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|Licks Tour 2002-2003|
|Tour by The Rolling Stones|
|Associated album||Forty Licks|
|Start date||3 September 2002|
|End date||9 November 2003|
|The Rolling Stones tour chronology|
The Licks Tour was a lengthy, worldwide concert tour held during 2002 and 2003 by The Rolling Stones. Its start was somewhat concurrent with the compilation album Forty Licks, which was released on October 1, 2002.
The itinerary continued the Rolling Stones' practice of mixing theatre, arena, and stadium venues. With little new music to promote, set lists were dynamic and featured a total of 80 different songs.
Planned dates in East Asia and the final date of tour conclusion were both made hash of by worries from the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003. Additionally, because Toronto, Canada was also under siege from the outbreak, on July 30, 2003, the band headlined the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, to help the city recover financially and psychologically from effects of the epidemic. It was attended by an estimated 490,000 people. Finally, on November 7 and November 9, 2003, the band played its first ever concerts in Hong Kong, as part of the Harbour Fest celebration, also for revival from SARS.
The tour was sponsored by E-Trade.
Tour happenings 
In Chicago, U2 frontman Bono joined the Stones for "It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)". But after the conclusion of the song, Bono left the stage without acknowledging the audience. Dr. John also guested as well.
The Rolling Stones played "drastically different" shows depending upon the size of the venue.
The production was designed by Mark Fisher, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, and Patrick Woodroffe. The design included a 60-metre (200 ft) wide digital print created by Jeff Koons. During the song Honky Tonk Women, an animated video was shown of a topless woman riding the famous Rolling Stones Tongue logo before being devoured.
In Sydney, Leipzig, Hockenheim, Oberhausen and Toronto Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC played "Rock Me Baby" with the Rolling Stones. The Leipzig performance can be found on disc 2 of AC/DC's Plug Me In, while the Toronto performance was included in the Toronto Rocks DVD.
Tour band 
- Mick Jagger: lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
- Keith Richards: guitar, backing vocals
- Ronnie Wood: guitar, backing vocals
- Charlie Watts: drums, percussion
- Darryl Jones: bass
- Chuck Leavell: keyboards
- Bobby Keys: saxophone
- Tim Ries: saxophone
- Michael Davis: trombone
- Kent Smith: trumpet
- Lisa Fischer: vocals
- Bernard Fowler: vocals
- Blondie Chaplin: vocals
Tour dates 
|16 August 2002||Toronto||Canada||Palais Royale|
|3 September 2002||Boston||United States||FleetCenter|
|5 September 2002||Foxboro||Gillette Stadium|
|8 September 2002||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|10 September 2002||Chicago||United Center|
|13 September 2002||Comiskey Park|
|16 September 2002||Aragon Ballroom|
|18 September 2002||Philadelphia||Veterans Stadium|
|20 September 2002||First Union Center|
|22 September 2002||Upper Darby||Tower Theater|
|26 September 2002||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|28 September 2002||East Rutherford||Giants Stadium|
|30 September 2002||New York City||Roseland Ballroom|
|4 October 2002||Landover||FedEx Field|
|5 October 2002||Hartford||Hartford Civic Center|
|12 October 2002||Detroit||Ford Field|
|14 October 2002||Cleveland||Gund Arena|
|16 October 2002||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
|18 October 2002||Rogers Centre|
|20 October 2002||Columbus||United States||Nationwide Arena|
|22 October 2002||Sunrise||Office Depot Center|
|23 October 2002||Miami||American Airlines Arena|
|26 October 2002||Atlanta||Turner Field|
|31 October 2002||Los Angeles||Staples Center|
|2 November 2002||Anaheim||Edison International Field|
|4 November 2002||Los Angeles||Wiltern Theatre|
|6 November 2002||Tacoma||Tacoma Dome|
|8 November 2002||San Francisco||Pacific Bell Park|
|9 November 2002|
|12 November 2002||Oakland||Oakland Arena|
|14 November 2002||San Diego||San Diego Sports Arena|
|16 November 2002||Las Vegas||The Joint
(Private show hosted by David Bonderman - no public admission)
|23 November 2002||San Antonio||SBC Center|
|25 November 2002||Nashville||Gaylord Entertainment Center|
|29 November 2002||Las Vegas||The Joint|
|30 November 2002||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|8 January 2003||Montreal||Canada||Bell Centre|
|10 January 2003||Pittsburgh||United States||Mellon Arena|
|12 January 2003||Boston||FleetCenter|
|16 January 2003||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|18 January 2003|
|21 January 2003||Chicago||United Center|
|22 January 2003|
|25 January 2003||Houston||Reliant Stadium|
|28 January 2003||Oklahoma City||Ford Center|
|30 January 2003||Phoenix||America West Arena|
|1 February 2003||Denver||Pepsi Center|
|4 February 2003||San Jose||HP Pavilion at San Jose|
|6 February 2003||Los Angeles||Staples Center|
|8 February 2003||Las Vegas||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|18 February 2003||Sydney||Australia||Enmore Theatre|
|20 February 2003||SuperDome|
|22 February 2003|
|25 February 2003||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|27 February 2003|
|1 March 2003|
|4 March 2003||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|5 March 2003|
|10 March 2003||Tokyo||Japan||Nippon Budokan|
|12 March 2003||Yokohama||Yokohama Arena|
|15 March 2003||Tokyo||Tokyo Dome|
|16 March 2003|
|20 March 2003||Osaka||Osaka Dome|
|21 March 2003|
|24 March 2003||Singapore City||Singapore||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
|26 March 2003|
|4 April 2003||Bangalore||India||Palace Grounds|
|7 April 2003||Mumbai||Brabourne Stadium|
|4 June 2003||Munich||Germany||Olympiahalle|
|6 June 2003||Olympiastadion|
|8 June 2003||Circus Krone Bau|
|10 June 2003||Milan||Italy||Stadio Giuseppe Meazza|
|13 June 2003||Oberhausen||Germany||O-Vision Zukunftspark|
|15 June 2003||Berlin||Olympiastadion|
|18 June 2003||Vienna||Austria||Ernst Happel Stadion|
|20 June 2003||Leipzig||Germany||Festwiese|
|22 June 2003||Hockenheim||Hockenheimring|
|25 June 2003||Bilbao||Spain||Estadio San Mames|
|27 June 2003||Madrid||Estadio Vicente Calderón|
|29 June 2003||Barcelona||Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc|
|5 July 2003||Marseille||France||Stade Vélodrome|
|7 July 2003||Paris||Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|9 July 2003||Stade de France|
|11 July 2003||L’Olympia|
|13 July 2003||Copenhagen||Denmark||Parken Stadium|
|16 July 2003||Helsinki||Finland||Helsinki Olympic Stadium|
|18 July 2003||Stockholm||Sweden||Stockholm Olympic Stadium|
|20 July 2003||Stockholm Globe Arena|
|22 July 2003||Cirkus|
|24 July 2003||Hamburg||Germany||AOL-Arena|
|27 July 2003||Prague||Czech Republic||Letenska Plan|
|30 July 2003||Toronto, Ontario||Canada||SARSstock Concert
|8 August 2003||Hanover||Germany||EXPO-Gelaende Messe Ost|
|11 August 2003||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Feijenoord Stadion|
|13 August 2003|
|15 August 2003||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|16 August 2003||Utrecht||Muziekcentrum Vredenburg|
|19 August 2003||Amsterdam||Amsterdam ArenA|
|24 August 2003||London||England||Twickenham Stadium|
|27 August 2003||Astoria|
|29 August 2003||Wembley Arena|
|1 September 2003||Glasgow||Scotland||Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre|
|3 September 2003|
|5 September 2003||Manchester||England||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|7 September 2003||Werchter||Belgium||Rock Werchter|
|9 September 2003||Dublin||Ireland||Point Theatre|
|11 September 2003|
|13 September 2003||London||England||Wembley Arena|
|15 September 2003|
|20 September 2003||Twickenham Stadium|
|22 September 2003||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Amsterdam ArenA|
|25 September 2003||Benidorm||Spain||Estadio Municipal Foietes|
|27 September 2003||Coimbra||Portugal||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra|
|29 September 2003||Zaragoza||Spain||Feria de Muestras|
|2 October 2003||Zurich||Switzerland||Letzigrund Stadion|
|7 November 2003||Admiralty||Hong Kong||Tamar Festival Site|
|9 November 2003|
- "Brown Sugar"
- "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
- "Start Me Up"
- "Don't Stop"
- "Tumbling Dice"
- "Monkey Man"
- "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
- "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
- "Rocks Off"
- "I Can't Turn You Loose"
- "Love Train"
- "Slipping Away"
- "Sympathy for the Devil"
- "When the Whip Comes Down"
- "Little Red Rooster"
- "You Got Me Rocking"
- "Like a Rolling Stone"
- "Gimme Shelter"
- "Honky Tonk Women"
- "Street Fighting Man"
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
- "Midnight Rambler"
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"