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.
Randy Tuten is the only poster artist whose work spans five decades of design for The Fillmore. The 23 year-old San Francisco native was hired by Bill Graham in January, 1969, and their mutual taste for traditional, readable design style led to a long-lasting work relationship. Although influenced by the compositions of "Fillmore Five" artists Mouse, Kelley and Griffin, Tuten avoided "... Heavy meaning in my posters." Tuten's style reflected his skill as a draftsman, and his designs evolved into an eclectic mix of graphic imagery, lettering and photographs.