The Rolling Stones live in Leeds 1982
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July 25, 1982: Roundhay Park, Leeds, England (last show of the European tour 1982, and also last show with Stu ever)
Under My Thumb/When The Whip Comes Down/Let’s Spend The Night Together/ Shattered/Neighbours/Black Limousine/Just My Imagination/ Twenty Flight Rock/Going To A Go Go/Let Me Go/Time Is On My Side/Beast Of Burden/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Band introduction/Little T & A/Angie/Tumbling Dice/She’s So Cold/Hang Fire/Miss You/Honky Tonk Women/Brown Sugar/Start Me Up/Jumping Jack Flash/Satisfaction
From Leeds Live:
We are taking a look back at how The Rolling Stones’ Leeds Roundhay Park gig set a new precedent for outdoor concerts.
Back in 1982, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and co brought the curtain down on a non-stop two-year world tour with their performance in Leeds. A massive crowd of 120,000 Stones fans packed into the bowl at Roundhay Park.
The July 25 show changed the way massive music gigs were staged in the UK and across the world because of its sheer scale. It then started a period where the Leeds park would welcome megastars such as Michael Jackson and Madonna – who both performed there later in the 1980s.
The Stones played on a stage the size of an aircraft carrier and the rock legends arrived in Leeds with a few demands. Firstly, they wanted the concert’s perimeter fence repainting because they weren’t happy with the shade.
While, two days before the huge event they insisted on a Japanese water garden, complete with coy carp, being created backstage.
On the day, everything went swimmingly with the adoring audience treated to Stones classics.
While, they also produced the odd cover or two with tributes to The Temptations, The Miracles and Eddie Cochran.
Down the years, Roundhay Park has welcomed many big names who have performed to thousands. Bruce Springsteen, Genesis and U2 have been some of the other acts who have played there.
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