ROLLING STONES: Put Steel to the Wheels 30 Years Ago

Thirty years ago today (Saturday),The Rolling Stones kicked off the massive Steel Wheels Tourat Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in support of the album of the same name. Opening acts included Living Colour and Guns n' Roses.

Mick Jagger on theSteel Wheels tour:

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The Stones' biggest and longest tour up to that point was the band's first since 1982. Like many opening nights, show one didn't go off without a hitch -- the power went out briefly during the third song, "Shattered."

More than 6.2 million fans saw them on that tour, which set a financial record -- $175 million gross over 115 shows. It was the last tour for the band's bassist,Bill Wyman, who left the band after it was finished.

Performances from the tour were documented on the albumFlashpoint and the videoLive at the Max, both released in 1991.

Stones set list on August 31st, 1989:

  1. "Start Me Up"
  2. "Bitch"
  3. "Shattered"
  4. "Sad Sad Sad"
  5. "Undercover of the Night"
  6. "Harlem Shuffle"
  7. "Tumbling Dice"
  8. "Miss You"
  9. "Ruby Tuesday"
  10. "Play With Fire"
  11. "Dead Flowers"
  12. "One Hit (To the Body)"
  13. "Mixed Emotions"
  14. "Honky Tonk Women"
  15. "Rock and a Hard Place"
  16. "Midnight Rambler"
  17. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  18. "Little Red Rooster"
  19. "Before They Make Me Run"
  20. "Happy"
  21. "Paint It Black"
  22. "2000 Light Years From Home"
  23. "Sympathy for the Devil"
  24. "Gimme Shelter"
  25. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
  26. "Brown Sugar"
  27. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  28. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (encore

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