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July 13 Hyde Park #2!
===>>> For VIDEOS from Hyde Park #2, July 13, CLICK HERE & ENJOY!
Ladies & gentlemen, will you welcome back to Hyde Park the ROLLING STONES!
Already by now (6. song) we can tell: they mixed it up quite a bit so far!
=> Mick tweeted: "Looking forward to tomorrow's Hyde Park show. It's been a fantastic tour so far & great to finish this leg in our hometown!" - the emphasis is on "THIS LEG", right? ;-
Ok, the last gig tonight. I expect a setlist similar to Hyde Park #1 - at least not too far off ... we'll see soon... At 18:00 pm the stones tweeted: "Time for soundcheck, By Request winner being rehearsed right now. Guess what it is!"
July 12 - Hyde Park #2 coming up
Is that HP #2 already? The last show of this leg? Incredible! Tempus fugit, really...
Tomorrow, Saturday 13, will see the second and last show of the Rolling Stones in 2013 for this part of the tour. I'll keep you posted, you bet! Gotta go off to Cologne tomorrow morning, but I'll be right back in time to serve you with pics, comments, infos and news all around that final show of the tour. And don't you worry! Europe is yelling for more shows and MOST probably, there will be more shows after a some weeks break for the band...
July 11 - Hyde Park Audience, Keith on Absolute Guitar, Glastonbury vids
=> Thanks to our dear friend Lukuc, we can all enjoy the download of his recording of the complete Hyde Park #1 show! It's a very good audience recording; sometimes, the audience is a bit louder than the band, but that just serves the atmosphere and truly delivers that great joy and fun those folks had during the show. So, please find the link for the download by
=> Thanks to Steve, who mailed me the info, we can enjoy the August issue of Total Guitar Magazine, which features Keith and his 5-string guitar technique - recommended even to non-players, hehehe ...
July 8 - Glastonbury! Soundboard! / Hyde Park #1 aftermath & Audience Recording! / Vote for Hyde park #2!
=> Ok, maybe we haven't been to the shows; maybe we complain about this song wasn't played or another went wrong - and from what we get from YouTube isn't exactly like being really there at the gig, right? Ok - just in case we could get near the danger of forgetting how it is to be AT a Stones show, we can look at this really nice piece of audience recording here to help us remember, hehehe ...
Ok, got it? ;-))) The Stones rule, man!
After Hyde Park #2, the Stones will take a break and then will come back for some more dates in Europe and hopefully elsewhere... so I'll say: See ya frontrow, hah!
=> That gig, like Glastonbury, was a triumph! Now Hyde Park #1 is available as good/very good audience recording here!
=> The Song-Vote for Hyde Park #2 is open ! Just go to rollingstones.com and choose among these fine songs: Shattered | Live With Me | Street Fighting Man | If You Can't Rock Me | Rocks Off.
July 6 - Hyde Park #1
===>>> For VIDEOS from Hyde Park #1, July 6, CLICK HERE & ENJOY! Same for the Hyde Park gigs will follow soon! Promised!
Ladies & Gentlemen, will you welcome back to Hyde Park THE ROLLING STONES
=> Reviews: Guardian: "Stones refuse to fade away, with historic return to Hyde Park" /
July 5 - More Rumors popping up! Europe fall-tour with ~14 gigs?
=> An Austrian website boldly states to have 2 dates booked for the Rolling Stones this fall (October/November)! They state, that after Glastenbury and Hyde Park, the Stones are in talks for a tour of about 14 gigs in October and November 2013. Apart from the two dates in Vienna's 'Wiener Stadthalle', they mention the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam as the tour kick-off. The tour could reportedly should then visit Paris, Oslo, Antwerpen and some dates in Germany.
July 4 - Mick hints! Song vote for Hyde Park #1, Amsterdam Ziggodome, Berlin? Social Re-Enactment
=> Mick interview with Absolute Radio here! He talks about the Glastonbury and upcoming Hyde Park gigs. At the end, he mentions new material he likes to write and that "maybe there'll be things beyond that" i.e. after a break!
Also, at owensoundsuntimes.com, we can read parts of what Mick said to Absolute Radio (see above), that the "Stones will go on hiatus after their upcoming gigs in London's Hyde Park [...] Maybe there'll be things beyond that, but right now this is the summer then we have a bit of a break [...] I'm always writing new songs so hopefully we'll do new songs one of these days soon."
=> The Song-Vote is open now! Just go to rollingstones.com and choose among these fine songs: All Down The Line | Rocks Off | When The Whip Comes Down | You Got Me Rocking | Just My Imagination.
=> Rumors (!) mention up to three gigs at the Amsterdam Ziggodome! That there could be a european tour of about 10 -12 dates is another one. That's likely the case - as already mentioned: the Stones must have bulks of offers to choose from on the table. They'll just get a little rest and keep on rolling! That's my bet! See also the Mick interview and links above for this.
=> Music Heritage UK and Hstry.org today launch a real-time, social media re-enactment of the Rolling Stones free concert in Hyde Park, London. The 1969 concert, which saw an estimated 250,000 in attendance, was one of the first major gatherings of the ‘counter-culture’ of the 1960s, coming a few weeks before the Isle of Wight and Woodstock Festivals.
The social media re-enactment which takes place in “real time” between July 4th and 6th will see a dedicated twitter account (@Stonesin69) share the sights and sounds, of the free gig. The young protagonist will bunk off school, hitchhike to London, remember the life of former Stones guitarist Brian Jones (who had recently passed away), and share his thoughts on the music played throughout the concert. Fans and members of the public can get involved by sharing their memories of Hyde Park 1969 using #Stones50 or #stoneshydepark on Twitter, or via Hstry.org where they can send in their pictures and thoughts, to be shared with the wider community. Music Heritage UK will also produce a series of in-depth articles around topics raised by the re-enactment which will be published on their website.
July 3 - 1h Interview with Keith, Tim Ries Project
=> At the BBC you can listen to 1h. worth of interview with Keith - 2 days left before it's taken off again...
=> The Tim Ries The Rolling Stones Project featuring Bernard Fowler and Darryl Jones has a gig at the Nimax Theaters on July 8th, 730pm! Tickets are £21.00, exept the first 10 rows which sell at £31.00 - more details and tickets at their website!
July 2 - Europe tour?
=> Is there a Europe-tour coming up? So far, folks, sorry, but nothing particularly new has arisen exxept rumours and speculations. For example, people are counting european arenas with capacities of 20.000 and up... ;-) and there are quite a few. Also, ticket prices for this tour if it ever happens would be lower than in the US.
July 1 - Stones impress with Glastonbury debut
Their set at Glastonbury really rocked and rolled - just like it should, but a little better!
Ok, here's the Glastonbury Girl (to the melody of Factory Girl - the video shows some of the lovely, groovy, mellow people at the festival. Enjoy!
More to come ...
June 30 - Glastonbury aftermath
=> SADLY, the 1 hour video from the BBC-Broadcast, starting with 12. Miss You, has been taken off YouTube, as have been the others. So I can only encourage you check out dimeadozn or other torrent sites who odder it as MPEG-2 DVD or plain TS file.
=> Reviews: Rolling Stones set stage alight in Glastonbury debut (Reuters) // The Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury 2013 (NME) // The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013 (Uncut) // Stones make Glastonbury debut (Guardian) // Rolling Stones steal Glastonbury from other debutantes (Guardian) // Mick's instagram pictures from Glasto (Mirror) // Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013 (Guardian // Mick Jagger rocks GlaSTONEbury (The Sun) // Rolling Stones rock festival with one of the most eagerly awaited performances in its history (Mirror)
June 29 - Glastonbury: here we go!
===>>> For VIDEOS from GLASTONBURY, June 29, CLICK HERE & enjoy
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Rolling Stones to the pyramid stage! // (BBC2 will stream the show in about 10 minutes: at 10:30 pm!)
Woah, what a show! Down flat awesome! The band was on fire as was the crowd! And with live stream running, it's really like getting the feel of the festival and that was unbelievable good! The crowd was simply outstanding, they sang and entertained the band within the small breaks between songs with their chants. Keith didn't seem to want to leave the stage after Satisfaction ended - the vibe was really really great!
==> First review from the dailymail: Satisfaction guaranteed as the Rolling Stones storm Glasto // The Sun comes scond with some pics, too: Mick Jagger rocks GlaSTONEbury // And of course here's the Mirror: Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones rock festival with one of the most eagerly awaited performances in its history
=> Primal Scream just finished their set. Next up: The Rolling Stones!!! The BBC: Rolling Stones Excitement builds!
=> Until the Stones come on, check out the BBC for Glasto infos, videos or pics. Glastonbury Radio and TV schedules can be found at telegraph.co.uk;
=> Ever noticed that Mona Lisa T-Shirt Keith wears these days? You can see it on many of YouTube Videos from the recent gigs. It shows the Mona Lisa in Keithstyle, LOL! here is is in more detail:
June 28 - Glastonbury, Europe-Tour-Rumours, 2014 plans, BMG publishing deal, RIP Mark Fisher
=> Glastonbury is in good mood, the vibes are cool and the tribes are gathering! The Guardian about "Why grandad rock rolls" Mick has already moved into his Yurt - his doughters were busy setting it up with exclusive interiours before - he will have his wellies ready, though.
=> Rumours for an upcoming 'Tour de Europe' keep popping up! After the three gigs in the UK, maybe this fall, i.e. in October and November they could possibly play in cities like Amsterdam, Helsinki, in Norway and maybe Germany etc. Usually and if they keep the stage layout as well as the economic scale as they have during this tour, they'll need arenas with capacities around 20.000+ people. Other European cities could also be possible. Then comes 2014 and hopefully they move over to South America - like Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.
=> On Wednesday, at the Serpentine Gallery fundraiser party, many of the Stones family members gathered. For once, it was Bianca Jagger, as well as Mick and of course his current girlfriend, L'Wren Scott. Also there were Mick's daughters Georgia May Jagger and Jade Jagger. Ronnie was there, as was his daughter Leah and his son Tyrone... here's just 3 pics; some more at dailymail.co.uk.
=> Keith thinks that the Stones are not too old for Glastonbury. He also thinks: "It's good for your health to play rock'n'roll in a clean living band like The Rolling Stones. You should try it. It's better than church." ROTFL...
=> The Glimmer Twins have signed a publishing deal with BMG: "We look forward to a fresh and fruitful long-term business relationship with all the team at BMG"
=> Mark Fisher, stage designer, architect and responsible for stunning stage setups over the past 25 years, died June 26th in a London hospice. He was 66, and had been battling a long illness that wasn't identified in an announcement by Stufish, the firm he co-founded. RIP!
June 27 - Glastonbury approaching! Norway gig??
=> Aaaand more rumours coming up! This by no means is anything relyable but could stand for the general trend we all feel could crystalize into some real, official news. For now, it's much too early, but WTF, here goes: More gigs could be in October to November in Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. Also on the plan are possible shows in March 2014 for South America.
=> According to norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.no, the Stones might have an option for a gig in the Telenor Arena in November. Of course, nothing of this is official, it is just a rumour. If there is a statement, then it's plain denial (by Live Nation). However, more gigs in the fall are likely, I say. That of course is 100% hope and wish and 0% official! ;-) But let's wait and see what happens, hehehe ...
June 26 - Glastonbury: gates are open now!
=> Glastonbury gates are open now, have a blast everybody! Weather forecast is looking good! Don't you miss BILL WYMAN’S RHYTHM KINGS - Acoustic Tent - Friday 18:30 - 19:30! The Stones are scheduled at the Pyramid Stage on Saturday at 21:30 - 23:45!
June 25 - Washington aftermath
=> Ok, that was the last gig of the US leg of this tour - more to come? Well, hopefully! And seriously: very likely. But let's first look at the reviews and stuff from last night and lokk forward to the UK gigs!
=> Reviews! Here's one positive from the Washington Post. And another one from USA today. Oh, BTW, no problem for you to sent in your own review here now! Just use the Comments box above! Some people at the gig said, Ronnie had some trouble - maybe some of you can shed some light on this?
June 24 - NEW at stonesnews: Comments! - THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY! - VOTE for DC! - Washington DC gets ready! - Glastonbury fixed!
===>>> For VIDEOS from Washington, June 24, CLICK HERE & enjoy
Ladies and Gentlemen! Will you please welcome THE ROLLING STONES!
=> If you want, you can now leave your comments about the tour, your review of the gigs you saw and of course any other stuff!
=> They are on their way to the gig! Bernard Fowler sent this pic via FB - the guys are sitting in the bus to take them to the gig... The you see Mick and Charlie yesterday on the train to Washington DC; and Ronnie just tweeted: "Just been given a new guitar strap by Ed & Fred! We've arrived at Verizon Center for last gig in US before Glasto : )" Thx for great pics latvianinexile!
And I just saw one more hilarious pic from Ronnie's tweet, it shows the boys and the police backstage before the Philly-2 show: "Just another day at the office ~ arriving for the second Philly show :)". So funny! Here it is:
=> The vote-song for tonight's show is online and you can (and should) make your click! You can choose from among these: Street Fighting Man / Rocks Off / Just My Imagination / You Got Me Rocking / Live With Me.
=> The Huffington Post has an article about tonight's gig: Ladies & Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones
=> The town is buzzin' with preparations for the last gig of the 50 years & counting tour of the Rolling Stones - at least for the US leg, that is. At wtop.com, you can see and hear about it - there's even an interview with Shidoobee's own StonesDoug! He's up for his 154th Stones show: have a blast Doug!
=> The BBC and the Stones have settled the issue concerning the TV-broadcast. Michael Eavis already had already shown understanding when negitiations between the BBC and the Stones management started. He said, that the Stones really wanted to play to the Glastonbury visitors, they didn't plan a TV show. But now the BBC will show the first hour of the 2 hours, 20 minute set of the Stones - so we can look forward to that!
=> Meanwhile, pass the time until showtime with an article from the dailymail.co.uk around the theme of Mick on Keith & Keith on Mick...
June 23 - Philly-2 reviews
=> Philly-2 reviews - One by Cindy Drue, examiner.com: really funny is, that she criticizes the camera operator for showing close-ups of the band members faces!
June 21 - Philadelphia #2, Wells FargoCenter - VOTE!!! Guest: Aaron Neville! - Road Crew Party
===>>> For VIDEOS from Philadelphia-2, June 21, CLICK HERE & enjoy
Ladies & gentlemen, will you please welcome THE ROLLING STONES!
=> As long as you still can VOTE, go for it: Choose from among these: Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Shine A Light, Fool To Cry, Moonlight Mile or Some Girls (hehehe...)
=> SPECIAL GUEST tonight's gonna be Aaron Neville!!!
=> The band spent last night partying at the 'Cuba Libre' in the Old City. That's common for the Stones near the end of a tour-leg to thank the crew for their tremendous work. In all there were more than 100 people at the party and the event was organized quite secretive - no pics or tweets were allowed. The Cuba Libre Restaurant issued a short note about the event and what the cuisine offered. And here's a report from FOX news:
June 20 - BBC: 1 hour Glastonbury, Stones complete on iTunes, Stones roll forever, RIP Chet Flippo
One nice pic from Philly 1 with Brad Paisley just before going on stage:
=> The BBC will broadcast an hour of The Rolling Stones' headline set at Glastonbury, according to festival organiser Michael Eavis: "They're going to be playing for about an hour for the TV." The BBC could not confirm the reports, but said there were "constructive ongoing conversations" with the band. More: BBC.CO.UK
=> The Rolling Stones released a career-spanning digitally re-mastered back catalogue on Apple Inc's iTunes Store on Wednesday as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. That catalogue holds the entire oeuvre, from their introductory 1963 cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" over even 'Metamorphosis' and up to last year's Greatest Hits collection "GRRR!". Also included: the documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane', 'The Rolling Stones 50 eBook' as well as films like 'Charlie Is My Darling', 'Ladies And Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones' or 'Rock and Roll Circus'.
=> We all know it: the Stones will roll on forever - at least according to Keith! The UK tabloid The Sun has just this as a headline and even cheers up all folks who haven't got tickets for Glastonbury or Hyde Park, saying, that "this summer’s gigs won’t be their last.". That of cause would be very nice: more dates for the summer in Europe 2013. However, here's what Keith said and what they cite - then you yourself can judge what can be read from it:
"But the one thing I can’t kick is playing with the Rolling Stones. The 60th, you know, that’s a little while away yet, but all these zeros keep zooming by... 30, 40, 50 years. I don’t see any reason why there shouldn’t be a 60th. Either that or we ‘croak’ on the job!"=> Rest in Peace, Chet Flippo, you are missed! Folks, you most probably know him as a former 'Rolling Stone' editor or from his book: On the Road With the Rolling Stones: 20 Years of Lipstick, Handcuffs and Chemicals
June 18 - Philly gets stoned!
"Ladies and gentlemen, will you please welcome the ROLLING STONES!"
===>>> For VIDEOS from Philadelphia-1, June 18, CLICK HERE & enjoy
=> Here's a great report with a gallery of 23 pics about the more than 60 people setting up the stage and preparing everything just right for the show. Great pics and details about the construction and gear! Recommended: "The Rolling Stones prep to perform in Philadelphia"
=> Tonight we will enjoy the Stones in Philadelphia, the first of two shows.
=> Here are some reviews and reports of interest: The Stones will play more than 2 hrs at Glastonbury! - Another report about the Stones may record new music (Ronnie interview, see also June 13 below!) - Boston-REVIEWS: Boston gets Satisfaction - Stones rock Boston - After slow start Stones get rolling at Boston show - Stones rock TD Garden - What a gas it is getting old: The Stones in Boston.
June 15 - Montreal show at YT, Audio Boston #1
=> The complete show in Montreal, June 9, can be enjoyed in two parts at YouTube (thx Axel!); a bit shaky, but with decent sound. I included both of them in the Montreal video page.
=> The audio of the complete first Boston show, June 12, can be downloaded at wetransfer! (800 MB)
June 14 - Boston-2 Here we go!!
===>>> For VIDEOS from Boston-2, June 14, CLICK HERE & enjoy
"Boston, are you ready for your second and final night of 50 & Counting?!"
=> Yeah baby, showtime again! Ain't that ultra cool - the Stones' on tour and they only just have started, hehehe. Do you really think it's all over after Hyde Park #2? Naaawwww.... :-)
=> Still here's your chance to vote for tonight's Vote Song. Just choose one of these: Memory Motel / Street Fighting Man / Let It Bleed / Just My Imagination / Waiting On A Friend
=> Wetransfer has the audio of Boston-1!
June 13 - Boston 1 aftermath, Find gap for new record, Keith article
=> The Boston Globe has a nice review, as has the Boston Herald. Another review at blog.masslive.com: "There was a refreshing rawness to the sound as the band (with a few exceptions) largely stayed away from the arena-concert crutches of loops and sampling, relying instead on the energy and fullness of the two guitars, bass, and drums, and Chuck Leavell’s piano and organ. [...] Despite their royal rock bloodlines, the Stones still emit a street-cred cool that somehow makes them seem dangerous. "
=> Ronnie has this to say in a recent interview: "We kind of test ourselves in stages, in a way ... This latest surge of energy coming out at these shows has proven to be a kick up the pants just to know that not only can we do it, we’re doing it better than ever ...
[How about new songs?] Well it takes so much time and effort to take this thing back on the road, [but] we’ve got the big wheels rolling now. We’ve just got to find the gaps to record."
=> Men's Journal has a fine article and interview with Keith - recommended read!
June 12 - Gig 14 - Boston
===>>> For VIDEOS from Boston-1, June 12 CLICK HERE & enjoy
June 10 - vote for Boston! $85.- NOW
=> The 85 tickets are online now - Go get them!! (I just saw GA section 4 and 3!)
=> Special Guest tomorrow will be Gary Clark Jr.!
=> Vote for a song! I think, the choice is easy and clear ;-)
June 9 - Montreal gig#13 -
===>>> For VIDEOS from Montreal, June 9 CLICK HERE & enjoy
June 7 - Special guest tomorrow, Bill interview, Lisa Fisher interview
=> Win Butler of Arcade Fire will be the guest for tomorrow's show in Montreal.
June 6 - Toronto #2 gig#12
===>>> For VIDEOS from Toronto#2, June 6 CLICK HERE & enjoy
While waiting for the videos from the show, here's the hilarious officical Worried About You video:
=> Tonight's the second gig in Toronto, Canada! Everyone: have a mighty fine blast!
=> Chicago 1-2-3 were sellouts; so the Stones made it to #1 on Billboard's Current Boxscore!
June 5 - No Adele for Hyde Park
==> Au contraire to many rumours, that Adele would join the Rolling Stones on stage for their Hyde Park gigs, the official answer to that question is "No." - see the The Guardian for this. But how about calling out for Marianne Faithful to join the band on "As Tears Go By"? That really would be a statement and an attractive alternative, don't you think? So let's see whether Mick has the balls to ask Marianne... ;-)
June 4 - Chicago aftermath, New Stones Knebworth 1976 set
=> We have of course several articles and reports from that last gig in Chicago: musicstaruniverse.com reviews all three gigs - so it's a recommended read! Another report at alaskadispatch.com, Rolling Stone of course and Ultimateclassicrock.com. The Chicago Tribune has a nice gallery and a report with a very innovative headline... Most news reports cover the guest spot of Taylor Swift.
=> Henrietta of RockmusicMemorabilia.com informed me, that after the original Rolling Stones at Knebworth 1976 set is completely sold out, there's a new and expanded Knebworth 76 Rolling Stones set. This time it comes in a silver coloured box, it's limited to 250 and although the price remains at £49.99 (58 euros), they have added a few more items:
After the recent death of Storm Thorgerson they decided to give with the set, as a tribute to Storm, the circular poster he designed for the festival which is signed and numbered by Freddy Bannister. They recently discovered 8 new pics of The Stones at Knebworth, so now you get 20 photos instead of 12 with the set along with a 330 page book as well as 6 CDs and 3 DVDs.
June 3 - Chicago#3 gig#11
=> Special guest Taylor Swift!
===>>> For VIDEOS from Chicago#3, June 3 CLICK HERE & enjoy
June 2 - Happy Birthday, Charlie!!!
=> All best wishes for the coolest drummer on this planet, the jazzy Charlie Watts!
June 1 - Happy Birthday, Ronnie!!! Chicago aftermath
=> Happy, happy, a very happy birthday, Ronnie Wood! We thank you so much for all that music!
=> thanks to thecorazycam, we now have the complete first hour of Chicago#1, May 28, at YouTube! Have a blast! :-) And here's a gallery of 64 pics from that gig!
May 31 - Chicago#2, gig#10 - London-BBC, we have a problem!
Setlist: thx stonesplanetbrazil!
===>>> For VIDEOS from Chicago#2, May 31 CLICK HERE & enjoy
Some pics: Ronnie tweeted: "Just been given my first birthday gift ~ new shoes for the gig tonight. Thanks to my pal Jerry Meltzer! : )" / Backstage with Sheryl / Rehearsals / Mick Taylor sure has lost some weight and Sheryl just shines! / Ronnie, Bernard and Mick T. about to get on stage / The show is on...
=> Good news!! Tonight's Special Guest will be: Sheryl Crow! (maybe with Honky Tonk Women?)
=> The Stones and the BBC are having a situation over the broadcast plans for Glastonbury festival. - We all know, that the band confirmed their Glastonbury gig for June 29. Now the BBC is having big plans for making it the biggest, best and most digital Glastonbury ever. And now guess what Mick has to say about these plans... he goes along the lines of "... wait a minute, we haven't signed up for a broadcast, a TV show or even a PPV here...". As a result, the band suggested that the BBC should broadcast a blackout after the first 4 songs... HILARIOUS! But then the issue is not only about bucks, for due to unforseen reasons like ugly weather conditions etc., the performance could suffer and the band would not look and sound at their best. Like Keith once quipped: "... God doesn't join the band... he comes in form of wind, heat, rain, lightning, whatever ... and he never rehearses!". So: Jagger - BBC 1:0 so far.
May 30 - Mick in Chicago
=> Mick strolled through Chicago and tweeted "Having great time in Chicago. The first night's show was a blast and what a great audience!" / The Sun has an article about Mick's jokes about the Toronto mayer / Chicago stations feature the Stones: WDRV The Drive, radio WLS 94.7 also gives away tickets and StonesMayia runs on The Loop 97.9
May 28 - Chicago - gig#9 - Chicago United Center
===>>> For VIDEOS from Chicago#1, May 28 CLICK HERE & enjoy
Ok, I'm back online at last; I'll update the news ASAP, so you may keep on reloading the page from time to time...
May 25 - Toronto - gig#8 - Air Canada Center
===>>> For VIDEOS from Toronto#1, May 25 CLICK HERE & enjoy
May 23 - L&G: super deluxe edition, Keith solo album, Q-Special, pics from LA#2
=> Ladies & Gentlemen - the deluxe triple DVD box of the legendary concert film, fully restored and remastered from the original film print and multi-track audio masters – with bonus DVDs, Rolling Stones scarf, 60-page book and more! Offer lasts some 20 hours from now on, so if interested ... => go to popmarket.com
=> In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Keith talks about the tour and stuff, but also mentions to get his own album done, once this tour unwinds: "I wouldn't want to cloud the issue with the Stones thing going on but maybe at the end of the year or whenever the Stones collapse again. Maybe, yeah, I've got some stuff and I'd like everybody to hear." => Read the full interview
=> The new issue of Q Magazine features a special about the Rolling Stones and will be out next week, May 28th. Included will be a new interview with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards 'in his own words'.==> I have put those VIDEOS from LA#2, May 20 so far known to me into an ==> Extra page you can open in an extra widow by clicking here - enjoy!
=> And finally here are some more and beautiful pics of that impressive show of LA #2 [thx harald2002!!]
May 22 - LA #2 reviews, RnRHoF, Stones in Social Networks
==> I have put that shows' better VIDEOS so far known to me into an ==> Extra page you can open in an extra widow by clicking here - enjoy!
=> LA Weekly has a nice story to tell from that last gig; here's a taste:
=> The Stones exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is about to open on May 24, 2013. Among the treasures you can see are a cape, stitched from flags, that Mick Jagger wore on tour in 1981-82, the Harmony 12-string acoustic guitar that Keith Richards played on such early records as Tell Me and Good Times, Bad Times, a sketch by Charlie Watts that was published in a 1966 U.S. tour program, Brian Jones' custom Vox teardrop guitar and the original artwork for 1974's It's Only Rock 'n Roll.
May 20 - gig#7 - LA-2
[RIP - Ray Manzarek has died today in Munic aged 74 - we will miss you! May all doors be open for you, so you just break on through...]
Right! Here we go again! Yehaaw! Have a blast, everybody!
Well, last night was a dream come true for all Stones- and Mick-Taylor-fans! Maybe the Stones have read or heard, what was posted all over the net: that many, many people would like to hear Mick Taylor on more than just one or two songs (i.e. Midnight Rambler and Satisfaction). Last night, the Stones had balls enough to delf into Sway and Can't You Hear Me Knocking - both of them hot juwels from the Mick Taylor years. That led to four (4) songs with the second Mick. All I can say about this is: please, please, keep that man playing with the band like last night!! That was a thunderous start but even then, there's room enough to even top that later in the tour! So please enjoy the videos from that gig in LA:
==> I have put that shows' better VIDEOS so far known to me into an ==> Extra page you can open in an extra widow by clicking here - enjoy!
May 18 - Gig #6 - Anaheim-2
Special Guest tonight: Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters! Enjoy the show tonight, everybody!
==> I have put that shows' better VIDEOS so far known to me into an ==> Extra page you can open in an extra widow by clicking here - enjoy!
May 15 - Gig #5 - Anaheim-1! John Mayer, San Jose FLAC, ABKCO
=> Reviews - The Rolling Stones are still something to behold - laswegasweekly.com |
=> here's the audience FLAC from the San Jose gig, May 8? If yes, go to guitars101.com and choose one of the download (mirror) addresses! [thx JZ, UC!]
=> Special guest tonight: John Mayer!
=> Cleveland.com honors the current tour of The Rolling Stones with a special online reprint of one historic reviews from Stones shows in the last 50 years. They'll publish one review each day leading up to Sunday, May 19, when they'll post several more and unveil a big, special Rolling Stones section online and in Arts section of the printed Plain Dealer.
=> ABKCO issues yet another release while the Stones are still hot in the news: 3 classic albums on 180 gram clear vinyl - see Rolling Stone for more on this.
May 11 - Gig #4 - Las Vegas, MGM, Katy Perry guest tonight
May 8 - Gig #3 San Jose
=> Special guests tonight? Well, how about John Fogerty and Bonnie Raitt??? And Mick Taylor got his second spot: after joining in on Midnight Rambler, he joined in again for the last encore, Satisfaction!
Some pics: Final Bow with Mick Taylor (and very rightly so!)| 27 x the band on stage [thx RubyFriday! sdb] | Bonnie Raitt plays a mean slide guitar on Let It Bleed | John Fogerty joins the band on It's All Over Now! | Some Merch ... | Ronnie: "So great to see Billie Joe Armstrong official backstage at the gig tonight ~ enjoy the gig Billie Joe!" | Ronnie: "Just arrived at hp pavilions with Charlie Watts ~ off to sound check now... " | [thx pDog, RO!] Yes, we got the right tip, it seems: John Fogerty's and Bonnie Raitt's gear arrived already!! | Place to meet [thx BV, iorr!]: The Brit Pub is in the patio just behind the Britannia pub. Same establishment, just outside... | Ronnie and Mick having a laugh backstage May 7 | The band with Tom Waits backstage May 6 ...
... still some time until the show starts... so how about re-visiting Oakland, May 5?
May 7 - Washington added, Rolling Stone Cover, Reviews
==> June 24 date has been added for Washington DC, Verizon Center. Tickets will be on sale at Monday, MAY 13, 10AM EST and will be available at rollingstones.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Friday May 10 at 10AM EST through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Also included as a part of the general on sale, are a variety of ticket prices including over 1,000 tickets at $85 (including service charges) - so go there and let's keep our fingers crossed!
==> The Rolling Stones made it again - they are on the cover of the Rolling Stone! Here's the band talking about the covershoot:
==> Also on Rolling Stone you can enjoy a band-friendly article called "Love and War Inside the Rolling Stones - How the band endured drugs, booze, tragedy and each other to bring back the greatest show on earth" (here's the print version).
But there have been other, not so friendly reviews of the shows so far. Most of them ponder the subject of poor ticket sales. A 'source' from the band is cited with this: "... Total disaster. Too expensive and no vibe on the shows … it's a terrible way to go out ... What's the band gonna do? Say we're not going to play if you touch our gross?" Here are some of them, if you like: Rolling Stones face pay cut as poor sales force them to slash US ticket prices (Guardian.co.uk). That article also says: "The band has no new material to tour behind and its new management has allowed ticket prices, not the show, to become the story.". See also: Dailymail.co.uk, NME.com or Ultimate Classic Rock.
May 5 - Gig #2 Oakland!
thx Tarantulaman: Emotional Rescue:
May 4 - LA Aftermath
=> Wheeeww, what a night it was. The band sounded really well, crisp and clear. They did 23 songs - not bad for a bunch of old farts, hehehe. Especially Emotional Rescue was well received (see & hear video below) as this was a first for that song. Factory Girl also was one of the more rare songs in the setlist. And if apart from that all you get Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor, too, you've almost arrived Stones heaven with one show. Well, Keith Urban was a treat, exchanging licks with Keith playing his tele (Keith played his Les Paul Junior). And of cause there was Gwen Stefani joining the band on Wild Horses - but she forgot her lyrics-part and had to mumble her way through that song, that was kinda odd. But at least she did know the refrain... and well, her singing didn't really add very much to the song IMHO ... Complaints? Of cause, there's always people complaining this and that, but I'm not too fond of all the wailing. Oh, ticket prices: As Mick has spoken aut sharply against the secondary ticket merket, they now tend to publish tickets for $85,- before the shows in order to counter high ticket prices: the promoter AEG announced that a new block of more than 1,000 $85 seats (some of the cheapest on offer) were made available for last-minute purchase.
HOWEVER, I would not hesitate to suggest to The Rolling Stones something one hears in almost every comment the fans utter: Please give Mick Taylor more than just one song in the set!!! During rehearsals the band had plenty of numbers with Taylor - so why you not just boldly grab that opportunity and give the band and us that extra shot of salvation, please! :-)
=> Celebs? This is LA, so there were plenty! Of course, there was Jack Nicholson, but he is there for the Lakers anyway, as Mick said. Then there were Pierce Brosman, Nicole Kidman, Melanie Griffith, um, David Hasslehoff and even Monica Lewinsky ... pics and more of this at thesun.co.uk. Other reviews: LA Times, guardian.co.uk, bilboard, CNN-report about the tickets issue
==> I have put this shows' better VIDEOS so far known to me into an ==> Extra page you can open in an extra widow by clicking here - enjoy!
Official video from LA's show:
May 3 - Yeeehaaww! Tour starts tonight!
=> I have put this shows' better VIDEOS so far known to me into an ==> Extra page you can open in an extra widow by clicking here - enjoy!
=> Guests tonight: Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban - they had joined the soundcheck earlier today. Jack Nickolson is in the house! Au contraire to the news, this show is almost sold out, not many empty seats seen.
=> Pics: Charlie pointing at Mick Taylor at soundcheck / Preparations and room signs for the gig in Staples Center: "All doors open at 7pm, band on at approx 8:15" / Mick tweeted: "Opening night soundcheck went great. Can't wait to play with Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban later!" / 2 x Gwen Stefani at the sounccheck / From l'Wren Scott: Detail of the stage at soundcheck- could this be Mick Taylor's Sunburst over there...?
=> So once again, we're on tour with the Rolling Stones - the fucking greatest Rock'n'Roll band on this planet! Although it will be like 5am in the morning for me when they get on stage tonight in LA, I'll try to post the tourstart-news live as they come in. I won't be able to do this for every gig on this tour, though... dude's getting old, hehehe ...
=> Still some time left until the show... so here's a 16 minutes interview with Chuck Leavell offered by 13wmaz.com, talking about the rehearsals, the Stones, and much more remarkable stuff, so I recommend you check this out: