Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour

Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour
Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour
Tour by Aerosmith
Start date May 17, 2010
End date September 16, 2010
Legs 3
Shows 42 (scheduled & played)
Aerosmith tour chronology
Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour
Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour
Back On the Road

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 Colombia, 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

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



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

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


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.[3] 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, Ontario, 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 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".[4][5]


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