The tour was preceded by a benefit concert for the Nicaraguan earthquake victims at the Los Angeles Forum, Inglewood, California (January 18). Just as during the 1972 US tour, Bobby Keys and Jim Price provided the brass work. and both Nicky Hopkins and Ian Stewart (some shows) played piano. Stu especially filled the gap when Hopkins had to jet back and forth between live dates with the Stones, and mixing and mastering sessions for his upcoming solo album in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Adapted from the following sources:
Martin Elliott, The Rolling Stones: Complete Recording Sessions 1962-2002, Cherry Red Books, 2002.
Julian Dawson, And On Piano.....Nicky Hopkins, Backstage Press, 2011.