Local History: Video Shows Rolling Stones Backstage and Rocking at Pontiac Silverdome in 1981

March 13, 2021, 1:42 PM


The Rolling Stones came to the Pontiac Silverdome in November 1981 as part of an American tour of stadiums and arenas to promote their album "Tattoo You." The tour ended up grossing $50 million in tickets sales.

We came across this video of Mick Jagger, 38 at the time, back stage warming up with a physical trainer before the show. At one point, he expresses concern if it's going to be cold on stage. He ends up wearing a light yellow coat.

At around the 34-minute mark of the video, the show opens with Jagger prancing all around the stage, singing "Under My Thumb." 

If you're a true Stones fan, it's worth watching. 

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