07 October - Indio, California - Empire Polo Club
14 October - Indio, California - Empire Polo Club
19 October - Las Vegas, Nevada - T-Mobile Arena | CANCELLED!
22 October - Las Vegas, Nevada - T-Mobile Arena
=> Yup, that's right! At a french site, sympathyforthedevils.com, we hear that a possible tour this autumn is hopefully getting closer to becoming a real option. [thanks for the tip, gotablouse, IORR] It is said that there could be 15 dates, beginning with France and Germany and that a gig in Paris in October could be likely. Apart from that, there's no further mentioning of the source of this statement. In any ways, we have to remain patient and hope for the best: happy easter everybody! :-)
April 6 - Keith at the Merle Haggard Tribute
=> Keith, too, hits the stage again! Here are some picks of the trip, rehearsals, his guitar and his new bottle opener... more to come...
April 2 - Ronnie on stage at Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall London, March 31
=> Our Ronnie has hit the stage again! Last Friday, he went on stage together with Paul Weller, Kelly Jones and others in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Well done, Ronnie! Eeeeer, how 'bout the new album and tour then, eh? [pics thanks to buybuy johnny [iorr], instagram, twitter]
March 31 - Chuck Berry funeral infos
=> We now have some details for the funeral of Chuck Berry. In an article at stltoday.com it is said that Chucks family has announced that St. Louis will have a chance to say goodbye Chuck Berry next month. "A viewing open to the public will be held April 9, at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard. Fans can pay their respects from 8 a.m. to noon. That will be followed by a funeral celebrating his life, the family said in a press release, but that will be "for family, friends and musical friends" due to limited seating." More details are expected to be issued in the next few days.
March 30 - Charlie & the Danish Radio Big Band / Keith's gotta gig to do!
=> Charlie will release a new live album with the Danish Radio Big Band! He recorded the album in 2010 at the Concert Hall of Denmark in Copenhagen after just four days of rehearsals. The record will feature standards, originals and some Rolling Stones covers (Satisfaction, YCAGWYW and Paint It Black). "Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band" arrives April 21st via Impulse!/Verve for pre-order. See also rollingstone.com for some more lines. Tracklist:
Elvin Suite, Pt. 1
Elvin Suite, Pt. 2
I Should Care
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Paint It Black
=> Keith will join the Merle Haggard Tribute on April 6th in Nashville! Merle Haggard died in April 2016 - Keith Apart from Keith, the impressive all-star lineup "Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard" reads like this: Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Anderson, Bobby Bare, the Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Ronnie Dunn, Alabama, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Lucinda Williams and Connie Smith. Pfewww! As I said: impressive! Read on: rollingstone.com
March 29 - Ole-Ole-Ole plus Bonus-Songs
=> May 26 is the release-date! As already mentioned here (see below, March 2) the latest concert movie after the Cuba-docu, "A Trip Across Latin America" is coming to home video. Apart from the movie, which most of us already know - ;-) - the release features seven live bonus song performances that were captured at various stops of their 2016 Latin American Tour. They are "Out Of Control" (Buenos Aires, Argentina), "Paint It Black" (Buenos Aires, Argentina), "Honky Tonk Women" (Sao Paulo, Brazil), "Sympathy For The Devil" (Sao Paulo, Brazil), "You Got The Silver" (Lima, Peru), "Midnight Rambler" (Lima, Peru) and "Miss You" (Lima, Peru). So while waiting for the new tour and the new album, we have another thing to look forward to!
=> Sad day today. Chuck Berry died! Keith: "One of my big lights has gone out!" Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday (March 18) at the age of 90. Mick: "I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck, you were amazing, and your music is engraved inside us forever." Ronnie: "With the passing of Chuck Berry comes the end of an era. He was one of the best and my inspiration, a true character indeed". The whole band states: "The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock Ďní roll and a massive influence on us. Chuck was not only a brilliant guitarist, singer and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman as a songwriter. His songs will live forever." rollingstone.com / nytimes.com / billboard.com
March 14 - Keith in NYC
=> Just learned, that Keith was in NY these days, together with Don Was and trumpeter Keyon Harrold! Thanks to Christiano from IORR, I can show you the instagram picture of the three buddies. Keyon commented on March 12th: "I had the honor and pleasure of recording with these legends a couple days ago..." - so that session might have been somewhere during last week. Whether they recorded Stones stuff or anything else is left to our imagination. But I say: the music definitely rolled! :-)
March 13 - Tour delay??
=> Ouch! Rumours have it, that the next Rolling Stones Tour could be shifted into later this year, like, autumn or something. At least that would explain why there's almost no news coming up since weeks. If they don't tour in the summer, they also might choose indoor places like arenas as opposed to play stadiums in the summer. Wheather-wise, it's safer to play arenas, although ticket prices would be higher and venues would sell out much faster than stadiums. So, tickets would be more expensive and even harder to get. ... Sigh! We just don't know for sure yet.
March 2 - Release date for Ole Ole Ole!
=> Finally, we have a release date for the DVD of the SA tour docu "A Trip Across Latin America": May 12, 2017! Running time is 153m 30s, of which 1h 40m is the docu and 53m 23s is a bonus called "Live Tracks"! [thx 2 urbansteel, iorr] More details at bbfc.co.uk. I'm going to pre-order for sure! That movie is just great!!
February 28 - Mick @ the Oscars & the next album
=> The next Stones album will not be covers but new songs! That's what Mick said after beeing asked this crucial question. Roger Friedman, writing for showbiz411.com quotes him sying "Iím working on on new songs now.". Mick says the new album will be new. Next up is their 55th anniversary! What a band! :-)
Here are some pics of Mick, partying [thx Bye Bye Johnny, mitch [iorr]]
February 23 - Keith met Ivan Neville and Lisa Fisher in NYC
=> Keith went to see Ivan Neville's piano sessions in the Blue Note! He wrote (or let write) on Twitter: "Stopped by the Blue Note this week to catch a set of Ivan Neville's piano sessions. A mean set with bassist Tony Hill and drummer Raymond Weber. Killer rhythm section!!!". He also met Lisa Fisher there: "Visiting the Blue Note to see the ever exquisite @lisafischerlive!" Nice. So he's still rolling and enjoying life. C'mon, Keith, there's a new tour lurkin'! You do feel the itch, don't you!? ;-)
February 22 - The Stones: I'll go crazy
=> Foud this on the web, liked it, so I'll share it!. It's the Rolling Stones, paying tribute to James Brown in Werchter, Belgium, Tuesday June 5, 2007. Watch out for Lisa; she's truly a great singer!
February 18 - Tour News
=> The european tour is still in the making! Still, dates in several european countries such as France, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina are in the rumoured list of possible dates for the gigs of The Rolling Stones tour 2017. As we are approaching March, things will clear up and you are going to read it here ASAP - promised! :-)
February 6 - TOUR 2017: Austria seems a done deal!
=> Again, nothing official but close: June 3, Spielberg, Red Bull Ring (Racing Track), Austria! The source, oe24.at tells us, that an Spielberg-insider tells of an already signed contract for this date. The headlines tells about some "Abschied" i.e. farewell, but that's the usual tabloid crap since the late 60ies, hehehe ... So, at last, we're about to approch safer ground than just rumours. Great! More coming up for sure, soon!
February 3 - Tourdate-rumours: update
=> We're still in the negociating- or bidding-phase, but this comes to an end, soon. As for Vienna, there could be an alternative place. Dublin is still rumoured as well as Paris. Now, we also hear about Munich and a gig in Italy. Nijmwegen is still in the bids, and maybe the tour could wind up in the UK. Nothing is certain, though, yet. We'll get to know for sure soon...
February 2 - Stones at Croke Park, IE, this year?
=> According to the Irish Independent and the Irish Sun as well as the Irish Mirror, the Stones might be playing at the Dublin stadium this June. Nothing official though, of course. They last played there in 2007, so it would be a massive draw for this gig. As the stadium has a limit as to not more than three concerts per year and the other two are already confirmed for U2 and Coldplay, this decision sounds reasonable. So this is not officially confirmed, but likely! :-) If you stumble across sites who want to sell you tickets for this tour although nothing is officialy confirmed yet, just skip it!
January 28 - So the Stones were again #1 these days! Ain't that great?!
=> Here's a little reminder of the first BLUES #1 in England, "Little Red Rooster" by The Rolling Stones in 1965, originally written by Willi Dixon in 1961. See Brian in all his glory playing bottleneck and the Stones this time playing live at the Ed Sullivan Show. I'm so proud of 'em (and that's for a reason!) - WHAT-A-BAND!
January 26 - Outch! No Stones in Vienna
=> That's not so funny: there will be no Stones gig in Vienna tis year, as rumours told before. At least, it's official, now, so we're heading towards more reliable dates. As you can read at ORF.at Josef Schartner, the press officer of "Rock in Vienna", has denied that there have been negotiations with the band alltogether. The Greenticket.at site has meanwhile removed it's offer of Stones tickets for the said festival.
January 17 - Happy Birthday, Mick Taylor!
=> Guitar virtuoso Mick turns 68 today, if I'm not mistaken! Thanks a million, Mick, for all the groove and licks and bends and melody, fills, great rhythm and even greater lead you gave to all of us!!!
Here's 'Winter' from Goats Head Soup and Mick's solo from 2000 - thx kleermaker1000 for uploading this to YT!
=> I guess you guessed right - I had a few days off... :-) Yes - some days less computer, more books and healthy walks through the cold, clear air. But now, I'm back.
=> What can we expect for 2017? We can be sure to get a new album and an european tour this year. Below you see some of the rumoured venues - there will be more. However, nothing more has surfaced since last month. The Stones are on holidays, too, but things will come to life back again soon. You'll get notice as soon as I hear about anything interesting. But I won't quote all rumours that fly around as most of them simply too far fetched. That won't happen to anything interesting, though, promised!
BTW - I very much thank you all for keep visiting my little Stones-site here through all the years! I'm really honored and very thankful to you and I hope, you'll keep coming back! :-) Here's a little spanish, SA "Thank You" for you folks, but only for a short while... enjoy! (right-click & save-as ...)
=> Ok, to start things up a little, have a nice, hilarious little read with this litte text here, called: "Keith Richards kept on shooting me"- wonderful! [thx Dough, Argus, sdb]
December 30 - Rumors become more concrete
=> Good news as the year winds down: Vienna/Austria is not officially confirmed, but almost! Austrian tabloid "Heute" knows, that there are 2 dates which may get set for 2 shows in Vienna: June 3 & 4. They also name three more dates for Paris (June 24), Oslo (July 1) and somewhere in the Netherlands on July 14. Here's article (german) ... more to come soon, I guess! ^^
December 17 - Tour rumors!
=> Tour rumours keep on rumbling. So far, there are 5 cities in the game with possible dates for June and July 2017: Oslo, Barcelona, Vienna, Nijmegen and Paris!
December 15 - Tour 2017!
=> Nothing official, but as we can see from "The Rolling Stones are planning a new world tour" (msn.com), the planing and negociating is still going on behind the curtans. Wether it's gonna be a world tour or only an european tour is still unknown. I would expect an european tour and the dates maybe next June and July (thx BV, iorr) ...
December 11 - Nice finds
=> Well, some of you may know 'em already, but I just feel lucky to see & hear them: really nicely done interviews! Keith:
About Ronnie: not only is he 7 years sober now, but because of his twin daughters, he's also got the power to quit smoking. Man, I really admire that. Keep it on, Ronnie! My deepest respekt!
=> Nice read: about Exhibitionism NYC and curator Ileen Gallagher: Re-creating Rolling Stones History - For the show "Exhibitionism", a curator brought together the band's artifacts and reconstructed the rooms where the Stones worked and lived.
December 7 - Stones are #1 / Interviews, new album & tour
=> Kristen Stewart makes the scene, too. Straight from the new Rolling Stones video for Ride 'Em On Down (see below), she's "No shoes, no bra, no f*cks" (marieclaire.com)
December 4 - Interviews, new album & tour
=> We can me asured about a new album next year and a tour! According to contactmusic.net, the Stones are in the planning for a tour next year: 'A source told The Sun: 'Mick will never lose that bug for performing. Next year is going to be a big one, but not just because fatherhood is looming once again. He's keen to go back on the road and play in huge stadiums, and some have already been secretly booked out in preparation for a possible show.''
=> Japanese agency TBS newseye has also interviewed all 4 Stones, but longer or less cut. So here are Mick (9:27), Keith (14:44), Charlie (11:56), and Ronnie (13:32)
December 3 - B&L
=> I can't help it. I love this band! Listening to the songs from B&L, I'm almost in tears. What a band! Are we fans LUCKY of what, for Chrissakes? "Unrepressed Rythm 'N' Blues with the unmitigating, ebulient, perturbing Rollin' Stones!". Period. 'nuf said. Let it roll! What a band ... (btw: why only 12 songs? Let the next 12-sets coming loosely as they happen, how 'bout that, Mick, Keith, Charlie, Ronnie?)
=> Ronnie tweeted sweetly about Blue&Lonesome with 2 thumbs up, hehehe
December 1 - Just 1 day to go
=> If you haven't heard it yet - the wait is nearly over! Tomorrow, the new Stones album Blue & Lonesome hits the stores and download sites. Reviews are really good so far!
=> Matt Wilkinson interviewd Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie for Apple Music:
=> Shaun Keaveny presents the 6 Music Rolling Stones Listening party today at 23:00 hours! He'll invite fans to pick classic Stones songs, play archive recordings, and build to midnight when he'll play the new all blues album Lonesome and Blues in full, sharing track by track reaction from the audience!
July 20, 2011 (and for eternity) - The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers And The Lost Photo Session
Ok, this comes a bit late. But since there are no more news about the possible gigs for Hide Park or anything like a tour in 2012 right now, I thought we could use the occasion and look back over yonder...
Recently, a treasure of photographs were discoverd after photographer Peter Webb's negatives went missing after shooting the Stones for that monster record "Sticky Fingers". Then, out of nowhere, they are re-discovered after a gap of almost 40 years. Let's have a look... oh man, have a look at Keith's eyes ...