The Rolling Stones historic Rio de Janeiro performance in front of a million and a half fans on February 18, 2006 is being released in its entirety for the first time on July 9. The Copacabana Beach show was put out originally on DVD in 2007, but the new remixed, re-edited, and re-mastered version will feature the additional four song left off the previous version.
The crowd was so large on the beach and surrounding the stage that the promoters had to built a special bridge leading from the Copacabana Palace Hotel over the multitude to the performing area. The free concert was sponsored by two Brazilian telecommunications companies and shown on TV throughout the country. It was also broadcast around the world via satellite.
The complete concert will be available on DVD, SD Blu-ray, DVD+2CD, SD Blu-ray+2CD, 2DVD+2CD Deluxe, 2SD Blu-ray+2CD Deluxe, 180 gram 3LP, limited edition 3LP pressed on 180 gram blue, yellow, and green vinyl and digital.
Plus, the Stones are releasing an early taste of this set with a 5-song digital EP - out May 28. This will include “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Wild Horses”, “You Got Me Rocking”, “Happy”, and “Rough Justice”. All the songs are from the Copacabana Beach show, except for “Rough Justice”, which is from the 2005 Salt Lake City concert video available in the Deluxe Edition.