Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels Live – Atlantic City, New Jersey - New Ltd Edition 4LP
Format: New Ltd 4LP Label: Eagle Rock Cat. No 874195 Barcode: 602508741951 Released: 25/09/2020
Blue/Orange Special 4LP Set
Previously unreleased Live performance
Features performances with special guests Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton. Previously unreleased concert film celebrating the band’s return to global touring after seven years absence. Final tour to feature Bill Wyman on bass. The band played 115 shows across 3 legs to 6.2M fans (North America, a 10-night residency at Japan’s Tokyo Dome; and Europe, where the tour was renamed The Urban Jungle Tour). Restored, remixed and remastered from the original masters in the band’s archive.
Having not hit the road for most of the 80s, The Steel Wheels Tour was an astounding return for the Rolling Stones, not least as it was the longest tour they had by that point undertaken. It was also to be their last with Bill Wyman. Steel Wheels Live was recorded towards the end of the band’s 60-date run through the stadiums of North America, in the second half of 1989.
The gate-busting ticket sales were one thing, but the stage and lighting design of The Steel Wheels Tour set the pace for superstar tours as we know them today. Special guest appearances from Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker on this Atlantic City date make this an even more extraordinary document of the band’s return to touring.