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The Rolling Stones Tour of Europe '76

The Rolling Stones Tour of Europe '76
Tour by The Rolling Stones
Associated album Black and Blue
Start date 28 April 1976
End date 23 June 1976
Legs 1
Shows 41
The Rolling Stones concert chronology
Tour of the Americas '75 Tour of Europe '76 US Tour 1978

The Rolling Stones' Tour of Europe '76 was a concert tour of Europe that took place in Spring 1976.

History

Tickets were in high demand; on 1 April the promoters announced that they had received more than one million applications in the mail for tickets for three shows at London's Earls Court; subsequently three more dates were added there.[1] The routing also saw two dates in Yugoslavia – the Stones' second visit to a Communist country after 1967.

The tour began a few days after the 23 April release of the group's album Black and Blue, and is documented by the 1977 concert release Love You Live. Much of the material on that album is from the shows at Les Abattoirs in Paris from 4 June to 7 June. Keith Richards' 10-week-old son died of sudden infant death syndrome on 6 June, but Richards elected to keep the news secret and to play the shows as scheduled.[2]Tony Vandeputte, played two nights at Earls Court as guest of his brother-in-law Steve Marriott (of Humble Pie and formerly Small Faces).

Tour band

Additional musicians

Typical tour set list

  1. "Honky Tonk Women"
  2. "If You Can't Rock Me"/"Get off of My Cloud"
  3. "Hand of Fate"
  4. "Hey Negrita"
  5. "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"
  6. "Fool to Cry"
  7. "Hot Stuff"
  8. "Star Star"
  9. "Angie" - [played some shows]
  10. "You Gotta Move"
  11. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  12. "Happy"
  13. "Tumbling Dice"
  14. "Nothing from Nothing" (sung by Billy Preston)
  15. "Outa-Space" (led by Billy Preston)
  16. "Midnight Rambler"
  17. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
  18. "Brown Sugar"
  19. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  20. "Street Fighting Man"

"All Down the Line" was played at the Frankfurt Festhalle. "Sympathy for the Devil" was played at Earls Court on 21-23 & 27 May. "Cherry Oh Baby" was played in Paris on 7 June.

The Rolling Stones also appeared at Knebworth Fair in August 1976, where they added "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "Around and Around", "Little Red Rooster", "Stray Cat Blues", "Let's Spend the Night Together", "Dead Flowers", "Route 66", a fragment of "Country Honk," "Wild Horses," and "Rip This Joint" to the above set list.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
28 April 1976 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
29 April 1976
30 April 1976
2 shows
Münster Halle Münsterland
2 May 1976 Kiel Ostseehalle
3 May 1976 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
4 May 1976 Bremen Stadthalle
6 May 1976 Brussels Belgium Forest National
7 May 1976
10 May 1976 Glasgow Scotland Apollo Theatre
11 May 1976
12 May 1976
14 May 1976 Leicester England Granby Halls
15 May 1976
17 May 1976 Stafford New Bingley Hall
18 May 1976
21 May 1976 London Earls Court Arena
22 May 1976
23 May 1976
25 May 1976
26 May 1976
27 May 1976
29 May 1976 The Hague Netherlands Zuiderpark Stadion
30 May 1976
1 June 1976 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
2 June 1976
2 shows
Cologne Sporthalle
4 June 1976 Paris France Pavillon de Paris (Les Abattoirs)
5 June 1976
6 June 1976
7 June 1976
9 June 1976 Lyon Palais des Sports de Gerland
11 June 1976 Barcelona Spain Plaza de toros Monumental
13 June 1976 Nice France France Parc Des Sports De L’Ouest
15 June 1976 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
16 June 1976 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
17 June 1976
19 June 1976 Stuttgart Neckarstadion
21 June 1976 Zagreb Yugoslavia Dom Sportova
22 June 1976
23 June 1976 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
26 June 1976 Katowice Poland Spodek
21 August 1976 Knebworth England Knebworth Fair
This concert was not technically part of the tour.

References

  1. ^ Egan, Sean (2006). The rough guide to the Rolling Stones (Paperback). London, Great Britain: Rough Guides Ltd. p. 115.  
  2. ^ Bockris, Victor (1993). Keith Richards: The Biography. Simon & Schuster. p. 247.  

External links

  • 'Rocks Off' 1976 tour setlists
  • 'Frayed' 1976 tour pages
  • Knebworth Fair setlist
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