I’ll update this page later today, because I’m heading north, about 400km, for a holiday visit. I’ll be back in time to check what’s goin on in Sweden. I still hope for good conditions for pictures, streams and, of course, a nice setlist.
SETLIST: (partly guessed – will clarify and update asap)
Street Fighting Man
Let’s Spend The Night Together
Out Of Time
Out Of Control
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Living In A Ghost Town
Honky Tonk Women
You Got The Silver
Paint It Black
Start Me Up
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Sympathy For The Devil
Here we go::::
Out Of Control!
Ronnie’s solo on YVAGWYN:
Street Fighting Men
Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood depart hotel ahead of Rolling Stones' Stockholm gig: The Rolling Stones legends departed their hotel in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon, ahead of their gig at Friends Arena. https://t.co/UjlnLiSJ1lpic.twitter.com/m53lRarxZq
The Rolling Stones seem to be easily able to keep their high niveau. Since Madrid, the huge majority of reviews was better than positive. And that’s for a reason.
Well, maybe you noticed yesterday, that my planned streaming didn’t come to life. It was a on and off thing going on and I couldn’t get a better connection there. There were about 15 – 20 seconds of stream and then it broke down. Then it came back a little later, but broke down again after about the same amount of seconds. Interesting was, I find, that this pattern stayed – the on and off parts came almost regularly which makes me a bit curious… But in the end, it just was a poor connetction there. So sorry for this, folks! But at least, I tried!
So if you plan to go to one of the two remaining shows – please consider to try to stream for all those who couldn’t make it to the show, would you? 😉
As for the show itself: I just enjoyed the band and advanced level of intensity, which came across quite naturally. The weaving was there, Mick is just a two-legged wonder and the guitars were loud, mean and dangerous. Just like they should.
I was back at home at 2 AM, slept a little bit and went straight tio the office for work. I’m a bit tired now, hehehe …
But anyways, here’s the setlist, some pics and the videos …
The Stones will play the Veltins Arena or Schalke for short and I’ll be there!
I have tickets for seats just opposite the stage (Nordkurve), Block N5. And as I will attend the show there, naturally, I won’t be able to post the links to live-streams, the setlist and pics here!
BUT, I will try to stream that show for you! I have an old Facebook profile which I didn’t care very much about through the years. But as it allows me to stream the show on Wednesday, I hope very much that this will work out and you and me can enjoy a nice (and hopefully steady) stream like we did so often during the last tours.
The view from Nordkurve to the stage should be unobstructed, hopefully, and have a decent sound without too many echoes.
Although live streams were rare or a bit shaky, judging from reports of folks who were there, it again was a particularly well received show in Longechamps, Paris.
Just to quote one fan, who has seen 45 shows since 1995, he called this one ‘sensational’ and that this one would ‘definitely’ be among his top 10. As before, Mick was describes as particulary engaged and the whole band seem to enjoy the gig very much. Keith particulary again received very good reviews.
Review: parismatch.com – Hier soir à Paris… (Last night in Paris…. For its thirty-fifth concert in Paris, the sexagenarian group, now made up of three septuagenarians, set the Longchamp racecourse on fire. We were there.)
A nice and huge amount of pictures can be found at rockerparis.blogspot.com – in three parts: #1, #2, #3
Shattered in Paris! The Stones rock Paris and will roll the dice tonight!!
This time, weather conditions are perfect: about 26° Celsius (about 78,8° Fahrenheit) is about as convenient as it could get. All the ‘boys’ in the band are in their late 70ies, approacung 80 and I really don’t know anymore how to express my sheer wonder and amazement about this band!
What an incredible lucky bunch of fans are we to STILL enjoy evenings like these??
We MUST cherish this and don’t take anything for granted here: this is a very rare and precious exception and mother nature doesn’t have plenty of these to share. Ok, ’nuff said. (God, I love this band!)
Soundcheck: they played Tumblin’ Dice and Like A Rolling Stone
=> I guess, as for the venue, which is a bit out of the city and on open field, it’s not so well connected as other venues are. That’s why there are few streams and/or they loose contact easily…
In between the shows of this great Stones Tour, I got into contact with something really special by some really nice person! Let me tell you about this…
With beginning of this month, I came across Erwin Hoetjes book “Tourbook ’72”. After reading about this, I contacted him, ordered this sepcial book and I am deeply in awe before the amount of work and diligence, he had put into this project. He was working for 23 years on this!
Here’s what he wrote about Tourbook ’72:
Here it is, a 1,5 kilo manuscript full with 1972 STP Info, spread over 332 pages in 32 chapters. Now for the first time in its full glory. So far I have not been able to find a publisher yet. Most important is that I sincerely hope the Stones will do something valuable with their 1972 legacy. Especially now that for the first time they have released the complete live show from El Mocambo! They start to learn. I made a few test prints. For those who might be interested please contact me privately for further details.
I contacted him and asked for his permission to tell you about this and write a review. He was kind enough to agree. Now let me tell you some more about this: This book is wonderful, a real gem for anyone interested into The Rolling Stones and their history. It is literally PACKED with information and pictures. It will take quite some time to read through this! He added:
You get a 1425 gram book full with 1972 STP Info, spread over 332 pages in 32 chapters, covering each visit to each city. The shows are described, all Jaggers outings are scrutinized. All pictures are placed with the right show. It’s a manuscript about the greatest tour ever. Now for the first time in its full glory. Have been working 23 years on this project and have a number of dissapointing reactions from publishers. I decided to make some test prints.
I’m about to look for the coolest videos for yesterday’s show. This will take a while, although they played only 18 songs due to the fierce heat yesterday. So they left out Gimme Shelter – maybe they decided this just shortly before the show or before they usually play this song – let’s have a look at the videos for this.
They had planned to play it – that much is clear by looking at Ronnie’s setlist he painted before the show:
But, and that seems to be the usual case by now, that show, too was considered as very good. Especially Keith gets mentioned again for his good, clear and engaged playing. Mick, as always, seems to come from another planet. Running the show für two solid hours, at 79 years and in this heat they had. This is truly awesome!
In less than 24 hours, The Rolling Stones will play Groupama Stadion, Lyon, France.
I guess you have heard, that there is a heat wave happening currently in Europe. Portugal, Spain, Grece, Italy and France suffer from the heat. There are huge, fierce fires burning at the south-west atlantic coast in France with strong winds and temperatures crossing 42°C. Even in the north-west, the Bretagne, temeratures reached 38,5°C… oh, yes, we know why this happens and what the reason behind these conditions are.
As for tomorrow’s show, let’s hope, band and staff can cope the heat. Lyon expects temperatures about 35°C around tomorrow’s show-start. So all you folks with tickets for this gig, take care and try to adjust your behaviour accordingly. The Stadium tweeted: “Small plastic bottles without caps, plastic water bottles up to 1 liter, misters and small pocket fans will be exceptionally authorized.” See below.
More informations can be found at olvallee.fr: “The Rolling Stones: how to prepare for the hot weather tomorrow“
Looking forward to seeing you at Groupama Stadium in Lyon tomorrow! 🇫🇷
There are several reviews in austrian papers which have Fridays show as subject.
The article of Der Standart “Rolling Stones in Wien – Sex, Drugs und Apfelstrudel” you know already – here are some more (thx to Dietmar!)
Kurier.at - "Rolling Stones inspire Vienna: Mick and his Hawara"Kleinezeitung.at - "More than two hours of pure "satisfaction" at the concert in the Ernst Happel Stadium"
Krona.at - "Rolling Stones: Timeless rock with a message of peace"
Vol.at - "The Rolling Stones concert in Vienna was a triumph"