Keith Richards, the co-founder, guitarist, and secondary vocalist of the epic band the Rolling Stones, recently shared an unreleased video of the band from Steel Wheels Live-Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mick Jagger’s and Keith Richards’ dance moves in the unseen footage made fans go crazy over the video and drew attention to the new collection of the band.
The Steel Wheels Tour was a return for the Rolling Stones, after not being on the road for most of the 80s. The tour was the band’s longest and the last with Bill Wyman on bass guitar. The tour was an enormous success, building up the Rolling Stones’ return to full commercial power.
After nearly 30 years, the Rolling Stones launched a Steel Wheels Special Limited Edition 6-Disc Set consists of concerts in London, Toronto, Atlantic City, Japan, and rare performances. And it seems like fans love this opportunity to recall the tour since the collection is already sold-out on their official website.
On their official Youtube Channel, the Rolling Stones shared a 5-minute video clip from The Steel Wheels Tour and introduced the collection.
Here is what’s written under the special video:
“Having not hit the road for most of the 80s, The Steel Wheels Tour was an astounding return for the Rolling Stones, not least as it was the longest they had by that point undertaken. It was also to be their last with Bill Wyman. Steel Wheels Live was recorded towards the end of the band’s 60-date run through the stadiums of North America, in the second half of 1989.
The gate-busting ticket sales were one thing, but the stage and lighting design of The Steel Wheels Tour set the pace for superstar tours as we know them today. Special guest appearances from Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker on this Atlantic City date make this an even more extraordinary document of the band’s return to touring.”
In order to support the band’s new launch, Keith Richards also shared an unseen video clip from the tour. And said:
“Out today from the previously unreleased 1989 concert film Steel Wheels Live – Atlantic City, New Jersey. Watch on The Stones YouTube.”
You can check the tweet of the YouTube teaser and the full version of the video below.
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) September 25, 2020