BAD REVIVAL ROLLING STONE VINTAGE RAGLAN
Content: 70% Cotton 30% Polyester
Tag Brand: Russell Athletic
This vintage rock 'n roll tee is from the Rolling Stone's 1981 American tour. Famously, the tour started with a dry run concert at a 300 person venue in Worcester, Massachusetts. Even though the group billed themselves as "Little Boy Blue & The Cock Roaches" 11,000 fans caught wind of the performance and swarmed outside the small venue. The tour was one of the Stone's most epic commercial successes and was in support of the group's most recently released album, Tattoo You. The band grossed $50 Million in ticket sales that year, a record at that time. Total attendance for the tour was three million. The tour innovated how corporate sponsorship could exist in the world of Rock'n'Roll when the Stones sold the branding rights to their concert tickets for $1 Million to the fragrance company Jovan Musk. One of the three opening acts for the Rolling Stones included very little known at the time Prince, though he was not popular at all with the Rolling Stones audiences in 1981.
Unlike most album/tour relationships, the album was a result of the tour rather than the tour being a necessary conclusion to the album. The band wanted to go on tour so associate producer Chris Kimsey dug through rejected songs from the Stone's previous albums and compiled a brand new album out of the left overs of the last 10 years. Despite being comprised of rejected ideas, the album reached the number one ranking on US Billboard 200 weekly charts. The album also produced one of the Stone's most popular songs "Start Me Up".
This white jersey has red 3/4 raglan sleeves and designs on both sides. The front has a picture of a Dragon with the Rolling Stones tongue and lips perched on top of an arena building. The back has the tour's October dates and locations with 'Sold Out' stamped across all of it.
by Bad Revival