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Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: redrum ()
Date: September 17, 2005 19:20

The longest known Rolling Stones concert was on 21 Aug 1976, Knebworth, Hertforshire, England. The Stones played 29 songs--including a bit of "Country Honk". We'll never see such a long setlist again. I think in 81/82 set has been they typically did 26 song setlists. Steel Wheels was around 25-26, but its been getting shorter & shorter since....

Are the boys getting lazy & old? Shorter sets, and not so much experimenting with setlist.

Of course, it is probable, though not confirmed, that the Stones would have done longer sets from 1962-1964 era. Sadly, I don't know of a complete show that circulates from that era (save a couple gigs from '64, like Pollwinners Show).

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: stickydion ()
Date: September 17, 2005 20:26

redrum, Knebworth was the exception. On 1976 tour the Stones were playing 20 songs every night. The Stones started playing more than 20 songs in 1975.

1969: 13-14
1971: 10-12
1972: 17-18
1973 Australasian Tour: 16
1973 European Tour: 14-16
1975: 21-24
1976: 19-20
1978: 16-19
1981/82: 24-26
1989/90: 23- 28 (28 in the first concert of the tour, Stadium Veterans)
1994-95: 22-27
1997-99: 20-23
2002-03: 19-22

So, during the seventies the Stones were extremly "getting lazy & old"...

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: john r ()
Date: September 17, 2005 20:35

They did far shorter sets in '63 because they usually did more than one per night; the UK '63 tour was a package tour (Bo, Everlys, etc), so that was certainly quite short. Post success they did 30 minute shows through '66, & '69 & '72 were 14 - 16 songs, 75 - 90 minutes (I have a clipping from the '72 Boston Garden show - 78 minutes). The '78 shows were shorter as well average 17 songs - When did they experiment (I mean vary within a tour) w/ setlists in the 60s or 70s or 80s?? That's a recent phenomenon, basically dating to '95.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2005-09-17 20:37 by john r.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: Pserchia ()
Date: September 17, 2005 21:15

Macca's shows have around 36 songs. A glance at his recent setlist makes me wish the Stones would perform that many songs in their shows, even if they added an intermission.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: s-asla ()
Date: September 17, 2005 22:37

Around the beginning of the 80's they had a strong competition from Bruce Springsteen who held concerts up to 4,5 hours. Now Bruce has cut down by 50%, Stones by around 30%.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: September 17, 2005 23:38

Knebworth had more songs than any Stones gig, but length-wise, Philadelphia 31.8.89 was the longest concert they ever played. I think its about 160 minutes (excluding the break when the sound system went dead). Knebworth was 145 minutes or so

Springsteen has NEVER played a concert lasting 4 and a half hours. Thats a myth. The longest gig he ever played was Nassau Coliseum, 31.12.80 which clocked in at about 5 minutes short of four hours (with an interval). I think it featured about 38 songs. Normally, shows on the River tour were around 3 - 3 and a half hours

And Springsteen has not cut down by 50%. His solo shows at the minute are just under 2 and a half hours but on the last E-Street band tour (2002-2003) the shows were usually between 160 and 200 minutes (the final night of the tour was 3 and a half hours). His shows up to 1993 had an interval, but that hasnt been the case since. When playing with a band, the shows have generally stayed the same length for about 25 years

Stones concerts in the early 80's were usually around 130-135 minutes. Now they're usually two hours, give or take a couple of minutes.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: September 18, 2005 00:33

1997-99: 20-23
The final show of the BtB 98 tour in Istanbul had only 19 songs!

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: country honk ()
Date: September 18, 2005 01:10

For me a Stones show last for ever.... keith rules

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: saintmick ()
Date: September 18, 2005 01:29

its not the number of songs, but the quality of the show that matters

in that respect, the stones still beat the shit out of everyone else out there

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: amg077 ()
Date: October 22, 2021 21:01

Interesting fact. The setlist of that day:

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Ain't Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations cover)
If You Can't Rock Me / Get Off of My Cloud
Hand of Fate
Around and Around(Chuck Berry cover)
Little Red Rooster(Willie Dixon cover)
Stray Cat Blues
Hey Negrita
Hot Stuff
Fool to Cry
Star Star
Let's Spend the Night Together (first time live since 1967)
You Gotta Move([traditional] cover)
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Dead Flowers
Route 66 (Bobby Troup cover)
Wild Horses
Honky Tonk Women (followed by a snippet of "Country Honk")
Tumbling Dice
Happy
Nothing From Nothing (Billy Preston cover) (performed by Billy Preston)
Outa-Space (Billy Preston cover) (performed by Billy Preston)
Midnight Rambler
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It)
Brown Sugar
Rip This Joint
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Street Fighting Man

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: October 22, 2021 21:13

Wow this must have dragged for the audience by the time Preston did his songs

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: johnypar ()
Date: October 23, 2021 00:06

what was the longest concert in hours/min? did they ever did over 3h?

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: rollingon ()
Date: October 23, 2021 00:55

They are still doing 19 and I really wouldn't have believed if 20 years ago somebody would have told me that they would be doing so many when they are nearly 80 years old.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: schwonek ()
Date: October 23, 2021 01:48

Quote
Pserchia
Macca's shows have around 36 songs. A glance at his recent setlist makes me wish the Stones would perform that many songs in their shows, even if they added an intermission.

Also keep in mind that Macca doesnt move or run as much as Mick does.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Date: October 23, 2021 02:09

And he does not play a 12 minute Midnight Rambler. Many of his songs are 3 to 4 minutes.

Quote
schwonek
Quote
Pserchia
Macca's shows have around 36 songs. A glance at his recent setlist makes me wish the Stones would perform that many songs in their shows, even if they added an intermission.

Also keep in mind that Macca doesnt move or run as much as Mick does.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: thumbprint ()
Date: October 23, 2021 06:15

We got 27 songs the first show in Boulder, Co in ‘81.
Only 25 the next day. They dropped Tops and Star Star.
Was that the only ‘81 show that they played 27 songs?

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: October 23, 2021 08:13

They’re performing fewer songs per-show, but the show duration isn’t significantly shorter. The tempos are generally slower today, and there’s more prep-time between individual performances. If you listen to, say, a Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle show,?you’ll hear how quick off the draw they are. There’s far less space between performances. Very snappy.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: straycatuk ()
Date: October 23, 2021 08:44

Some more recent shows have been over 2 1/2 hours :

02 London 25thNov. 2012 153 mins

Barclays centre 15th Dec 2012 155 mins

and a few 2013 shows were clocking in at 145 mins

Generally less numbers played, but more drawn out arrangements


sc uk

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: October 23, 2021 23:17

Quote
Pserchia
Macca's shows have around 36 songs. A glance at his recent setlist makes me wish the Stones would perform that many songs in their shows, even if they added an intermission.

Do you want to hear Midnight Rambler or Rocky Raccoon six times in a row?

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: onestep ()
Date: October 24, 2021 04:55

I think one of the tops of longest shows is 2hrs 42 minutes.
The opening of the Voodoo Lounge tour at RFK in Washington DC -- 27 songs, and they played many first time performed songs then 1994-- that are more common place now-- Ill never forget the 15' tall stilt men walking out during Monkey Man-- the first time that song ever played live.


"Not Fade Away"
"Tumbling Dice"
"You Got Me Rocking"
"Rocks Off"
"Sparks Will Fly"
"Live With Me"
"Satisfaction"
"Beast of Burden"
"Angie"
"Dead Flowers"
"Sweet Virginia"
"Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo"
"It's All Over Now"
"Stop Breaking Down"
"Who Do You Love"
"I Go Wild"
"Miss You"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Before They Make Me Run"
"The Worst"
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"Monkey Man"
"Street Fighting Man"
"Start Me Up"
"It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)"
"Brown Sugar"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 24, 2021 05:25

Had Ladies and Gentlemen on
repeat for over a week .... Does that count ?????



ROCKMAN

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: hockenheim95 ()
Date: October 24, 2021 08:42

Quote
onestep
I think one of the tops of longest shows is 2hrs 42 minutes.
The opening of the Voodoo Lounge tour at RFK in Washington DC -- 27 songs, and they played many first time performed songs then 1994-- that are more common place now-- Ill never forget the 15' tall stilt men walking out during Monkey Man-- the first time that song ever played live.


"Not Fade Away"
"Tumbling Dice"
"You Got Me Rocking"
"Rocks Off"
"Sparks Will Fly"
"Live With Me"
"Satisfaction"
"Beast of Burden"
"Angie"
"Dead Flowers"
"Sweet Virginia"
"Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo"
"It's All Over Now"
"Stop Breaking Down"
"Who Do You Love"
"I Go Wild"
"Miss You"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Before They Make Me Run"
"The Worst"
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"Monkey Man"
"Street Fighting Man"
"Start Me Up"
"It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)"
"Brown Sugar"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"

That's not the Setlist of Washington. It is the PPV from Miami now released as Voodoo Lounge Uncut.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: MadMax ()
Date: October 24, 2021 13:04

I never thought about the fact that they only did 20 songs in 1976 (except Frankfurt, Knebworth, London and Leicester) as opposed to the longer shows in 1975.Interesting.

Re: Longest Stones Concert
Posted by: onestep ()
Date: October 24, 2021 16:06

Well that’s embarrassing!
This is the correct set list —RFK August 1 first show of Voodoo Lounge Tour
I was there too! Even better show

Not Fade Away
Undercover of the Night
Tumbling Dice
Live With Me
You Got Me Rocking
Rocks Off
Sparks Will Fly
Shattered
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Beast of Burden
Memory Motel
Out of Tears
All Down the Line
Hot Stuff
I Can't Get Next to You
Brand New Car
Honky Tonk Women
Before They Make Me Run
The Worst
Love Is Strong
Monkey Man
I Go Wild
Start Me Up
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
Street Fighting Man
Brown Sugar
Jumpin' Jack Flash



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