Rolling Stones Mick Jagger Ahoy Rotterdam 1973. The tour followed the release of the group’s album Goats Head Soup on 31 August. It began at the Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria on 1 September. It then saw, in large halls to mid-sized arenas, West Germany, England (including four shows at the Empire Pool in London). Scotland, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden.
The Netherlands, finishing on 19 October with the band’s fourth entry into and thirteenth show in West Germany. The Deutschlandhalle in West Berlin. Which would turn out to be Mick Taylor’s last live performance with the Stones until 14 December 1981 in Kansas City. Missouri, and then until Taylor’s guest appearance during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 shows. Altogether 42 shows were played in 22 cities, with two shows in a day a commonplace.
This was the Stones’ first trip to Europe since the European Tour 1970. It was part of parallel three-year cycles of touring the United States and Europe.
Rolling Stones The shows
No live album was released from the tour, although a recording of the first 17 October show in Brussels was headed towards official release.But pulled back for legal reasons. As Brussels Affair (and some other names such as “Bedspring Symphony”), it has been a popular bootleg in superb stereo sound. Often considered a ‘lost classic’ of bigger importance than some of the official Stones’ live albums. The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger Ahoy Rotterdam 1973
- Mick Jagger – vocals, harmonica, rhythm guitar, percussion, keyboards (1962–present)
- Keith Richards – rhythm and lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals (1962–present)
- Charlie Watts – drums, percussion (1963–present)
- Ronnie Wood – lead and rhythm guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals (1975–present)
- Brian Jones – rhythm guitar, harmonica, keyboards, piano, backing vocals (1962–1969; died 1969)
- Ian Stewart – keyboards, piano (1962–1963; touring 1969, 1975–1976, 1978, 1981–1982; died 1985)
- Mick Taylor – lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals (1969–1974; guest 1981, 2012–2014)
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar, keyboards, piano, backing vocals (1962–1993; guest 2012)