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After rehearsing 19 shows in Toronto, there were 34 autumn shows, 21 winter ones, 15 during spring and 37 during summer. Five in total were cancelled in Marseilles, Paris, Lyon, Bilbao and Gijón, and five more were postponed in Italy, Ireland and Great Britain.
The Bridges to Babylon Tour was the largest Rolling Stones tour at the time, exceeding sales of their record-breaking 1994-1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour. It was believed 4,577,000 people attended the tour over the 108 shows - 2,020,000 in Europe, 2,009,000 in North America, 348,000 in Argentina/Brazil and 200,000 in Japan. The tour reached 25 countries and is the second largest North American tour of all time - second to the Rolling Stones' subsequent A Bigger Bang Tour. Many critics considered Bridges to Babylon one of the band's weaker albums in recent times, so perhaps it is remarkable that the supporting tour was one of the largest in history.
The best recordings of the tour were sold a year later on a live album called No Security. As a result, the band commenced another tour in support of this album called the No Security Tour. It played to much smaller venues and fewer destinations. The Bridges to Babylon Tour show in St. Louis, Missouri was later sold on DVD and became a fast seller.