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1 Industry Overview > Touring History

Touring History

So how did this all start? Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mr. Mick Jagger, courtesy of Fortune magazine:

In the beginning there wasn’t any money to be made from touring. There wasn’t a touring industry. The touring shows in the old days had eight to ten acts; you’d go out and do your two numbers, your hit record or your next one or your last one, and that was your lot. Obviously there was somebody maybe who made money, but it certainly wasn’t the act. If you were really good in America, for instance, you got to play in Vegas, and that was the only time you made money. There was no touring industry until approximately 1969, when we were one of the first bands to create or be part of the burgeoning touring industry. Of course by then records were selling a lot. Recorded music and the business of it is a totally separate subject from the road an....7


  

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