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October 1982

?-?? - Capitol Theater, Concord, NH **REHEARSALS
31 - Capitol Theater, Concord, NH


On Tour: Rock in A Hard Place (Tour)

A follow-up studio album to "Night in the Ruts" would be a long time coming. During the years that followed the initial recording sessions for that album, both of the band's guitarists had departed, the vocalist had been laid up recovering from physical injuries, and the band essentially ground to a halt. Perhaps it was an ideal situation for Aerosmith to have become incapable of releasing new material — 1981 certainly wasn't particularly kind to another 70s behemoths who had similarly suffered internal dysfunction. With Steven's injury, Aerosmith had been limited to just one full show during the latter half of 1980, a limp celebration of the band's first decade broadcast live on the Starfleet Radio Network. While rumors abounded, suggesting Steven would be going solo (Leber & Krebs were looking for film opportunities for him to broaden his career), Columbia took advantage of the break to release a spartan celebration of the band's first decade in the form of "Aerosmith's Greatest Hits." It was clear that much of the blue army had gone elsewhere with that album scraping to RIAA Gold certification on March 3, 1981. It would take a further half decade for the title to become the mega-seller it is now known as in the band's catalogue... [Read More]

7 - Stabler Arena @ Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
9 - Coliseum, New Haven, CT
11 - The Centrum, Worcester, MA
13 - War Memorial, Rochester, NY
16 - The Centrum, Worcester, MA
17 - Civic Center, Providence, RI
18 - Civic Center, Hartford, CT
19 - Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
21 - Wendler Arena, Saginaw, MI
24 - Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL
26 - Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
27 - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
29 - Jenison Fieldhouse @ M.S.U., East Lansing, MI


1 - Hara Arena, Dayton, OH
3 - Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
4 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
6 - Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
8 - Coliseum, Richfield (Cincinnati), OH
9 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada
11 - Civic Center, Huntington, WV
12 - Civic Center, Huntington, WV
13 - Battelle Hall @ Ohio Center, Columbus, OH
15 - The Omni, Atlanta, GA
17 - Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
18 - Civic Center, Lakeland, FL **CANCELLED
18 - Coliseum, Hampton, VA
26 - Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
27 - The Summit, Houston, TX
29 - Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK
30 - Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, TX

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