Setlist Checklist: Guitar Hero: On Tour

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When you ask people what led to the untimely demise of rhythm games in the early ’10s, a lot of fans will often point to the over-saturation of the market back in 2008-2009. There are those who would say that all began with the release of Guitar Hero: On Tour, a portable version of Guitar Hero for the Nintendo DS.

Originally released in mid-2008, just after the smash success of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: On Tour attempted to (rather successfully, in my opinion) capture the Guitar Hero experience on the Nintendo DS. The way this was done was with an accessory that plugged in to the Game Boy Advance port of the DS, and featured four frets. While there were people who had issues with hand-cramping after extended use, overall, the experience was well captured on-the-go.

Serving as a companion game of sorts to Guitar Hero III, the closest Rock Band equivalent would be the original game. Between those two games, only one song is shared: Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl. It IS interesting, however, to note the appearance of Freezepop in the setlist, considering they’re a group made up of Harmonix employees.

As noted in previous Setlist Checklist posts (and all future posts, as well), as the holes are continually filled in by Rock Band’s weekly DLC releases, we will update this post, and keep it linked in the FAQ page above, for future reference.

The game featured a setlist of 26 songs, however the North American and European versions each had five regional exclusive songs. For the purposes of our Setlist Checklist, we’re using the complete setlists of both games. Of the complete 31 song setlist, 15 of the songs are currently available in Rock Band, or 48%. That number increases to 51%, however, when you factor in the pulled Tokio Hotel song.

The full list is available after the jump.

ArtistSongDate in Rock Band
BeatsteaksMonsterN/A
blink-182All the Small Things01/15/2008
Bloc PartyHelicopterN/A
Daughtry ft. SlashWhat I WantN/A
The Doobie BrothersChina Grove10/26/2010
EuropeRock the NightN/A
FreezepopI Am Not Your GameboyN/A
Héroes del SilencioAvalanchaN/A
IncubusAnna MollyN/A
JetAre You Gonna Be My Girl11/20/2007
KISSRock and Roll All Nite *04/26/2011 ***
Los Lonely BoysHeavenN/A
Lynyrd SkynyrdI Know a Little *N/A
Mademoiselle KÇa me vexeN/A
Maroon 5This Love06/21/2011
NirvanaBreed10/23/2008
No DoubtSpiderwebs12/11/2008
OK GoDo What You WantN/A
Ozzy OsbourneI Don't Wanna Stop06/15/2010
Pat BenatarHit Me With Your Best Shot02/05/2009
Red Hot Chili PeppersKnock Me DownN/A
Rick SpringfieldJessie's Girl08/28/2012
SantanaBlack Magic Woman *03/29/2011
Skid RowYouth Gone Wild *N/A
Smash MouthAll Star04/13/2010
Steve Miller BandJet Airliner *N/A
Stevie Ray VaughanPride and Joy03/05/2009
Stray CatsStray Cat Strut02/18/2010 **
Tokio HotelMonsoon05/22/2008 ****
Twisted SisterWe're Not Gonna Take It **05/31/2016
ZZ TopLa Grange *N/A

NOTE: In Rock Band, Stray Cat Strut is a re-recorded version credited solely to Stray Cats singer Brian Setzer.

* Indicates a cover version of the track.
** Indicates a re-recorded version of the track.
*** Indicates a live version of the track in Rock Band.
**** Indicates a song no longer available in Rock Band.

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