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25 March - Ciudad Deportiva, Havana, Cuba

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March 25 - Havanna aftermath

=> A selection of press coverage: Rolling Stones play free concert in Havana (reuters.com) | Pleased to meet you: Rolling Stones treat Cuba to spectacular and historic gig (theguardian.com) | It's not only Rock 'n' Roll (german zeit.de) | Rolling Stones rock Cuba ready for 'change' (news.yahoo.com) | Personal Look at the Rolling Stones' Historic Cuba Concert (nytimes.com) | Rolling Stones Play Historic Free Concert in Cuba (nbcnews.com) | ...

=> What's next? Well, the Stones will be heading to London in order to open their EXHIBITIONISM, we are looking forward to their new album later this year, the new special deluxe edition of Totally Stripped and, last but not least, the documentary about their first show in Cuba! And there's more to come, so let's roll on!

March 25 - Party Time for Havanna!

=> The show has ended! Sadly, no streams were available. I'm looking forward to the press coverage that event will get and we all will be enjoying the YouTube videos from this show we can expect to be up in about 1 or 2 days. From the official site, we have this resumee at the end of this tour: Tonight the Rolling Stones played a historic show at Havana's Ciudad Deportiva, to probably their biggest ever crowd ... Mick said, "Here we are finally! We are sure that this night is going to be an unforgettable night, for you and for us ... We know that years ago it was difficult to listen to our music here in Cuba, but here we are, playing for you in your beautiful land. I think that finally things have changed, haven't they?" The Rolling Stones are now heading back to their hometown of London, where they will open their exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, on 5th April. Also, we can expect the release of "Totally Stripped" (see below), the new album they already recorded songs for as well as hopefully some new tour behind that new album - but just let's wait and see. What a fucking great band they are!!

  1. Jumping Jack Flash
    Hola Habana, buenas noches mi gente de Cuba!
  2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
  3. Tumbling Dice
  4. Out Of Control
  5. All Down The Line (Vote song)
  6. Angie
  7. Paint It Black
  8. Honky Tonk Women
  9. Before They Make Me Run
  10. You Got The Silver
  11. Midnight Rambler
  12. Miss You
  13. Gimme Shelter (with Sasha Allen)
  14. Start Me Up
  15. Sympathy For The Devil
  16. Brown Sugar
    Encores:
  17. You Can't Always Get What You Want (with Coro Entrevoces choir)
  18. Satisfaction (guessing, but sure, hehehe...)

Pics here from Twitter, Facebook and iorr.org, #5 by B. Vik, iorr.org

=> We hear, that the vatican wanted the Stones to avoid performing on Good Friday but the band politely declined! See more at Mirror.CO.UK

=> Meanwhile, the Stones have arrived in Cuba. And here is Havanna's song vote online, waiting for your choice: You Got Me Rocking | Get Off Of My Cloud | She's So Cold | All Down The Line
Here's a cuban report from opening the gates to the field:

=> While we're waiting for tonight's show, we have another reason to be happy: "Totally Stripped" will be released in May this year! It will be basic, deluxe and super deluxe editions. As for the latter, it will contain 1 DVD, 1 CD and another 3 DVDs with the concerts from Paradiso, Olympia and Brixton. Additionally, there will be 1 bonus CD with 3 songs, 2 LPs, 1 T-Shirts and some memorabilia... details will follow. If you're eager, here's the japanese Amazon with more details...

=> 2 more videos here about the event: the first from Deutsche Welle, the second is just a taste from the stage soundcheck (without the band) that took place yesterday (thx Christiano!)


=> As already noted, the Cuba show will be documented by the band. So far, there's no word about an official PPV or free streaming. There's a small hope that Periscope streams will be available, but that's more wishful thinking than something we can expect to happen. But nevertheless - it's not impossible either. Anyway, I'll be there and right in time! You, too, I hope!

March 23 - Waiting for Havanna!

=> The Stones greet the Cuban people

=> Charlie, Bernard and Tim visited the usual Monday evening jazz session class in Miami's Frost School of Music, played some jazzy Stones songs and talked about life in the business and stuff. By this, they nicely passed time until they will be hopping over to the isle of Cuba.

=> Nice article about the Havana gig: Obama visit an 'opening act' for Rolling Stones concert in Cuba (reuters.com) - along with a video with an interview with production manager Dale Skjerseth about the event and organizing:

=> See British Photographer Jill Furmanovsky being excited to be flying out to Cuba to photograph The Rolling Stones at their 'Concert for Amity" in Havana on Friday, filmed by Chrissie Hynde:

=> 'Coro Entrevoces' will be the choir joining the Stones on YCAGWYW! See cubadebate.com for more...

=> Oh dear! What a hell of a tour it was! And do they deliver or what for chrissakes??? Oh yes, baby, yes, they do!! It's just unbelievable! From all we see and hear: just never let someone ask you what the name of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll band ever on this planet was and will be: It's just THIS band! I just can't get it how incredible lucky we are to be part of this for more than 50 fucking years! And oh boy do I wish it could go on forever! Well, ok, that's another point. Still next up we can look forward to the free concert at Havanna, Cuba:

March 17 - Mexico II

  1. Jumping Jack Flash
  2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    Muchas gracias! Hola México! Viva México Cabrones!
  3. Tumbling Dice
    Que chingon estar de vuelta. Espero que este segundo concierto sea todavia mejor que el primero.
  4. Out Of Control
    Ahora la cancion que votaron! And the winner is Let's Spend The Night Together ... Is it really? How does that go?
  5. Let's Spend The Night Together (Vote song)


    Are you having a good time out there? Are you having a good time?! Una canción para los Méxicanos románticos...
  6. Angie


    It's great to be playing here in the Foro Sol. I hear that next week there's a great show coming. You're gonna love it! Roger Waters is going to present The Wall... with special participation by Donald Trump!
  7. Paint It Black
  8. Honky Tonk Women
    La pasamos increible aqui en México. Comimos tacos de chapulines, y gusanos de maguey. Que buen ambiente aqui en México. Siempre es un respiro de aire fresco... Where's my mask?!
    Introductions...
  9. You Got The Silver
    Today is my wife's birthday! So I've got to say Feliz Cumpleanos! Patricia! One love sister! And that's why we're gonna play Happy!
    Then, Keith didn't remember the intro to Happy and had to fiddle a bit until his fingers told him again which way to move! I just love it! :-)
  10. Happy
  11. Midnight Rambler
  12. Miss You
    Vamos a pasarla poca madre!
  13. Gimme Shelter (with Sasha Allen)
  14. Start Me Up
  15. Sympathy For The Devil
  16. Brown Sugar
    Encores:
  17. You Can't Always Get What You Want (with Elementuum choir)
  18. Satisfaction

==> MEXICO I complete in YT videos: Click here and enjoy: Mexico I - We can expect another show tonight with lots of periscope feeds - so be sure that I'll link them here at showtime.

=> Check out the Song Vote for Mexico II and vote for: She's A Rainbow / Let It Bleed / Shine A Light / Let's Spend The Night Together

March 14 - Mexico I

==> THIS SHOW IS COMPLETE in YT videos: Click here and enjoy: Mexico I

=> Some voices of the press: Mick Jagger Jokes about Sean Penn's 'El Chapo' Interview as Rolling Stones Return to Mexico | Rolling Stones se ponen "chidos" | Los Rolling Stones siguen prendiendo | Los Rolling Stones gobiernan con rock el Foro Sol | The Rolling Stones en MÉxico dos noches con sus majestades
==> Recommended Read: One hilarious story by Michael Cohl from Steel Wheels PPV, Dec. 19, 1989: The Night I Fired Donald Trump! (pollstar.com)

==> THIS SHOW IS COMPLETE in YT videos: Click here and enjoy: Mexico I

  1. Start Me Up
  2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
  3. Tumbling Dice
  4. Out Of Control
  5. Street Fighting Man (Vote song)
  6. Wild Horses
  7. Paint It Black
  8. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions
  9. You Got The Silver
  10. Before They Make Me Run
  11. Midnight Rambler
  12. Miss You
  13. Gimme Shelter (with Sasha Allen)
  14. Jumping Jack Flash
  15. Sympathy For The Devil
  16. Brown Sugar
    Encores:
  17. You Can't Always Get What You Want (with Elementuum choir)
  18. Satisfaction

=> Still some time left until show start, so here's some nice read: Los Stones y el color de la raíz (semana.com)
==> And another one about the free gig in Cuba: Staging The Rolling Stones' Historic Havana Concert: 'We Have To Bring In Literally Everything' (billboard.com)

March 10 - Bogota

=> PERISCOPE feeds for us tonight is a bit OFF this time. Also, there are not many live pictures coming from the show. Before the show, RS.com gave us this note, maybe this explaines some of this: "So far there's no sign of the rain that blighted the afternoon. Soundcheck was rained off by a heavy downpour and plenty of lightning, but fortunately the stage has been dried by the diligent crew. The bad weather also meant some challenging working conditions backstage, including floods, leaks, power-cuts and wifi out-ages, but we are now back in business." // // Nevertheless, still SEARCHING!!
Replay tonight's TatooYou Parlour

  1. Jumping Jack Flash
  2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    "Hola Bogotá! Hola Colombia! Hola Rolos!"
  3. Tumbling Dice
    Thank you! Thank you very much! Wow! Nuesra primera vez en Colombia! Hang on a minute, i gotta say something... Gracias a diamante electrico, ahora la cancion que votaron... Dead Flowers!
  4. Dead Flowers (Vote song)
    Tenemos una sorpresa muy especial para ustedes. Alguien a quien queremos mucho Alguien de su payees Nuestro parcero Juanes! And we're gonna do a song called Beast Of Burden
  5. Beast Of Burden (with Juanes)


    Para los Colombianos romanticos, caballos salvajes
  6. Wild Horses


    El grupo siempre a contrabuido a la economia Colombiana - Ronnie todavia consume ocho tasas de café Colombiano al dia
  7. Paint It Black
  8. Honky Tonk Women


    Ayer fuimos al Museo De Botero, y nos inspiro a comer obleas. Que vamos con aguardiente. Terminamos con un gran guayabo, yendo a casa en un carro de la policia!
    Introductions
    Signore, signorita, Colombia, Bogotá! Finally we're here! It's great to be here, it's great to be anywhere... You Got The Silver
  9. You Got The Silver
    I gotta play this one before they make me run!
  10. Before They Make Me Run
  11. Midnight Rambler
  12. Miss You


    Feel like singing a little bit?!
  13. Gimme Shelter (with Sasha Allen)
    Mick: (to Keith, I'm sure!) "Not that one! The other one!"
  14. Start Me Up
  15. Sympathy For The Devil
  16. Brown Sugar
    Encores:
  17. You Can't Always Get What You Want (with 'Pontificia Universidad Javeriana' choir)
  18. Satisfaction

=> And here is some report in english yb CCTV about the stage and gig in Cuba:

March 6 - Bogota / Bill / Lisa

=> The band has arrived in the city of Bogota - 2640 m or 8661 ft. above sea-level. See noticiascaracol.com for a video and a report about this. Also: Mick Jagger y Ronnie Wood de The Rolling Stones visitaron el Museo Botero (eltiempo.com) / Así será el concierto de los Rolling Stones en Colombia (rcnradio.com, plan of the stadium and general information) / Los golpes del azar que hicieron posibles a los Rolling Stones (elespectador.com) / Los sitios que conoció Mick Jagger en Bogotá (semana.com)

=> Bill was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. All our best wishes and healthy vibes go out to Bill for his quick and full recovery. The chances for this are good, as his diagnose occured in early stages of this desease.

=> Nice, recommended read about Lisa Fisher, who is on the road, too, although this time not with the Stones: This Little Underground: Famed Rolling Stones backup singer Lisa Fischer steps up (orlandoweekly.com)

March 6 - Lima & Cuba / Jerry and Keith

=> The RollingStones.com - LiveUpdates has this info for us: "The stage will look different for the rest of the tour, as part of it is currently being shipped to Cuba!"

  1. Start Me Up
  2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    "Hola Lima, hola Perú, hola mis causitas"
  3. Tumbling Dice
  4. Out Of Control
    Keith y yo vinimos en los sesentas. Cincuenta anos despuÉs ... finalmente estamos tocando en Perú. ... Ahora la cancion que votaron en internet, and the winner is… Like A Rolling Stone
  5. Like A Rolling Stone (Vote song)


    Son lo Máximo Lima! ... Una para los Peruanos romanticos...
  6. Angie


  7. Paint It Black
  8. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions
    ... And now the llama lover of Lima! On the guitar, Ronnie Wood! He loves you! ... En bateria Charlieeeee Watts! ... Y mi campadre en vocales y guitarra Keith Richards!
  9. You Got The Silver
    Muchas, muchas gracias! Got another one here, Before They Make Me Run!
  10. Before They Make Me Run
  11. Midnight Rambler
  12. Miss You
  13. Gimme Shelter (with Sasha Allen)
  14. Jumping Jack Flash
  15. Sympathy For The Devil
  16. Brown Sugar
    Encores:
  17. You Can't Always Get What You Want (with the 'Ludus Vocalis' choir)
  18. Satisfaction

=> The Rolling Stones: esta noche es la fiesta en el Monumental con la legendaria banda (diariocorreo.pe) - The Stones have arrived in Lima March 4 and now have some time to get accustomed to the height & thin air there: Mick Jagger y los Rolling Stones ya arribaron a Lima: "The band arrived in Chile on a flight from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and very cautiously moved to their hotel. [...] The international arrivals board said that the Rolling Stones landed shortly after six o'clock Thursday afternoon. The band left quietly Jorge Chavez airport and used an alternate way to the international departures gate, so they had no contact with their fans. In a caravan, the group went to their hotel in San Isidro. A little more than 100 people waited in place in fron of the hotel, when the group arrived in a grey and a white limousine."

=> Cuba - in depth: Rolling Stones to perform Easter concert in Cuba (San Diego Tribune)

=> So finally, Jerry Hall and Rupert Keith Murdoch have said yes! As for all the details and many pics from the wedding, clothes, models and family members, check out the Daily Mail for all that tabloid stuff...

March 3 - Porto Alegre / Luciana Giminez interviews Mick!

=> What a rain-drenched show that was last night! But it was also one hell of a show! Although not attending the show, I joined the Periscope stream as on every show of this tour. And lucky we were: Fernando's feed lasted from the intro to the final bows - and it was just fantastic! The band was on fire and was rolling with full steam despite the pouring rain. We are incredibly lucky, folks, being fans of this unbelievable band!!

=> Luciana Giminez, mother of Mick's youngest son, Lucas (16), has intervied Mick recently and asked him about 'Vinyl', the relationship within the band and family matters... Nice: we have that interview on YouTube!:

March 2 - The Stones in Porto Alegre

  1. Jumping Jack Flash


  2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
  3. Tumbling Dice


    How you doin', you doin' good? We're gonna rock things up a bit! Jesus it's wet up here…
  4. Out Of Control
  5. Let's Spend The Night Together (Vote song)


  6. Ruby Tuesday


  7. Paint It Black


  8. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions: "Now I want to introduce you to everyone who's getting wet up here ..."
  9. You Got The Silver
  10. Before They Make Me Run
  11. Midnight Rambler
  12. Miss You
    Mick to Darryl: "Shut up already, damn! Don't get your dreads wet! That's my new motto..."
  13. Gimme Shelter (with Sasha Allen)
  14. Start Me Up
  15. Sympathy For The Devil


  16. Brown Sugar
    Encores:
  17. You Can't Always Get What You Want (with choir)


  18. Satisfaction

March 1 - FREE CONCERT FOR CUBA! / The Stones in Porto Alegre

=> As for the FREE Cuba-Gig: it's CONFIRMED, it's FREE and it will be FILMED! "We have performed in many special places during our long career but this show in Havana is going to be a landmark event for us, and, we hope, for all our friends in Cuba too." The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking concert in Havana, Cuba on Friday March 25, 2016. The free concert will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana and will be the first open air concert in the country by a British Rock Band. Always exploring new horizons and true pioneers of rock, the Stones, who have toured every corner of the globe, will bring their high octane performance and incredible music catalogue to the Caribbean for the first time ever. The gig has been in the planning stages for several months now. Now it is being made possible by the benefaction of Fundashon Bon Intenshon on behalf of the island of Curaçao. It is being promoted by AEG's Concerts West and Musica Punto Zero who extend their gratitude for the support provided by the Institute of Cuban Music in bringing this event to the people of Cuba. The “Concert for Amity” will be filmed and produced by award winning production company JA Digital with Paul Dugdale directing and Simon Fisher and Sam Bridger as producers. Julie Jakobek of JA Digital said: “It's a great honour to be working with the Rolling Stones again on this hugely exciting and historic event”. See also: dailymail.co.uk / rollingstone.com / theguardian.com and many others...

February 27 - The Stones in São Paulo II / The Stones in Cuba & Las Vegas??? / Woody, Sally and 2 wonderful daughters!

  1. Jumping Jack Flash


  2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
  3. Tumbling Dice
  4. Out Of Control
  5. All Down The Line


  6. She's A Rainbow


  7. Wild Horses
  8. Paint It Black


  9. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions
  10. Slipping Away
  11. Before They Make Me Run
  12. Midnight Rambler
  13. Miss You
  14. Gimme Shelter (with Sasha Allen)


  15. Start Me Up
  16. Sympathy For The Devil


  17. Brown Sugar
    Encores
  18. You Can't Always Get What You Want (with choir)
  19. Satisfaction

=> Recommended read! - Noticed the tabloids splashing pics about Ronnie and a young woman while Sally was 'sent home' because of the Zika virus? Well, here's something better and worthwhile to read about Sally, Ronnie and two wonderful daughters: Sally Wood: “Do I think about Ronnie's age? Of course I do” (telegraph.co.uk)

=> Apparently, Cuba is booked!!! See for instance "The Rolling Stones will perform for the first time in Havana" at clarin.com - Google translates: "The news was confirmed today the media in the Central American island. It will be the end of March on land adjacent to the "Sports City" in the Cuban capital.". Same content is covered by several other media, like cultura.elpais.com for example ... For some english sources see for instance latino.poxnews.com: Rolling Stones to perform in Havana, Cuban media say

=> Woah! Does the band play Cuba in March and Las Vegas before this year ends? At least that's what can be understood from the article by Robin Leach in the Las Vegas Sun! There, the important lines are: "I can reliably confirm that initial discussions have been held for The Rolling Stones to play the new T-Mobile Arena before year's end. [...] Cuban and Spanish newspapers are reporting from President Raoul Castro's inner circles that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts have a March 20-21 date, the same as President Barack Obama's scheduled visit, in a 100,000-capacity Havana park. [...] AEG officials from Las Vegas flew to Rio de Janeiro last week to talk with the band about the possible Las Vegas dates." Isn't that just crazy? Wonderful! Our band keeps on rolling! God I love The Rolling Stones!

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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 ...

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