Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Rolling Stones Irish Tour History

Was shocked to find out that these guys have only ever played Ireland seven times. 2007 being the last time they played Ireland rocking slane for a second time since 1982 (Pic Below). Looking at reviews for their two shows at the point in 2003, Andrea Corr joined them on stage to help out on "Wild Horses" and also on the first date Keith Richards sang "Its a Long Way To Tipperary". Setlists below in the comments section. When researching this I found that they did an "Irish Tour" in 1965 taking in 3 of the 7 shows they would ever play here. This tour is documented in a film known as "Charlie is my Darling", This film can only be found as a bootleg as there is some sort of legal battle to bring the film out legally. I found a downloadable copy here which has 43 files to download, Ill let you know what its like if I ever get it downloaded. Looks like a crazy film according to an online source : This legendary, cult film, was never released - having become trapped in the sad and unfortunate legal problems between the Stones and Allen Klein. Each year recently ABCKO in America has promised release of the film but so far it hasn't shown up. It was given its premiere at the Mannheim Film Festival in 1966 when Joseph von Sternberg was Director of the Festival. He said - "When all the other films at this festival are long forgotten, this film will still be watched - as a unique document of its times." Filmed over three days in Dublin and Belfast, the film captures the boys in all their pristine and unspoilt pagan energy and satanic glory - soon after the release of their first big single in America - the record which established them there - "I can't get no satisfaction". The passionate stage performances are finally wrecked by fans getting on the stage - the boys have to flee for their lives over railway lines when they arrive in Belfast. Scenes in the dressing room are highlighted by Keith playing acoustic Blues guitar - showing what a master he was on the guitar, and how serious he had always been about Blues music. Interviews with Charlie and Bill are very revealing - but most poignant of all is the interview with Brian Jones in which he discusses his threatened future as a Rolling Stone. Speaking only of 'time' and 'insecurity of his future as a Rolling Stone', he seemed already unconsciously aware of his fate. Did he not deliberately bring it upon himself? The film ends with the legendary scenes of Keith and Mick drunk in the hotel ballroom - Keith playing the piano (extremely well!) and Mick doing an accurate and subversive impersonation of Elvis. 18/08/2007 with The Charlatans at Slane Castle, Meath 11/09/2003 with "The Thrills" at The Point Theatre, Dublin 09/09/2003 with "The Cooper Temple Clause" at The Point Theatre, Dublin 24/07/1982 with "The J. Geils Band","The Chieftains" & "George Thorogood and the Destroyers" at Slane Castle, Meath 06/01/1965 at The ABC Theatre, Belfast (2 shows) 07/01/1965 at The Adelphi Theatre, Dublin (2 shows) 08/01/1965 at The Savoy Theatre,Cork (2 shows) More in the Irish Tour History Series : The Who Irish Tour History Neil Young Irish Tour History Leonard Cohen Irish Tour History David Bowie Irish Tour History Bob Dylan Irish Tour History Ryan Adams Irish Tour History The Smiths / Morrissey Irish Tour History Oasis Irish Tour History

4 comments:

IndieLimerick said...

Slane Castle, Slane - Dublin, Ireland
Saturday August 18, 2007
Setlist:
Start Me Up
You Got Me Rocking
Rough Justice
All Down The Line
Dead Flowers
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Midnight Rambler
I'll Go Crazy
Tumbling Dice
--- Introductions
You Got The Silver (Keith)
I Wanna Hold You (Keith)
Miss You (to B-stage)
It's Only Rock'n Roll (B-stage)
Satisfaction (B-stage)
Honky Tonk Women (to main stage)
Sympathy For The Devil
Paint It Black
Jumping Jack Flash
Brown Sugar (encore)

IndieLimerick said...

The Point
Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday September 9, 2003
Set list:
Street Fighting Man
Start Me Up
If You Can't Rock Me
Don't Stop
Wild Horses (with Andrea Corr)
You Can't Always Get What You Want
It's Only Rock'n Roll
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Tumbling Dice
--- Introductions
--- It's A Long Way To Tipperary (Keith + crowd singalong)
Slipping Away (Keith)
Happy (Keith)
Sympathy For The Devil
Can't You Hear Me Knocking
You Got Me Rocking
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Satisfaction
Jumping Jack Flash (encore)

IndieLimerick said...

The Point
Dublin, Ireland
Thursday September 11, 2003
Set list:
Start Me Up
You Got Me Rocking
Don't Stop
Rocks Off
Angie
You Can't Always Get What You Want
It's Only Rock'n Roll
I Can't Turn You Loose
Street Fighting Man
Tumbling Dice
--- Introductions
The Nearness Of You (Keith)
Before They Make Me Run (Keith)
Sympathy For The Devil
Midnight Rambler
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Satisfaction
Jumping Jack Flash (encore)

tuxedo tails said...

Ageless band ever formed.. almost the 70-90's songs are still playing in our house.. isn't it cool right?