Mick will release his new solo track, “Strange Game” this Friday!
Some information (wikipedia:)
Slow Horses is an upcoming spy thriller television series based on the novel of the same name by Mick Herron. The 6-episode season is scheduled to premiere on Apple TV+ on 1 April 2022.
Story: After a botched and publicly embarrassing training mission, British MI5 agent River Cartwright is exiled to Slough House, an administrative purgatory for service rejects. Known as slow horses, Cartwright and his fellow employees must endure dull, paper pushing tasks and their miserable boss, Jackson Lamb, who expects them to quit out of boredom and frustration. Life in Slough House is defined by drudgery until the slow horses become entangled in a dangerous gambit by Regent’s Park.
’nuff said. Got it? We all loved – and still love – the ‘El Mocambo’ side of the double live album “Love You Live” which came out in September 1977. Since then all wanted to hear more of this show in Toronto, Canada. Now, the band has released 23 tracks from that show! Wonderful. A must-have! Release date is May this year. You can preorder at the official store or with the provider of your choice.
Available officially for the first time, the Stones lives shows at El Mocambo are widely considered one of the band’s most iconic live performances. Across the nights of March 4 and 5 1977, the Rolling Stones played ‘secret’ gigs at the 300 capacity venue in Toronto, under the guise of ‘The Cockroaches’, playing alongside Montreal rock favourites April Wine. Unknowing radio contest winners were the lucky music fans in attendance. By the second night, word had got out and it was very difficult to get in…
“We’re up on stage at the El Mocambo and we never felt better. I mean, we sounded great.” – Keith Richards
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SETLIST of the 4LP Neon Vinyl Set:
LP1 – Side A
Honky Tonk Woman (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
All Down The Line (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Hand Of Fate (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Route 66 (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
LP1 – Side B
Fool To Cry (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Crazy Mama (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Mannish Boy (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
LP2 – Side A
Crackin’ Up (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Dance Little Sister (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Around And Around (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
LP2 – Side B
Tumbling Dice (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Hot Stuff (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Star Star (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
LP3 – Side A
Let’s Spend The Night Together (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Worried Life Blues (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Little Red Rooster (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
LP3 – Side B
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (Live at the El Mocambo 1977)
Check this out: Keith is interviewed in the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast. Running time – 29:58
Keith Richards tells host Brian Hiatt about the future of the Rolling Stones without Charlie Watts, making his 1992 solo classic ‘Main Offender,’ his reaction to Paul McCartney calling the Stones a “blues cover band” and much more
Well, Peter mailed me that he has one to spare. If you want it, sent in a mail or comment below and I’ll give you his e-mail-address, so you can contact him!
BTW: here is newsanyway.com with “The Stones are rolling into Liverpool“
Here is Mitchell’s story!
Hey hey. My name is Mitchell. 27 year old fan living in New York. Seen the boys 11 times so far and got tickets to see them in Paris!
My question: which pit is keiths pit for the Paris show?? I purchased pit A during the presale and it said that pit B is Ronnie’s side. However when I looked on stubhub to get resale tickets for my friend it shows pit b to be Keith’s side. I’m a keith guy so I’m fearing I purchased the wrong tickets . I don’t speak french which doesn’t help. If you could clarify I’d appreciate it!
— That was cleared soon. I then asked him about the photo he had sent in with his question:
The photo was taken the day after their second Philly show in 2013 in Philadelphia. I was 18 and Mick was kind enough to chat for a moment and take a photo. I then went inside and sat on a piano and played some blues. He came in a few min later and told me it sounded good. Also saw the entire band exit the four seasons in Philly before the show. Mick and Keith walking and talking side by side. I got keiths attention and did his head, heart balls salute to him and he laughed and gave me a thumbs up. Beyond cool.
— Next, I asked about the what and where —
I went inside the four seasons Philadelphia where I played on a piano that was sitting in the lobby. He was still outside and eventually came in and walked passed the piano as I played some blues in g (I remember the key haha) and he said it sounded good. At some point my mom saw mick and asked if he thought I could play which he said yes lol. Then she asked him if he thought I should play piano or drums as I also play. He said I’ll make more money as a piano player lol. He was very kind to me as a young adult and it meant a lot. Come to think of it I met Bobby Keys at the hotel and he was also a very kind man to me. We talked about sax players. Sonny Rollins I remember in particular. He was very much a gentlemen.
Saw them in Detroit and Sofi last year. Caught Keith’s solo show at the Beacon. They still kill it and play a fantastic show. I convinced my buddy who’d never seen them to get a pit ticket in Detroit and now he’s coming to europe too haha. He was mind blown.
Took mushrooms at the LA show. It was insane hahaha. Started in GA pit and during JJF snuck up front. Was a particularly interesting show in the sense that it was 60 years to the day Mick n Keith bumped into one another at the Dartford station.
Great stuff! Thanks for sending this in, Mitchell!
In his latest Tweet, Mick asks us about songs the band’s gonna play.
Apparently sitting in some living room with an acoustic guitar and a plugged in Fender Strat guitar, Mick plays some chords and the asks us which songs we would like to hear on the upcoming Europe tour.
I think, he already did something like this before. Of course, the band will play the usual setlist with 2 or 3 variable songs strewn in. One of them will most likely be chosen by public song vote, as we have seen on the last tours.
If there’s something new to the setlist this time, I wonder what it would be. To be honest, I don’t expect them to change lots of things this tour. I for one would like them to open with Street Fighting Man and playing JJF as last song before the encores. These two songs really kill and should be added to every show. Keith does You Got The Silver really well and I will enjoy hearing him sing it. Maybe they’ll put Brown Sugar back on the list?
Frank from Cologne sent in this message with some nice suggestions:
Hello, I am 66 year old a great Stones-Fan from Germany, your website is very good!! I have sent three messages on Twitter to Mick about the setlists. I think it’s Time to change some songs from them: „Time waits for no one, Confession the blues, Love is strong and why not Drift away“ for example – I am very happy see them at Gelsenkirchen
Greetings from Cologne (Köln)!!
It’s so nice: another Stones tour’s ahead! And, er, ther was another thing …
Ah, yes, right. The new album! Since A Bigger Bang, an album which is much better than it’s title (IMHO, sorry), it’s been 17 years that we waited for a new official studio album.
Oh yes, there was Blue & Lonesome (2016) and I truly love this album from A to Z. But wasn’t that the surprising outcome of the band playing and jamming in the studio FOR a new album? Yes, it was. Now, what about that new album?
In the course of interviews that sourround any tour announcements, we can find several hints about productive days, Mick and Keith spent in Jamaica recently. Well, here you go:
music-news.com: Keith Richards has been ‘playing a lot of bass’ on new Rolling Stones tunes
nme.com: Keith Richards says he’s been “playing a lot of bass” on The Rolling Stones’ new tracks
guitar.com: Keith Richards Confirms Rolling Stones Are Writing With Drummer Steve Jordan: “We Came Up With Eight Or Nine New Pieces Of Material
musictimes.com: ‘Rolling Stones’ New Music Coming Soon? Keith Richards Sets the Record Straight
And if you like a good read, here’s a nicely extensive article in rollingstone.com with an interview with Bernard Fowler with lots of Stones content. Really recommended.
Finally, this tour is becoming real. Presale is running!
In case you didn’t get the presale-code from rollingstones.com, it’s very likely the same for everyone: rocksoff
As I looked at the tourdates, I chose Gelsenkirchen for my take of this tour. So on July 26, 27 and 28 there maybe will be no news here at stonesnews.com, because I’ll be on my way to the show.
I will try to get a stream of the show running, too. I only have limited ressources but at least I will try to get that thing running. I don’t know if it will work, but I’ll try. Of course, you will receive the details where to find it before the show; I’ll post it here.
All across Europe (and even beyond) people are heavy involved with travel plans, hotel bookings, buying tickets for one, two or even more shows of this tour. What a lovely buzz! And even if it’s stress and get’s on your nerves… I tell you something: You’ll miss it dearly once this band stops touring!
Sometimes, people sent in e-mails with some lines and a picture, telling about their love for this band or where they have seen them. And I would like to show them to you now. All of them agreed to quote them here. So here we go:
I was at the Glendale Phoenix concert on 26-08-2019, it was the last time I saw Charlie. My passion for the Stones started when I was 11 years old in 1967. I hope to be able to attend the concert commemorating 60 years, preference in London in Hyde Park (magical and symbolic place for the Stones). Until then.
The Grrrr Tour . at The Meadowlands. You had to find the Stones employee in a gorilla mask . Well my daughter saw him and we were upgraded to the pit . We also had back stage passes and Charlie was kind enough to take this shot . I’m so glad I have a photo with Charlie. Thank you for all the good times and RIP 🪦 Charlie. God Bless ! Thank you for the music
First consert was in Oslo 1965….24 after that…the last one in Warsaw 2018….I want to see them again on this tour…2 times…. [The picture:] It is from Oslo 2007…me and my son.
Today, The Rolling Stones will announce the details of this year’s tour!
It will be called “Stones Sixty Europe 2022 Tour” and most dates will be in June and July.
The NME site seems to be the first listing the dates, so I pass them on below! RollingStones.com officially lists these dates. And here’s some info about the tickets:
The Stones mailing list presale starts this Wednesday 16th March at 10am local time, presale codes will be sent via email to all sign ups tomorrow Tuesday 15th. General on sale starts this Friday 18th March at rollingstones.com/tour – get ready!
Tomorrow, March 14, The Rolling Stones will announce officially all dates and informations about their planned European Tour 2022!
So then we will finally know, which cities will host a show and where to buy the tickets. I also think, that they will offer the Lucky Dip tickets again, apart from the regular tickets. We will see – tomorrow.
After the X-Pensive Winos gig in NYC, at CBS TV you can enjoy a nice interview with Keith and details about the gig:
Very nice, too, was the mail Mario sent in – last time he saw the Stones, it was in Glendale Phenix 2019, but as a fan, he started already in 1967…
Message Body: I was at the Glendale Phoenix concert on 26-08-2019, it was the last time I saw Charlie. My passion for the Stones started when I was 11 years old in 1967. I hope to be able to attend the concert commemorating 60 years, preference in London in Hyde Park (magical and symbolic place for the Stones). Until then.
And here we have Mick’s latest Tweet – choosing which tongue he likes most – for the upcoming tour, I guess…