About The Rolling Stones live in Barcelona 2007…
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June 21, 2007: Estadi Olimpic, Barcelona, Spain
Start Me Up/Let’s Spend The Night Together/Rough Justice/Rocks Off/Ain’t Too Proud To Beg/Streets Of Love/Midnight Rambler/I’ll Go Crazy/Tumbling Dice/Band introduction/You Got The Silver/Wanna Hold You/Miss You/Respectable/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Honky Tonk Women/Sympathy For The Devil/Jumping Jack Flash/Brown Sugar/Satisfaction
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. At the time, it was the highest grossing tour of all time, earning $558,255,524. It has since been surpassed by U2’s 2009 to 2011 U2 360 Tour, placing second as of 2019.
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, at the midtown private school Greenwood College 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.
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.
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