(From "BABYSITTING A BAND ON THE ROCKS" - available at Newbury Comics locations throughout the Northeast and online at LTCDS.com > Webstore > Books).
"As spring approached Aerosmith seemed desperately in need of money but not able to commit to a full- fledged production or tour. Mark convinced Leber and Krebs to allow him to book Aerosmith on a short string of gigs in a few close-to-home suburban rock clubs in order to generate enough cash for the band’s members to pay their most immediate bills. Cash was a critical attribute to whatever income they could generate because taxes were probably the last thing the band could fford. Mark dubbed these dates The Mystery Club Tour, never publicly advertising that Aerosmith was to be performing but allowing rumor to spread with little effort to prevent it, if not outright abetting it. The first three shows of this off-Broadway experiment sold out instantly as Pam opened a pop-up box ffce at each of the venues in order to bring back the proceeds of the advance sales, enabling the band to stay afloat at least as long as the money would last, money that had likely already been spent before the performances were delivered. Again, in the revisionist history recounted in Aerosmith’s biographies and memoirs, these-under-the-radar performances have been virtually ignored. Hell, if I were any of them it wouldn’t be a time I’d have fond memories of either. That is, if they actually remember much of it at all..."