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The Rolling Stones European Tour 1970

The Rolling Stones European Tour 1970
Tour by The Rolling Stones
Start date 30 August 1970
End date 9 October 1970
Legs 1
Shows 22
The Rolling Stones concert chronology
American Tour 1969 European Tour 1970 UK Tour 1971

The Rolling Stones' 1970 European Tour was a concert tour of Continental Europe that took place during the late summer and early fall of 1970.


This was the Stones' first tour in Europe since 1967, and became part of a pattern (not always followed) wherein the group would play North America, continental Europe, and the United Kingdom on a three-year rotating cycle.

Shows were similar to that of the 1969 American Tour, but with the material more familiar to audiences as Let It Bleed had now been out for some months. The Stones continued to preview new material, however, as "Brown Sugar", "Dead Flowers", and "You Gotta Move" were set list regulars; they would not appear on record until Sticky Fingers was released a half year later. Unlike many of the group's tours of this era, here the group only played one show a night.

Following a tradition set since the band's earliest days, the tour was not without its altercations. The show at Råsunda stadion in Ernst-Merck-Halle in Hamburg; two hundred policemen were needed to handle disappointed fans. Two days later at Deutschlandhalle in West Berlin, there were nasty battles between assorted youths and the police before the show, and some 50 arrests were made. Then on 1 October at Milan's Palazzo Dello Sport, two thousand youths tried to crash the gates to get into the show. Police had to use tear gas to quell the riot; there were injuries among both the cops and the crowd, and 63 arrests were made.

Tour band

Additional musicians

Tour set list

The fairly typical set list for the tour was:

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  2. "Roll Over Beethoven"
  3. "Sympathy for the Devil"
  4. "Stray Cat Blues"
  5. "Love in Vain"
  6. "Prodigal Son"
  7. "You Gotta Move"
  8. "Dead Flowers"
  9. "Midnight Rambler"
  10. "Live With Me"
  11. "Let It Rock"
  12. "Little Queenie"
  13. "Brown Sugar"
  14. "Honky Tonk Women"
  15. "Street Fighting Man"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
30 August 1970 Malmö Sweden Baltiska Hallen
2 September 1970 Helsinki Finland Olympiastadion
4 September 1970 Stockholm Sweden Råsunda Stadium
6 September 1970 Gothenburg Liseberg
9 September 1970 Aarhus Denmark Vejlby-Risskov Hallen
11 September 1970 Copenhagen Forum
12 September 1970
14 September 1970 Hamburg Germany Ernst-Merck-Halle
16 September 1970 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
18 September 1970 Cologne Sporthalle
20 September 1970 Stuttgart Killesberg
22 September 1970 Paris France Palais des Sports
23 September 1970
24 September 1970
27 September 1970 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
29 September 1970 Rome Italy Palazzo Dello Sport
1 October 1970 Milan Palalido Palazzo Dello Sport
3 October 1970 Lyon France Palais des Sports de Gerland
5 October 1970 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
6 October 1970
7 October 1970 Essen Grugahalle
9 October 1970 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre


  1. ^ Tingvall, Ove (1999); "Rolling Stones i Sverige"
  • Carr, Roy. The Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Record. Harmony Books, 1976. ISBN 0-517-52641-7

External links

  • 'Rocks Off' 1970 tour setlists
  • 'Frayed' 1970 tour pages
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