This was the first Stones tour with new guitarist Ron Wood, after Mick Taylor left the band. The announcement of the tour became famous in itself when the band ignored reporters at a May 1st press conference and instead, drove down Broadway in New York City, playing "Brown Sugar" on the back of a flatbed truck.
As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.