The Rolling Stones’ 1977 secret shows in Toronto are ready for the very first release

The Rolling Stones’ legendary two-night adventure in a small Toronto venue in 1977 – a pair of secret shows the band played as ‘The Cockroaches’ – will be released for the first time in May.

Living at El Mocambo features the entire Stones – or Cockroaches – concert on March 5, 1977 at the 300-seat club in Toronto, plus three bonus tracks from the March 4 show. While a handful of Mocambo tracks were featured on the 1977 live album live you livethe full set was never officially released in its entirety.

Ahead of the live album’s arrival, the Stones shared a pair of tracks from “El Mo”: “Rip This Joint” and “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll”:

According to legend, the El Mocambo shows were advertised as headlining gigs for Canadian rock band April Wine, with the unknown Cockroaches set to open the shows; it wasn’t until fans arrived on March 4 that they realized April Wine was actually the opening act and the Cockroaches were the Stones.

The surprise shows featured a mix of hits (“Let’s Spend the Night Together”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Brown Sugar”), blues covers (“Little Red Rooster”, “Mannish Boy”, “Worried Life Blues “). , tracks from their brand new album black and blue (“Hot Stuff”, “Hand of Fate”, “Melody”) and the very first performance of “Worried About You”, a song which resurfaced four years later in 1981. tattoo yourself.

Living at El Mocambowhich is due out May 13 and available for pre-order now, will be available in a variety of formats including double CD, digitally, 4 LP black vinyl and 4 LP neon vinyl set.

Living at El Mocambo Track list

1. Honky Tonk Women (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
2. All Down The Line (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
3. Hand of Fate (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
4. Route 66 (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
5. Fool To Cry (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
6. Crazy Mama (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
7. Mannish Boy (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
8. Crackin’ Up (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
9. Dance Little Sister (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
10. Around and around (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
11. Tumbling Dice (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
12. Hot Stuff (Live at El Mocambo 1977)
13. Star Star (Live at El Mocambo 1977)
14. Let’s spend the night together (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
15. Worried Life Blues (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
16. Little Red Rooster (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
17. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
18. Rip This Joint (Live at El Mocambo 1977)
19. Brown Sugar (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
20. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
21. Melody (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
22. Luxury (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
23. Worried About You (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)

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