Personalities | The Rolling Stones (1999) | Key Events


Start Of No Security Tour

With clothes company Tommy Hilfiger sponsoring, the Stones’ arena tour in support of No Security began in January 1999, as Jerry Hall was filing for a divorce with Mick. Like a mini-version of their previous stadium tours, No Security shows were treated as homecoming crowd pleasers from start to finish, with the Stones opening each night by showing a film of themselves walking to the stage from their dressing rooms – something akin to the heroism of slow-motion movies clips of astronauts walking to the launch pad.


European Bridges To Babylon Tour

The Stones went out on an heroic – if not creative – high, playing 11 postponed European Bridges To Babylon shows at outdoor stadiums, just before disappearing again. With the same sort of crowd-pleasing approach the No Security shows had, audience reaction was good (despite a listless Wembley Stadium appearance), and the general feeling was clear: the Stones were old rock masters with nothing more to prove; just seeing them was good enough. And by the time the tour ended, the Stones had taken $300 million.

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