Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use THE The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972 was a much-publicized and much-written-about concert tour of the United States and Canada in June and July 1972 by The Rolling Stones. Constituting the band's first performances in the United States following the Altamont Free Concert in December 1969, critic Dave Marsh would later write that the tour was "part of rock and roll legend" and one of the "benchmarks of an era." The tour and difficulties: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards share a microphone during the June 1972 Winterland shows The tour in part supported the group's Exile on Main St. album, which was released a few weeks earlier on 12 May. It was also part of a tour-America-every-three-years rotation that the group established in 1969 and maintained through 1981. On the first show of the tour, 3 June in Vancouver, British Columbia, 31 policemen were treated for injuries when more than 2,000 fans attempted to crash the Pacific Coliseum.[2] In San Diego on 13 June, there were 60 arrests and 15 injured during disturbances. In Tucson, Arizona on 14 June, an attempt by 300 youths to storm the gates led to police using tear gas.[3] While in Chicago for three appearances on 19 and 20 June, the group stayed at Hugh Hefner's original Playboy Mansion in the Gold Coast district.[4] Eighty-one people were arrested at the two sellout Houston shows on 25 June, mostly for marijuana possession and other minor drug offences.[5] There were 61 arrests in the large crowd at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July.[6] On 13 July police had to block 2,000 ticket-less fans from trying to gain access to the show in Detroit.[7] On 17 July at the Montreal Forum a bomb blew up in the Stones' equipment van, and replacement gear had to be flown in; then it was discovered that 3,000 forged tickets had been sold, causing a fan riot and a late start to the concert.[2] The next day, 18 July, the Stones' entourage got into a fight with photographer Andy Dickerman in Rhode Island, and Jagger and Richards landed in jail, imperilling that night's show at the Boston Garden. Boston Mayor Kevin White, fearful of a riot if the show were cancelled, intervened to bail them out; the show went on, albeit with another late start. Dickerman would later file a £22,230 lawsuit against the band.[8] The tour ended with four shows over three consecutive nights at New York City's Madison Square Garden, the first night of which saw 10 arrests and two policemen injured,[9] and the last leading to confrontations between the crowd outside Madison Square Garden and the police.[10] The last show on 26 July, Jagger's birthday, had balloons and confetti falling from Madison Square Garden's ceiling and Jagger blowing the candles off a huge cake. Pies were also wheeled in, leading to a pie fight between the Rolling Stones and the audience.[10] Following the final performance, a party was held in Jagger's honor by Ahmet Ertegun. Guests included Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Andy Warhol, the Capote entourage, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, while the Count Basie Orchestra provided musical entertainment. At the event, Dylan characterized the tour as "encompassing" and "the beginning of cosmic consciousness."[11] Rock critic Robert Christgau reported that the mood of the shows was friendly, with Jagger "undercut[ting] his fabled demonism by playing the clown, the village idiot, the marionette. Tracklist; 1. 0:00 Intro Keith Richards; 2. 0:18 Brown Sugar; 3. 3:42 Bitch; 4. 8:10 Rocks Off; 5. 11:55 Gimme Shelter; 6. 16:58 Dead Flowers; 7. 20:50 Sweet Black Angel; 8. 23:55 Happy; 9. 26:46 Honky Tonk Women; 10. 29:43 Tumbling Dice; 11. 34:15 Loving Cup; 12. 38:42 Torn and Frayed; 13. 43:34 Ventilator Blues; 14. 46:54 Love In Vain; 15. 52:50 Sweet Virginia; 16. 57:30 You Can't Always Get What You Want; 17. 1:05:00 All Down The Line; 18. 1:08:58 Midnight Rambler; 19. 1:21:10 Band Introduction; 20. 1:21:59 Bye Bye Johnny; 21. 1:25:06 Don't Lie To Me; 22. 1:27:25 Rip This Joint; 23. 1:29:38 Jumpin' Jack Flash; 24. 1:33:11 Street Fighting Man; 25. 1:37:38 Uptight Satisfaction