The Stones Kicked Off Their 40 Licks Tour In Boston On This Night In 2002!

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The Rolling Stones started their 40th Anniversary, "Licks Tour," here in Boston on this night in 2002. They did the trifecta of concert venues starting with the Fleet Center on September 3rd, Gillette Stadium on the 5th with The Pretenders, and The Orpheum on the 8th with Buddy Guy. Sightings of Mick and Keef were everywhere!

The tour would play to 2.5 million people over the course of a year and a half and gross over $300 million, making it the second highest money making tour at the time.

Without any new music to promote, the shows were packed with hits! Check out some of these Boston highlights...