Stones Take it to the MAX
Tenn. (August 1, 2001) - "Rolling Stones at the Max" takes
the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band and puts them on
the world's largest film format -IMAX. For four shows
only, August 17 and 18, fans here can live the band's
STEEL WHEELS/Urban Jungle Tour at the Tennessee Aquarium
This 89-minute concert film gives viewers more than "satisfaction"
through a powerful big-screen, big sound movie. Shot over
a period of five nights on location in Europe, IMAX captures
the infamous rock and roll band blasting out 15 of their
biggest hits. Songs like "Start Me Up," "Honky Tonk Woman,"
"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll," "Brown Sugar" and, of course,
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" put you on stage with the
The Los Angeles Times calls it "An overwhelming experience";
Ebert gives it "two thumbs up"; and Daily Variety says,
"The future of concert films is here, and its name is IMAX."
"Just as no rock band in the world can rival the thrill
of the Rolling Stones at the peak of their form, so no ordinary
film can match the impact of IMAX," said Cindy Todd, marketing
director of the Aquarium & IMAX Theater. "Put the Stones
and IMAX together and you have one of the most exciting
concert films ever made."
In the fall of 1989, 27 years after their inception, the
Rolling Stones launched one of the most ambitious and successful
concert events in rock 'n' roll history. Through 117 shows
in 60 cities across three continents, the band's Steel WheelsS/Urban
Jungle Tour garnered unprecedented critical praise and public
support. By the tour's end in August 1990, more than 6.2
million tickets were sold.
IMAX has transformed all expectations of what watching a
film can be. In a world of large-screen television and video,
a trip to an IMAX theater delivers what home entertainment
cannot: wide-eyed, open-mouthed delight. With IMAX-a system
that combines a screen as big as an eight-story building
with pin-sharp clarity and studio sound-not only do you
experience what is on screen, you are part of it. It's larger
than live...it's the ultimate experience for fans of all
The Rolling Stones were labeled "The World's Greatest Rock
'n' Roll Band" in the late 60s, and few disputed the claim.
The band formed in London in 1962 and named themselves after
a Muddy Waters song. In June 1963, the Stones released their
first single, Chuck Berry's "Come On," which reached number
21 on the British charts. In April 1964 their first album
was released in the U.K., and two months later they made
their first American tour.
The band, inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in
January 1989, recorded their 39th album, "Steel Wheels,"
and released it in August 1989. The Steel Wheels North American
Tour opened at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia on Aug.
31, 1989, and was eventually seen by 3.2 million people
in 30 U.S. cities. The astonishing success of the tour continued
in Japan with a record-breaking string of 10 shows at the
In May the Rolling Stones Urban Jungle/Europe 1990 Tour
continued the momentum, covering 10 countries and playing
to over 2.5 million fans. "Steel Wheels" became the best-selling
Rolling Stones album in 10 years, and "Flashpoint," the
live album of the tour, was released in May 1991.
are Aug. 17 and 18
tickets may be purchased by phone at 1-800-262-0695.
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
$11 for members; $12 for non-members; no child prices;