The Rolling Stones to release full Copacabana Beach show for the first time

The Rolling Stones play Copacabana Beach
Copacabana Beach on 18 February 2006 (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The Rolling Stones are to release the full version of their famed Copacabana Beach show for the first time. The original performance – filmed at a free concert for an estimated 1.2 million fans in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on 18 February 2006 – was first released as part of The Biggest Bang DVD the following year. 

Now it's being repackaged for multiple formats, with the four songs missing from the original release – Tumbling Dice, Oh No, Not You Again, This Place Is Empty, and Sympathy For The Devil – joining the rest of the set on the remastered and remixed The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach. 

The package will be released on July 9 on multiple formats including 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 via digital platforms.

Preceding the main event will be two other releases: a digital EP featuring Sympathy For The Devil, Wild Horses, You Got Me Rocking, Happy and Rough Justice will be released on May 28, with the latter track recorded at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City in 2005.

There will also be a limited edition 10” picture disc released as part of the first of this year's Record Store Day Drops on June 12. It'll feature Rain Fall Down from the Copacabana show, and Rough Justice from Salt Lake City.

Watch a trailer for the release below. The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach is available to pre-order now


Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.