Ladies 'n Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones
1st Things first: North America Tour 2015!
>>> JE - SUIS - CHARLIE !!! <<<
Tourstart San Diego:
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March 31 - ZIP CODE TOUR! PRE-SALE April, 8th! Tickets onsale April 13th! Sticky Fingers Rerelease on May 25th
==> 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:
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.
=> 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.
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!!!
March 26 - Announcement 31st / Mick in NY / Tour Ads in cinemas
=> Most probably, we will get the official announcement by March 31st!
=> 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!
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):
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!
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.
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.
March 19 - No Tour-Announcement today?
=> Ok, way past 6:30pm EDT and nothing new so far. What do we know until now?
=> 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...
=> Yesterday: Report concerning the gig in Milwaukee
=> 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...
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 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.
=> 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.
=> 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)]
The Orlando Sentinell picks up on the excitement: "Rolling Stones in Orlando? Billboards raise a buzz"
March 13 - Billboards!! / Pittsburgh is set for June 20th!
=> 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]
=> 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?
=> 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]
=> 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:
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 ...
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:
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.
=> 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.
=> 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 ...
What's it all about here:
well, stonesnews.com is about Stones-news, basically! ;-)
I try to keep up with the latest news about The Rolling Stones as soon as I can find them. So if you want to know what's going on you can look it up right here - I'll do the searching for you ;-)
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