Back in the early '80s, when Black Flag was crisscrossing the country in a van, sleeping on floors and nursing wounds from nightly dust-ups with sweat-soaked audiences, few would have foreseen a future in which brutish frontman Henry Rollins toured major corporate venues as a smiley, tattooed spoken-word artist.

Back in the early '80s, when Black Flag was crisscrossing the country in a van, sleeping on floors and nursing wounds from nightly dust-ups with sweat-soaked audiences, few would have foreseen a future in which brutish frontman Henry Rollins toured major corporate venues as a smiley, tattooed spoken-word artist. But now Rollins' stock in trade is delivering a mix of stand-up comedy and philosophical musings. His routine is as intense as you'd expect, yet much more approachable. The punch lines are like his music: blunt, but usually effective. This go-round is called the "Frequent Flyer Tour."