Monday, October 11, 2010

This Week in History

With their unique sound and widespread appeal, they are known as one of the greatest rock and roll bands on the planet. Five years ago to this week on October 15, 2005, the city of Atlanta got to host The Rolling Stones while on their A Bigger Bang Tour at Philips Arena. Recognized as the highest grossing tour ever, A Bigger Bang Tour lasted two years from August 2005 to August 2007 and sold 4.5 million tickets across 118 cities in 32 countries. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts performed 81 different songs 2637 times. A taste of what songs the Stones played include “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” which opened many shows, “Brown Sugar,” and “It’s Only Rock in Roll.”

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