- What is this site?
- AerosmithSetlists.com is a compilation of all known Aerosmith concert data organized in such a way so that you can gather some pretty cool information from it. Continue reading this page to see what this website currently has to offer.
- The homepage
- The homepage has links to each one of Aerosmith's tours. You can click on any picture to be brought to that tour's Tour Dates page which contains a list of every known show date on that tour along with the location and venue of those shows.
- Tour Date pages
- When viewing a list of tour dates for a particular tour, you can click on any date to view the setlist, images, and any notes for that particular show. Many shows (especially in the 70s and 80s) have incomplete or even unknown setlists, but all known information is presented here.
When viewing tour dates or a setlist within a particular tour, there is a small menu on the top of the page. Clicking 'Tour Dates' will return you to the list of tour dates for the tour you're looking at. Clicking 'All Songs This Tour' will bring you to a list of every song known to have been played on that particular tour, along with how many times each was played. Clicking 'Tour Statistics' will bring you to a page where you can view various statistics for the given tour.
- Setlist pages
- When viewing a setlist, a lot of information is displayed on screen. Each song played displays the following information: Plays This Tour (if Song X was played 20 times total during this tour, and the setlist you're looking at contains the 6th play out of that 20, this will read '6 out of 20'); Most Recent Play (the date on which this song was most recently played); Notes (if there are any specific things to note about this performance); and Video (if we have a link to a video of this song online). Immediately below the setlist will be more general notes, if there are any.
Below the setlist is a bar graph that shows how many songs per album were played. Clicking on an album title/abbreviation will show you which of the songs above belong to that album.
If you're logged in, you will see a section below this where you can add a video for this show. Simply select the song shown in the video, paste in your link, and hit Submit. Additionally, here is where you can add or remove the show you're looking at from the list of shows you've been to.
Finally, at the bottom is a comments section. Let us know what you have to say!
- Tour Statistics pages
- There are three types of tour statistics pages.
Tour Date Stats - This page lists all shows during the current tour, along with their venue, location, number of songs (an asterisk indicates partial songs were played), number of songs in the encore, support, and rarity. Rarity is a score given to a show that describes, on average, how rare the songs in that show were compared to the other shows during the same tour. The lowest score possible is a 1; this indicates that EVERY song in this show was played at EVERY other show in the same tour, meaning that show had no 'special' songs. The higher the score, the better.
Tour Song Stats - This page lists all of the songs played this tour. For each song, it shows how many times the song was played, the corresponding play percentage, the number of times this song opened, was played on a b-stage, closed, and was in an encore. Note: these columns are sortable by clicking on the column headers!
Album Breakdown - This page shows you how many songs were played from each album for every song on a tour. It's a nice way to see how the band did or did not favor certain albums on each tour.
- The Search page
- To search by date, choose a year, month, and day (or leave any of those blank if you want) to search for shows during that particular time. For example, select '1977' from the Year menu and leave the Month and Date menus blank to return a list of all shows played during 1977. Or leave the Year menu blank and choose 'May' and '23' from the Month and Date menus to return a list of all shows played on any May 23rd.
Like the Tour Date pages, you can click on any one of the resulting show listings to view information about that show.
- The Today In History page
- This page is just a quick, easy way to view a list of all shows played on the current date but in past years. If you click this link on December 31st, for example, you'll get a list of all shows played on a December 31st.
- The Lyrics page
- The lyrics page lists all of Aerosmith's songs in alphabetical order, and you can click on any song to view its lyrics and album.
- The Discography page
- The discography page lists Aerosmith's studio, live, and compilation albums. Clicking on any of them will give you album details, including songs, credits, additional personnel, and more.
- Logging In
- Why register? Registering is as easy as choosing a username and password and clicking "Join!". When you register for this site, new features appear. When you view any setlist, you have the option to add that show to your list of shows. When you have registered and logged in, there will be a new link in the menu called 'My Shows.' Clicking this will show you a list of all shows you have indicated that you attended. It's a great way to track where you've been. Also, if you're logged in, you'll be able to add links to videos for specific songs within a show, so people can actually see the action!
- About the songs
- If a song was played in full, it will be represented normally in a setlist or an 'All Songs This Tour' page, such as "Kings And Queens".
If a song was started but only partially played (whether on purpose or not), that will be indicated, such as "Hangman Jury (partial)".
If a song was played a little in the middle of another song, in a medley fashion, it will be listed as "- Peter Gunn Theme",
indicating in that it belongs within the song above it.
- Any Aerosmith fan who has ever been online knows of the amazing work Clive Newton has done with his website over at Live For Ten. His page contains setlist data, supporting bands data, information on albums, singles, covers, and so much more. Without the work that he did gathering setlist data, AerosmithSetlists.com could absolutely not exist at all. So I would like to thank Clive most for letting Aerosmith fans and music fans of all kinds use the information he collected for years and years.
I would also like to thank Annie, Matt, and Chris for their help, suggestions, and debugging for this website.
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