10 funny and punny tour names

2017-07-25 05:00

Cape Town - From Drake to Ozzy Osbourne, these artists couldn't help but have a little fun titling their tours.

Check out these funny and punny tour names:

1) Ratt and Poison’s Ratt-Poison Tour (1987)
Those who were into hair metal back in 1987 might’ve been seen at the Ratt-Poison Tour. Yep, that’s right: a double bill of Ratt and Poison. It doesn’t get any punnier than that. In addition to the wordplay, Poison were touring in support of their debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In, which was a little weird if you considered who they were touring with.

2) Sum 41’s Don’t Call It A Sum-Back Tour (2016)
When Sum 41 came back with their sixth album, 13 Voices, in 2016, they returned with a punny tour name as well. Perhaps riffing off Bury Your Dead’s Don’t Call It A Comeback Tour (or the famous line in LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out"), the Don’t Call It A Sum-Back Tour joked at the band’s short hiatus from the scene. We wouldn't expect anything less from the guys who once dubbed a slew of shows The Sum On Your Face Tour. Their comeback followed singer Deryck Whibley’s struggle with alcohol and a lineup change, but, like the tour name suggested, it was like they never left.

3) Drake's Would You Like A Tour? Tour (2013)
Drake asked, "Would You Like A Tour?" on Twitter in 2013, and shortly after, he was out playing arenas under that very moniker. Perhaps he couldn't think of a better name... or perhaps the rhetorical question epitomized Drake's place in pop culture. Do you want more Drake? Of course you do! Here's more Drake. Coming on tour with the 6 God was Future, Miguel, Jhené Aiko, PARTYNEXTDOOR and The Weeknd.

4) Peter Gabriel’s China 1984 Tour (1980)
At first glance, it may seem like Peter Gabriel’s China 1984 Tour seems blandly named and straightforward. Except the China 1984 tour took place in 1980. And, uh, not in China. The tour posters and merch were printed in Chinese, despite being sold in the U.K. That guy has an interesting sense of humour, huh?

5) Jethro Tull’s Oh No… Not Another 20 Years Of Jethro Tull (1988)
Jethro Tull celebrated its 20th anniversary with a tour in 1988, and while 20 years is a feat of for most bands, they poked fun at their age. Reports said that Ian Anderson was rolled onstage in a wheelchair as he played the opening flute riffs. Behind them, a banner read, "Oh No… Not Another 20 Years of Jethro Tull." The tour unofficially took that name. The fortune-telling banner had some truth to it, as Jethro Tull raged on for 26 more years until 2014.

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