Tour 1978 is the tour that Rolling Stones realized by the United States between the months of June and July of 1978, immediately after the launching of the successful disc Some Girls . Like the Tours American of 1972 and 1975, the promotion is in charge of Bill Graham . The overture was in charge of Peter Tosh, that sometimes sang to pair with Jagger the song " Don't Look Back".
Tour is very short, minimum in the Seth list in comparison to tour of 75 Americas ' and to tour by 76 Europe ', possibly due to the appearance of the scene Punk rock, with its emphasis exclusively in music and the attitude instead of to present/display a huge and outlandish scene.
Continuing with a program initiated in 1966, the trips from the Stones to the United States were every three years. Sometimes the Stones under pseudónimo, sands and touches in a mixture of Theaters Stages, practice that would follow in future trips.
Nevertheless, this noncontinuous tour of the United States by Europe in 1979, breaking the calendar of the group that also realized tour by Europe every three years, that had begun in 1967. In this time Keith Richards alone collaborated in the tour of Ronnie Wood by the United States in 1979, to promote its album Gimme Some Neck, while The New Barbarians was in process the new band .
Although the tour was a commercial success, it was harassed by drunkards or people who made difficult the beginning of the spectacle. The photographer of tour Lynn Goldsmith compared this tour with the one of Bruce Springsteen and and Street Band, where also he participated: " With It brushes were no drugs, there was no alcohol and the sound was controlled in shows. With the Stones, one was not to verify the sound, in many shows ran to take his airplane soon privado".
Independent of this, for fans this tour is seen like one of the best ones of the Stones, to a great extent because it was in many senses the return to the essential, as much in visual and musical terms. Generally this it was the return of classic songs (Tumbling Dice, Star Star, Happy, Street Fighting Man, etc.) mixing with numbers of Blues and songs of Chuck Berry, besides including a great number of songs of then just sent to LP Some Girls . It was the first tour with songs written with Rum Wood like an official member of Rolling Stones, and their contributions of this period are considered by many fans of the Stones like one of greatest. Live album does not exist with audio of this tour, but there are recordings that show the musical quality of shows, in particular the multi-show King Cookie Flower Hour FM with one more a more well-known recording like " Handsome Girls".
Some artists who accompanied to the Stones in individual his shows include to Pretty Ronstadt, Sugar Blue, Doug Kershaw, Bobby Keys and Nicky Hopkins .
Mick Jagger - voice, guitar
Keith Richards - guitar, voices
Rum Wood - guitar
Bill Wyman - low
Charlie Watts - battery
Ian Stewart - piano
Ian McLagan - keyboards
Tour Seth list
Let it Rock
All Down the Line
Honky Tonk Women
When the Whip Comes Down
Beast of Burden
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
Officers' Club of Revolutionary Armed Forces Away Eyes