|Tour by The Rolling Stones|
|Associated album||Forty Licks|
|Start date||3 September 2002|
|End date||9 November 2003|
|Number of shows||117|
|Box office||US $311 million ($400.06 in 2016 dollars)|
|The Rolling Stones concert chronology|
The Licks Tour was a worldwide concert tour undertaken by The Rolling Stones during 2002 and 2003, in support of their 40th anniversary compilation album Forty Licks. The tour grossed over $300 million, becoming the second highest grossing tour at that time, behind their own Voodoo Lounge Tour of 1994–1995.
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 the tour were cancelled in response to the SARS outbreak of 2002–2003. Additionally, because Toronto, Canada was also affected, the Rolling Stones headlined the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert on 30 July 2003 to help the city recover from the effects of the epidemic. It was attended by an estimated 490,000 people. Finally, on 7–9 November 2003, the band played its first ever concerts in Hong Kong, as part of the Harbour Fest celebration. The tour was sponsored by E-Trade.
- "Brown Sugar"
- "Tumbling Dice"
- "Don't Stop"
- "Hot Stuff"
- "Honky Tonk Women"
- "Midnight Rambler"
- "Route 66"
- "Brand New Car"
- "Little Queenie"
- "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
- "Let It Bleed"
- "Paint It Black"
- "Street Fighting Man"
- "Gimme Shelter"
- "Like a Rolling Stone"
- "You Got Me Rocking"
- Encore 1
- "Miss You"
- Encore 2
- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
- "Start Me Up"
- "Sympathy For The Devil"
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.
- Mick Jagger: lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion, keyboards
- Keith Richards: guitars, vocals
- Ronnie Wood: guitars, keyboards
- Charlie Watts: drums
- Darryl Jones: bass, backing vocals
- Chuck Leavell: keyboards, backing vocals
- Bobby Keys: saxophone
- Tim Ries: saxophone, keyboards
- Michael Davis: trombone
- Kent Smith: trumpet
- Lisa Fischer: backing vocals, percussion
- Bernard Fowler: backing vocals, percussion, keyboards
- Blondie Chaplin: backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar
|Date||City||Country||Venue||Opening Act||Start Time|
|16 August 2002[nb 1]||Toronto||Canada||Palais Royale|
|3 September 2002||Boston||United States||FleetCenter||The Pretenders||7:00 PM (Late at 7:15 PM)|
|5 September 2002||Foxboro||Gillette Stadium||The Pretenders||7:00 PM (Late at 7:05 PM)|
|8 September 2002||Boston||Orpheum Theatre||Buddy Guy||7:00 PM (On Time)|
|10 September 2002||Chicago||United Center||The Pretenders||7:30 PM (Late at 7:40 PM)|
|13 September 2002||Comiskey Park||The Pretenders|
|16 September 2002||Aragon Ballroom||Dr. John||8:00 PM|
|18 September 2002||Philadelphia||Veterans Stadium||The Pretenders|
|20 September 2002||First Union Center||The Pretenders|
|22 September 2002||Upper Darby||Tower Theater||Soulive|
|26 September 2002||New York City||Madison Square Garden||The Pretenders||8:00 PM (On Time)|
|28 September 2002||East Rutherford||Giants Stadium||The Pretenders|
|30 September 2002||New York City||Roseland Ballroom||Jonny Lang||8:00 PM (On Time)|
|4 October 2002||Landover||FedEx Field||The Strokes|
|5 October 2002||Hartford||Hartford Civic Center||The Strokes|
|12 October 2002||Detroit||Ford Field||No Doubt|
|14 October 2002||Cleveland||Gund Arena||Elvis Costello|
|16 October 2002||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre||The White Stripes|
|18 October 2002||Rogers Centre||No Doubt|
|20 October 2002||Columbus||United States||Nationwide Arena||The White Stripes|
|22 October 2002||Sunrise||Office Depot Center||Shaggy|
|23 October 2002||Miami||American Airlines Arena||Shaggy|
|26 October 2002||Atlanta||Turner Field||No Doubt|
|31 October 2002||Los Angeles||Staples Center||Sheryl Crow|
|2 November 2002||Anaheim||Edison International Field||Sheryl Crow|
|4 November 2002||Los Angeles||Wiltern Theatre||Solomon Burke||8:00 PM (On Time)|
|6 November 2002||Tacoma||Tacoma Dome||Sheryl Crow|
|8 November 2002||San Francisco||Pacific Bell Park||Sheryl Crow|
|9 November 2002||Sheryl Crow|
|12 November 2002||Oakland||Oakland Arena||Sheryl Crow|
|14 November 2002||San Diego||San Diego Sports Arena||Sheryl Crow|
|16 November 2002||Las Vegas||The Joint
(Private show hosted by David Bonderman – no public admission)
|23 November 2002||San Antonio||SBC Center||Lifehouse|
|25 November 2002||Nashville||Gaylord Entertainment Center||Lifehouse|
|29 November 2002||Las Vegas||The Joint||Solomon Burke|
|30 November 2002||MGM Grand Garden Arena||Lifehouse|
|8 January 2003||Montreal||Canada||Bell Centre||Les Respectables|
|10 January 2003||Pittsburgh||United States||Mellon Arena||Ryan Adams|
|12 January 2003||Boston||FleetCenter||Ryan Adams|
|16 January 2003||New York City||Madison Square Garden||Ryan Adams|
|18 January 2003||Ryan Adams (The Stones broadcast live on HBO Tonight)|
|21 January 2003||Chicago||United Center||Ryan Adams|
|22 January 2003||Ryan Adams|
|25 January 2003||Houston||Reliant Stadium |Ryan Adams|
|28 January 2003||Oklahoma City||Ford Center||Ryan Adams|
|30 January 2003||Phoenix||America West Arena||Jonny Lang|
|1 February 2003||Denver||Pepsi Center||Jonny Lang|
|4 February 2003||San Jose||HP Pavilion at San Jose||Susan Tedeschi|
|6 February 2003||Los Angeles||Staples Center||Susan Tedeschi|
|8 February 2003||Las Vegas||MGM Grand Garden Arena||Susan Tedeschi|
|18 February 2003||Sydney||Australia||Enmore Theatre||Jet||8:00 PM (On Time)|
|20 February 2003||SuperDome||Jet|
|22 February 2003||Jet|
|25 February 2003||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena||Jet|
|27 February 2003||Jet|
|1 March 2003||Jet|
|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||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||Letná|
|30 July 2003||Toronto||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|
|20 August 2003|
|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||Zürich||Switzerland||Letzigrund Stadion|
|7 November 2003||Admiralty||Hong Kong||Tamar Festival Site|
|9 November 2003|
- Surprise gig (in front of 1,000 lucky fans) with an unusual setlist: "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)", "Sad Sad Sad", "If You Can't Rock Me", "Stray Cat Blues", "Hot Stuff", "Don't Stop", "Honky Tonk Women", "Torn and Frayed", "Wild Horses", "Happy", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Heart Of Stone", "Can't You Hear Me Knocking", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", encore: "Brown Sugar".
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