Perry while both were performing the second song "Love in an Elevator" on the catwalk. In retaliation, Perry playfully bumped Tyler back, but the bump caught Tyler off guard and Tyler tumbled off-stage into the audience. Tyler was previously injured in a fall off-stage in August 2009 which caused the rest of the band's Guitar Hero Aerosmith Tour to be canceled. Tyler was caught by members of the audience and crew and was helped back on-stage by Perry. In retaliation, Tyler spun Perry around and said "It ain't gonna happen again baby", then stated to Perry "You will pay for that, my brother". Later during the same concert, Tyler changed the lyrics of "Livin' on the Edge" to "We're seeing things in a different way/And Joe knows it ain't his".[5][6]


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