A Bigger Bang (concert tour)

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A Bigger Bang
Tour by The Rolling Stones
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Associated album A Bigger Bang
Start date 21 August 2005 (2005-08-21)
End date 26 August 2007 (2007-08-26)
Number of shows 147
Box office US $558.3 million ($638.22m in 2016 dollars)[1]
The Rolling Stones concert chronology

A Bigger Bang was a worldwide concert tour by The Rolling Stones which took place between August 2005 and August 2007, in support of their album A Bigger Bang. It was the highest grossing tour of all time at that time.[2] It earned $558,255,524, and now lies second, behind only U2's 2009 to 2011 U2 360 Tour.[3]


In 2005, the Stones announced plans for another world tour starting 21 August at a press conference and a mini concert at the Juilliard School in New York City. The A Bigger Bang Tour was expected to include dates throughout the United States and Canada before going to South America, Asia and Europe. During the Q&A, Mick Jagger told reporters that it would not necessarily be their last tour.

All rehearsals for the tour took place in Toronto, Ontario, in a private school; for the full stage rehearsals, a hangar at Pearson International Airport was rented.

In keeping with tradition, the Rolling Stones performed a surprise club show on 10 August 2005 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre before an audience of 1,000, each only paying $10 (the Phoenix's regular cover charge).

The tour had its official start on 21 August 2005 with two shows at historic Fenway Park in Boston. The Stones' huge stage caused extensive damage to the outfield, so that approximately 40,000 square feet (4,000 m²) of sod had to be brought in to repair it, and a subsequent baseball game held at the park three days later had to be pushed back an hour to give the grounds crew more time to complete the repairs.[4]

At the end of 2005, it was announced by tour producer Michael Cohl that the A Bigger Bang Tour had grossed a record-shattering $162 million since opening at Fenway Park. This broke the previous North American record, held by the Stones themselves for their own 1994/1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour, which grossed approximately $120 million. In terms of revenue, the A Bigger Bang Tour was the largest tour in North America. The second largest was the Stones' 1997/1998 Bridges to Babylon Tour.

On 1 February 2006, The Stones played their first concert at the Baltimore Arena since 1969, the second smallest venue they have played for the entire tour. Their most intimate performance, save the surprise Phoenix show in Toronto, was in Radio City Music Hall on 14 March 2006, in a private concert for supporters of the Robin Hood Foundation. This benefit concert was their only performance at the venue to date. Other intimate venues The Stones played during the tour was the Beacon Theater in New York City.

While on the American leg of the tour, on 5 February 2006 the Stones played "Start Me Up", "Rough Justice" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at the halftime show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit. Before performing "Satisfaction", Jagger made an uncharacteristic comment on their longevity: "This one we could've done for Super Bowl I." Jagger was asked to leave out two sexually suggestive lyrics. The audio on his microphone was lowered twice for the two requested omissions, but Jagger still sang those lyrics.[5]

The outstanding scale of the tour was realised on 18 February 2006 when the Stones played a one-night concert on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The free concert was broadcast on television and broke several records as the largest rock concert of all time. There were a reported 2 million people present on the beach and crowding subsequent streets. A special bridge was constructed for the band to cross from the stage to the hotel safely. Three days after the monstrous event, U2 played in São Paulo, and clearly affected by the huge night, ended their concert with the words, "I can't get no, satisfaction!" While the Guinness Book of World Records states the largest free concert ever was given in the same spot in 1994 by Rod Stewart, to 3.5 million people, that figure includes everyone who was on Copacabana Beach for fireworks and New Year's Eve celebrations, not just for that concert. This show was recorded for exhibition on digital movie screens across the United States via Regal Cinemas and heard live on XM Radio. Additionally, the show was shown live on AOL Music in partnership with Network Live.

The Stones arrived on 8 April in the People's Republic of China for their first-ever performance in the world's most populous country (performances planned in 2003 for the Licks Tour were canceled due to the SARS epidemic). The Chinese authorities requested that the group not perform "Brown Sugar", "Honky Tonk Women", "Beast of Burden", and "Let's Spend the Night Together", as they were considered to be "too suggestive."

Richards' fall[edit]

After their 18 April 2006 performance in Wellington, New Zealand, the Rolling Stones took a one-month break before embarking on the European leg of their A Bigger Bang Tour. Mick Jagger remained in New Zealand to film a cameo in the sitcom The Knights of Prosperity, while Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood went to Fiji for two weeks with their wives.

During the vacation, Richards fell from a tree. After suffering a concussion, he was rushed back to Ascot Private Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, for further observation. Although reports claimed he had been released two days later, it was soon confirmed by the hospital he underwent brain surgery on 5 May to relieve a blood clot that had gathered behind his skull. The BBC reported that upon discharge, Richards profusely thanked the hospital staff for his care.

On 15 May, Britain's The Independent newspaper said that the injury meant up to six shows could be pulled from the start of the band's European tour at an estimated cost of £1 million a show. The A Bigger Bang Tour restarted in Milan, Italy on 11 July 2006 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, with Jagger singing an entire Italian translation of "As Tears Go By" and Richards having made a full recovery; four of the first fifteen dates were rescheduled for later in the summer, with the rest of the dates taking place in the summer of 2007. As well as the first fifteen dates, two more dates were postponed due to Jagger contracting laryngitis.

The only previous show cancelled was one in Dublin, due to complications with the promoter. Due to delays with construction, the two shows set to be at Wembley Stadium were moved to Twickenham Stadium, London. To promote this European leg of the A Bigger Bang Tour, there were plans to release the new track "Biggest Mistake" from the A Bigger Bang album.

In mid-August 2007, several media sources reported that the band would quit touring at the end of their tour, and the last concert on the tour, in London on 26 August, would be their last gig ever. Less than a week later, in an interview with The Sun newspaper, Wood said the band had no plans to quit.[6] and Jagger also stated "I'm sure the Rolling Stones will do more things and more records and more tours."[7]

The tour concluded with a record total gross of $558,255,524.[8] This surpassed the previous record of $377 million earned by U2 for their successful Vertigo Tour. The Stones also hold the record for third and fourth highest grossing tours with the Voodoo Lounge Tour and Bridges to Babylon Tour.

The official logo for the tour was the "Chippy Tongue"—an exploding re-design of the traditional Tongue logo.

The show[edit]

There were five different ticket options at each concert in the USA: Gold Seating $100, Diamond Seating $350, Premium Seating $175, General Admission $100 and Side Seating $50. In the United Kingdom, the price levels were £40, £60, £90, £150 and £340. Tickets had been seen on eBay for up to $4000.[9] Hundreds of tickets remained unsold at some of the band's British shows, such as the show at Hampden Park, Glasgow, though the show at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff was a sell out.[citation needed] The first concert at Fenway Park also saw California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger charge 36 Republican donors US$100,000 each to view the show with him in his VIP box. Jagger quipped about the Schwarzenegger, "Apparently he's been fundraising outside, selling bootleg T-shirts and scalping tickets", to the crowd, with Richards adding, "Hey, Arnold, don't forget our cut on the T-shirts." [9]

The A Bigger Bang Tour stage was designed by Mark Fisher.[10] Production design was by Fisher, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Patrick Woodroffe. The show included state-of-the-art electronics that presented visual screen shots of the Stones Tongue and live footage. The stage was 25 m (84 ft) tall. The multi-level construction included balconies behind the stage with accommodation for 400 audience. As on the Bridges to Babylon and Licks tours, the band played part of the set on a 'B' stage in the center of the field. A section of the stage detached itself and rolled the entire band along a catwalk, creating an "island" B stage in the middle of the stadium. Unusual stage designs in and of themselves have been a feature since Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas '75.

The introduction featured fireworks and computer-generated graphics representing the literal Big Bang. The four band members' faces hazily appear, and further graphics depicting fast travel through a city's streets before Keith Richards appeared on the screen to the sound of the band's opening song (mainly "Start Me Up" or "Jumpin' Jack Flash" although a handful of other numbers opened shows on the tour).

During the concerts, one large central screen played live footage of the various band members, predominantly Jagger. Either side of the main screen, there were two sets of lighting effect panels that combine with the main screen to produce visual effects at various points in the show.

At stadium gigs, during "Sympathy for the Devil", huge flames were sent into the air above the stage. During the 1970s, this song only made sporadic live appearances, though is captured on 1977's Love You Live. However, since 1989's Steel Wheels Tour, "Sympathy for the Devil" has become a setlist mainstay and a vehicle for the show's most elaborate effects.

On Saturday 11 November 2006, Mick Jagger's father, Joe Jagger, died of pneumonia at age ninety-three in Kingston upon Thames near London. Jagger flew to Britain the day before to see his father one last time before returning to Las Vegas the same day, where he was to perform on Saturday night. The show went ahead as scheduled.[11]

Tour band[edit]

Additional musicians

Set lists[edit]

The set list played at the concerts changed at every destination and included new and old songs, but mostly centred around the same numbers. Altogether 80 different songs were played.[12] At almost every destination, the opening song switched between "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Start Me Up","It's Only Rock 'n' Roll", and "Paint It Black"; the closing numbers were either "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" or "Brown Sugar." A selection of new material was frequent as well as two songs sung by guitarist Keith Richards.

New tracks included: "Rough Justice", "Infamy", "This Place Is Empty", "It Won't Take Long", "Rain Fall Down", "Streets of Love", "Back Of My Hand" and "Oh No, Not You Again."

The Set List for the final show in The O2 in London, England, on 26 August – the last concert of the tour – was the following:[13][14]

  1. "Start Me Up"
  2. "You Got Me Rocking"
  3. "Rough Justice"
  4. "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
  5. "She Was Hot"
  6. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  7. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
  8. "I'll Go Crazy"
  9. "Tumbling Dice"
  10. "You Got The Silver"
  11. "Wanna Hold You"
  12. "Miss You"
  13. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
  14. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  15. "Honky Tonk Women"
  16. "Sympathy For The Devil"
  17. "Paint It Black"
  18. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  19. "Brown Sugar"

According to Setlist.fm, these were the most frequently performed songs on the tour:[15]

Support acts[edit]

Artists playing as an introduction to the Stones at various destinations included Toots & the Maytals, Lifehouse, The Black Eyed Peas, Alice Cooper, Maroon 5, Beck, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, Christina Aguilera, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Brooks & Dunn, Bonnie Raitt, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews Band, Living Colour, The Living End, Joss Stone, Nickelback, Buddy Guy, The Charlatans, Regina, Feeder, the John Mayer Trio, Wilco, Richie Kotzen and Our Lady Peace among others.

Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra, opened their San Juan, Puerto Rico show making it the only Merengue artist that has ever opened for the Stones. This opening act "garnered the best reception ever seen at a Stones show", as reported by It's Only Rock and Roll, the Rolling Stones Fan Club of Europe.[16]

For the Halifax, Nova Scotia, show acts included Halifax natives Sloan, well known rap artist Kanye West and Alice Cooper. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club opened the show in Wichita and Missoula. Three Days Grace opened both concerts in Regina. Blue October opened for them in Nampa, Idaho.

The two shows in San Francisco were supported by Metallica, who said they were "honoured" to break a seventeen-year span of not performing an opening show, in order to open for the Stones. The Stones acknowledged this gesture by giving them 75 minutes per show, instead of the usual 45 to 60 minutes. They were also Metallica's only dates that year as they had planned to take 2005 off from touring.

Guns N' Roses were scheduled to open for the Stones for two dates in Germany, whilst on one of their Chinese Democracy Tour pre-legs. However, due to Keith Richards' fall from a tree, the shows were cancelled.

Van Morrison was the supporting act in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Due to heavy rain his amps, etc. were getting wet, so he was forced to stop after two songs.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening act
North America
August 10, 2005 Toronto Canada Phoenix Concert Theatre
August 21, 2005 Boston United States Fenway Park Black Eyed Peas
August 23, 2005 Black Eyed Peas
26 August 2005 East Hartford Rentschler Field Maroon 5
28 August 2005 Ottawa Canada Frank Clair Stadium Les Trois Accords Our Lady Peace
31 August 2005 Detroit United States Comerica Park Maroon 5
3 September 2005 Moncton Canada Magnetic Hill Concert Site Maroon 5 The Tragically Hip Les Trois Accords Our Lady Peace
6 September 2005 St. Paul United States Xcel Energy Center Buddy Guy
8 September 2005 Milwaukee Bradley Center Buddy Guy
10 September 2005 Chicago Soldier Field Los Lonely Boys Belushi/Aykroyd The Have Love Will Travel Revue
13 September 2005 New York City Madison Square Garden Alanis Morissette
15 September 2005 East Rutherford Giants Stadium Alanis Morissette
17 September 2005 Albany Pepsi Arena Alanis Morissette
24 September 2005 Columbus Nationwide Arena Beck
26 September 2005 Toronto Canada Rogers Centre Beck
28 September 2005 Pittsburgh United States PNC Park Pearl Jam
1 October 2005 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium Beck
3 October 2005 Washington, D.C. MCI Center John Mayer Trio
6 October 2005 Charlottesville Scott Stadium Trey Anastasio
8 October 2005 Durham Wallace Wade Stadium Trey Anastasio
October 10, 2005 Philadelphia Wachovia Center John Mayer Trio
12 October 2005 John Mayer Trio
15 October 2005 Atlanta Philips Arena Wilco
17 October 2005 Miami American Airlines Arena Joss Stone
19 October 2005 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum Joss Stone
21 October 2005 Charlotte Charlotte Bobcats Arena Joss Stone
28 October 2005 Calgary Canada Pengrowth Saddledome Joss Stone
30 October 2005 Seattle United States KeyArena Mötley Crüe
1 November 2005 Portland Rose Garden Arena Mötley Crüe
4 November 2005 Anaheim Angel Stadium of Anaheim Toots and the Maytals
6 November 2005 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl Joss Stone
8 November 2005 Joss Stone
11 November 2005 San Diego Petco Park Toots and the Maytals
13 November 2005 San Francisco SBC Park Metallica Everclear
15 November 2005 Metallica Everclear
18 November 2005 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena Jason Mraz
20 November 2005 Fresno Save Mart Center Jason Mraz
22 November 2005 Salt Lake City Delta Center Jason Mraz
24 November 2005 Denver Pepsi Center Jason Mraz
27 November 2005 Glendale Glendale Arena Jason Mraz
29 November 2005 Dallas American Airlines Center Merle Haggard
1 December 2005 Houston Toyota Center Los Lonely Boys
3 December 2005 Memphis FedExForum Los Lonely Boys
10 January 2006 Montreal Canada Bell Centre Anick Jean
13 January 2006 Boston United States TD Banknorth Garden Sloan
15 January 2006 Sloan
18 January 2006 New York City Madison Square Garden Metric
20 January 2006 Metric
23 January 2006 Chicago United Center Antigone Rising
25 January 2006 Antigone Rising
27 January 2006 St. Louis Savvis Center Soulive
29 January 2006 Omaha Qwest Center Omaha Brooks and Dunn
1 February 2006 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena Antigone Rising
5 February 2006[A] Detroit Ford Field
8 February 2006 Atlanta Philips Arena Soulive
11 February 2006 San Juan Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico Juan Luis Guerra
South America
18 February 2006 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Copacabana Beach
21 February 2006 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
23 February 2006
North America
26 February 2006 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol Fobia
1 March 2006 Monterrey Estadio Universitario Alejandra Guzmán
4 March 2006 Paradise United States MGM Grand Garden Arena Queens of the Stone Age
6 March 2006 Inglewood The Forum Queens of the Stone Age
9 March 2006 North Little Rock Alltel Arena Merle Haggard
12 March 2006 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center The Meters
14 March 2006 New York City Radio City Music Hall The B-52's
22 March 2006 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome Richie Kotzen
24 March 2006 Richie Kotzen
29 March 2006 Sapporo Sapporo Dome Richie Kotzen
2 April 2006 Saitama Saitama Super Arena Richie Kotzen
5 April 2006 Nagoya Nagoya Dome Richie Kotzen
8 April 2006 Shanghai China Shanghai Grand Stage Cui Jian
11 April 2006 Sydney Australia Telstra Stadium The Living End
13 April 2006 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena Airbourne
16 April 2006 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium Nickelback
18 April 2006 Wellington Westpac Stadium Nickelback
11 July 2006 Milan Italy San Siro Feeder
14 July 2006 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion Paolo Nutini
16 July 2006 Munich Germany Munich Olympic Stadium Starsailor
19 July 2006 Hanover AWD-Arena Starsailor
21 July 2006 Berlin Berlin Olympic Stadium Feeder
23 July 2006 Cologne RheinEnergieStadion Razorlight
28 July 2006 Paris France Stade de France Razorlight
July 31, 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena Toots and the Maytals
3 August 2006 Stuttgart Germany Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion Simple Minds
5 August 2006 Zürich Switzerland Dübendorf Airfield Love Bugs Kasabian Patrouille Suisse
8 August 2006 Nice France Stade Charles-Ehrmann Kasabian
12 August 2006 Porto Portugal Estádio do Dragão The Dandy Warhols
20 August 2006 London England Twickenham Stadium Feeder
22 August 2006 Charlatans
25 August 2006 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park Charlatans
27 August 2006 Sheffield England Don Valley Stadium Paolo Nutini
29 August 2006 Cardiff Wales Millennium Stadium The Kooks
1 September 2006 Bergen Norway Koengen Maximo Park
3 September 2006 Horsens Denmark CASA Arena Horsens Maximo Park
North America
20 September 2006 Foxborough United States Gillette Stadium Kanye West
23 September 2006 Halifax Canada Halifax Common Alice Cooper Sloan Kanye West
27 September 2006 East Rutherford United States Giants Stadium Kanye West
29 September 2006 Louisville Churchill Downs Alice Cooper
1 October 2006 Wichita Cessna Stadium Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
4 October 2006 Missoula Washington–Grizzly Stadium Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
6 October 2006 Regina Canada Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field Three Days Grace
8 October 2006 Three Days Grace
11 October 2006 Chicago United States Soldier Field Elvis Costello
17 October 2006 Seattle Qwest Field Dave Matthews Band
20 October 2006 El Paso Sun Bowl Stadium Dave Matthews Band
22 October 2006 Austin Zilker Park Ian McLagan and the Bump Band Los Lonely Boys
29 October 2006 New York City Beacon Theater Buddy Guy
1 November 2006 Buddy Guy
6 November 2006 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Van Morrison
8 November 2006 Glendale University of Phoenix Stadium Alice Cooper
11 November 2006 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena Bonnie Raitt
14 November 2006 Nampa Idaho Center Blue October
17 November 2006 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Soulive
22 November 2006 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium Bonnie Raitt
25 November 2006 Vancouver Canada BC Place Stadium Bonnie Raitt
5 June 2007 Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Ground Van Morrison
8 June 2007 Nijmegen Netherlands Goffertpark Daniel Lohues and the Louisiana Blues Club(5:45 PM) Van Morrison(Cut short due to heavy showers) 6:55 PM
10 June 2007[B] Newport England Seaclose Park Siniez The Hedrons Country Joe McDonald Melanie C James Morrison Paolo Nutini The Fratellis Keane
13 June 2007 Frankfurt Germany Commerzbank-Arena Starsailor
16 June 2007 Paris France Stade de France Starsailor
18 June 2007 Lyon Stade de Gerland Starsailor
21 June 2007 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Loquillo y los Trogloditas Biffy Clyro
23 June 2007 San Sebastián Anoeta Stadium Zentricc Arno Carstens
25 June 2007 Lisbon Portugal Estádio José Alvalade Jet
28 June 2007 Madrid Spain Vicente Calderón Stadium Loquillo y los Trogloditas Jet
30 June 2007 El Ejido Estadio Municipal Santo Domingo Loquillo y los Trogloditas Jet
6 July 2007 Rome Italy Stadio Olimpico Biffy Clyro
9 July 2007 Budva Montenegro Jaz Beach Dado Topic & Time Regina The Thirst
14 July 2007 Belgrade Serbia Ušće Park Elektricni Orgazam The Answer
17 July 2007 Bucharest Romania Lia Manoliu Stadium Iris Charlatans
20 July 2007 Budapest Hungary Ferenc Puskás Stadium Charlatans
22 July 2007 Brno Czech Republic Outdoor Exhibition Centre Charlatans
25 July 2007 Warsaw Poland Sluzewiec Hippodrome Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
28 July 2007 Saint Petersburg Russia Palace Square Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
1 August 2007 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium Toots and the Maytals
3 August 2007 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadium Toots and the Maytals
5 August 2007 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium Toots and the Maytals
8 August 2007 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin The Dandy Warhols
11 August 2007 Lausanne Switzerland Stade Olympique de la Pontaise The Dandy Warhols
13 August 2007 Düsseldorf Germany LTU Arena The Answer
15 August 2007 Hamburg AOL Arena Starsailor
18 August 2007 Slane Ireland Slane Castle The Hold Steady Frankie Gavin Tinariwen Charlatans
21 August 2007 London England The O2 Arena The Kooks
23 August 2007 Jet
26 August 2007 The Enemy
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Super Bowl XL"
B This concert was a part of "Isle of Wight Festival"

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
SBC Park San Francisco 87,054 / 88,264 (99%) $11,210,733
MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 13,898 / 13,898 (100%) $4,053,289
Save Mart Center Fresno 13,378 / 13,378 (100%) $2,324,305
Pepsi Center Denver 15,091 / 15,385 (98%) $2,707,590
Jobing.com Arena Glendale 14,784 / 14,784 (100%) $2,553,855
American Airlines Center Dallas 15,351 / 15,351 (100%) $2,782,740
Toyota Center Houston 15,251 / 15,251 (100%) $2,616,385
FedExForum Memphis 14,688 / 14,688 (100%) $2,294,755
Twickenham Stadium London 100,540 / 109,892 (91%) $13,526,368
Hampden Park Glasgow 31,495 / 33,506 (94%) $4,022,000
Don Valley Stadium Sheffield 34,034 / 34,741 (98%) $4,596,417
Millennium Stadium Cardiff 48,988 / 57,224 (86%) $5,534,100
Koengen Bergen 20,375 / 20,375 (100%) $3,169,218
Horsens Forum Horsens 84,588 / 85,300 (99%) $8,838,178
Gillette Stadium Foxborough 44,115 / 45,285 (97%) $4,042,193
Halifax Common Halifax 50,000 / 50,000 (100%) $4,322,252
Giants Stadium East Rutherford 48,715 / 48,715 (100%) $6,146,539
Churchill Downs Louisville 40,912 / 40,912 (100%) $5,060,297
TOTAL 693,257 / 716,949 (97%) $89,801,214


See also[edit]


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  8. ^ "Rolling Stones Tour Grosses More Than Half A Billion". Billboard. 
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  12. ^ "Setlist.fm tour statistics". Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2008. 
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  14. ^ "iorr review". Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2008. 
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  16. ^ Dean Goodman. "The Rolling Stones' San Juan, Puerto Rico 2006 Show Review". It's Only Rock and Roll. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 10 October 2007. 

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