Crowd for the Rolling Stones at Rock Superbowl XII


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Crowd for the Rolling Stones at Rock Superbowl XII

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Rock Superbowl XII


Rolling Stones
Orlando (Fla.)
Rock concerts
Rock music--United States


The crowd at Rock Superbowl XII featuring the Rolling Stones at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on October 25, 1981. The ticket price was $15.60, including tax, and the show began at noon, with the doors opening at 9 am. The opening act was Van Halen. The concert was promoted by Cellar Door Productions and Beach Club Productions. This photograph was taken by Orlando radio personality, Mick Dolan.

The Rolling Stones are an English rock and blues band formed in 1962 that have become one of the most successful musical acts of all time. The band enjoyed the height of their commercial and critical success during the 1960s and 1970s. The Tangerine Bowl has also been known as Orlando Stadium, the Citrus Bowl, Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium and is currently known as Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. It opened in 1936 and has been home to numerous sporting and entertainment events throughout its existence.

The Rolling Stones 1981 Tour was the first time a band had a corporate sponsorship, allowing Jovan Musk to pay them several million dollars to sponsor the tour without the band having to officially endorse the company. The band explained that "selling out" to corporate sponsors would help keep ticket prices down. The average ticket price was $16 and the tour grossed $50 million in tickets sales, the highest of any tour in 1981. This would be the last time the band toured the United States until 1989.


Dolan, Mick


Original color photograph: Private Collection of Mick Dolan.

Date Created

ca. 1981-10-25


Dolan, Mick

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photograph.

Is Part Of

Rock Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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1 color photograph


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Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Florida

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Mick Dolan and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Mick Dolan

External Reference

Booth, Stanley. The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones. Chicago, IL: A Capella, 2000.
Kozak, Roman. “Rockbill Ties Music Acts With Advertisers." Billboard Newspaper (October 17, 1981): 6, 17.
Loder, Kurt and Steven Pond. “Stones Tour Pays Off." Rolling Stone 361 (January 21, 1982).
Galbraith, Gary. “1981 American Tour 1981 (Still Life) Part 1: 14th September to 26th October." The "Rocks Off" Rolling Stones Setlists Page.
Rock Super Bowl XII.” Orlando Rock Super Bowls. Rock Show

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Original Format

1 color photograph



Dolan, Mick, “Crowd for the Rolling Stones at Rock Superbowl XII,” RICHES, accessed July 24, 2024,