…just released their latest archival live collection as part of their ongoing “official” bootleg series via Google Play. The new 24-track set — The Rolling Stones: Live At Leeds Roundhay Park – 1982 — captures the band’s July 25th, 1982 European tour closer and their last official concert in over seven years.
The band’s 36-date European tour varied slightly from the band’s 1981 North American trek the previous fall. Veteran keyboardist Ian Stewart and sax man Bobby Keys were still on board, but Faces co-founder Ian McLagan‘s four-year tenure with the band was over and was replaced by pianist — and current musical director — Chuck Leavell. Gene Barge replaced Ernie Watts on tenor saxophone.
- The Stones’ 1981 and 1982 tours in support of Tattoo You were really that last in which hard drugs and heavy partying played a substantial part in life on the road. Mick Jagger feels, ultimately, that hitting the stage sober works best for him and the fans.