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THE ROLLING STONES 2015 ZIP CODE TOUR

  1. 24 MAY - SAN DIEGO - PETCO PARK
  2. 30 MAY - COLUMBUS, OH - OHIO STADIUM
  3. 3 JUNE - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - TCF BANK STADIUM
  4. 6 JUNE - DALLAS, TX - AT&T STADIUM
  5. 9 JUNE - ATLANTA, GA - BOBBY DODD STADIUM
  6. 12 JUNE - ORLANDO, FL - ORLANDO CITRUS BOWL
  7. 17 JUNE - NASHVILLE, TN - LP FIELD
  8. 20 JUNE - PITTSBURGH, PA - HEINZ FIELD
 
  1. 23 JUNE - MILWAUKEE, WI - SUMMERFEST
  2. 27 JUNE - KANSAS CITY, MO - ARROWHEAD STADIUM
  3. 1 JULY - RALEIGH, NC - CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM
  4. 4 JULY - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEDWAY
  5. 8 JULY - DETROIT, MI - COMERICA PARK
  6. 11 JULY - BUFFALO, NY - RALPH WILSON STADIUM
  7. 15 JULY - QUEBEC, QC - LE FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ DE QUÉBEC

[older news => Tour 2013 | Rehearsals 2013 | 2012-2 | 2012-1 | 2011 | 2010 ]


Tourstart San Diego:

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May 21 - Secret Gig Aftermath

The Rolling Stones onstage at the Fonda Theatre - LA, 20.05.2015 The Rolling Stones onstage at the Fonda Theatre - LA, 20.05.2015 The Rolling Stones onstage at the Fonda Theatre - LA, 20.05.2015 The Rolling Stones onstage at the Fonda Theatre - LA, 20.05.2015 The Rolling Stones onstage at the Fonda Theatre - LA, 20.05.2015 The Rolling Stones onstage at the Fonda Theatre - LA, 20.05.2015

=> Great reviews for a even bigger show: the press on yesterday's gig at the Fonda theatre! The Denver Post: Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of stadium tour / The NY Times: Rolling Stones Rock Small LA Club Ahead of Stadium Tour / UT San Diego: Rolling Stones soar at surprise L.A. show: The band's Wednesday gig at the intimate Fonda Theatre was a triumph of passion and musical craft. It bodes very well for the group's Sunday Petco Park show. /

May 20 - Secret Gig today! ... ok, SOLD OUT! / They play the complete Sticky Fingers and more!!!!

Ronnie on his way to the Fonda Theatre - LA, 20.05.2015 Ticket for the Fonda Theatre Show: $5 ! - LA, 20.05.2015 Fonda Theatre Show: the setlist - LA, 20.05.2015

Ladies and gentlemen, on the first night of their American tour, will you please welcome THE ROLLING STONES!
Hey hey hey! How you doing, alright? First song:

  1. Start Me Up
    Thank you! How you doin’ alright? Nice to see you! This one we do called
  2. When The Whip Comes Down
  3. All Down The Line
    This is our first show, on Sunday we go to San Diego and play for the San Diegans
    So tonight we’re doing something we've never done before... we used to make these things that go round & round with cardboard covers...
    We're gonna do the whole of STICKY FINGERS! In the order of the 8 track tape... The 1st one we’re gonna do is
  4. Sway
  5. Dead Flowers
    We’re gonna continue the slightly countryish feel, this one we recorded in Muscle Shoals, which I suppose is in the country...
  6. Wild Horses
    I should’ve warned you there are lots of 60s drug references in the songs. It was quite a groovy scene..I think it’s coming back around here. Here's one of them, it's called
  7. Sister Morphine
    Yes indeed, that’s a bit of a down song! And there's more to come it was a bit of a down period!
    This one is by Mississippi Fred McDowell, with a 12string & Keith's gonna do the 12string tonight
  8. You Gotta Move
    This one's called
  9. Bitch
  10. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    Thank you! And thank you, Karl Denson! A bit of jazz, almost jazz there, a rarity!
    We’re going to do this one nice and slow…
  11. I Got The Blues
    How’s it going so far, alright? Blimey, next year we’ll come back and do the whole of Satanic Majesties... This one is called
  12. Moonlight Mile
    Just one more from that album!
  13. Brown Sugar
    Thank you so much Los Angeles!
    ENCORES
    We’re gonna do a bit of a tribute to BB King who was a hero of ours. He was a lovely guy & who was so influential on us
  14. Rock Me Baby
    How you feelin out there? Are you feelin good? Everybody so oh yeah!
  15. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    Thank you very much! Wanna hear a bit more? We're gonna do this one fast!
  16. Can't Turn You Loose
    Thank you very much everybody! Take a bow!

=> Not really *THAT* surprise: some hundred tickets were online, now the Club is sold out. Tickets were available for $ 5.- apparently. Beware of the scalpers!

=> Click on this pic: LA Club Show May 2015

WHO: THE ROLLING STONES
WHAT: LOS ANGELES CLUB SHOW, PLAYING EVERY SONG FROM STICKY FINGERS & MORE…
WHEN: TONIGHT
ONSALE: TODAY AT 12 NOON PT, ONLY AT rollingstones.com
Show time: 8 PM // Doors open at 6:30 PM // No line-ups prior to 5:30 PM

=> Yes, it's today and the re-release of Sticky Fingers will play a role! Apparently, there's a filmcrew at the theatre and maybe there is a broadcast later [thx paperposter, sdb]. That could point less to a simple warm-up gig but more to a kind of DVD production or something. The filming is done by JA Digital from London, UK. Local station announced that show without mentioning tickets [thx Fonda, sdb]. Maybe it's on invitation only, like the gig at the Beacon...

=> OPENING ACTS: Brad Paisley in NASHVILLE, Kid Rock in OHIO, St. Paul and the Broken Bones in ATLANTA and BUFFALO, Buddy Guy in MILWAUKEE, Gary Clark Jr in SAN DIEGO, Grace Potter in DALLAY [thx Chris!], Ed Sheeran in KANSAS CITY, Awolnation in PITTSBURGH, Walk The Moon in DETROIT

=> Only a few days left before the tour starts: it's about time for another surprise gig of the Rolling Stones in LA/Hollywood! Some rumors point to the Fonda Theatre, but that's not certain. In less than 24 hours, we will know for sure! I'm so much enjoying the excitement growing again just before all of this happens. Tons of good luck to all of you who are in the area and are prepared to join in the right queue! Send in some lines, post some pics, TWEET TO STONESNEWS, if possible, and let's share the fun!

May 19 - Q&A Twitter-session aftermath

=> Whereas devoted Stones fans haven't heard any real or spectacular news during yesterday's Twitter session, the press comes up with these: Utsandiego.com: Rolling Stones Twitter Q&A highlights, Telegraph.co.uk: Secret to immortality is 'going to church' Rolling Stone Keith Richards says or Ultimateclassicrock.com: Rolling Stones Discuss Forthcoming Tour, and Mick Jagger’s Rear End, in Twitter Q&A.
Together with us, however, the LA Weekly asks: ARE THE ROLLING STONES PLAYING THE FONDA ON WEDNESDAY?

=> Meanwhile, Mick takes his daughter Karis and her family out for shopping in Beverly Hills. See the DailyMail.co.uk for some lines of text and the pics!

Mick at rehearsals, 18.05.2015

May 18 - Q&A Twitter-session + special announcement today / Fonda Theater with secret gig?

=> Mick's done, now it's time for Keith!

- Any comment on the music, life & times of BB King?
- Who're some of your inspirations?
- As older men now, if u could talk to your 20yrold selves what would you tell them?
- Can you get Keith to teach me the secret to immortality?
- Do you ever look in the mirror &think I'm one lucky SOB? See you boys in Dallas on 6/6
- What was your favorite memory of making Sticky Fingers?
- What is the atmosphere like at rehearsals?

Ok, who's next?? Mick!

- Did Warhol turn in any rough sketches/ art of the Sticky Fingers concept...?
- Does the new Sticky LP come with a zip? In the 70s my mum used the zip to repair my sister’s trousers!
- Who are your favourite rappers!
- What is the song Moonlight Mile about? Named my dog after that song…
- What’s your favourite BB King song?
- You’ve been performing for over 50 years…do you still get pre-gig nerves? How do you overcome them?
- What can fans look forward to in the re-release...?
- Do any of the Rolling Stones watch gameofthrones?
- Hey Mick! What’s your secret in keeping your voice so strong?

Now it's time for Ronnie.

- Describe your musical career in one word
- If you had not been a Stone, what would you have liked to be?
- If you had to share a room with anothermember of the band for one night, who'd it be?
- How do you keep your hair looking so good playing for 2+ hours on stage? It's fantastic!
- Is there any particular lesser known song that you'd love to play live but haven't?
- You fine gentlemen are even better live now than when I saw you in the 80s. Explain yourselves!
- I am an RollingStones collector. What if anything does each band member collect?
- Who is your biggest influence in music?
- Did you know what you were getting yourself into when you joined the stones?

Here's some information about the first questions to Charlie:

- Do you have special rituals before a show?
- Charlie, do you break many sticks on tour, if so how many at a guess?
- Charlie, I Know you love horses but can you ride one? Never seen a picture of that
- Charlie, which Stones song would you like to have heard Charlie Parker or Duke Ellington cover?
- Are you sick of seeing Mick's arse after all these years?
- Have you got a favorite live album by the Stones?
- Charlie, will you ever make a Twitter account?!

=> So today we'll get some Questions answered and some special announcement by the Rolling Stones. This will take place (in order from east to the west) at 7 PM in central Europe, 6 PM in England, 1 PM at the US East Coast and at 10 AM at US West Coast.

=> CaliforniaRocker.com boasts with an information of a "source close to The Rolling Stones" that the band will do a warm-up gig at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday, May 20th. [thx JDel, uc] Ok, that's quite possible, but not sure. Anyways, I hope they'll lay a secret gig befor the tourstart; usually, they do, so let's keep our fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, at fondatheater.com, the Wednesday 20. gig of Shakey Graves has been moved to the Belasco Theater, due to "logistics" ... hmmm, go figure!

May 16 - Keith & Chuck D / B.B. King

=> Here's a pic from outside the rehearsals; Keith and Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour, Public Enemy) [thx Mr. DDD, iorr]

Keith and Chuck D, May 15, 2015Keith and B.B. King, Chicago, 1997

May 14 - Q&A with the Stones! / RIP, BB King!

=> Using Twitter as a direct-to-fan tool, the Stones are to host their first ever Twitter questions and answers session from 6pm (GMT) this Monday (May 18)! Each of their individual pages (@mickjagger, @officialkeef, @ronniewood) will be involved, too, and a special announcement is also expected to be made for us at that time. Now I really wonder, what that special announcement will be: the date for the 'complete Sticky Fingers' show? A new album? The rehearsal setlists? Some new infos about "From the Fault" issues?

=> The King of the Blues, B.B. King, died May 14 in his house in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old. The brilliant bluesman who inspired a generation of guitarists and singers will be missed very much. I hope, he is happy jamming with Robert, Stevie Ray, Jimi and so many others of his admirers. Read more about B.B. at rollingstone.com.

May 13 - Rehearsals: the band sounds great!

=> That's about all of the information we get these days about rehearsals. So, some think, the fact that they for the first time rehearse at a place where nobody can hear anything except when being allowed inside the studio, could point to the fact that they want to surprise the fans with something. Could that be the secret Sticky Fingers show? Well, that would be no real surprise, at least for us, because this was already mentioned here some time before. To the main audience, however, this will be big news. Despite of the sparse news we receive about rehearsals, what we can accept as almost certain is, that they will stress the Sticky Fingers tracks during rehearsals. We will expect them to do some secret gig before the official tour starts, so that should be quite soon. And, they sound great at rehearsals these days!

May 12 - Happy Birthday: 50 Years of get no Satisfaction

=> That famous chorus line was finally recorded half a century ago: I Can't Get No Satisfaction! On May 10, the Stones recorded, and then abandoned, their first version of "Satisfaction" at the famed Chess Records studios in Chicago. Two days later, at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, the band gave the song a second shot, Richards added a Gibson Maestro Fuzz-Tone pedal, and a timeless classic was born. Here they are with the famous 'washing maschine' at the Shindig show, when they blurred a line of Mick's lyrics:

May 10 - Liza Minelli / Live At Leeds Details

=> Charlie and Ronnie were seen at the Catalina Jazz Club in LA on Sunday night, accompanied by Liza Minelli. They were there to witness Lisa (Fisher, that is), who had a gig there. Slightly more details at Ny Post's Page Six.

=> The Examiner has some more details about the upcoming release of "Live At Leeds" for us. Most important will be this: "Originally recorded for BBC broadcast, a truncated version of the album has long been a highly sought after bootleg under the title Get Your Leeds Lungs Out! The new official release, that will be featured as a bonus CD on the Sticky Fingers deluxe version, will feature all 11 songs performed on the original 60 minute BBC special plus two more bonus tracks not aired on the program, including: "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Live with Me" for a total of 13 tracks." - well, that ain't bad at all, right?!

May 10 - Rehearsals have started in LA

=> According to Bjornulf [iorr], rehearsals have started. The band is rehearsing in one of the many studios in LA, but alas, he says that you can't hear anything outside about what they play inside. That of course would imply, that it is very difficult to get informations about what exactly they rehearse. Maybe someone from the studio or something could provide more details about their schedule. In any case, if there's some interesting news, I'll share it here and elswhere - if anybody reading this here and is able to get infos from the rehearsals, please report them to zebulon[AT]stonesnews.com.

May 7 - Goodbye to Great Britan

=> Recommended Read: Robert Greenfield, famous Stones biographer, is cited here at theguardian.com with one of the articles he wrote for Rolling Stone in April 1971: "Goodbye Great Britain: The Rolling Stones on Tour" - hilarious and very entertaining!

May 6 - Nepal charity / Ronnie & Sally in LA

=> Beverley Knight, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have released a charity single to raise funds for the survivors of the Nepal Earthquake. Look Into Your Heart, by songwriter Matt Clifford and produced by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, was recorded at Abbey Road studios with a 100-strong choir of Save The Children supporters. Ronnie Wood said: "I am delighted that this recording made by us for Save The Children will help with the Nepal Appeal."

=> This morning, Sally tweeted "It's 5.30am & dark, so here's my hello from LA!" together with a snap of the 'Welcome to Los Angeles' board from the airport. In other words: rehearsals are going to start soon!

May 5 - Rehearsals to start THIS week! / Alternative, extended BITCH

=> Ronnie tells Classic Rock Magazine, that the band will start rehearsals this week in LA! Aaah! can't wait for the rehearsal news - will they rehearse all of Sticky Fingers? In any case, please Ronnie, get that hand well and ready, please! Click here for viewing the MP4! [thx buybuy johnny, gotdablouse, iorr]

At stereogum.com you can read about and listen to an extended version of Bitch from the new to be re-released album Sticky Fingers. Very recommended. For your convenience: listen to it right here:

May 2 - New book from Ronnie: his diary

=> Ronnie will have a new book out soon: his diary from the sixties when he was just about 17 years old. Text at Genesis Publications: Ten years before he joined the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood's musical apprenticeship with the Birds catapulted him onto the stage of swinging London's music scene, aged just 17.
Ronnie: "I suppose my own private world is in the diary."
Featuring a cast of characters including Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithfull and many more, the story of Ronnie's adventures was handwritten in his 1965 diary. Inspired by its discovery 50 years later, Ronnie Wood presents his journal for the first time, with an introduction by Charlie Watts and much more in this signed book and record set.
Charlie: "Ronnie is a force of nature. And still given to behaving like the 17-year-old he is in this book."

You can pre-order two different versions by now: Collector Copies: £295.00, Deluxe Copies: £495.00
Here's some more about this book at express.co.uk
Enjoy the video:

April 30 - News from Lizzy /Recommended Read: Lisa Fisher interview

=> Beautiful Lizzy Jagger has posted on Instagram a pic showing the first few dates of the upcoming tour. Her comment: "Pumped. Check the RS Website and App for the rest of the dates. More to come next year." Ain't that great?
Hi Aron! Thanks for that tip you posted to our Comments! :-))

=> Nice interview with "our" Lisa: The Desert Sun: "Rolling Stones vocalist takes solo turn at jazz fest". I'll cite: "Her next gig is Saturday at the 16th annual Desert Lexus Jazz Festival, presented this year by the City of Indian Wells and Wendy Jayne Productions, Inc. She’ll open for Tower of Power at the 2,000-capacity Indian Wells Tennis Garden. After that, she’ll hit the road again with the Stones, beginning a national tour May 24 at Petco Stadium in San Diego."

April 28 - Satisfaction 50th Anniversary - Vinyl / Rehearsals, Tourstart / Alternative CYHMK version!

=> Allan B. Klein's ABKCO will release SATISFACTION on vinyl (12", 180 gr.) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that record breaking hit by the Rolling Stones in 1965. The Vinyl single will be available July 10, 2015 and will feature both B-sides of the original UK and US releases. Find it on Amazon.com

=> As for the tour preparations, Mick is still in the UK by now. With the tour 4 weeks ahead, we can expect them to fly in to LA within the next days and start rehearsals. As far as a new stage for this tour is concerned, we can expect them to rehearse that stage by doing a more or less complete set under live conditions, aka 'dress rehearsal'. So one day before the tour start (or early on the tour-start day) in San Diego, it's a good idea to hang around the venue - usually, when they rehearse the stage in an empty stadium, you can pretty well enjoy the acoustics outside for free and get an impression on what is to be expected on this tour. If you should plan to go there, please report here or tweet to @stonesnews_com!

Satisfaction 50th Anniversary - Vinyl

=> Preview the alternative version of Can't You Hear Me Knocking from the upcoming "Sticky Fingers" reissue!!

April 27 - Mick's warming up! / New: Back to Basics / Todd's Tele

=> Mick is back on the work out, preparing for the tour. He twittered: "Warming up my moves for the ZIP CODE tour! See you very soon North America"

=> Bill Wyman has published "Back To Basics" - his first solo album after 33 years!

=> Well worth a look: pictures of 70ies Stones fans by Joseph Szabo at theguardian.com!

=> Have a close look at our friend Todd's Tele: not only can you see the 5 strings so important for Keith's sound (together with an open tuning, of course), but then, you'll notice that Todd and his family some friends will have a party and a blast at Buffalo, Pittsburgh & Columbus! Yes! Only 27 days to go!! Thanks for the pic and email, Todd! :-)

Mick is back to the work outBill Wyman: Back To BasicsMick is back to the work out

April 19 - new book by Jason Schneider / Sisters Episode 6 with Mick + Keith

Jason Schneider - Before they make me run=> Jason sent me information about his first exclusive E-Book, Before They Make Me Run: Keith Richards and the Bust That Saved The Rolling Stones. I of course proudly recommend it to you!

The book will be available for $4.99 USD at Amazon for Kindle users and at Smashwords for iBooks, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook and other devices.

About the book:

In the mid-1970s, after a decade as the undisputed “greatest rock and roll band in the world,” The Rolling Stones were forced to confront not only the cold reality of the new punk rock era, but how guitarist Keith Richards’ mounting personal problems were threatening the band’s very existence.

Keith’s glorified image as rock’s ultimate outlaw, as a counterpoint to singer Mick Jagger’s image as rock’s ultimate sex symbol, was the basis of the Stones’ mystique. But at the start of 1977, as the Stones agreed to work on a new album in Toronto and spark the creative process by playing a small club there, all that Keith represented seemed to be finally catching up to him.

Before They Make Me Run is the first accurate chronicle of Keith Richards and The Rolling Stones’ darkest period, from the bust that led to charges of heroin trafficking laid against Keith, to his ultimate exoneration after playing what was surely the most unexpected benefit concert in history.

No detail is overlooked or unexamined, including eye-witness accounts of the Stones’ El Mocambo concerts, the truth behind Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau’s involvement with the band, the creation of the Stones’ final masterpiece Some Girls, and the complex political and legal wrangling behind the outcome of Keith’s trial: a concert to benefit the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Written in a lively tone befitting the Rolling Stones’ music, Before They Make Me Run is an essential addition to any Stones library.

About the author:

Jason Schneider’s books include Have Not Been The Same: the CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995 (co-authored with Michael Barclay and Ian Jack), Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to The Band, and the novel 3,000 Miles. For over a decade he was an assistant editor at Canada’s national music monthly Exclaim!, and his work has also been published in Paste, The Word, Relix, Shindig, the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, and numerous other outlets.

=> Enjoy "Sisters Episode 6: The Rolling Stones {The Kloons}" - hilarious!

April 14 - LDTs almost gone! / Win Tickets for Buffalo! / Tickets and 2ndary market

=> The Lucky Dip Tickets are soon all sold out, it seems. There are by now only a few venues left, where the LD tickets are still available: Columbus, Minneapolis, Nashville and Indianapolis still offer these ticket. In case you couldn't get one when you wanted, it is a good advice to regularly check the ticket page at rollingstones.com again and again - the Lucky Dips may - for various reasons - come back here and there.

=> There's 5 x 2 ticktes to win for the show in Buffalo on July 11, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tickets are in general reserved seating, approximate Retail Value: $199. You'll have to fill out a form and answer a very difficult question: Why do you want to go see The Rolling Stones?. Go to wivb.com to enter the contest. Good Luck!

=> Recommended Read: Pickings are slim for Rolling Stones tickets (buffalo.com)

April 13 - Get your Lucky Dip Tickets! / Rehearsals / General Sale today

=> No time to waist! Get your Lucky Dip Tickets for below $ 40.- now! Go to rollingstones.com/tickets, select Lucky Dip Ticktes and off you go!

=> The Mirror.co.uk has "exclusively revealed" that the Stones are going to meet at rehearsals and that those sessions could lead to a new album! That's really great news, but not really a surprise. In the Rolling Stones interviews, both Mick and Keith spoke about stuff for another album and the fact, that the band meets to rehearse before a new tour is not at all a secret. Can't wait for the rehearsal's setlists!

=> General Sale starts TODAY, 10 AM local! Be shure to have all nescessary data and utensils close at hand and ready. Log in early and keep your place in the waiting-list, if there's any. At best, start from rollingstones.com/ticktes and go from there. If you want more than one venue (and you should!), open them in different browsers or tabs. Also, it's a good idea to check the tips at post-gazette.com! GOOD LUCK!!

April 11 - The secondary market again

=> Beware of the secondary market for tickets: many of those offers are just robbery. Forbes writes: "According to TiqIQ, the average secondary market price for Rolling Stones tickets is currently $290.41 following a pre-sale held on Wednesday. Fans shouldn’t freak out too much, though – that number pales in comparison to 2013’s 50 & Counting Tour, which boasted a $672.14 ticket average on the secondary market." I suggest, you boycott the secondary market. For example, the San Diego stop has an average price of $413.32 on the secondary market, 42.3% above the tour average, and the get-in price is $130. Go figure...

=> Remember: General on sale for all shows in the USA starts at 10am Local, Monday April 13. Good Luck!

April 9 - Keith in RS / New Issue From The Fault: Marquee 1971

=> Good interview with Keith in rollingstone.com. He talks about rehearsals ("I think by the end of April we'll go down to Los Angeles for a couple of weeks and then take it down to San Diego to work on the stage."), Mick Taylor not joining in this time ("Um, I'm not sure. The last I heard…I'm not sure if he's available or what his condition is at the moment. I'm waiting to hear about that.") and his solo album, which is fully completed and will come out in September, maybe flanked by some solo shows to promote it!

=> More good news: apart from the re-issue of Sticky Fingers with the added "Get You Leeds Lunfgs Out", the Stones will release another gem from the archives: From the Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971. This will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally June 23rd, with some configurations featuring numerous Stones rarities. Read more at rollingstone.com.

April 8 - Presale!!!! / Keith WTF Interview

==> All tickets for the tour venues at rollingstones.com!

=> Ticket Master American Express(R) Early On Sale for The Rolling Stones!!!!!
Please check on Wednesday, April 8 at 10am for advance tickets to see The Rolling Stones in various markets.
For the other venues, see AXS.com for the tickets! Also, if you google, you'll find infos for 'your' venue like this one for San Diego, Petco Park...

April 7 - Mick interview

=> This is a must-read! Mick's interview with Rolling Stone gives us much valued information about what's to expect from the band for this tour and beyond! Here's some hints: "... I'd love to record a Stones album. ... [this tour ...] It's the beginning of another one. ... Well, after the U.S. tour, there's nothing booked. But there are plans for what we'll do in the autumn for gigs, maybe. I don't know about the early autumn, but in the late autumn there's a lot of talk. I haven't booked it yet, but…. [Retirement?] Nah, not in the moment. I'm thinking about what the next tour is. I'm not thinking about retirement. I'm planning the next set of tours, so the answer is really, 'No, not really.'"

April 4 - WTF Marc Maron / Karl Denson interview

=> Mick spoke to Marc Maron on his poscast: go there and listen to that show! Mick comes in at the 14-minute mark...

=> Also recommended: a nice interview with Karl Denson, playing the sax on this upcoming tour for our dear Bobby Keys who sadly passed away in December last year. Read it at utsandiego.com

April 2 - More Details and News

=> Ok - listen to Mick, giving an interview to Marc Maron about the Sticky Fingers Re-Release, etc... [Thanks to Justin!].
So: Mick Taylor is not on this tour - this ZIP CODE TOUR obviously is past the 50th anniversary tour!

=> Hi there, folks. More good news coming up! First: some pre-tour Sticky Fingers event is hopefully actually happening! If the band is actually going to perfom that whole album life before some audience, that of course is going to be taped and released later on in every format you can possibly guess of. This will be a special event, and we can't expect them to play that kind of concept in a stadium - that just doesn't fit. Here is what Mick said about this: "... [Sticky Fingers] has a lot of slow songs. Normally in a show we'd just do one or two ballads. Sticky Fingers has about five slow songs. I'm just worried that it might be problematic in stadiums. Maybe we'd play it and everyone would say, 'Great,' but maybe they'll get restless and start going to get drinks." (rollingstone.com)

=> Right now, I'm preparing to share with you the 48 mins radio show "ZIP CODE Tour 2015: A special broadcast event that will celebrate their 2015 North American Tour, featuring a special interview with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hosted by iHeartRadio's Jim Kerr. 31-Mar-2015, 7pm ET" - I'll put it up for download here and thereby would like to thank very much the dear Irix of [IORR] for making this possible!
Ok, done: click here to hear it (WAV) or right-click here to download!

March 31 - ZIP CODE TOUR! PRE-SALE April, 8th! Tickets onsale April 13th! Sticky Fingers Rerelease on May 25th

==> Go see tickets at ticketmaster.com! Tickets also at AXS.com! - Prices may vary according to venue and seat like from $69.50 up to $350.00 ... <==

==> The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE TOUR will take the band to 15 stadiums in 15 cities in North America! General on sale for all shows in the USA starts at 10am Local, Monday April 13. Wristbands for Le Festival D’Été de Québec, Canada, go on sale at 12pm Local, Saturday April 11. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for US dates before the general public, beginning Wednesday, April 8.

==> The Rolling Stones are coming to North America! Tickets onsale 4/13. It's called the ZIP-Code Tour!

The official dates:

  1. 24 MAY - SAN DIEGO - PETCO PARK
  2. 30 MAY - COLUMBUS, OH - OHIO STADIUM
  3. 3 JUNE - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - TCF BANK STADIUM
  4. 6 JUNE - DALLAS, TX - AT&T STADIUM
  5. 9 JUNE - ATLANTA, GA - BOBBY DODD STADIUM
  6. 12 JUNE - ORLANDO, FL - ORLANDO CITRUS BOWL
  7. 17 JUNE - NASHVILLE, TN - LP FIELD
  8. 20 JUNE - PITTSBURGH, PA - HEINZ FIELD
  9. 23 JUNE - MILWAUKEE, WI - SUMMERFEST
  10. 27 JUNE - KANSAS CITY, MO - ARROWHEAD STADIUM
  11. 1 JULY - RALEIGH, NC - CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM
  12. 4 JULY - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEDWAY
  13. 8 JULY - DETROIT, MI - COMERICA PARK
  14. 11 JULY - BUFFALO, NY - RALPH WILSON STADIUM
  15. 15 JULY - QUEBEC, QC - LE FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ DE QUÉBEC

Sticky Fingers Re-Release on May 25th!

That classic album will be reissued by Universal Music in a variety of formats worldwide on 25 May 2015, and on 26 May 2015 for fans in North America. [...] As with those expanded releases, millions of Stones devotees will be hugely excited by not only the original album but the generous selection of previously unavailable material contained within the Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats. These include the alternative version of the chart-topping single ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of ‘Bitch,’ ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ and ‘Dead Flowers’; an acoustic take on the anthemic ‘Wild Horses’, and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Midnight Rambler.’ The Super Deluxe edition will also house Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out!, the 13-track audio recording of the Stones’ gig in Leeds in March 1971, shortly before their ‘exile’ in France began. The set included versions of the just-completed ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Bitch’ and ‘Dead Flowers,’ one of their many authentic forays into country music territory.
See more details at RS.com

==> http://www.rollingstones.com/tickets/!

=> JSonline: It's official: Rolling Stones to play Milwaukee's Marcus Amphitheater June 23!

=> The UT San Diego just published what seems to be the dates to be announced officially in about 2 hrs.

March 30 - It's coming up at 8:30am EST!

=> Mick just tweeted: Keep an eye on http://RollingStones.com tomorrow morning, news is coming…!

=> Who thought it was kinda odd to hear Mick and Keith at 8:30 AM in the morning giving interviews? Many did, I bet and so did I. The solution to this little riddle is quite easy and was given by Bjornulf on IORR: Keith and Mick have been interviewed for the tour announcement already since some time and it's just all in the can and ready for the broadcast...

=> Thanks to wellalright [IORR], we can quote DJ Jim Kerr: "Mick Jagger and Keith Richards join me tomorrow morning at 8:30 for a very big Stones announcement!! Then tomorrow night at 7pm (local time), tune in for a special iHeartRadio Icons show featuring Mick and Keith. You can hear it locally on Q1043 or on iHeartRadio stations nationwide."

... Oh, and: A VERY Happy Birthday, Mr. Slowhand!

March 29 - Waiting for the announcement / Dates

=> So here we go for the second time and wait for an announcement. This time, however, things really should get rolling! You can see that at sites like Examiner.com or hitsdailydouble.com. We also expect to get more informations about the re-release of Sticky Fingers and possible special shows in that context.
Although, the tourdates will be published officially on Tuesday only, many sites, like vintagevinylnews.com or music-news.com, songmagoo.com, Bjornul's site IORR and Thefestivalforecaster already list dates for this summer. As nothing is official as yet, you can visit these sites for the dates. Thanks for the Comment!

March 28 - 31st is Tuesday!

=> It's Tuesday! New billboard ads are up pointing to next Tuesday, 31st March. Thanks to Andrew and Chris for sending the pics for Milwaukee and Minneapolis! Billboard.com also thinks, dates & details are told next Tuesday! According to UGot2RollMe [iorr], Mick & Keith will be in their studio and will be life on the Jim Kerr show Monday morning 8:30 EST!!!

Billboard in MilwaukeeBillboard in Minneapolis

March 26 - Announcement 31st / Mick in NY / Tour Ads in cinemas

=> Most probably, we will get the official announcement by March 31st!
So far, we have 17 rumoured, nevertheless likely gigs for this tour, here in alphabetical order: Arlington, Atlanta, Buffalo, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Quebec City, Raleigh, Salt Lake City or Seattle or Denver, San Diego. Tourstart is likely to be LA (warm-up gig or Sticky-Fingers-special?) or San Diego.

=> The DailyMail has some shots of Mick from Wednesday morning, as he walked his luggage to his car after checking out of the Carlyle Hotel. See the pics below and find more at dailymail.co.uk

=> Sue Acuma wrote this in the COMMENTS: "My sister was in a movie theater over the weekend in the DC area and during the movie trailers they played Start Me Up with parts of the teaser videos ending with the tongue logo and just the saying 'Coming Soon'." Since this was not for promoting justakissaway.rocks, this solely points to the tour!

Mick, checking out of the Carlyle Hotel, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Mick, checking out of the Carlyle Hotel, Wednesday, March 25, 2015Mick, checking out of the Carlyle Hotel, Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 25 - Announcement soon, contracts signed, Nashville June 17th / Stones visit Gibson 1975

=> It seems, all contracts have been signed, so we can expect the announcement soon - March 31st would be a good guess. We also have some kind of confirmation for the gig in Nashville, which will take place at LP Field on June 17th. Both informations are presented as facts at WKRN.com. That's really good - things seem to be flowing more gently now. We also can add another billboard, this time in Milwaukee, as jsonline.com reports. And another one, in Dayton [thx Pete => see comments]

=> Recommended look-&-read: The day The Rolling Stones visited Gibson Guitar in Kalamazoo. - Very nice pictures, haven't seen 'em before. Keith, Ronnie and Stu also visited Gibson on route of their 1975 tour of the Americas. Nice, funny report about that visit, too... I'll cite: Jack French is pretty diplomatic when he describes Keith Richards' condition. 'He struggled,' French said with a laugh. 'He'd walk a few feet and then fall down.'. Hilarious! Here are 3 of the 12 nice pics from there (all photos courtesy of the Ward Morgan Collection, WMU Archives and Regional History Collections):

Keith, Ronnie and Stu visiting Gibson Guitar in Kalamazoo, July 1975 Keith, Ronnie and Stu visiting Gibson Guitar in Kalamazoo, July 1975 Keith, Ronnie and Stu visiting Gibson Guitar in Kalamazoo, July 1975

March 24 - Billboards are back

=> We now have at least 3 new sightings of billboards appearing! One was seen in Buffalo [thx jasona/iorr], Minneapolis [thx cmc/iorr] and one with in Niagara Falls [thx Brian for reporting in our comments!], both promoting justakissaway.rocks

March 23 - Announcement & tickets / Keith @ birthday bash

=> After not delivering for March 19th, now we can expect, that the official announcement and the ticket sales will happen only a few days apart. Had the tickes been ready by last Thusday, we would have had our announcement just as planned and teased by the billboards. But, we all know, that didn't happen. So we have just 7 or 8 days left of March and it seems probable, that we will have the official announcement before this month ends. But only, if they have all tickets and dates 100% ready by then. Other than that, there's nothing very exciting happening by now, but that will change soon, of course. I could mention the rumour, that there may be a show on May 27 and that it is not clear, whether that will take place in Colorado, Seattle or Salt Lake City. But that's about it, really. More to come soon!

=> Keith, meanwhile, has been seen at Bruce Willis' birthday bash (Brue is 60 now) in NY, along with Patty. Get details at DailyMail.co.uk or at NYPost - Page6

Keith & Patty at Bruce Willis' birthday party, NY, March 21st, 2015 Keith & Tony Bennet at Bruce Willis' birthday party, NY, March 21st, 2015 Keith & Bruce at Bruce Willis' birthday party, NY, March 21st, 2015

March 21 - A.J.Baker: You Get What You Need

=> During all that waiting and announcement hassle, I forgot to tell you about a nice book I ordered and I love it. It's from Andrea J. Baker [Andee], entitled "You Get What You Need" and it's about Stones fans (i.e. us! :-) and their stories. It's a good read and fun! So: Recomended! You can get it everywhere, or at Amazon.

Andrea J. Baker - You Get What You Need

March 20 - Ok, whatsup? 31st March?

=> Here's a first suggestion for the next announcement date: 31st March! The Startribune has suggested, that a "source close to the Stones suggested that the announcement will come on March 31". Well, as always, the real question is, who this unnamed "source close to the band" whould be. Let's take it for what it is: a rumor. But, you see, we can be shure to get more suggestions. Here's mine: how about a little bit earlier? Hehehe ...

=> So, Thursday is gone and we are still waiting. But there's more! Let's not forget, that the tour will start in the 2nd half of May! And that is not too far away from today, right? Until then, we'll get the tourdates officially announced (the thing which will happen next), then, we will see the rehearsals (can't wait for that!) and then we'll hopefully get an warm-up gig and/or the Sticky Fingers gig, just shortly before the official tour start.
Well, you see, things ain't that bad, right? :-)

March 19 - No Tour-Announcement today?

Patience please

=> Ok, way past 6:30pm EDT and nothing new so far. What do we know until now?
Well, one thing is, that the billboards appeared in certain cities like they did in 2013 before the tour announcement. There was money spent for this propaganda and all ads pointed to "Thursday", i.e. most probably today.
Then
we know that both Keith and Mick are in NYC right now. Ok.
And for another thing, we have a contest to win something Stones related. That contest looks to me like the usual business accompaniying big events like a Stones-Tour is. I simply can't believe, that they would put up the billboards just for that contest thing.
Also, the spokeswoman said, that there is no announcement at this time and we heard about "an issue with the nationwide promoter's ticketing" which could explain why the announcement was cancelled.
To me, this all points to this: good news for us is still on it's way - it just got stuck somewhere but will reach us safely in time. There's a tour coming up and there have to be tickets to be sold. Something went wrong and somebody is very busy to make things work out fine. So let's keep up the good spirit and enjoy the anticipation for the Stones Tour 2015!

=> Justakissaway.rocks has just updated it's layout - you can now enter a contest and win (LOL!) the ANNOUNCEMENT of the band ("Ladies & Gentlemen - The Rolling Stones"), a TRIP FOR TWO to an undisclosed location and a COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO shot by the Stones' official videographer. They also give "away a vault of vinyl 50 RUNNERS UP!" The contest ends March 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET.

=> Approaching 2pm EDT and still no news, no note or info from the Stones. This is a bit rediculous but, hey, there will be information and we will get the chance of buying tickets and see the band on tour this year - no doubt. Let's see what happens. Could be in 10 minutes we have more info than just now, so don't worry, folks! ;-)

=> WOAH! Spokeswoman says announcement is postponed! According to jsonline.com, a spokeswoman of the Stones has confirmed, that there will be no announcement "this time" - whatever that means. To me, that sounds like they have some technical problem. Because those billboards don't boast Get What You Need THURSDAY without someone paying a little fortune for this. So let's stay cool, ok? Nevertheless, here's a cite from jsonline.com: " But when the Journal Sentinel emailed the band's publicity firm to find out the timing for the expected announcement, a spokeswoman replied, "There is no announcement scheduled at this time. When we have information will of course let you know."

=> Oh well, now it's really getting late. Whatever be the course, the Stones will announce something about this tour, if not this morning, then in the afternoon...

=> We have seen that report already and so far, I didn't believe it would stay valid, but for the sake of taking everything into account, already yaesterday, WKRN.com said, that the announcement could be postponed to a later date: "A source who has been briefed on the postponement says "the local show will proceed, but the announcement of the national tour has been postponed." ... An issue with the nationwide promoter’s ticketing is being blamed for the delay." - I still think, we will hear something today! Maybe just a bit later. This day is not yet over...

=> At least, Mick is in NY today! [thx for pointing out angie78/sdb]

=> Approaching 11:15 EST - still nothing ... PATIENCE PLEASE! A DRUG FREE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES FIRST! :-) - I Don't know what's going on, i.e. why the announcement today is delayed ... On the other hand - the Stones sometimes may be LATE on enything, nothing new, right?

Well... the Mayor in Nashville said (see below, March 18), that he would inform the press at about 11 CT about the date on LP Field... so maybe we have to wait some more towards noon...

=> Still some hours left to go. Until showtime, here's some trivia for you: Yesterday, Keith and Theodora, who turned 30 (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THEO!), had lunch together at Sant Ambroeus. The Daily Mail has the report. One day earlier, Ronnie & Sally were also seen having dinner at Scott's in London. The Daily Mail has this report, too...

Keith and Theodora in London, March 18th, 2015 Ronnie and Sally, March 17th, 2015

March 18 - Announcement tomorrow!

=> Maybe there will be gigs also in Salt Lake City or Seattle, near the end of May... either ways, tomorrow we will see clear.
=> The Stones will play Nashville LP Field on Wednesday, June 17th! See & hear the Mayor say it without saying it...
=> The Stones will play Orlando Citrus Bowl on June 12th! See the Orlando Sentinel...

=> The Columbus Dispatch says, that Thursday's announcement would be at 8:30 am. If that's Ohio local time, then that would be EST, right? In order to be there on time, you can calculate 8:30am EST to your time zone for example at timebie.com.

March 17 - PRE-alerts! / Be prepared! / Ohio / Choir

=> If you want to receive PRE-ALERTS before the announcement on thursday, leave your e-mail-adress and your zip-code at justakissaway.rocks, which was created by promotion company AEG! If you're from Europe or other parts of the world than the USA, go get some valid american zip-code.
(In my case, my german zip-code happed to have some pendant in the USA, lucky me, hehehe...)

=> Be prepared for the announcement this Thursday! Rollingstones.com already has overworked it's layout. We will get dates and infos about pre-sales, sales and ticket prices. For the pre-sales, you will might have to have a prepaid credit-card ready, for the usual card won't work for pre-sale entertaintment or shows here. (thx tauk/IORR)

=> The date for Ohio is almost certain now, although not officially annonced: May 30th

=> As the Ohio University Singers post on FB, they will sing on stage with the Rolling Stones, most probably for YCAGWYW as in the 2013 and 2014 shows - so we can enjoy this also on this tour!

March 15 - 16 dates so far!

=> Hi folks, as with today's date, so with the rumoured 16 dates for the upcoming tour of the Rolling Stones. We expect the band to issue an official annoouncement this week, most likely on Thursday. It's then, when we get a final list of dates and places of this tour, although the Stones may add one or two dates even after that announcement. So far, we have collected these 16 cities which very likely are in the tourdates list:

Arlington, Atlanta, Buffalo, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis , Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando , Pittsburgh, Quebec City, Raleigh, San Diego and San Jose

March 15 - LA in MAy! Rumours about Ohio

=> Interesting speculation about the expexcted tourdates as well as some extra dates, TV shows etc. can be found at thefestivalforecaster.blogspot.com.au - it's all just adding the things we hope for until we know for sure ... [thx hooked/IORR and SDB and RO]

=> There have been strong hints that the Stones will play in LA this May - [thx bv/IORR] wether this would be a regular stop of the tour or some pre-tour show for recording the Sticky Fingers anniversary DVD is not yet clear.

Billboard in Detroit - thx Kurt/IORR for the pic

=> More Billboards: Detroit [thx Kurt/IORR]

=> Portland's Star Tribune pictures the billboard under the headline "Stones ready to roll? Twin Cities billboard seems to point to summer concert"

=> There's some discussion about the OHIO Stadium as early as May 30th ... just rumours, you know, but... let's see what happens ...

=> On the mailing list [UC] there was an interesting idea raised by [Tiger], namely that during the tour there could be something like one or two kind of extra gigs where the Stones play all of "Sticky Fingers" (we mentioned that already), but that those shows would be filmed for some Sticky Fingers 45th anniversary DVD. To me, that would make sense. This would explain the SF rumours we've heard during the last weeks - and it would also deny that such shows would be a regular element of the shows of the whole tour. That just seems to be too far off, IMHO. That idea however, I find, is very interesting indeed - I would agree to this idea with the DVD filming concept and I really hope that it will really happen!

More coming in soon, no doubt, hehehe, I'll keep you posted ...

March 14 - more billboards

=> The collection of billboards grows. Besides Columbus, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Orlando, Milwaukee and Atlanta, we now also can count in Pittsburgh and Dayton.

NEW in: Dallas [thx Dandy Killeen (tweet)]
NEW in: Canton Ohio
[thx mjl7951/IORR]
NEW in: Minneapolis [thx DAnschutz]
NEW in: Rochester, NY [thx Dylan!]
NEW in: Buffalo [thx Amy340/IORR, Jay (twitter) / irix/IORR]
Vince from Pittsburgh twittered the thre versions of the billboard - thanks, Vince!
Andrew L. from Milwaukee
sent in the pic - thanks for that! Keep 'em coming! :-)

The Orlando Sentinell picks up on the excitement: "Rolling Stones in Orlando? Billboards raise a buzz"

Billboard in Dallas [thx Dandy Killeen (tweet)] Billboard in Canton/Ohio - thx mjl7951/IORR for the pic Minneapolis - thx to DAnschutz for the pic Billboard in Rochester - thx to Jay (twitter)/irix/IORR Billboard in Rochester, NY - thx to Dylan L. for the pic! Stones Billboard in Columbus Stones Billboard in ColumbusStones Billboard in ColumbusStones Billboard in Columbus

March 13 - Billboards!! / Pittsburgh is set for June 20th!

Stones Billboard in Columbus

=> Look for the Stones billboards!!! So far, in several places in the US you can spot billboards with the Stones toungue and a message like "You Get What You Need" or else on the board. This indicates a) that the Stones will visit this place during the tour and b) that we can look forward to the official tour announcement to happen soon, like next week, Thursday. These billboards have been seen in Orlando, Atlanta and Minneapolis. [thx bv/IORR]
=> Milwaukee just added! [thx jimpietryga1/IORR]
=> Columbus just added!

=> Pittsburgh just added!
=> Todd just mailed: "I just read on the Orlando Sentinel website that there is billboards in orlando Minneapolis Atlanta and Rochester, NY....rochester is a 1 hr ride from BFLO."

If you see any of those, please report (with pic of possible) to: zebulon@stonesnews.com

=> We have another GO! This time it's for Pittsburgh, congratulations! Though not officially announced, we can fix June 20th as a date for the Rolling Stones. [thx bv/IORR]

March 12 - Dates discussed so far - Warm-up in LA?

GET WHAT YOU NEED

=> UPDATE: Tour Announcement will come soon. [thx bv/IORR] As with the last tours, so it will be this time, too: it is good to be well prepared: these shows will sell out FAST, within minutes, so you have to be there on the spot or, even better, a little earlier. In my experience from last year, I was able to get tickets to three shows almost without trouble only by getting up soon and entering the online waiting list early and having all nescessary thing within reach and ready. For one show I also used the help of some test-subscription of a newspaper because they gave access to pre-selling tickets. Be sure, you don't miss the Stones in 2015!

=> UPDATES: Western NY is close to get signed! WIVB.com reports: A source - who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is not yet closed - said the Rolling Stones are just a signature away from making a deal to play a concert in the Ralph Wilson Stadium. [thx lien/IORR]
According to utsandiego.com, San Diego's Petco Park will be the tourstart in late May. They also state, that "An official announcement is scheduled for next week, but could come sooner". [GoogleNews] Yeeeehaaw!! Here we go again!

=> The Stones just twittered YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED - that would point to some official statement, hopefully soon!

=> Without any official statement, these are the dates appearing in discussions on the net so far:
Tourstart would be May 24th in San Diego, then maybe a stop in LA, June 22nd Milwaukee, July 4th Indianapolis Motor Speedway, July 11 in Buffalo, Red Rocks in Colorado, Pittsburg and NYC. As far as Canada is concerned, there is the possibility of more than one gig, including a festival. And, for most of us very important: there could be a warm-up gig in LA before the tour starts, for example between 10th and 20th of May.

March 11 - No Announcement today

=> Many have expected the Stones to make their official announcement today. They mostly announce on Wednesdays, you know. But up until now, nothing has happend. But that announcement will come, no doubt. And it could well be within this month. Or a bit later, hehehe ...

The mostly cited article in the net was issued by songmango.com, but those 'facts' were mostly discussed and taken from IORR, Shidoobee or other forums, blogs or mailing lists. Now there's a bit of pressure rising on the side of the Stones to clearify things. But it could well be that although the tour contract is already signed, there are most probably still negotiations going on for this or that venue. And they won't tell the press the venue list, if they don't have enough for a decent tour already. I don't think we have to wait very long, now...

In the meantime, please enjoy this bit from Ronnie from September 2014 telling backstage stories from 1974 when he recorded his first solo album!

March 9 - Press coverage

=> At songmango.com Steve Spohn reports about the rumors we have pondered so far. He boldly states right at the start: "Look for an official Rolling Stones tour announcement coming up, maybe as soon as this week." - well, if that happens, that's fine with me. But I humbly must admit that I doubt it. He also states: "Reportedly, the band will play the entire Sticky Fingers album each show." - that sounds as if it were a fact. Again, if this would hold to be true, that would be fine with me, but again, I doubt it. I reckon that they play some songs from that famous album; but the whole? And at every show? Well... let's wait and see for a little more, because time is on our side, hehehe ...
Following SongMango.com are now bizjournals.com, vintagevinylnews.com or heyreverb.com and more will add to that, no doubt.

March 8 - Rumoured Venues / RIP: Albert Maysles

=> As we - more or less patiently - wait for the tour anouncement, some rumours are coming up about which venues the Stones tour will hit this time. One can expect the management to choose some other cities than they visited two years ago. So if they start in California, LA would be a quite natural location for a Stones show. Inbetween the two coasts, however, there's a lot of cities where the Stones haven't played and where the shows also would sell out. Among the names rumoured are Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Indiana or the Red Rocks Theatre in Morrison.

=> Albert's brother David already died in 1987, now, aged 88, he followed his brother. The Maysles brothers were known for many groundbreaking documentary films, among them the well known "Gimme Shelter". See bbc.com or forbes.com for more on this.

March 7 - 2 bits more

=> As we can learn from Bjornulf's fantastic site, the Stones will also hit Canada with at least one date. And the tour will mostly take place in stadiums. If we're lucky, there will also be one or two outdoor venues in the mix. That really would be specially great. So for now: let's keep on preparing for holidays, money and travel recources for this year's Rolling Stones summer!

March 5 - A done deal

=> Although the Stones have solved the riddle of #dressgate (Black & Blue, of course), and besides such astonishing news like there's a real Keith look-a-like or that Ronnie and Sarah strolled through Barcelona (actually, he is still there, filming for one of his art projets), we slowly can shed some more light on the upcoming mega event which will be The Rolling Stones on tour in USA!

We now can consider that the contract for the tour has been signed. It's a done deal and that's a fact. It's also very likely, that the tour will start at the West Coast, maybe already by the end of May 2015. It will end of the East Coast by mid or end of July. Let's presume for a moment, that this would imply something about 50 days time for playing concerts, seperated by an average of three days off (like they had in Europe last year). If this year's tour would follow this rule - and that would be plausible - then we could hope for as many as 15 shows. If they would play 2 gigs in a row at the same place, then it could be even more... Of course, this is only wishfull thinking, but on the other hand, it could well be not too far from what will actually happen. We still have to be patient and wait for more details. Maybe Ronnie bears with us and adds some more to the Rolling-Stones-Pre-Tour-Leaks, hehehe ... I'll keep you posted.

February 26 - Three months left until US tourstart in June

=> So we have some sort of countdown again and that's wonderful! The band has decided to tour again and we can consider ourselfes really lucky to once again look forward to all that excitement. So if you have plans for your holidays, you maybe should consider travels in the USA and Canada during June and July this summer. Before, there were expectations for more dates in South America in the spring, but these seem to have been moved to October to December 2015.

We don't have a list of cities and dates yet. We don't know whether Mick Taylor will join the group once again or not. There's some rumor about Sticky Fingers playing a certain role in the tour to come - whether that would be a complete album played at the gig or some of it's songs in the mix and a re-issue of the original record accompanying the tour is still uncertain. But it could well be that some of this will play a role in the concept for the 2015 tour of the Rolling Stones.

February 15 - Lisa Fisher cancels Adelaide Cabaret Festival

=> Lisa Fischer was booked as Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival (13 – 14 Jun 2015) due to the Stones calling her for joining in on the planned gigs.

So we can look forward to dates in June and July this year. Whether there will be more dates added later is still open for speculation. But as Keith said last year (I think), once running, it's easy for the band to keep rolling ... so let's look forward to some official announcements and another Rolling Stones tour summer!!!

Lisa, btw, apologized very nicely to the fans who already bought tickets and were looking forward to see her there:

"I offer you my deepest apologies for any and all inconveniences I've caused you. It’s a rare and beautiful gift to have a second chance in this fragile music realm, and as I go through my strange alchemy from support singer to Chanteuse I realize I have so much to be thankful for…for your support and for everyone and everything that has brought me to this point. The Rolling Stones have been such a beautiful fabric of not only my musical life, but of my whole Being... they are like family to me. When they reach out to me for vocal support, it goes beyond the music. It goes to the flow of so many delicate and personal things that can't be measured or put into words. I prayerfully look forward to the gift of seeing you all in the music. And again, please accept my apologies for inconveniencing you all.
With a sincere heart,
Lisa”

February 12 - Stones to tour again this summer!

=> This is the wake-up-call! According to Ronnie, the Rolling Stones will play some gigs in North America in JUNE and JULY this year! No further details are known so far. And this is not an official announcement of the band or the management, but since it's Rollie, I'll call it 95% official, hehehe. So here we are, folks! Now we will wait for the details as to exactly when and where those gigs will be as well as wether there will be more dates in other parts of this planet this years. We've had rumours about South America and London, but by now, this is still just that, rumours. Let's hopw for the best! Check out Billboard for the news report. And hear the interview at wrif.com for Ronnie's own words in the interview of Gary Raff with him.

=> Already on February 1, Charlie and Ronnie were spottet at JFK airport, New York City - apparently to take part in the meeting to discuss tour plans... check the dailymail.co.uk for more.

Heading for the meeting to discuss tour plans... Heading for the meeting to discuss tour plans...

January/February 2015

=> A blue plaque blue plaque has been unveiled on platform 2 of Dartford Railway Station to mark the moment on October 17, 1961 when Mick and Keith met and we all know what follwed... Please see kentonline.co.uk or bbc.com for more on this.

The blue memorial plaque on platform 2 of Dartford Railway Station

=> Keith filming for the next Pirates episode - as the DailyMail.co.uk or Ultimeatclassicrock.com report, Keith

=> Rolling Stones to feature on soundtrack for "50 Shades of Grey" film release with Beast Of Burdon.


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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 ...

Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session Peter Webb's Sticky Fingers Session

=> THX to lsShuffle, sabotagetimes, independent.co.uk, snapgalleries.com

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