Girls of Summer Tour

Girls of Summer Tour

Girls of Summer Tour
Tour by Aerosmith
Associated album O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
End date December 21, 2002
Legs 3
Number of shows 51
Aerosmith concert chronology

The Girls of Summer Tour was a North American concert tour headlined by Aerosmith that ran from August to December 2002. The tour was put on in support of the band's 2-disc compilation, O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, a comprehensive collection which spanned their whole career. Included on the album was a new track "Girls of Summer" which the band named the tour after to promote the song and their pop image. The concert sent the band to 41 amphitheater shows and 10 arena shows, for a total of 51 shows. The tour was opened by Kid Rock and Run-DMC, starting a trend of the band tapping high-profile acts to open their concerts on their relentless tours throughout the 2000s.

Stage Setup

The stage setup was relatively simple, with ramps going out on the sides. However, this was also the second tour the band employed a B-stage for fans in the lawn, where they performed a 3-song set of primarily 1970s classics during the middle of the show. The show started with a white curtain in front of the stage with Steven Tyler standing in silhouette on one of the monitors.


The band adjusted their setlist, but usually opened the show with "Toys in the Attic" (where they would play behind a curtain before the curtain came down when the band got into the song) and went through about 20-25 songs spanning their whole career, from "Sweet Emotion" and "Back in the Saddle" to "Love in an Elevator" and "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" to their latest hits "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and "Girls of Summer". There were also a variety of deep cuts and B-sides played, which the band rotated heavily.

During the encore, Kid Rock and Run-DMC would join Aerosmith for a stunning rendition of "Walk This Way", celebrating the rejuevenation of the song's popularity as a collaboration since it was performed at Super Bowl XXXV and other high-profile events as well as the re-uniting of Aerosmith and Run-DMC since they collaborated on the song back in 1986.

An average set,

  1. "Toys In The Attic"
  2. "Back in the Saddle"
  3. "Same Old Song And Dance"
  4. "Girls of Summer"
  5. "Sweet Emotion"
  6. "What It Takes"
  7. "Big Ten Inch Record"
  8. "Dream On"
  9. "Walking The Dog"
  10. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
  11. "Last Child"
  12. "Jaded"
  13. "Pink"
  14. "Stop Messin' Around"
  15. "Lord of the Thighs"
  16. "Cryin'"
  17. "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"
  18. "Draw the Line"
  19. "Walk This Way"

Other songs performed include "Mama Kin", "Love in an Elevator", "Big Ten Inch Record", "Monkey on My Back", and "Janie's Got a Gun"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
August 13, 2002 Holmdel United States PNC Bank Arts Center
August 15, 2002 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 17, 2002 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
August 20, 2002 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
August 22, 2002 Mansfield Tweeter Center
August 24, 2002
August 26, 2002