The Rolling Stones European Tour 1970
|Tour by The Rolling Stones|
|Start date||30 August 1970|
|End date||9 October 1970|
|Number of shows||23|
|The Rolling Stones concert chronology|
This was the Stones' first tour in Europe since 1967, and became part of a pattern (not always followed) wherein the group would play North America, continental Europe, and the United Kingdom on a three-year rotating cycle.
Shows were similar to that of the 1969 American Tour, but with the material more familiar to audiences as Let It Bleed had now been out for some months. The Stones continued to preview new material, however, as "Brown Sugar", "Dead Flowers", and "You Gotta Move" were set list regulars; they would not appear on record until Sticky Fingers was released a half year later. Unlike many of the group's tours of this era, here the group only played one show a night with only one exception (Milan).
Following a tradition set since the band's earliest days, the tour was not without its altercations. The show at Råsunda stadion in Stockholm on 4 September was interrupted by police who feared that fans, provoked by Jagger, would storm the stage. The singer duly responded by pointing the microphone to the police on stage and soon after suggested the audience would sit down for the next song (the slower "Love in Vain"). On 14 September a thousand or so forged tickets were rejected at a show at Ernst-Merck-Halle in Hamburg; two hundred policemen were needed to handle disappointed fans. Two days later at Deutschlandhalle in West Berlin, there were nasty battles between assorted youths and the police before the show, and some 50 arrests were made. Then on 1 October at Milan's Palazzo Dello Sport, two thousand youths tried to crash the gates to get into the show. Police had to use tear gas to quell the riot; there were injuries among both the cops and the crowd, and 63 arrests were made.
The Rolling Stones
- Mick Jagger - lead vocals, harmonica
- Keith Richards - guitar, backing vocals
- Mick Taylor - guitar
- Bill Wyman - bass guitar
- Charlie Watts - drums
Tour set list
The fairly typical set list for the tour was:
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
- "Roll Over Beethoven"
- "Sympathy for the Devil"
- "Stray Cat Blues"
- "Love in Vain"
- "Prodigal Son"
- "You Gotta Move"
- "Dead Flowers"
- "Midnight Rambler"
- "Live With Me"
- "Let It Rock"
- "Little Queenie"
- "Brown Sugar"
- "Honky Tonk Women"
- "Street Fighting Man"
|30 August 1970||Malmö||Sweden||Baltiska Hallen|
|2 September 1970||Helsinki||Finland||Olympiastadion|
|4 September 1970||Stockholm||Sweden||Råsunda Stadium|
|6 September 1970||Gothenburg||Liseberg|
|9 September 1970||Aarhus||Denmark||Vejlby-Risskov Hallen|
|11 September 1970||Copenhagen||Forum|
|12 September 1970|
|14 September 1970||Hamburg||Germany||Ernst-Merck-Halle|
|16 September 1970||Berlin||Deutschlandhalle|
|18 September 1970||Cologne||Sporthalle|
|20 September 1970||Stuttgart||Killesberg|
|22 September 1970||Paris||France||Palais des Sports|
|23 September 1970|
|24 September 1970|
|27 September 1970||Vienna||Austria||Stadthalle|
|29 September 1970||Rome||Italy||Palazzo Dello Sport|
|1 October 1970||Milan||Palalido Palazzo Dello Sport
|3 October 1970||Lyon||France||Palais des Sports de Gerland|
|5 October 1970||Frankfurt||Germany||Festhalle|
|6 October 1970|
|7 October 1970||Essen||Grugahalle|
|9 October 1970||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre|
- Tingvall, Ove (1999); "Rolling Stones i Sverige"