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Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: dkwalika ()
Date: October 28, 2021 13:15

I would like to hear more reviews of the opening acts from this tour. I don't even know if they have had opening acts for every show. I've been able to hear some great bands over the years:

Eagles and Rufus (75), Living Colour (89), Blues Traveler (97), Wide Mouth Mason (99), No Doubt (02), Pretenders (my favorite, by far 02), Buddy Guy (05 and 15), St. Paul and the Broken Bones (19).

Let us know if you've heard some surprises, good or bad, or just meh, even.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: The Joker ()
Date: October 28, 2021 14:42

Buddy Guy and Junior Wells - Paris september 1970, three shows
Clapton flew from London, and played just for one song during one show (don't know which)
Never been able to listen to it.
Critics said the crowd didn't care and even booed Clapton, so impatient for the Stones.


2003 or 2006, maybe in Boston or Chicago ? First part was Johnny Lang, then The Pretenders. John McEnroe joined The Pretenders for one song in the middle of the set and played real guitar (no air guitar with a racket spinning smiley sticking its tongue out)

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: The Joker ()
Date: October 28, 2021 16:20

Prince 1981 - He almost got lynched by the mob. He and Jagger talked each of that experience.

Los Angeles 1989 : Guns N' Roses was opening for the Stones. Axl Rose did'nt show up. Stones entourage had previously hired for the LA sets some ex cop with influence who would smooth anything wrong that would come up. It worked. The ex-cop sent police officers in uniform to pick Axl Rose for the show.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: October 28, 2021 16:54

J Geils Band- '81 will always be my favorite opening act.
Two all time favorite bands for two shows in Seattle at the Kingdome.

Local reporter wrote a piece back then about riding in the elevator with Mick in disguise coming down to catch the J Geils set from the floor.. cool smiley
Peter Wolf is the only frontman that I might rank above Mick for a live show. smileys with beer

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: floodonthepage ()
Date: October 28, 2021 17:39

1989 - Living Colour. I went into the show knowing more about Living Colour than I did about the Stones. I was 15 and a big fan of Living Colour, and they sounded great. After the show I was still a big fan of Living Colour, but I left feeling like I had a lot of work to do when it came to the Stones. The Stones have since become my favorite band by a Moonlight Mile.

1994 (Two Shows) - Lenny Kravitz, Spin Doctors. Lenny was great, and I remember that there were reports that he had been spotted riding his motorcycle around town before the show. Spin Doctors were not great. I thought the crowd might start throwing things at them, but maybe that's my memory playing tricks on me.

1997 (Four Shows) - Blues Traveler, Third Eye Blind. Both bands were good enough. I don't remember any greatness or otherwise.

1998 - Buddy Guy. Outstanding.

1999 (Four Shows) - Jonny Lang, Wide Mouth Mason. Same as '97, everybody was good enough, though nothing memorable.

2002 (Three Shows) - The Pretenders, Dr. John/Shemekia Copeland. All were great.

2003 (Two Shows) - Ryan Adams. Not memorable, bordering on bad.

2006 - Elvis Costello. Missed it due to awful traffic.

2013 - No Opener, but special guest Sheryl Crow on "All Down The Line".

2015 - Buddy Guy. Outstanding yet again. Buddy came out to play "Champagne and Reefer" with the Stones, too. Great stuff.

2019 - (Two Shows) - St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Whiskey Myers. Heard about 1 song from each. Nothing special that I recall.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: October 28, 2021 18:32

Larry Carlton and the Jazz Crusaders 1975.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: October 28, 2021 18:57

1981 - Van Halen - Glad I got to see them

1989 - Living Colour - Didn't go see

1994 - Blind Melon - Sucked
1994 - Bryan Adams - Okay

1997 - Third Eye Blind - Didn't go see

1999 - Don't remember opener or didn't go see

2002 - No Doubt - Very good show

2005 - Don't remember opener or didn't go see

2006- Don't remember opener or didn't go see

2015 - St. Paul - I really like this band

2019 - The Revivalists - Good band

2021 - Ghost Hounds - Pretty damn good, esp. the cover of "Devil Woman"

Upcoming Zak Brown Band in Atlanta

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: October 28, 2021 18:58

Peter Tosh in 1978, Solomon Burke in 2002, Susan Tedeschi (I think it was on bigger bang but might've been licks) were my favorites. Motley Crue weren't bad either on Bigger Bang if you can tune out the singer. I saw 2 shows with them opening. They tried to get the crowd to sing along with their big power ballad & were met with deafening silence. It was hilarious. Sheryl Crow was good on Licks, too. & the aforementioned J Geils in 1981. There have been some really bad ones, too. Probably more than the good ones. Oh & Promise of the Real were pretty good in 2019. I had to sit through Dave Matthews toward the end of Bang. Torture! Not a fave of mine.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Telly ()
Date: October 28, 2021 19:02

89 Living Colour
94 Blind Melon
97 Kenny Wayne Shepherd
02 Pretenders, No Doubt
03 Ryan Adams 3x, Jonny Lang
05 Los Lonely Boys 2x & Blues Brothers
06 Antigone Rising, Elvis Costello, Alice Cooper, St Louis opener?
13 Saw them 2x in Chicago but no idea who
19 St Paul & the Broken Bones, Whisky Meyers
21 The Revivalists

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: October 28, 2021 19:54

Stevie Wonder1972. AndBilly Preston 1973, with guest Mick Taylor on guitar

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: October 28, 2021 20:06

Throughout the years, in no particular order, some great, some more than once, and some better than others.

Buddy Guy
Toots and the Maytals
The Hives
Red Hot Chili Peppers
J. Geils Band
Geore Thorogood
Prince
Van Morrison
Guns N Roses
Bonnie Raitt
Jakob Dylan
Sheryl Crow



And many others.........

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: panthercougar ()
Date: October 28, 2021 20:13

Quote
MisterDDDD
J Geils Band- '81 will always be my favorite opening act.
Two all time favorite bands for two shows in Seattle at the Kingdome.

Local reporter wrote a piece back then about riding in the elevator with Mick in disguise coming down to catch the J Geils set from the floor.. cool smiley
Peter Wolf is the only frontman that I might rank above Mick for a live show. smileys with beer

I totally agree with you. Although I like them a lot, I would not list J Geils among my top favorite bands. That said, I think Peter Wolf is the greatest frontman not named Mick Jagger. J Geils always put on a great live show, and a lot of this was due of course to Peter.



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Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Date: October 28, 2021 20:35

liked:
the revivalists
grace potter and the nocturnals
buddy guy
johnny lang
blind melon
gary clark jr
st paul and the broken bones
ed sheeran


not like:
soulive
brooks and dunn



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Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: dkwalika ()
Date: October 28, 2021 23:53

Great comments and memories, so what about this year's shows? Any good openers?

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: October 29, 2021 00:03

All in Vancouver:

89 Living Colour twice
94 Spin Doctors twice - looked lost on the big stage
98 Johnny Lang - not bad
06 Bonnie Raitt - supposed to be Van Morrison but show got postponed.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: kidquick185 ()
Date: October 29, 2021 00:14

The best was the Pretenders on Licks Tour

The worst by far, Black Eyed Peas Bigger Bang

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Zotz ()
Date: October 29, 2021 02:13

1969 Ike and Tina Turner, BB King
1972 Stevie Wonder
1975 Azuquita (Salsa Band LA Forum)

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: dhinkle555 ()
Date: October 29, 2021 04:08

Of the 18 shows I’ve seen since 1975, 9/29/2006 Alice Cooper was the opener at Churchill Downs. As always, Alice rocked the house.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: October 29, 2021 04:33

For the performer himself, Stevie Wonder gained a him a muchbigger audience for the 1972tour, which propelled him into the biggest recording artistof the early 1970s.And the 1972 tour was never topped by the Stones.Equaled in a different way



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Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: roryg ()
Date: October 29, 2021 04:33

75- Rufus and The Eagles
78- Southside Johnny, Peter Tosh, Journey
81 -?
89 - Living Colour
90s-Lenny Kravitz, Blues Traveler
99- Wide Mouth Mason
02 - The Pretenders
03 -Ryan Adams
05-06 Buddy Guy (!), Weird Blues Brothers thing, Goo Goo Dolls, The Meters (!), Elvis Costello
13 - Sheryl Crow
15- Buddy Guy (!)
19 - Whiskey Myers
21 - The Revivalists, Black Pumas (!)

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: October 29, 2021 04:34

Ratones Paranoicos in Buenos Aires.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Date: October 29, 2021 10:06

Feeder - can't remember
Razorlight - Really nice
Toots & Maytalls - Ok
Van Morrison - Only 3 songs due thunderstorm
Starsailor - can't remember
Loquillo y los Trogloditas - Awesome!
The Answer - ok but where replacement for AmyWinehouse
The Charlatans - can't remember
he Hold Steady - can't remember
Tinariwen - can't remember
Frankie Gavin - can't remember
Arno- can't remember
Simple Minds - Where great
Admiral Freebee - can't remember
Seasick Steve - always nice
Charles Bradley - ok
Kaleo - liked it
Rival sons - can't remember
Triggerfinger - Love them
Richard Ashcroft - My favorite!

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: jplambert ()
Date: October 29, 2021 10:49

1990 Marseille Gun
1995 Montpellier Black Crows - Bob Dylan et Bob Dylan qui rejoint les stones pour Like A Rolling Stone
2003 Marseille Stereophonics
2014 Berlin Rival Sons Excellent groupe
2015 Buffalo St Paul & the Broken Bones
2017 U Aréna Nanterre Cage the elephant (bizarre)
2018 Marseille : The glorious sons
2019 Chicago St Paul & the Broken Bones premier soir (excellent), Whisky Meyers second soir (très bon vraiment)

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: teleblaster ()
Date: October 29, 2021 12:04

Toots and the Maytals were definitely one of my favourites. Less so, Bon Jovi (Paris 1995).

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: rubyeveryday ()
Date: October 29, 2021 13:42

Also Kanye West & Fiona Apple.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Wild Slivovitz ()
Date: October 29, 2021 14:03

I really enjoyed Cage The Elephant

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: rockdoc8885 ()
Date: October 29, 2021 15:03

1981. George Thorogood and Journey. Raw and polished. Thorogood rocked, Journey bopped. Hour wasn’t bad and played a lot of familiar songs as Escape was released about two months prior. Thorogood nearly stole the show though.
1978. Living Colour was great. Everybody loved them.
94 Counting Cows and Blind Melon. The first was good the second was gladly missed.
97 Bules Traveler and Johnny Lang. Both ok.
99 The Corrs. Outstanding. Didn’t know their material but the sound was great.

02. The Pretenders and Ryan Adams. The first was great as you knew every song and band didn’t seem the stage was too big for them, literally and figuratively.
05 Beck anok
15 at Paul and broken bones. Excellent 19 and 21 Ghost hounds. Good. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real was outstanding. Talent was certainly handed down from one generation to the next. Most opening acts are good. We are excited to see the Stones of which NO ONE can compare. Everyone else pales.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: October 29, 2021 15:53

Knebworth didn't have a bad supporting cast did it !

[long tiring day though].

That aside, I think Spinal Tap were the support I enjoyed the most .[Twickers on the Licks tour]

They're not a band I've listened to very much on record... but they had a great energy on stage.

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: October 29, 2021 16:08

I just read in the news that Maneskin, an Italian group that became famous for winning the 2021 editions of San Remo and Eurovision festivals, will open for the Stones in Las Vegas.

Must be the first time ever that an Italian artist opens for the Stones not in Italy (in fact, I think that the only Italian act to open for the stones was Al Bano in 1967).

My daughters love them, and indeed they are not bad. Curious to how they will be received by a Stones crowd ...

C

Re: Tour opening acts, past and 2021
Posted by: mrjones ()
Date: October 29, 2021 18:41

Stevie Wonder George Thorogood B.B King Ike & Tina Turner-Tina solo Peter Tosh Billy Preston buddy Guy Promise of the real Journey-lots more

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