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=> Yes, they are building it up right now! Thanks to Cassidy, we have a first view of the proceedings at Soldier field - the stage is gonna rise up!
=> All we heared from rehearsals before this tour leg was, that they were happening in London and now they're finished. So by now, the band will be moving on to Chicago to check the stage build up process and surroundings there for the tour start on June 21. This time, we sadly almost got no news from rehearsals as they were going on. Which is understandable in one way: the band is getting into shape and crowds of fans and signature hunters are not really that inspiring to the band. On the other hand - I'ld love to get news from the place where they rehearse about WHAT they rehearse. I wouldn't care WHERE that is, but only *WHAT* they rehearse would be meaningful to me. Before former tours, we got lots of infos about the songs they rehearsed, day by day. This time - no. But well, there are 2 sides to this... That being said, we should look forward to Chicago, the stage, the hotels and the news coming up from here.
One last thing from the rehearsals: I got across a report from the RocksOff board, where "glen 795" wrote about his trip to London and his luck to be invited into the rehearsals place to get 4 songs played live by the band before they left for Chicago. Whether that's a true, trustworthy account (like this, it has happend before!) or not, I can't tell. But nevertheless, even if it's a dream and not true, it could well be a true story, ... so here it is:
So yesterday Thursday June 13 I decided to go to London and find the Stones Rehearsal site and see what was going on. I figured that yesterday was most likely to be the final day so if I was going to be lucky in any way I had to go.
I arrived at about 3.30pm to find Bjornulf and Linda in situ at my 1st choice of likely sites so to say I was delighted in my success would be an understatement!
After some reassurance to Bjornulf that I was genuine I established that all the band bar Mick were already in the building and within 20 minutes of my arrival Mick was driven past to complete the band.
By this time 2 more fans had arrived to try to hear what was being rehearsed (which was proving to be extremely difficult in the windy conditions).
We could make out certain songs like TD, HTW & SFTD.
Before I had realised it the time had got round to 6pm when the band had decided to take a break, it was during this break that the band's security came out to speak to Bjornulf which caused a ripple of excitement amongst the rest of us fans (now numbering 6) all secretly hoping that we were going to be invited in to listen to the band rehearsing.
Then we were invited in, all 7 of us were ushered inside the entrance of the building and told that we would be allowed in to the rehearsal space after MR & PIB and would be allowed to hear SMU, JJF, GS & S.
This was more than I or any of us could have dreamt of our favourite band allowing us to see and hear them rehearse and I can confirm they sounded and looked good and tour ready. And then it was over 4 songs and I was pinching myself to check am I dreaming?
It was surreal but to be invited by the band and then acknowledged after the 4 songs was humbling and I know I was fortunate and privileged to witness them in such a "raw" environment.
Or as Gazza put it "You lucky bastard"
=> Mick gave Rolling Stone an interview - the first since his OP. He told Rolling Stone: "I’m feeling pretty good, ... been rehearsing a lot lately in the last few weeks - This morning [I did] a bit of gym. Nothing crazy. Then I go into rehearsal with the rest of the band. ... I don’t do it [i.e. tours] all the time, [like] 12 months a year. When you’re young, that’s what you do. [Today I] spend three or four months on the road in a year and that seems to be quite a good balance." Go and get the whole thing at Rolling Stone: Mick Jagger Talks Stones Tour in First Post-Surgery Interview and at Radio Q107, The Daily Derringer Podcast - get [the real] Mick from 2:45 onwards until 10:48 ...
=> Today, the Rolling Stones have published the list of support acts for the No Filter Tour 2019! I like support acts - they have the balls to payin front of us fans, waiting for *THE* band ... I don't like people boooing at support acts - they play their asses off and dare to play the stadium... so I always applaude them. Just imagine, you stood up there, playing ... wheeuwww...
=> Thank you so much for all that music! And now it's time to switch that sign from "closed" to "open" and get those rehearsals started... :-)
=> In a Billboard article from May 28, it's said that Keith Richards 'Unfiltered' Photo Exhibit Draws Starry Crowd to Hollywood's Sunset Marquis Hotel. Yup, rightly so, because you'll see some of the very best shots we have from Keith. The exhibition runs until June 22, so if you got time, go to the morrisonhotelgallery.com. For instance, you can see Keith backstage at Madison Square Garden, Tour of the Americas-1975, wearing infamous "Who the Fuck is Mick Jagger" T-Shirt or cooking in the kitchen of Andy Warhol's Montauk home where the Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their 1975 Tour of the Americas. Nice! Thanks for the tip, JZ from [UC]
=> Gosh, does he look good! Unbelievable! Yesterday, Mick has tweeted greetings to Canadian fans, sitting at a keyboard in the 'Vocal Warm Up'-Departement and wearing a Canadien Stones-tee: Canada - getting ready for Burls Creek ! Hope to see you all there on June 29 - have a look at it on Twitter
=> Ok, while waiting for the rehearsals for the tour to start probably with beginning of next month, I came along this Charlie interview (Matt Lauer) from 1993, when the band was awed for by the fact of 30 years of still beeing alive and playing. Now, generally, when Charlie gets interviewed, it's usually gonna get short and kinda funny. This time around, though, ... no. Charlie is talkative and also says something about his then new record, "The Charlie Watts Quintet - WARM & TENDER"...
=> The fan pre-sale for the Rolling Stones Mercedes-Benz Superdome show in New Orleans on July 14th starts today, Wednesday 29th May at 10am local time! Use this code (all capitals, that is): JACKFLASH at this link: ticketmaster.com
=> Keih is ready to go on tour! On Instagram, he greets us, tipping hid hat and saying:"Hey hi everybody! Happy to say that we're back on the road again. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there...". Check it out at Instagram or at Twitter.
=> Pollstar magazine has some questions for John Meglen (Concerts West) on the interesting subject of rescheduling a Stones tour!Read it all at pollstar.com. At the end it is asked:
How do they sound now? Answer: It blows me away how incredibly they are playing today. I don't know if that's just growing up and getting a little better with age, or whatever it is. But man, it's just like you sit there and watch them and you go, 'Man, they are just so on.' And by the way, there's nothing enhanced up there. It's all them.
=> Stones give back credits of 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' to The Verve's Richard Ashcroft! Richard spoke out at the Ivor Novello Awards, which recognize British and Irish songwriters. He said: "As of last month, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards signed over all their publishing for Bittersweet Symphony, which was a truly kind and magnanimous thing for them to do ... I never had a personal beef with the Stones. They've always been the greatest rock & roll band in the world." Let's not forget, that all of the legal hassle was based on a Allen Klein lawsuit shortly after its release, which forced him to hand over 100 percent of the royalties from "Bitter Sweet Symphony" to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. ABKO must be credited for this.
=> "Rolling Stones back in the studio working on new album" - That's what you can read at msn.com Mick and the others are "pressing on with work on their first record of new material since 2005's 'A Bigger Bang', which they started work on last year" and Mick is said to be "keen to make up for lost time". There's no release date yet, but "they are keen to get it out as soon as possible"! Woah! That sounds really great! OK, MSN.com quotes these lines from the english tabloid DailyStar - I looked for that article there but actually couldn't find it... just sayn' :-)
=> Mick published a second film - this time, he's playing guitar to a backing track, "Rocking out new tunes"! Sounds good!! This, too, shows that he's ready to get back on stage: Twitter - Instagram
=> GET YOUR ROCKS OFF & YOUR TICKETS AT RS.COM! Further info from RS.com: Tickets sold for the original dates will be honoured - fans do not need to exchange their tickets. Those who cannot attend the re-scheduled date can refund their tickets by accessing their Ticketmaster account. For transferred tickets, the refund will go to the fan who originally bought the tickets, once they have been transferred back.
=> Radiostation Rock95 in Barrie/CAN will make a huge announcement at 7 AM ! Well, Barrie is near Toronto and that means it's about 6 AM over there now. So in about 1 hour we will know more it that announcement relates to the Stones' tourdates or anything else ... [thx irix, iorr]
=> Some rumoured (!) dates: tour start in Chicago June 21 and 25, Ontario (CAN) June 29, New Orleans July 14 and Miami, August 31. Remember, these ar NOT OFFICIAL! These dates are likely or possible to happen or would fit into a viable tour schedule, nothing more. Let's see, what happens.
A Chicago based radio station (93XRT radio) apparently has said that the Chicago dates (June 21 + 25) will be the tour start and that more details come tomorrow... well, it's tomorrow again, folks, hehehe, but that's alright.
rollingstones.com is online again, nothing new so far, though. But there will be news about the tour soon, that's for sure.
=> YESSS! Mick just published a short sequence of him practicing and dancing! Well that looks VERY promising. What a guy! Unbelievable. Nevertheless, please take care, Mick! See him prancing at Twitter and Instagram
=> The Stones' website is down since some time! So maybe they prepare the site for the new tourdates? Usually, if something like this happens, I would think, they relaunch because of new data, i.e. dates for the tour, but this seems different. IP is 18.104.22.168, but by now, it's just offline.
=> Ok, so now yesterday was lacking any official announcement. And up to now, we have no clues as to exactly when that announcement is coming. It will, though. Probably tomorrow. Or later! ;-) But it will come and: the longer we wait, the sooner it will come!
=> 14:00 AM PST, 17:00 EST, 23:00 here at my home ... OK, folks, to be honest, I by now doubt there will be some official announcement today. There will be one, that's for sure, but not today, it sems. So, we have little more else to do than to look forward to tomorrow or Thursday. It's unusually quiet compared to former announcements - everytime something leaked beforehand - this time, though, it seems like all is locked away and cept under the carpet - no leaks ... let's see what happens at 12 PST. I KNOW YOU FOLKS ARE WAITING AND SO AM I, HEHEHE ... so far, no official news hav surfaced, yet. But the day in US/Canada has only just begun, so ...
=> Over the past hours, there are 40 - 50 folks of you here at once checking for some news. I apprechiate that very much and I salute you: Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll! It goes without saying, that any news will be on display here ASAP! The Stones on tour again: what a band!
=> MAYBE, we will get some official information today, MAYBE. It might as well take some more days. We have to wait & see a little more, but only a little, I guess! :-). So far, there's nothing really reliable concerning the new tourdates. But they will be there, no doubt...
=> According to rumours, we might get the new dates for the Rolling Stones No Filter US/Canada Tour 2019 tomorrow! Well, let's hope for the best! And if they come today or later this week, that would be ok with me, too! In any case, it tells us that Mick's back on track and that we can look forward to the rehearsals and the tourstart!
=> GOOD NEWS: According to , Mick has been given the "all clear" by his doctors following his heart valve OP. The Sun writes: "Doctors are really pleased with his progress and were happy to give him a clean bill of health. His healthy eating has really helped with his recovery and he's been taking it easy and resting, as well as enjoying down time with his friends and family. The health scare has just reminded him to keep taking good care of himself". See canoe.com, too for the same message. So now we wait for the official announcement and the new tour dates which should be published within the next few days...
MAYBE ON TUESDAY!??
=> Just Friday, Mick and his grand-daughter Georgia-May met for "family day" as Jade calls it. And it sure is. Jade is looking splendid as ever and Mick, too, looks very fine! Here's the Jade's Instagram post and some more text at Page-6-com
=> Ok, we have an official announcement!!! The Stones just tweeted: "Thank you for all your patience and support regarding the re-scheduling of the Rolling Stones US and Canada tour dates. We will have an update and announcement in the coming days for you, please stay tuned!" Well, now that sound promising, right?! Check it out at twitter.com, instagram.com
=> OK, latest rumours support the hope that the postponed tour will start in Chicago and will last until August! The date for Chicago would be June 21st. Nothing official yet, don't forget.
=> Just yesterday, Ronnie had a guest appearance at Imela May's concert at the London Palladium! [thx lien, iorr! ] He played "Wee Wee Hours" (Chuck Berry) and The Bullfrog Blues (William Harris) with her. And he was in high spirits! Enjoy the video below! That show was recorded for british radio (BBC2), to be broadcasted by the end of this month. See also instagram.com for this.
Meanwhile, rumors have it that some radio station in NYC say that Stones be back on stage in 6 weeks... well, that would be fine with me!
=> Slowly, but quite naturally, we are approching the end of the waiting period! Maybe, we will get some official news within the next 10 days. So, let's hope & see what's coming up. If they want to start that tour, it would be quite reasonable to start with one of the former dates, leaving the rest of the dates as they are and only reschedule the dates from tourstart down to, say Rutherford, maybe. That would point to Chicago as the date for a tour start. Keep in mind that this is only speculation and rumours, but nevertheless, it would make sense. Mick needs to be at sound health and they also need time for rehearsals before that. So that about tells the story. It won't take long now, folks, and we will know for sure! :-)
=> Keith was seen in NYC last Friday, May 3. "Looking cool and quirky" see dailymail.co.uk for this an a few pics. Manwhile, one rumour tells about a possible tourstart not sooner than the second half on June. Nothing is official yet, of course.
=> While we all wait for news about Mick, the healing and the possible new tour dates, The Rolling Stones re-issue the famous Rock And Roll Circus from 1969 on June 28 in various formats, bonus materials and with previously unknown tracks, among them 2 by The Dirty Mac (Lennon, Richards, Clapton and Mitchell)! Here is the tracklist:
=> According to Hello!-Magazine, they sent Mick videos which cracked himup: Ronnie:"Sally and I went on a break to the Caribbean with Keith and Patti and sent him videos of us playing and singing get well songs on the guitar - that cracked him up. We're all so pleased that he's doing well". Meanwhile, Mick has flown from NYC to his Chateau home in France where he can relax and recover.
=> Nice read about Ronnie and his studio! check out theguardian.com for a visit and a peek into his home/studio in Hertfordshire.
=> So far, we still have no official nes about rescheduled dates for this year's tour! It doesn't take much imagination to think about Mick's health and his doctor's advice. So we have to wait for them to give Mick a "Go!". Lots of techniscal and logistic details are to be settled, then, along with much more things to think about which we fans don't hear much about because we're not in the tour-business and don't know what's discussed behind curtains. But there's no doubt about one simple thing: as soon as the Stones CAN tour, they will and in that case, we will get the new tourdates as soon as they are fixed. The decision and the official announcement is to come soon, for sure.
=> Bernard interview - recommended read: Rolling Stones Backup Singer Bernard Fowler on the Poetry of Mick Jagger (rollingstone.com)
=> HONK at #8 in UK top10! The Rolling Stones got HONK at No. 8 in the U.K. Top 10, which is their 39th top10 record - WOAH! See forbes.com for this
=> Ronnie: Picasso insired! Ronnie issued several new paintings, available to purchase as limited edition prints. Some show a definte Picasso-like style. He comments: I call it 'The Picasso Stones'. It's my interpretation of Picasso's painting 'The Three Dancers'. Looking at the original, I was inspired to do my own take featuring the boys... More of his on this at Instagram and at udiscovermusic.com. Whatever's your taste - I quite like his take on Pablo's style!
=> And he looks good! He was seen yesterday visiting Melanie Hamrick and her ballet at her Rolling Stones dance. So he was backstage again. See more details and pics usatoday.com, dailymail.co.uk, tmz.com. No news about the rescheduled tour-dates so far.
=> Honk is out for grabs! "Rolling Stones Release Career-Spanning Best Of Compilation 'Honk'" (billboard.com)
=> Greetings, folks! Sasha Allen just posted on Instagram: "Almost time for rehearsa!" [sic!] with a pic of her singing close and together with Mick. Well .... :-)
=> One more week gone by already! Tempus fugit! Best news yet is that Mick is back on his feet. But with a new valve - let's be serious - he must take his time. I would apprechiate, too, if Mick would step down considerably with his running, jumping and prancing during gigs. Woah, that must be really, really hard for him. Can you imagine? Then again, he could play more harp, how 'bout that? hehehe ... Not only Keith loves it when Mick plays harp. Ok - so the two weeks until the new schedule is announced has gone by - thank god - and Mick takes care of himself, it seems. Let's keep our fingers firmly crossed for his best recovery! New tourdates coming soon ...
=> ... and kickin'! - He just tweeted a pic of him, entitled "A Walk in the Park" and with a grin. Looks promising, Mick, right on! All best wishes from us to you! See that on Twitter, Instagram or with more text at The Mirror.
=> This year, the NO Jazzfest seems to run out of luck! After the Stones as headliners cancelled their gig at the Fest, now their replacement, Fleetwood Mac has cancelled their gig, too, due to singer Stevie Nicks being knocked out by the flu. Accordingly, The New Orleans Advocate Journalist Keith Spera asks: Is no one able to headline the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 2? One can almost smell the frustration here. rollingstone.com, too, has a report on this subject. But nevertheless, health issues rule. Stevie already feels better by now, but doctors suggested that The Mac should reschedule the remaining four shows of their North American tour in order to allow Stevie full recovery. A great spectacle this year's Stones tour is already - and it hasn't even started, hehehe ...
=> The Rolling Stones celebrate the Bridges To Babylon Tour! They will publish the complete Bremen concert from September 2nd, 1998, with 22 songs plus add 4 songs from Chicago's Soldier Field - see the setlit below. Release date is out June 21st - you can prorder it at eagle-rock.com. As usual, this show comes in multiple formats - DVD + 2CD, BLU-RAY + 2CD, 3LP (Coloured Vinyl), DIGITAL VIDEO and DIGITAL AUDIO coming soon.
=> We got a message from Mick, just after his surgery:
"Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I'm feeling much better now and on the mend - and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job."
- well that was really nice and it seems as Mick and all of us have a reason to be thankful!
See them work the Olympia, 2003:
=> In stead of The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac will play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday, May 2! Nice for Fleetwood Fans, a bummer to us Stones fans. But let's see - maybe the Stones will play the Jazzfest next year!? See billboard.com or consequenceofsound.net for more on this...
=> Big relief everywhere: According to sources, Billboard reports that Mick has completed his heart valve procedure in New York and is recovering and in great health! To be precise, Mick underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He has to rest now for some days while his artery can heal and to avoid the danger of severe bleedings. If you are interested in more details conderning this procedure, have a look at foxnews.com [thx Jean-Pierre!] for what Dr. Marc Siegel has to tell about it. In a nutshell: Mick has made a successful first step for recovery; now let us all keep our fingers crossed that all goes well during the next days!
=> Ok, Mick has eveloped a valve condition as we now know. By now, we're slowly becoming heart valve specialists ourselves, hehehe ... so according to dailymail.co.uk, the procedure which Mick has to face to fix his heart valve can be minimally-invasive. As he has taken care of his physis, he's the ideal patient for this method where the cest is not opened but where the valve is fixed by passing a replacement through a catheter. Thus, he could recover this procedure within about two weeks, rather than two months...
=> The Stones management must have been really busy! As you can read at billboard.com or at bbc.com, the tourstart was shifted towards July and the new dates will be announced within the next weeks! Sadly, the date for the New Orleans Jazz festival, May 2nd, has been cancelled. Tough for the organizers there, they have to look for a replacement. All other dates seem to stay in the schedule, including the date in Canada - the exact dates are expected to be stated within the next weeks. Most dates were booked with NFL stadiums and until the next season, starting September 9 this year, dates can be rescheduled without great difficulties.
Some memories from 2017...
=> One more UPDATE: According to mediaite.com, Mick "is set to undergo heart valve replacement surgery in NYC this week ... Mick is expected to make a full recovery and will be back on stage by summer ... The procedure has a 95% success rate. And Jagger, 75, is in extraordinary physical condition". See also rollingstone.com, where it's said that Mick will undergo his surgery this Friday.
=> UPDATE: Mick will undergo heart surgery this week to replace a damaged valve! According to dailymail.co.uk, Mick is going to have a damaged valve replaced this week in New York. So this explains the need to postpone the tour. Let's keep our fingers crossed for Mick and that he comes back clean and sound after his surgery!
=> Mick is well - but bored... As the SUN reports, thesun.co.uk Mick is resting in Miami but he's getting bored already. A 'source' is told to say: "He's massively frustrated, he wants to be getting back out there and at this moment in time he's feeling absolutely fine. [...] Of course he has taken the medical advice on board, but he looks after himself well and feels totally capable at this moment in time. He's optimistic he won't be laid up for long, and at the moment he's just hanging out in Miami with the other guys.". So far, so good. Again: the tour is POSTPONED, and NOT cancelled!
Check out the dailymail.co.uk with some hilarious pictures about our heroes and some super cute little twins, too...
=> No April fooling here, promised! According to telegraph.co.uk , Mick is in perfectly good health, but has in fact only injured himself after training for shows. That's no big surprise as Mick, 75, traines very hard, as we all know, and especially in prparation for tours. So basically, he is well, but will need to recover from some injury he got while training - which could be some muscle or joint issue. Whatever be the case: get well soon, Mick. And let's not forget to be VERY thankful for the other band members who seem to have passed the check-up well!
The tour will be postponed for around a month and the promoters AEG Presents/Concerts West told fans that their tickets will still be valid at the rescheduled concerts.
=> Meanwhile, Little Steven has some news for us: He tweets "I've been told by someone who knows that Mick Jagger's ailment is thankfully temporary and insignificant. The Rolling Stones' immortal endurance continues to inspire all of us! Meanwhile, catch my interview with Keith on YouTube this week."
=> Scheduled to start on April 20 in Miami Gardens, Florida, the tour is postponed due to singer Mick's health problems!. The band tweets:
"Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US / Canada tour dates - we apologise for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.
Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.".
Mick himself, also apologises:
"I'm so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I'm devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.".
Ronni tweets: "We'll miss you over the next few weeks, but we're looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here's to Mick(strength) ~ thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us"
Keith, too, says: "A big disappointment for everyone but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!"
Someone 'close to the band' according to pagesix.com said, that during the usual pre-tour check-up docors found something that required 'immediate attention'. With the tourstart 20 days away, I don't think it can be just some case of larygitis, as has happened before. The source also mentioned, that it was not something serious and that - most important to all of us, Mick would make a complete recovery. So, speculations fly ... maybe something like a hip replacement or something? Whatever it is, Mick, all of us wish you a quick and sound recovery!!!!
WOAH, folks - that came out of the blue for us! Get well soon, Mick!
=> According to rumors and now a newspaper article, the band has taken camp in Miami for the rehearsals. See the Sydney Morning Herald with a nice report about the 30th birthday of "Talk Is Cheap" (recommended read) and you'll find the line about "the Stones head to Miami to rehearse for a 13-date North American tour" near the end of the lines. Hey, anybody from Miami with reports about the songs they rehearse?
=> The setup is ready! The band is ready for rehearsals for the new tour. Here are some pics from instagram - "Ready for rehearsals" - and Twitter - "All set up for tour rehearsals! Which songs do you want added to the set list?" - telling more than a thousand words...
=> Check the link to Instagram - you see Ronnie on stage yesterday with Seal, adding some bluesy licks: Seal & Ronnie at Roundhouse 2019
=> The Rolling Stones bring out a new Greatest Hits Compilation Set - it has 46 tracks, 8 of them are from live performances. You can pre-order it under this link. "HONK is the brand-new Best Of compilation album from the Rolling Stones - featuring the biggest hits and classic cuts from every Rolling Stones studio album from 1971 to 2016's Blue & Lonesome. This is the most up to date collection of essential Stones' tracks, including 36 fan favourites and rarities, with the deluxe version featuring 10 additional live songs, presenting collaborations with some of the biggest names in music.
Chack out the tracklist for the deluxe edition:
=> Every Stones fan knows Mr. Mayall! How nice it is to hear, that he's just starting a new tour of Europe and the US - at 85! Woah! Way to go, my dear Rolling Stones! Check out John's dates and see if you can get tickets: johnmayall.com/tour. He's even doing 6 gigs in London in 3 days - amazing!
=> Is he gonna slow down a little?! Reportedly, a friend told The Mirror, that Melanie Hamrick, mother of his eight child, has received a commitment by Mick last christmas. See also The Calgary Herald for this...
=> Recommended Read: The Sweet Black Angel! Nice article about Angela Davis and the story behind 'Sweet Black Angel' (Charlotte Observer)
=> Starting with 2000 before you in line after long wait for the countdown, ticket prices jump up after having been selected with a lower price etc... This sucks! Have a read: Rolling Stones fan calls out Ticketmaster for 'bait and switch' after mid-sale price jump (cbc.ca) - MIXED EMOTIONS: Rolling Stones fans irked as pre-sale concert ticket prices surge (torontosun.com) - 'How can it sell so fast,' Fans hit bump in the road to Stones tickets (barrie.ctvnews.ca)
=> As Keith edits the April issue of Mojo Magazine! Have a look at the title below; next you can see more detailes here and also order your copy ...
=> Check it out!! Well, that's what I'ld call a nice tour-announcement... Well I just fount out today ... LOL! :-)
=> Fan pre-sale starts on Wednesday 13th February at 10am EST, until midnight EST! Get your TICKETS here and use the pre-sale code: "MIDNIGHT"
=> WOAH! Yep, there's a date for TORONTO now, can you believe it!? Thanks to Arthur Calen - he sent me a pic from Union Station in Toronto (see below) - they have put up a very nice, big tongue logo with the date 06 - 29 - 2019 added behint. So here we go, folks: Toronto/Canada added to the list, Hurrah! Check out the Toronto Sun or barrie360.com for more on this... and, hey, while the boys are in Toronto - how about another visit to the EL MOCAMBO!!!??
=> Benefit Concert: DARRYL JONES JAMS FROM THE HEART FOR A FRIEND IN NEED! Location: The Promontory Darryl will be joined on stage by Nicholas Tremulis, Bernard Crump, Chuck Tripp, Brian Reynolds, Keith Henderson, and many more! General Admission: $25, doors open at 3:00pm, end will be at 8:00pm. Darryl's childhood friend and fellow musician, Brian Messiah, had an accident last year and is unable to play his guitar at this time. "Jams from the Heart" is being organized by Brian's son and a group of musicians/longtime friends to raise money for his medical treatment and continuing care with the goal of hearing Brian play again.
=> Dear friends of STONESNEWS.COM - within the next day/hours, these pages will change the hosting provider! So in case you'll get some empty page or something similar - don't worry - stonesnews will be back soon! :-)
=> There's 22 seconds of Mick playing a Tele and singing the refrain of a new song of his, "Really wanna tell the truth" sounding like a danceable groovy track; whether this has to do with the new Stones album remains unknown. Mick feels fine! Watch it on Instagram, too, if you prefer.
=> Yes, folks! Nevertheless, he's very much looking forward to hittin' the road again and get that album done. But that is kinda boring, he feels, towards the end and it's hard work. So go to rollingstone.com and read what he has to say about that... however, although the pics there are really nice, I for one like the picture of him at the german Rolling Stone issue much better, hehehe...
=> Last Saturday, Ronnie was interviewed at eurosports during the 13th Masters final and he said he was getting ready for recording 'next week' (i.e. this week) in L.A. as well as getting ready to tour ... and then the second Ronnie walks in ... but see for yourself: eurosport.co.uk
=> Keith, too, is about to join the band this week, heading for the studio, because the have 'an accumulation of stuff' to play around with... Keith comes in at 1:42:00 - He's interviewed because of the 30th anniversary of "Talk Is Cheap", so give him a listen. Near the end of the interview, we come to hear one of the bonus tracks, namely "My Babe", at 1:53:14. Or, you just have a taste right here - enjoy!!!
=> It's THURSDAY, MAY 2! At that day, the Stones are gouing to hit the stage at the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! This was also announced by Cleveland.com yesterday. What a nice confirmation of all the rumours we have had during the last months... of course, they are the headliners.
=> We all know, that Charlie isn't giving that lot of interviews. The better it is for this interview, Charlie gave Chad Smith for DrumChannel.com - and even better yet: it comes in 4 parts! And here is part #1 for you too start with - enjoy! If you prefer to watch it in 1 go - click here
=> Dear friends of stonesnews.com - I wish you all a very happy, healthy and joyous new year 2019! We all have reason to look forward to 2019 with an US-Tour of our beloved band and maybe even a new album. WHAT A BAND! WHAT A FANBASE! - GOD/ALLAH/JEHOWA/SHIVA/BUDDHA BLESS THE ROLLING STONES!!! See you all soon!
=> Long live Keith Richards & The Rolling Stones!!!
=> The Stones in Blue - tonight at 21:00 on BBC radio 2! Cerys Matthews, presenter of the Radio 2 Blues Show, leads us through this fast-paced trip through the Stones' personal blues history, as told by the band themselves...
=> "Get Back" was the song - and Paul was joined onstage by Ringo and Ronnie. Paul McCartney played a gig last night at the O2 Arena. See rollingstone.com for a nice report. Also reporting is the dailymail.co.uk with pics from Stella McCartney's Instagram - nice!!
=> Yup! Keith has 3/4 of a hundred very soon! Theodora has her show on Radio Sirizus XM and hosted her dad for a 1 hour show. She explained: "Hey there boys and girls. This is a special birthday episode of #offthecuff @siriusxm with me and daddio @officialkeef coming on DEC 18 at 800 PM EST channel 28 The Spectrum. This was a heartfelt one for me and dad didn't hold back on me! He schooled me, schools me and we have a lot of laughs x love you dad " (go see the other 2 lovely pics of daughter and dad on Instagram).
=> How brave can a man be? Almost 75, Keith is kicking drinking. Amazing! Just days before his 75th birthday, we hear that he's going to stop it (rollingstone.com), because it get's boring, basically. As for the last tours in Europe, you could tell that Keith's playing and presence looked clearer. The story is also told by dailymail.co.uk. So - gold rings on ya, Keef, new horizons in sight! - What a band!!
=> Recommended read: Ronnie is totally stoked for upcoming Rolling Stones No Filter tour (chicago.suntimes.com)
=> Satanism and The Rolling Stones ... 50 Years of Sympathy (independent.co.uk) ... /// The Rolling Stones' darkest hit (dailymail.co.uk)
=> 50 years of Beggar's Banquet! Track-by-Track (billboard.com)
=> Since long there were rumours, that the Stones would play the Fest... Now the fest announced that it is adding an extra day to the festival making Thursday, April 25, the opening day until April 28, then again on May 2-5. Compare to the dates of the No Filter Tour above and you can imagine, that a spot for the Stones could be possible, right!?
=> Well, he's preparing for the tour next year as well as having great fun! See him play with the 'Reef'-band "Stay With Me" at Nells Jazz and Blues Club, London, last Saturday! See below and enjoy! He also joined in for a bluesy gospel, just click this link...
=> Yup, lots of ticket sold already, Lucky Dips are already gone, it seems! Still there are lots of tickets left. Interesting article on this subject: "Ticketmaster Has Its Own Secret 'Scalping Program,' Canadian Journalists Report"!
=> Check out the interview with Keith in Rolling Stone online: "Keith Richards on Rolling Stones' Stadium Tour: 'Maybe This Will Be the Last One'" where he utters among other things "... there might be a session sometime in December ..." - about possible studio works, which sounds promising!
=> Here we go - 2 more dates added, "due to demand"!
1) June 17 - MetLife Stadium EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2) June 25 - Soldier Field CHICAGO, IL
So, hurry up, folks: The pre-sale for these new dates starts TODAY (Thursday 29th) at 10AM local time and all pre-sales via rollingstones.com will END TONIGHT at 10pm local time. Use the code MIDNIGHT (sic!) to purchase your tickets during this time.
=> As most of you, I got my presale code: "MIDNIGHT"! The band tweeted: "Thanks to all those who signed up to receive the pre-sale code, as per the form, the code started to send out FROM 11am EST. As you can imagine it is a very large list and will take some time to reach all. Thanks for your patience" Go to rollingstones.com/tickets/ and check the links for the presale which starts in some hours, depending on which time zone it is in. So get ready early enough! Good luck for you all!
=> In order to receive a pre-sale code allowing early access to tickets for the Rolling Stones US No Filter Tour 2019 click this link NOW!
=> Are we lucky fans or what!? After the announcement yesterday, let's check for the tickets and other relevant informations. If you want to read a transcript of yesterday's announcement, you can do so at forbes.com. Also, you can listen to it again here.
(thanks Diego for recording the wav - converted to mp3, 7:21 minutes)
As for the rumoured May 2nd New Orleans Jazz Fest date, that is missing from the above list, maybe because the organizers of that festival will announce the lineup in December - but we can have solid hopes, that this gig is happening.
Don't forget to sign up at rollingstones.com/tour before next Tuesday, November 27th in order to get the presale codes in time. If you check for Ticketmaster or American Express, note that there could be different dates for the pre-sales.
=> rollingstones.com gives us this info: There will be a special fan pre-sale on Wednesday 28th November at 10am (local time) via rollingstones.com/tour. If you want access to the pre-sale then enter your details here by 9am EST on Tuesday 27th November and you will be emailed a code the day before the pre-sale begins. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 30th November at 10am (local time).
=> HERE WE GO ... Rolling Stone has it already: "The Rolling Stones Announce 2019 'No Filter' U.S. Stadium Tour" - The 13-show tour will kick off April 20th at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and wrap up June 21st at Soldier Field in Chicago. Tickets go on sale November 30th at 10:00 a.m. These are 13 official dates by now - I'm sure they'll add 2, 3 more dates inbetween the fixed dates known by now... Same info now on rollingstones.com // variety.com // mercurynews.com // Mick announced the start and end dates of the tour, Keith confirmed their fun to keep staying on the road - Mick and Keith are both on the phone - they changed the european No Filter stage a bit for the US - Mick says they want to pick cities where they haven't been too often - Keith wants to push the Solomon Burke song 'Cry To Me' to get it up the stage - Keith calls it the "Hello Again Tour" - Mick says, that 'No Filter' rather means 'Staight ahead' than anything about fags...
=> Listen to Lonestar 92.5 this Monday at 2 pm (3pm EST) as Jim Kerr will have an exclusive interview with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards! Alternatively, if you're from outside of the USofA, you can try cxradio.com.br for Q104.3 FM or you can try radiostationusa.fm for Lone Star 92.5. Then again, you can try for some VPN Proxies out of the following lists, select an Proxy IP and insert that into the network-settings of your browser: premproxy or proxynova (thx for the info Irix! [iorr]
=> Here is the message from iHeartMedia: iHeartMedia is partnering with The Rolling Stones to announce their upcoming tour. Listen to Lonestar 92.5 this Monday at 2 pm as Jim Kerr will have an exclusive interview with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to break down all the details. W-O-W, so here we go again! What a band!!!!!
=> TICKETS will go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10 AM at rollingstones.com!! By now, there is a total of 16 dates in the talks. Also, by the end of this month, a studio in Paris has been booked, so that would point towards some (hopefully finishing) touches of the new album. Maybe it even could be ready and out by tourstart next year? That would just be awesomely wonderful!
=> Expect the TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT likely to happen next week!! :-)))))
=> Out today: Voodoo Lounge Uncut! Go and grab it, hehehe...
=> Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Imelda May and Johnny Depp joined the stage yesterday for some incredible numbers...! For the Johnny Depp pictures, go to The Daily Mail. At Instagramm, 'hermanndollmann' has some nice videos from this show, so go and have a look: Looks like a great eveneing, Around and Around, // Ronnie on slide..., // Johnny Depp joins in, // Now for the encores, // more encores - Thanks Hermann! :-)
=> Dear friends, if you see Stones tongues appearing in US cities, send 'em to me! (zebulon [a] stonesnews-dot-com) It seems, they switched from billboards to tongue pics at walls or on the paths to stir the excitement, hehehe ... The list of possible venues has grown considerably by now - more than 13 cities are in the hope for getting a gig next year: Miami, Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Pasadena, Santa Clara, Denver, Glendale, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Boston, Seattle!
=> Ronnie played yesterday with Ben Waters at Ronnie Scotts! The bournemouthecho.co.uk has a nice review and 12 pics to look at in a gallery: "This show was a wonderful tribute to Chuck Berry who died last year aged 90, a masterful showcase for some of our finest musicians and a whole lot of fun - a brilliant evening all round." Please also enjoy some short videos on Instagram by burdettjeremy and gilliandawood!
=> So far, we have: Miami, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Houston, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston and 2 x New York! As always: NOTHING is official yet! Tour-start could be April 24, ending in NY in mid June ... I'm really getting exited here! ;-)
=> Denver, Forborow, Boston, Jacksonville and now New York! NOTHING is official yet, of course, but these are the rumoured venues so far. The tour may start in April and could last until June next year. In any case: it's just WONDERFUL, isn't it??
=> Really nice, a must-have! Featuring Chuck Berry, B.B King, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Muddy Waters, this album collects together the greatest ever bluesmen. The cover art is by Ronnie. The band and BMG have decided that 10% of BMG's net receipts from the sale of this album (with a minimum of£0.65 (2CD) /£1.25 (2LP) /£3.00 (Bookpack) UK pounds sterling), will be donated to Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation (Registered as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organisation in the United States). Check out the 2 YT videos of the launch party with Ronnie and the animated unpacking:
=> Ben Waters Band with special guest Ronnie Wood: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, plus further guests! - that's what it says at Ronnie Scott's website - Dates: Wednesday 14th November 2018 - Thursday 15th November 2018 However: SOLD OUT already! No wonder. Hope we get some decent stream of that!!!
=> Rumours are heating up, the excitement rises! As discussions buzz and possible tour dates for The Rolling Stones US Tour 2019 are dreamed of (like Denver, Boston, Chicago and many others), JamBase picks up the thread by posting "The Rolling Stones Tease 2019 US Tour Announcement"! In the same direction point ultimateclassicrock.com, rockcellarmagazine.com, wror.com and classichitsandoldies.com - More to come soon, hopefully...
=> Now this is nice!! In Denver, there's a tongue hanging at the Mile High stadium and in Foxborough the Stones were featured during the cheerleader's show! Just see the Tweet by 'Just Pete' on Twitter for the tongue-pic and have a look at the Twitter-video from Focborough - I'ld say, we're on to something new coming up! Meanwhile, rollingstones.com encourages fans to (re-)sign-up for their news-list, so you better go there :-)
=> Still some more to come! Rumours are still abounding and all one can hear points to a tour of the US next year, maybe starting in April 2019. We hope for an official announcement a little earlier. And then again, we have both Mick and Keith posting aboubt new music, which is about the new Stones album for sure. In a nutshell: if nothing really bad happens, we can expect a new album and a US tour next year. Let's keep our fingers crossed... yea, I'll keep you posted if any more reliable news comes through, promised!