Here’s everything you need to know about The Stadium Tour at Fenway Park Fri Aug 5 & Sat Aug 6.

After what seems like an eternity (3 years since the announcement, so yeah, an eternity,) it’s  FINALLY happening.
Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are ready to rock The Stadium Tour at Fenway Park.

Controversy?  Why, yes, there’s been tons of controversy. Thanks for asking.  From Vince Neil’s voice and weight issues making us wonder if the tour would even happen.  To Tommy Lee’s broken ribs keeping him from performing full shows. To Brett Michaels missing a show.  Or using teleprompters and drum tracks.  Between all that and…oh yes…COVID, it’s been more of a roller coaster ride than Tommy Lee’s drum kits.  But right now, it’s summer, the Red Sox are a mess and we’re ready for something to believe in at Fenway!   We all love rock and roll.  So say it with us and let’s rock this place to the ground: Gunter, Gleiben, Glauchen, Globen.

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or concert virgin, we’ve collected answers to a lot of questions you might have. So, before you slather yourself in hairspray, mascara, and clothes that don’t fit “quite” as well as they did when “Dr. Feelgood” came out (don’t worry we’re not judging) here’s what to know as you hit the Fenway.

Oh yeah, 2 things first:
1) You can WIN tickets (on the field) at our Stadium Tour Pre-parties at Lansdowne Pub from 2-4pm each day. Plus, we’ll be handing out free collectible ROCK 92.9 K-Cards (note from our lawyers: while supplies last.)

2) After both shows, drive home with the ROCK 92.9 Concert Encore: an hour of tunes from all 4 bands.

Ready? Let’s get rocked…

  • What Time Is the Show?

    Get ready for a long day/night (in a good way.)

    Scheduled start time is 4pm.  Yup.  You read that right.  4pm. Will it start on-time?  Probably close.  So, if you want to see all the bands, don’t be late.

    We know Fenway Park’s concert curfew is 10:30pm, so based on previous show setlists we can get an idea of how this could go .

    Times are approximate!!!

    4pm:  Classless Act has been opening the tour and coming on at (or just before) the start time (4pm)  They play for about 20 minutes.

    4:40 pm: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  Most  setlists have her playing about 45-50 minutes.

    5:45 pm: Poison.  They play about 55 minutes.  Pay attention to the songs they play over the PA before they walk on.  In Detroit, they played Kiss’ ‘Detroit Rock City.”  Our money’s on Aerosmith’s “Back in the Saddle.”

    7pm: Motley Crue or Def Leppard.  They’re rotate the headliner slots (schedule for Fenway shows below.) and each play about 90 minutes.

    9pm: Motley Crue or Def Leppard

    10:30pm: Mad rush to your car to tune into the ROCK 92.9 Concert Encore (1 hour of tunes to get you home.)

  • Who's the Headliner?

    Def Leppard and Motley Crue rotate headlining slots.

    According to this fan account, the headliners shake out this way:

    Fri (Aug 5) Motley Crue

    Sat (Aug 6) Def Leppard
    (We checked previous shows and they’ve been correct.)

  • Can I Still Buy Tickets?

    According to their website, YES!
    Get ’em here!

    And if you bought them from the Fenway Park/Red Sox site going back to 2019, your original tickets are still good!

  • What Can (and Can't) I Bring?

    Travel light.  You’re going to a concert. Bring your phone, license, credit card (only limited places in the park take cash!) Take the T if you can…and be ready for Nothin’ But A Good Time.

    But here’s the do’s/don’ts if you need them.  And any other Fenway FAQ’s can be answered here.

    Below is a list of items that will not be permitted into Fenway Park. The Red Sox will not be responsible for storing any of the items on the following list. Any prohibited items left at the screening area shall be considered surrendered and will be discarded. Fans will not be able to retrieve any surrendered items. Fenway Park is a private facility and reserves the right to prohibit items any item not on the below list in the interest of public safety.

    • Bags larger than 5″x9″x2″ in size
    • Firearms, including those held by lawfully licensed individuals or off-duty police officers of any law enforcement agency or jurisdiction. This restriction includes ammunition.
    • Knives, box cutters, tool of any kind (including Leatherman), or any item that could be used as a weapon
    • Marijuana (including medical marijuana)
    • Pepper spray or mace
    • Hard-sided coolers
    • Cans, bottles, glass containers except one sealed 16oz plastic bottle of water
    • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances
    • Noise-making devices
    • Laser pointers or similar devices that may be used to disrupt play on the field
    • Costumes and/or masks
    • Clothing items determined offensive by Red Sox management
    • Signs and banners may be admitted as long as they do not; obstruct the sight lines of other fans, cover up existing signage, exhibit messages commercial in nature, contain obscene or offensive language, are not paraded around the park; affixed to any permanent structures, hung over fascia boards or the Green Monster. Management reserves the right to remove any signs or banners at any time. Each banner and sign must comply with our Code of Conduct.
    • Umbrellas are only allowed inside Fenway Park during official rain delays (so, nope)
    • Professional audio/visual equipment including tri-pods and mono-pods are prohibited from Fenway Park. Consumer rated cameras and video cameras are permitted but cannot be used to reproduce the event and must not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment.

     

  • What Will the Setlists Look Like?

    Some people like peeking ahead, some don’t. Spoilers ahead. Duh.

    Every band except Def Leppard keeps their setlists the same.  And even Def Leppard’s has only changed slightly.

    Here’s what you’ll likely see.

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

    1. Victim of Circumstance
    2. Cherry Bomb
    3. Light of Day
    4. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
    5. You Drive Me Wild
    6. Everyday People
    7. Fake Friends
    8. I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
    9. (I’m Gonna) Run Away
    10. Crimson & Clover
    11. I Hate Myself for Loving You
    12. Bad Reputation

    Poison

    1. Look What the Cat Dragged In
    2. Ride the Wind
    3. Talk Dirty to Me
    4. Your Mama Don’t Dance
    5. Guitar Solo
    6. Fallen Angel
    7. Drum Solo
    8. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
    9. Nothin’ but a Good Time

    Def Leppard

    1. Take What You Want
    2. Let It Go
    3. Animal
    4. Foolin’
    5. Armageddon It
    6. Kick
    7. Love Bites
    8. Promises
    9. This Guitar
    10. Two Steps Behind
    11. Rocket
    12. Bringin’ on the Heartbreak
    13. Switch 625
    14. Hysteria
    15. Pour Some Sugar on Me
    16. Rock of Ages
    17. Photograph

    Motely Crue

    1. Wild Side
    2. Shout at the Devil
    3. Too Fast for Love
    4. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
    5. Saints of Los Angeles
    6. Live Wire
    7. Looks That Kill
    8. The Dirt (Est. 1981)
    9. Rock and Roll, Part 2 / Smokin’ in the Boys Room / White Punks on Dope / Helter Skelter / Anarchy in the U.K.
    10. Home Sweet Home
    11. T.N.T. (Terror ‘N Tinseltown)
    12. Dr. Feelgood
    13. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
    14. Girls, Girls, Girls
    15. Primal Scream
    16. Kickstart My Heart
  • What To Do After the Show

    Fenway What To Do, Pre-game and Pre-show

    The Fenway neighborhood has changed quite a bit in recent years. Our Fenway What Do Do guide will help you get around.

     

    As someone who first started taking the Orange Line (Oak Grove represent) to the Green Line to Kenmore Square as a high school kid in the ’90s, the changes have been jarring. Long gone is The Rat, and even Eastern Standard–which eventually took over its spot in Kenmore–has closed. Beloved Irish pub An Tua Nua shuttered in 2013, and Copperfield’s on Brookline Ave. shut its doors two years later.

     

    The old haunts fade away, leaving us with fond memories of the Fenway. But new favorites pop up here and there, giving us a chance to make new memories. I’ll use the MGM Music Hall at Fenway as an example. The 5,000-capacity live music venue is set to open at the end of August, right next door to Fenway Park. And they’re already booking shows. You can enter to win tickets to a few on our Contest Page. But let’s get into what do to before you hit a show there or at Fenway proper.

     

    Fenway What To Do

    Below you’ll find an incomplete list of bars, pubs, restaurants, and other rooms in and around Fenway that provide top-notch pre-game and pre-show dining and drinking options. Yes, I said “incomplete.” And I said it on purpose. Reason being, I see this list as a living, breathing thing. As more places open and close, the list will shrink and grow. And I’m sure there’s an obvious place or two that I’ll inevitably forget about that you’ll politely remind me to add to the list. So I will. In the meantime, scroll away and start making your pre-show and pre-show plans. It’s just a shame you won’t see Mr. Butch in your travels.