Tour of the Americas - 1975


"Was probably my best show I ever saw"- (Vitale)

  1. "Honky Tonk Women"
  2. "All Down the Line"
  3. "If You Can't Rock Me"/"Get off of My Cloud"
  4. "Star Star"
  5. "Gimme Shelter"
  6. "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"
  7. "You Gotta Move"
  8. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  9. "Happy"
  10. "Tumbling Dice"
  11. "It's Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It)
  12. "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
  13. "Fingerprint File"
  14. "Angie"
  15. "Wild Horses"
  16. "That's Life" (sung by Billy Preston)
  17. "Outa-Space" (led by Billy Preston)
  18. "Brown Sugar
  19. "Midnight Rambler"
  20. "Rip This Joint"
  21. "Street Fighting Man"
  22. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  23. Encore: sometimes none, sometimes "Sympathy for the Devil"

BELOW: "Angie" Live from the Forum, 1975
The Rolling Stones are a rock band formed in 1962 by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, with Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts being the other current members of the band. "Employing a more sardonic and contemptuous tone of voice than the Beatles, and fusing Jagger's rather camp sexuality with Richard's single-minded sense of rhythm, the Stones developed a uniquely threatening pop style that culminated in the United Kingdom and the United States success of 'I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)' (Albin 317)

The Rolling Stones "Tour of the Americas" was the Stones 1975 tour that was meant to cover all of North and South America, but only covered the United States and Canada. To announce the new tour, the band called a press conference and arrived on a flat bed truck where they played a special version of "Brown Sugar" for the press before driving away again. This technique was duplicated many times by other bands, the most famous being AC/DC's music video for "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)" 
Since the middle and end of the 70's was a time of over the top concert performances by artists like Queen, and Pink Floyd's "The Wall", the Stones took advantage of this opportunity to introduce props to their concerts. The Tour of the Americas was the first time the Stones used stage props and gimmicks, the two major ones being an inflatable penis nicknamed "Tired Grandfather" that Mick Jagger would ride and a lotus-shaped stage that would unfold to reveal the band.

"They're like a garage band, that style where it sounds loose... sounds awesome."
-Vitale on the Stones