Rolling Stones Live DVDs Set For Release On Eagle Rock
September 18, 2014 at 11:41 AM (PT)
Two new ROLLING STONES DVDs from the band's archives are slated for release on EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT as part of the debut of its new series of live concerts, FROM THE VAULT. The footage from these concerts, a 1981 performance at the HAMPTON COLISEUM in VIRGINIA, and a 1975 concert from the L.A. FORUM have been carefully restored, and the sound has been newly mixed by BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN.
"From The Vault – Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981" will be released simultaneously on SD Blu-ray, DVD/2CD, DVD/3LP, DVD, and digital formats on NOVEMBER 4th. The full-length two-and-a-half hour concert, in support of the critical and commercial smash album "Tattoo You," was the most successful tour of that year, taking in a then-record $50 million dollars in ticket sales. The 50-date tour kicked off in PHILADELPHIA in SEPTEMBER and ended with two dates in HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, on DECEMBER 18th and 19TH. The show on DECEMBER 18th, which was also KEITH RICHARDS’ birthday, was the first ever music concert to be broadcast on television as a pay-per-view event.
"L.A. Forum – Live In 1975" was filmed during the band's "Tour of the Americas '75," their first with new guitarist RONNIE WOOD. The official tour announcement was made when the STONES unexpectedly turned up on a flatbed truck to play “Brown Sugar" on a MANHATTAN street. After a couple of low-key warm-up shows in LOUISIANA, the tour began on JUNE 3rd, with a 44-date run lasting through AUGUST 8th. They settled into the L.A. FORUM for a five-night stint from JULY 9th to 13th. The "L.A. Forum – Live In 1975" film features the show from JULY 12th, and will be available in-stores NOVEMBER 18th in DVD, DVD/2CD, DVD/3LP and digital formats.