|photo: Renaud Philippe|
The Rolling Stones wrapped up their Zip Code tour of North America on July 16 with an appearance at the Festival d’été de Québec in Quebec City.
The Quebec City Summer Festival is an annual 11-day music event held in the city’s downtown during the first week of July.
The final date saw the Stones play before a record-breaking crowd of 102,000 fans, who saw an 18-song set of classics that opened with tehri 1981 hit, “Start Me Up”, and wclosed with their signature tune, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
The band recorded a video message thanking everyone who came to the 15-show tour, which opened in San Diego on May 24.
“I met a lot of old friends,” says Keith Richards, “and made a lot of new ones.”
“I think we seem to be getting the hang of this,” joked Mick Jagger before adding a hint of possible things to come. “I think maybe we should do it again sometime.”
The Zip Code tour was booked to promote the expanded reissue of the band’s 1971 classic, “Sticky Fingers.”
The project includes the original album and is rounded out with alternate and unreleased tracks from the sessions.
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