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April 1976

On Tour: Rocks (Tour)

Touring in support of the "Toys in the Attic" album concluded in San Diego on December 17, 1975. The band had enjoyed a strong year of growth and that album had pushed the band's catalog sales to 3 million units. In addition, the three studio albums had been certified Gold individually by the RIAA throughout the year (Platinum awards didn't exist at the time, with that certification level being created in 1976 with the first awarded in late February — though "Toys" had certainly exceeded 1,000,000 units during the year). The band had continued to pay their dues grinding through a touring schedule without the benefit or radio play, press gimmicks, and national television appearances. More importantly, versus their progenitors, the New York Dolls, Aerosmith diligently avoided getting over-hyped; not that CBS had any inkling about how to market them anyway. With the band off the road, the explosive success may have been a long time coming, but the pressure was on to build on that success with a successful new album... [Read More]

27 - Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
28 - Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
30 - McElroy Auditorium, Waterloo, IA

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1 - Civic Center, St. Paul, MN

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