Rolling Stones Ready Plans To Theatrically Release Film of 1978 Fort Worth Concert

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​No date has yet been announced -- just a "Coming Soon!" promise -- for the stateside release of the new Rolling Stones concert film, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls -- Live in Texas. But, starting early next month, the United Kingdom and Ireland (followed shortly by Denmark, South Africa, Croatia, Argentina and, uh, Latvia), Stones fans across the world will be able to see the icons looking good in their mid-30s and performing for an ecstatic Fort Worth crowd at the Tarrant County Convention Center Will Rogers Auditorium in 1978.

The band, you may recall, did something similar last year, releasing for one night only a film combining footage taken at the band's 1972 stops in Fort Worth and Houston. This one, however, is all Fort Worth. 

And there's a reason for the film's release beyond simple nostalgia: It's arriving in conjunction with the band's upcoming in November, 33-years-after-the-fact re-issue of the Stones' Some Girls album. Seems the band has dug up some old footage of their 1978 stop at the venue now known as the Fort Worth Convention Center at the Will Rogers, given it a high-definition sheen and audio upgrade and decided to give it the ol' theatrical release try -- in other countries, at least.

(Update: As you can see in the comments below, we had the venue of the show wrong; it took place at the Will Rogers Auditorium, not the Tarrant County Convention Center. Commenter "I was really there" adds a fun anecdote: "The tickets sold for it did not read Rolling Stones but 'The London Greenshoe Cowboys...' " He expands on that, too, making the film sound all the more awesome.)

Here's hoping the release eventually does come on this side of the pond: The film, which begins with a 2011 interview with Mick Jagger, features "17 classic tracks," and it sure is a strong set if this soundboard boot is to be believed. Included among the songs performed: "Honky Tonk Women," "Beast of Burden," "Tumbling Dice," "Brown Sugar," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the band's Let it Bleed cover of Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain," which Johnson originally recorded in his Dallas recording sessions at 508 Park Avenue.

Check out the trailer for The Rolling Stones: Some Girls -- Live in Texas after the jump.

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Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie
Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie

These sessions included what would become the Rolling Stones' first number 1 hit in the UK: their cover of Bobby and Shirley Womack's "It's All Over Now". "The Stones" followed James Brown in the filmed theatrical release ...

Jimmy Holcomb
Jimmy Holcomb

The release date, per Amazon, is November 21st.

ChrisU
ChrisU

so.....any corrections to make to this post? really, the difference between the two venues is a big deal. of course the Stones could have played a bigger venue in the metroplex, they chose our area to play a smaller venue. and shit i missed it.

Pete Freedman
Pete Freedman

Fixed now, y'all. Sincerest apologies.

Unrelated: I'm starting a band called The London Greenshoe Cowboys, if anyone's interested...

OldManJam
OldManJam

Pete - 

Don't mean to be a doucher but your post is still technically not right. The Stones played in the Will Rogers Auditorium (cap. 2,856).The Will Rogers Memorial Center is the entire complex of buildings and includes the Auditorium, Will Rogers Coliseum, the Equestrian Center and the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Building.

Boulderjames
Boulderjames

Your right... and found it surprising that the new DVD states something like 10,000+ which is not the way it was, I did remember being very small and not over 3K in attendence... was at the New Orleans show the week before with 96K+ of crazy Stones fans! I wish there was footage of Peter Tosh and Doug Kershaw who opened the show.

mike
mike

I was there, I was there!  (Not really, but I thought I'd be first to claim)

I really was there
I really was there

You are right. You weren't there. At least not at TCCC. That Stones concert was actually at Will Rogers Auditorium. It was supposed to be a "secret" show. The tickets sold for it did not read Rolling Stones but "The London Greenshoe Cowboys", but that didn't fool anybody because the word was already out that it was a Stones show and there were plenty of counterfit tix floating around.

Boulderjames
Boulderjames

Nice to hear from another who WAS there and still have the LGSC stub... tried to get tix in Dallas but the crowd went crazy and they canceled the tix sale. We had seen them the week before in New Orleans and had to be at this show... bought one tix in the very back but then scored a 7th row center section... best show ever!

OldManJam
OldManJam

I was sitting in the second row!! I want to see me. Really. I remember selling a pair of front row seats for $150 which kept my buddy and me in beer for the rest of the summer.

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