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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Rolling Stones- US Tour 1981

US Tour 1981
-Tour of the US to promote their newly released Tattoo You album

-Mick Jagger was initially not interested in another tour, but guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood were anxious to tour.

-Most shows later employed a cherry picker and the release of hundreds of balloons at the end of the show.
-This tour was one of the higher paying tours
-One of the sponsors for the tour was Jovan Musk. This was at a complete odds with The Stones bad boy image.
-This would be the last tour the Stones do together as band until 1989
The usual set list was:[10]
  1. "Under My Thumb"
  2. "When the Whip Comes Down"
  3. "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  4. "Shattered"
  5. "Neighbours"
  6. "Black Limousine"
  7. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"
  8. "Down The Road Apiece"
  9. "Mona" (played only at JFK Stadium 26 September)
  10. "Twenty-Flight Rock"
  11. "Going to a Go-Go" (first played 3 November)
  12. "Let Me Go"
  13. "Time Is on My Side"
  14. "Beast of Burden"
  15. "Waiting on a Friend"
  16. "Let It Bleed"
  17. "Tops" (Played 25 September, 27 September, & 3 October)
  18. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  19. "Little T&A"
  20. "Tumbling Dice"
  21. "She's So Cold"
  22. "All Down The Line" (Only Played 18 Times)
  23. "Hang Fire"
  24. "Star Star" (Only Played 10 Times)
  25. "Miss You"
  26. "Honky Tonk Women"
  27. "Brown Sugar"
  28. "Start Me Up"
  29. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  30. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (played 25 September; 3 October; 11 October until end of tour) [Encore]
  31. Street Fighting Man" (played from 25 September-9 October) [Encore]


  1. I had to be there! I completely love them!
    Nice post ;)

  2. I was at the Oct. 17th, 1981 concert in Candlestick Park. It was my birthday, and I brought my younger brother. It was a gas, gas, gas!