2013 – 2 – 50years and counting tour

The Rolling Stones On Tour 2013: 50 Years and counting…

Rolling Stones Tour Dates

  1. April 27 Los Angeles Echoplex
  2. May 3 Los Angeles Staples Center
  3. May 5 Oakland Oracle Arena
  4. May 8 San Jose HP Pavilion
  5. May 11 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
  6. May 15 Anaheim Honda Center
  7. May 18 Anaheim Honda Center
  8. May 20 Los Angeles Staples Center
  9. May 25 Toronto Air Canada Centre
  10. May 28 Chicago United Center
  11. May 31 Chicago United Center
  12. June 3 Chicago United Center
  13. June 6 Toronto Air Canada Centre
  14. June 9 Montreal, QC
  15. June 12 Boston TD North Garden
  16. June 14 Boston TD North Garden
  17. June 18 Philadelphia Wells FargoCenter
  18. June 21 Philadelphia Wells FargoCenter
  19. June 24 Washington DC Verizon Center
  20. June 29 Glastonbury Festival, UK
  21. July 6 Hyde Park, London, UK
  22. July 13 Hyde Park, London, UK


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!

  1. Start Me Up
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
    How you doing everybody? Fantastic to see you guys in London, Hyde Park!
  3. Tumbling Dice
    It’s fantastic to see you all here! The hottest day of the year so far, are you surviving? Good!
  4. Emotional Rescue
    (1st time in Europe)
    The song that won By Request is
  5. Street Fighting Man
    In sleepy London Town there’s just no place for Street Fighting Man!
    I love a bit of purple, here’s something a little bit romantic for you
  6. Ruby Tuesday
    Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you? When you change with every new day – still I’m gonna miss you …
  7. Doom & Gloom
  8. Paint It Black
    I just wanted to go you d the back and see if there’s anything in my closet from 1969, just about fit into it and zip it up the back!
  9. Honky Tonk Women
    I just wanted to go out the back and see if there’s anything in my closet from 1969, just about fit into it and zip it up the back!
    I’d like to introduce you to everyone up on stage: the amazing Lisa Fischer! Bernard Fowler! Tim Ries! Bobby Keys! Darryl Jones!
    You can’t see the wood for the trees RONNIE WOOD!
    “The Wembley Whammer Mr Charlie Watts! Say hello Charlie” “Hello” “He speaks!”
    On guitars and now vocals KEITH RICHARDS
  10. You Got The Silver
    Let’s get HAPPY!
  11. Happy
  12. Miss You
  13. Midnight Rambler – with Mick Taylor
    Everybody say OWW!
  14. Gimme Shelter (with LIsa Fischer)
    Love, sister, it’s just a kiss away …
  15. Jumping Jack Flash
    I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead. I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled
  16. Sympathy For The Devil
  17. Brown Sugar
    You’ve been a fantastic audience! This is the last show of the tour. We want to thank you for coming to our shows for all these years
    Encores
  18. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with choir)
    You sang beautifully Hyde Park!
  19. Satisfaction

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!”

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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

Keith issue of Total Guitar 8-2013=> 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 …

=> Two big nice videos are up on YouTube! 1) CYHMK in HD and 2) the complete (!!) Glastonbury gig! Ok, GRAB’EM WHILE YOU CAN… 🙂 and have a nice evening … ;-)))

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 Glastonbury gig as well can be download as complete soundboard audio (2 CDs, MP3) from here!!
The rave reviews are all over the place; here’s a shortened list:

Stones roll back the years (Belfast Telegraph) | The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park – Even from outside the corporate boxes, it’s impossible not to concede that the Stones are still a fearsome force… (Guardian) | The Rolling Stones, Hyde Park, review – The frisson of four young, scrappy lads from the suburbs playing old man delta blues has gone but in the end, it is the music that has lasted best. (Telegraph) | Rolling Stones at Hyde Park review: Five-star performance dripping with memorable moments – A near-immaculate set that not just recreated the Glastonbury crowd-pleasing histrionics, but arguably surpassed them. (Mirror) | Jagger meister – Rolling Stones give crowd Satisfaction at Hyde Park. (the SUN)

=> 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

  1. Start Me Up
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll
    A big hi to London, England and Hyde Park! Anyone here in 1969? Welcome back it’s nice to see you again!
  3. Tumbling Dice
    I love this set we’ve got, it’s like a cross between Wimbledon and a pantomime forest!
  4. All Down The Line (Vote Song)
  5. Beast Of Burden
  6. Doom And Gloom
    We’re gonna bring on a guest of ours @garyclarkjr, we’re gonna do this number called …
  7. Bitch (with Gary Clark Jr)
    It’s such a beautiful evening, we’re so lucky to be here. This time in England is so beautiful…
    Let’s hope we blow like sweet roses in this summer air As summer’s lease hath all too short a date …
  8. Paint It Black
  9. Honky Tonk Women
    “I’d like to tell you who’s up on stage with us tonight: Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Tim Ries, Bobby Keys, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell,
    Having a quick fag behind the drums, on the guitar Ronnie Wood!
    On the drums the Wembley Whammeroo Charlie Watts!
    And now on guitar and now the vocal Keith Richards!”
    “Hello London! I told you we’d be back, lovely night for it:”
  10. You Got The Silver
  11. Before They Make Me Run
  12. Miss You
  13. Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
  14. Gimme Shelter
    Everyone doing good out there? I can’t see you but I know you’re beautiful!
  15. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  16. Sympathy For The Devil
  17. Brown Sugar
    Thank you very much everybody! You’ve been a fantastic audience, thank you! Goodnight
    Encores
  18. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Voce Choir and members of the London Youth Choir)
  19. Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor)

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=> 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.
Source: wegotit.at (thx kickit) – as for possible Vienna tickets go to the site of the Wiener Stadthalle.

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.
Other rumours tell of a possible gig atr the O2 Arena in Berlin.

=> 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!

=> Below: Lyric sheet of Glastonbury Girl; and the band backstage before the gig… And at the Glastonbury gig, I added five great pics out of the many more which Brian Rasic shot at Glastonbury.

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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!)

  1. Jumping Jack Flash
    “Thank you! How you doing you feelin alright Glastonbury!
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
    It’s great to be doing this festival, you all look amazing. After all these years they finally got around to asking us. Thank you Michael!
  3. Paint It Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
    War, children, it’s just a shot away
    Love, sister, it’s just a kiss away
    “Thank you! Check out Lisa Fischer! Lisa!”
    So I went round had a wonderful time last night, went to Shangri La, saw the Arctic Monkeys, couldn’t get up the tower…
    …Meta girl last night and wrote this song about her called:
  5. Glastonbury Girl (new song!!??!)
    Gave her all my wet wipes washed off all her dirt Lit her up a cigarette I gave her my clean shirt Offered her my luxury yurt …
    “Here’s something romantic for ya”
  6. Wild Horses
    Lets do some living … after love dies…>
    “This one came out last year it’s called…”
  7. Doom & Gloom
    For our next offering on the guitar we’re going to be joined by Mick Taylor for
  8. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking with Mick Taylor // (God I hope that’s included in the stream!)
  9. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions:
    On the alto sax Tim Ries, on the sax Bobby Keys!
    You heard her before you live her now – Lisa Fisher!
    Right behind her Mr Bernard Fowler!
    On the bass Darryl Jones! On the keyboard ChuckLeavell!
    On the guitar Ronnie Wood! He loves it!
    On the drums the Wembley Whammer CHARLIE WATTS!!!
    On guitars and now vocals KEITH RICHARDS!
    Great to be here at last, great crowd and a great day for a change! This one’s called:
  10. You Got The Silver
  11. Happy
    “Gimme that Ron!” (Ronnie on pedal steel guitar)
    Okay ladies and gentlemen, that’s yer lot. Gold rings on ya!
  12. Miss You // (BBC stream is running now!)
  13. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
    Now, we’re not gonna do the whole of Their Satanic Majesties…
  14. 2000 Light Years From Home // (Woah! Fuckin’ great!!) See you on Aldebaran, safe on the green desert sand It’s so very lonely, you’re two thousand light years from home …
  15. Sympathy For The Devil
  16. Start Me Up
    You, You, You make a dead man cum…
    “Thank you all for coming to the shows for now almost 50 years or something…
    If this is the first time you have ever seen the band, do come again!”
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
    Encores
  19. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with Choir)
  20. Satisfaction

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
Man that festival is fucking unbelievable! Just have a look at those best of pics from the site so far: unbelievable! I love it!!

=> Primal Scream just finished their set. Next up: The Rolling Stones!!! The BBC: Rolling Stones Excitement builds!
Remember: there’s no live stream from this gig; BBC2 will broadcast the first hour of the concert at 10.30 pm! However, BBC Radio 2 will cover the gig for one hour – so just go here and listen live!

=> 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;
The dailymail has two pics from the inside of Mick’s Yurt – I think we reported here at stonesnews already that Mick’s daughters cared for the enteriors …

If you want to see the BBC Livestream and you can’t because, you’re not from the UK or the site says something like “This does not seem to be working”, then you might try one of the solutions like Stream2watch or the Media Hint plugin for FF or Chrome … If you have other tipps for us, please post them in the

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=> 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:

Keith or Mona?

June 28 – Glastonbury, Europe-Tour-Rumours, 2014 plans, BMG publishing deal, RIP Mark Fisher

Keith thinks that the Stones are not too old for Glastonbury

=> 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.

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=> 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.

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=> 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!
More at RollingStone.com

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!

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. It’s great to be here in Washington DC, what a fitting place for the last show of our US tour. Bit of sad music…
  4. Paint It Black
  5. Gimme Shelter
    Oh, a storm is threatening … Love, sister, it’s just a kiss away
    Washington has a lot of memories for me, we first came here in 1965. Ladybird Johnson was the First Lady, she always came to our shows…
    I don’t think President Obama is here tonight, but I’m sure he’s listening in…
    This one is a bit of a ballad, it’s called…
  6. Worried About You
    Play your guitar Ronnie!
    By Request winner! Do we know the song? I think Keith knows it …
  7. Street Fighting Man
    But what can a poor boy do, except to sing for a rock ‘n’ roll band, Cos in sleepy London Town there’s just no place for Street Fighting Man …
  8. Emotional Rescue
    Bobby Keyes sax solo – ” coming to our Emotional Rescue”
    We’ve got a couple of new songs for you, this first one’s called
  9. Doom & Gloom
    Lost all the treasure in an overseas war, Just goes to show you don’t get what you pay for…
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    “I just don’t seem to drink you off my mind”
    “Everybody at the top alright?! Introductions: Miss Lisa Fisher, Mr Bernard Fowler, Tim Ries, Bobby Keys, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell,
    On the guitar Mr. Ronnie Wood! On the drums in the red corner: Charlie Watts! On guitars and now the vocals Keith Richards!”
    “It’s great to be here it’s great to be anywhere. I love you all & to prove it I’m going to sing for it …”
  12. You Got The Silver
    Thank you guys, big up to Ronnie I say! Now it’s
  13. Before They Make Me Run
    Better find my way to heaven because I’ve done my time in hell
    Gold rings on ya!
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
    He don’t give a hoot of warning, Wrapped up in a black cat cloak, He don’t go in the light of morning, He split the time the cockerel crows…
  15. Miss You
    Sometimes I wanna sing, and sometimes I wanna play the bass like Darryl!
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

=> 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!
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=> 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!

Before the show - They are on their way to the gig! - Washington, June 24 2013 - on the bus Before the show - They are on their way to the gig! - Washington, June 24 2013 - Mick and Charlie on the train to DC: Had a great train ride to Washington DC yesterday. Looking forward to tonight's show. It's been a fantastic tour, thank you to everyone who came to see us! Before the show - Ronnie: 'Just been given a new guitar strap by Ed & Fred! We've arrived at Verizon Center for last gig in US before Glasto : )' Before the show - Please Come Back!!! Before the show - One for the Crew Before the show - What a sight! Before the show - Ronnie with Niall Horan of One Direction The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The band on stage - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013 The final 50 & Counting North American setlist next to Micawber, Mick's harps and Charlie's drums - The Rolling Stones - Washington, June 24 2013

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:

Before the show - The Rolling Stones - Philadelphia-2, June 21 2013 - Just another day at the office ~ arriving for the second Philly show :)

=> 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!
Because they are OLD!
She writes: “Let’s put it this way: plastic surgery is not something these rock stars have spent their money on – why torture [sic!] the audience by supersizing every nook and cranny on their weathered faces? A simple full-length close-up will do.

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!

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Paint It Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
    We’re gonna sing a ding for you Aaron played on his last album and we recorded a hundred years ago…
  5. Under The Bordwalk with Aaron Neville
    I know you guys are gonna be even better than the first show! Are you ready this one’s called…
  6. When The Whip Comes Down
    We wanna thank Mayor Nutter for giving us this bell! We’ve got one for you, this ones called:
  7. Emotional Rescue
  8. Doom & Gloom
  9. One More Shot
  10. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking with Mick Taylor (vote song)
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions
    On the guitar Rrrrronnie Rocking Wood! He bared his chest! And now, from Wembley, in the orange corner CHARLIE WATTS! … On the guitar and now the vocals KEITH RICHARDS!
    Hello everybody! I don’t care where you’re from, good to be here good to be anywhere!… Hey, what about Aaron… I gotta do, I wanna do, and I am gonna do
  12. You Got The Silver
    Big hand for @ronniewood I say! Thanks a lot pals. There’s only one thing to do, let’s get HAPPY!
  13. Happy
    “One love to all! Gold rings on ya, thank you very much I love ya!”
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
    “I’ll go easy with your cold fanged anger, and stick my knife right down your throat, baby … (and it hurts!)”
  15. Miss You
    Philadelphia has the best singers! We’ve been coming here since 1965 & that’s a really long time! We wanna thank you for keepin comin to see us!
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    ENCORES
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

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=> 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:

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‘.
See Reuters or USA today for more infos.

=> 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!”

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Paint It Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. Wild Horses
  6. Dead Flowers with Brad Paisley
  7. Emotional Rescue
  8. Doom & Gloom
  9. One More Shot
  10. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions
  11. You Got The Silver
  12. Before They Make Me Run
  13. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  14. Miss You
  15. Start Me Up
  16. Tumbling Dice
  17. Brown Sugar
  18. Sympathy For The Devil
    ENCORES
  19. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  20. Jumping Jack Flash
  21. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

===>>> For VIDEOS from Philadelphia-1, June 18, CLICK HERE & enjoy

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=> 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.
Mayor Nutter calls out Rolling Stones Week in Philadelphia!
Special guests tonight are Brad Paisley and Mick Taylor!

Apparently, or maybe, Ruby Tuesday could be played in Philadelphia today!
On YCAGWYW, Philadelphia choir “The Crossing” will join the band on stage.
As for the vote for today’s Vote-Song, you can choose one of these: Dead Flowers, If You Can’t Rock Me, No Expectations, Street Fighting Man and You Got Me Rocking.

=> 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 SatisfactionStones rock Boston – After slow start Stones get rolling at Boston showStones 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)

The Rolling Stones - Boston-2, June 14 2013 - the setlist

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?!”

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll
  3. Paint It Black
    “We’ve got a lot of songs for you tonight, got a lot of show, we might even go into triple overtime”
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. All Down The Line
    “Yes indeed, we put a list of songs online & get people to choose what they want us to play. And what is it?”
  6. Memory Motel
    When I asked her where she headed for “Back up to Boston I’m singing in a bar”,
    She’s got a mind of her own, & she use it well…
  7. When The Whip Comes Down (Woah!!)
    “We went out today & took one of those Duck Tours, saw the State House, the Big Dig, the place where they wasted all that lovely tea… Then we splashed into the water. Charlie got a little cold. Keith made some lovely sandwiches. It was a great day off!”
  8. Emotional Rescue
  9. Doom & Gloom
    “I had a dream last night I was piloting a plane All the passengers were drunk and insane…”
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    The lady then she dressed me up with roses – she blew my nose & then she blew my mind …
    Introductions
    How would our friend friend Mayor Menino introduce the next person, Bonnie Dude on guitar! … On drums Mr Bopbamballubaawopbambou Charlie Watts! On guitars and now on vocals Mr. Keith Richards!
  12. You’ve Got The Silver
    Hey baby, what’s in your eyes?
    Is that the diamonds from the mine?
    What’s that laughing in your smile?
  13. Happy
    Never got a flash out of cocktails When I got some flesh off the bone…
    (Ronnie on Pedal Steel Guitar)
    “Gold rings on ya!”
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Thank you everyone, goodnight!
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
    “You sang beautifully Boston, thank you for that. We would also like to thank the Boston University Marsh Chapel Choir”
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

=> 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!

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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.

Go to WZLX Radio and listen to the full interview!

=> 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

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll
  3. Paint It Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
    War, children, it’s just a shot away Love, sister, it’s just a kiss away…
    “Boston brings back lots of fun memories. We rehearsed up here in 1981, and mayor Kevin White got us out of jail!”
  5. Goin’ Down with Gary Clark Jr.
  6. Beast Of Burden
    “We put some requests online & asked you to vote what song you wanted. The one that won was SWAY, Mick Taylor’s gonna help us with it”
  7. Sway with Mick Taylor (Yesss – seems we got that vote going right, hehehe 😉
    “Thank you! Thank you Mick! He’s gonna be back”
    “We were in Chicago about a week ago, it was very nice. They were doing really well in some game they were playing…”
    “So I hope that we bring good luck to you tonight!” => Mick holds up Bruins shirt”
  8. Emotional Rescue
    “We got some new ones for you, this ones called…”
  9. Doom & Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions – Lisa Fisher – Bernard Fowler – Tim Ries – Bobby Keys -Darryl Jones – Chuck Leavell – As Mayor Manino might say Mr Ronnie Roots! – On the drums Charlie Rockin’ Watts! – On guitars, and now on lead vocals Keith Richards! – “Boston’s strong”
  12. You’ve Got The Silver
    “Thank you guys, thank you very much. Step it up now…”
  13. Before They Make Me Run
    “Gold rings on ya Boston!”
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Thank you everyone, goodnight!
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

THX Maura, masslive.com, buybuyjohnny
Hello Boston ~ we've arrived and we're ready to go :) - Boston-1, June 12 2013
Mick's got his tee too! - Boston-1, June 12 2013
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The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Goin' Down with Gary Clark Jr. Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Goin' Down with Gary Clark Jr. Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Goin' Down with Gary Clark Jr. Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Goin' Down with Gary Clark Jr. Boston-1, June 12 2013
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The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013
The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013

The Rolling Stones - Boston-1, June 12 2013 - Gary Clarc Jr. holds up the setlist

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 –

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll
  3. Paint It Black
    “First time the Rolling Stones have had the Grand Prix as a warm up act”
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. Wild Horses

    Tonight’s By Request song is

  6. Dead Flowers
    We’re gonna do an old sing for you and this one’s called
  7. The Last Time with Win Butler from Arcade Fire
    “How you going out there, ok? Are you feeling good? This one’s called
  8. Emotional Rescue
    “Merci, merci bien! This is a new one called…”
  9. Doom & Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions – Lisa Fisher, Tim Ries, Bobby Keys, Chuck Leavell, Ronnie Wood, In the hot seat Charlie Watts! Now on the vocals Keith Richards!
    “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I ain’t gonna milk it like Ronnie Wood. It’s great to be back, it’s been a while. This is a unique city”
  12. You Got The Silver
  13. Happy
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
    (Mick’s gear while on tour with The Rolling Stones: Mick is using a vintage Ampeg VT40 4 x 10 guitar amp with a 59’ Les Paul Standard with Bigsby tremolo arm; the guitar is courtesy of his manager, Jeff Allen, and the amp is from the Rolling Stones collection – the same amp he used in the 70’s (!); Guitar strings are Ernie Ball Regular Slinky’s. His slide is either a glass Jim Dunlop 203 or a custom metal one cut from the barrel of a 12 bore shotgun. Picks are medium .72mm)
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Thank you very much Montreal! Goodnight!
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want with Montreal Choir from Laval (=> report)
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

===>>> For VIDEOS from Montreal, June 9 CLICK HERE & enjoy

Ronnie tweeted: Thanks for the hockey jersey guys : ) - Montral, June 9 2013
The stage - Montral, June 9 2013
The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013
Lucky guy cought Keith's plectrum - Montral, June 9 2013
The Last Time with Win Butler - Montral, June 9 2013
The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013

The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013
The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013
The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013
The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013
The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013
The band on stage - Montral, June 9 2013

Setlist - Montral, June 9 2013

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.
=> Rolling Stone has an interview with Bill Wyman about his new book ‘Life after the Rolling Stones‘, his photo exhibitions, the Rythm Kings and his metal detector…
=> The New York Times has a nice and interesting interview with Lisa Fisher, “The voice behind mick Jagger” – recommended read!

June 6 – Toronto #2 gig#12

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
    “Thank you Toronto, it’s great to be back here… Very welcoming city. What does it say on my note? Don’t mention the mayor.”
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
    Mick: “The song that won tonight’s online vote was WORRIED ABOUT YOU, so we had to go back to square one and learn it!”
  5. Worried About You (vote song – Woah! Great! Love the “Baaayy-Baaahhh from Mick 🙂
  6. Rocks Off
  7. Emotional Rescue
    Mick: “Tomorrow our first single COME ON was released 50 years ago, I don’t know if I can remember the lyrics” – and they play a few bars of that song from 1963 … “Charlie remembers it! This ones called DOOM AND GLOOM”
  8. Doom & Gloom
  9. One More Shot
  10. Can´t You Hear me Knocking with Mick Taylor (Oh man you folks are lucky!!! Taylor nailed it as he played his solos!)
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions – “On the drums Mr Charlie Watts! Would you like to say a few words Charlie?” “No” “On guitar and now vocals Mr Keith Richards!”
  12. You Got The Silver
  13. Before They Make Me Run
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor (Yesssss!)
    “Feel like singin’ a little bit?!”
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Cawthra Park Chamber Choir)
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

===>>> For VIDEOS from Toronto#2, June 6 CLICK HERE & enjoy

Thx to Ruskafarian for most of the gig pics!
Backstage Chicago-3, May 31, Ronnie Taylor Swift and Georgia May Jagger
Backstage Chicago-3, May 31, Sally & Ronnie Wood, Taylor Swift, Keith and Charlie
But today, it's time for Toronto 2! Have a blast, everyone!
Backstage directions to choose
Guitar players are getting ready for 'Can't You Hear Me Knockin' with Keith and Mick Taylor

The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Toronto2, Air Canada Center, June 6 2013

(more pics & stuff coming up a little later …)

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!
Right now, at 5 pm local Toronto time, the Stones do the soundcheck and they play a song they haven’t played to an audience on this tour yet. Well, there are plenty hehehe … but maybe it’s one of the vote songs!??! … Apparently, they played Ruby Tuesday during soundcheck!
Still no info about any special guest tonight. Let’s hope for Mick Taylor on more than 2 songs! – Apparently there really is no guest for tonight’s show … if that holds true, we get the Stones 100% pure!

Meanwhile, you can still vote for tonight’s vote song – either
Sweet Virginia, Worried About You, Street Fighting Man, You Got Me Rocking or Loving Cup!
Tune in on Raven Radio – they play the Stones!

=> Chicago 1-2-3 were sellouts; so the Stones made it to #1 on Billboard’s Current Boxscore!
And here is a nice story about the ‘Roosevelt University CCPA chorus‘ and how they were choosen for the three Gimme Shelters at the gigs…

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

New and expanded Knebworth 1976 Rolling Stones 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.
==> You can order it here.

June 3 – Chicago#3 gig#11

=> Special guest Taylor Swift!

===>>> For VIDEOS from Chicago#3, June 3 CLICK HERE & enjoy

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. SWAY with Mick Taylor (internet vote)
  6. Live With Me
  7. As Tears Go By with Taylor Swift
  8. Emotional Rescue
  9. Doom and Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
  12. You Got The Silver
  13. Before They Make Me Run
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want with Roosevelt University Choir
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

Before the show - Charlie with a 2009 Lakers ring with Chucky Klapow, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013

The Rolling Stones on stage, Mick and Taylor Swift, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013

The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, June 3 2013

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!

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. Shine A Light
  6. Emotional Rescue
  7. All Down the Line with Sheryl Crow
  8. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking com Mick Taylor (Yesss!)
  9. Doom and Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    Happy Birthday Ronnie and Charlie
  12. You Got the Siver
  13. Happy
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

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…

Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013

The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 31 2013

=> 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.

Now the BBC understands, that this would be a risk for the Stones, but on the other side: a broadcast would show them to “a whole new, broader audience“. Over all, the BBC states, that these negotiations are quite normal at this point of the production and that their “conversations with the Rolling Stones have been extremely constructive and are ongoing“. Ok, extremely constructive, so now it’s Jagger – BBC 1:1, right? 😉
Full story: telegraph.co.uk or entertainmentwise.com

May 30 – Mick in Chicago

Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013

=> 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

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’S Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. Wild Horses
  6. Rocks Off
  7. Emotional Rescue
  8. Six Days On The Road with Taj Mahal
  9. Doom & Gloom
  10. Honky Tonk Women
  11. You Got The Silver
  12. Before They Make me Run
  13. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  14. Miss You
  15. Start Me Up
  16. Tumbling Dice
  17. Brown Sugar
  18. Sympathy For The Devil

    Encores

  19. You Can´t Always Get What You Want
  20. Jumping Jack Flash
  21. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

===>>> For VIDEOS from Chicago#1, May 28 CLICK HERE & enjoy

Picture gallery @ chicagotribune.com / Review chicagotribune.com / Review jsonline.com / Review suntimes.com /

Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
Before the show, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage with Taj Mahal, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage with Taj Mahal, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage with Taj Mahal, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage with Taj Mahal, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Chicago, United Center, May 28 2013

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...

Sorry, sorry, folks: my DSL-connection at home is (still) off; the provider tries to fix it since 12 hours, but still there’s no connection. So I couldn’t update stonesnews.com as usual. Please excuse that – I hope to be back online soon and list more of the details of last night’s show.

May 25 – Toronto – gig#8 – Air Canada Center

  1. Get Off of My Cloud
  2. You Got me Rocking
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. Angie
  6. Street Fighting Man
  7. Emotional Rescue
  8. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll with Carrie Underwood
  9. Doom & Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
  12. You Got The Silver
  13. Happy
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can´t Always Get What You Want
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

===>>> For VIDEOS from Toronto#1, May 25 CLICK HERE & enjoy
=> Special guest tonight: Carrie Underwood.
=>
The Press:
Toronto Sun (with 30 pics from this show!) and another 18 pics at thestar.com; so-so review: thestar.com; another 12 pictures from theglobeandmail.com;

Before the show, Toronto, Canada, May 25 2013
Before the show, Toronto, Canada, May 25 2013
Before the show, Toronto, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, IORR with Carrie Underwood, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, IORR with Carrie Underwood, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, IORR with Carrie Underwood, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, IORR with Carrie Underwood, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, IORR with Carrie Underwood, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013

The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Canada, May 25 2013
The Rolling Stones and Carrie Underwood after the show, Canada, May 25 2013

Up and Down with the Rolling Stones

May 23 – L&G: super deluxe edition, Keith solo album, Q-Special, pics from LA#2

The new issue of Q Magazine features a special about the Rolling Stones

=> 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!!]

The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013
The Rolling Stones on stage, Los Angeles, May 20 2013

May 22 – LA #2 reviews, RnRHoF, Stones in Social Networks

Rock Hall's 'Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction' exhibition offers fans insight into the forces that molded the band

==> 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:
This was what hardcore Stones fans have been waiting for all their lives. This was why they stood in lines for hours, paid too much for tickets, missed work time or begged off from family obligations — just so they could follow the Stones around the state like true believers, dazed and ecstatic to finally hear those magic skeins of sound onstage for the first time. It was a real moment. It made up for every torture, every test of endurance and patience, every hoop that Jagger made the fans jump through.

Go there and read the full review! (print-layout)

=> 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.

=> Stones Business 2.0: How the Rolling Stones (i.e. that eCommerce-Department of the Stones Business) use Social Networks

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!

  1. Get Off Of my Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
    (setlist is a bit mixed up here – will be put straight later)
  5. Far Away Eyes
  6. Sway with Mick Taylor [voted song] – Woah!! That’s really cool! Do we get 2 Taylor songs tonight?
  7. Doom & Gloom
  8. One More Shot
  9. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking with Mick Taylor – Woah! Another great change tonight – 2 Taylor songs so far…
  10. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions
  11. You Got The Silver – Keith
  12. Happy – Keith
  13. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor (!!! What a setlist tonight! Can’t wait so see the videos!!)
  14. Miss You
  15. Start Me Up
  16. Tumbling Dice
  17. Brown Sugar
  18. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  19. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  20. Jumpin’ Jack Flash with Mick Taylor
  21. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

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!

The Band on stage | Ronnie twittered this: “Mick Taylor just popped in for a chat ~ not long to go before the gig #Staples We’re talking about Jimi Hendrix ~
Relaxing backstage: Mick, Ronnie, Bernard, LA, May 18 2013 The Setlist, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, Sway with Mick Taylor, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, LA, May 18 2013 The Band on stage, LA, May 18 2013 Mick and Ronnie, May 20 2013 Mick and Ronnie, May 20 2013

May 18 – Gig #6 – Anaheim-2

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock and Roll
  3. Paint It Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. You Got Me Rocking
  6. Wild Horses
  7. Bitch – with Dave Grohl
  8. Shattered
  9. Doom and Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
  12. You Got The Silver – Keith
  13. Happy – Keith
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumblin’ Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  21. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor

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!

Some pics: The band on stage | Mick and Keith | Dave Grohl joins in | Pre show impressions | Here’s John Mayer backstage meeting Keith and Charlie [thx rubyfriday, stonesplanetbrazil!!]:
Band on stage, May 18 2013 Band on stage, May 18 2013 Band on stage, May 18 2013 Band on stage, May 18 2013 Band on stage, May 18 2013 Band on stage, May 18 2013 Mick and Keith, May 18 2013 Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, May 18 2013 Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, May 18 2013 Pre show impressions, May 18 2013 Pre show impressions, May 18 2013 Pre show impressions, May 18 2013 John Mayer backstage meeting Keith and Charlie, May 16 2013 John Mayer backstage meeting Keith and Charlie, May 16 2013 John Mayer backstage meeting Keith and Charlie, May 16 2013


May 15 – Gig #5 – Anaheim-1! John Mayer, San Jose FLAC, ABKCO

  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. Rocks Off
  6. Waiting On A Friend
  7. Campagne And Reefer with John Mayer (Woah!!)
  8. Emotiona Rescue
  9. Doom And Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
  12. Before They Make Me Run
  13. Happy
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction

==> 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!

Really cool pics! (thx stonesplanetbrazil, kowalsky, jsosa, gaff, iorr, uc, sdb)

The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage with John Mayer at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage with John Mayer at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour The Rolling Stones on stage at Anaheim, CA, May 15 2013 - 50 Years and counting tour Filling up... Ronnie and his mate, Slash, yesterday in LA relaxing at the pool Special guest tonight is John Mayer (pic from Newarc, 2012)

=> Reviews – The Rolling Stones are still something to beholdlaswegasweekly.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

  1. Get Off of my Cloud
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
  3. Paint it Black
  4. Gimme Shelter
  5. You Got Me Rocking
  6. Beast Of Burdon with Katy Perry
  7. Emotional Rescue
  8. All Down The Line
  9. Doom & Gloom
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    Introductions
  12. Before They Make Me Run
  13. Happy
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy for the Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Green Valley High School Choir)
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction

==> 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!

Great pics! Thx to many at sdb, iorr, kcryer, stoneslib and many more!
After the show After the show Mick & Keef Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Had a great Vegas morning with popslags wedding ~ now waiting to do soundcheck with Katy Perry ~ fun night ahead! Backstage at Las Vegas, May 11, Bobby Keys with Mr. & Mrs. Wood Filling up


May 8 – Gig #3 San Jose

  1. The Intro is running right now, lights down
    “Ladies and gentlemen, will you please welcome the Rolling Stones!”
    GET OFF OF MY CLOUD
  2. IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
  3. PAINT IT BLACK
  4. It’s All Over Now with John Fogerty!
  5. Gimme Shelter
  6. No Expectations – by public vote!
  7. Let It Bleed with Bonnie Raitt!
  8. Emotional Rescue
  9. Bitch
  10. One More Shot
  11. Honky Tonk Women
    INTRODUCTIONS
  12. Before They Make Me Run
  13. Happy
  14. Midnight Rambler with Mick Taylor
  15. Miss You
  16. Start Me Up
  17. Tumbling Dice
  18. Brown Sugar
  19. Sympathy For The Devil
    Encores
  20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want with Choir
  21. Jumping Jack Flash
  22. Satisfaction with Mick Taylor!

=> 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!

==> 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!

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 …


Final Bow Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage Band on stage 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 BJA official backstage at the gig tonight ~ enjoy the gig Billie Joe! Ronnie: we just arrived! John Fogerty's and Bonnie Raitt's gear arrived already!! Place to meet 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?

==> 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 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!

Rolling Stones on the cover of the Rolling Stone

==> 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!

==> 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!

  1. The Intro is running right now, lights down
    “Ladies and gentlemen, will you please welcome the Rolling Stones!”
    GET OFF OF MY CLOUD
  2. IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
    “Hello Oakland! Welcome! How many people are actually from Oakland? It’s nice to be back with you. This one’s called…”
  3. LIVE WITH ME (3 songs into the setlist and they already have 2 changes… that’s promising!)
    “I looked out the window this morning and saw something very strange: people walking! We’d been in Los Angeles for a month!”
  4. PAINT IT BLACK
  5. GIMME SHELTER with Lisa Fischer
    “We’re gonna do a blues for you next, a very old blues”
  6. LITTLE RED ROOSTER with Tom Waits !!!!
    “Tom Waits! Thank you very much Tom! What about that!”
    “Blues and country!”
  7. DEAD FLOWERS
  8. EMOTIONAL RESCUE (2. time they play that song live)
    “Thank you! Thank you very much! Are you feeling good? Are you ready!”
  9. ALL DOWN THE LINE
    “This one’s called …”
  10. DOOM AND GLOOM
  11. ONE MORE SHOT
    “Wow, thank you so much. Are you ready for a little bit more?!”
  12. HONKY TONK WOMEN
    “Thank you very much everybody! I’d like to introduce you to everyone up with us tonight…”
    INTRODUCTIONS
    Keith: “It’s great to be back. It’s great to be anywhere! How you doing alright? On with the show. It’s good to see you all again.”
  13. BEFORE THEY MAKE ME RUN
  14. HAPPY (Ronnie on pedal steel guitar)
  15. MIDNIGHT RAMBLER with Mick Taylor
    “Thank you Mick Taylor!”
  16. MISS YOU
  17. START ME UP
  18. TUMBLING DICE
  19. BROWN SUGAR
  20. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
    “Goodnight everybody!”
    ENCORES:
  21. YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
    with the San Jose State University Choraliers
  22. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH
  23. SATISFACTION

THX Jomo! Little Red Rooster with Tom Waits and All Down The Line, Happy:

 

Mick on his way to Oakland Keith and Ronnie arrived at Oakland Oakland filling up Oracle Arena greets the Stones The Stones one stage Set List and Cake

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!

  1. The Intro is running right now, lights down
    GET OFF OF MY CLOUD
    How you doing alright?You feeling good? Everyone say yeah!
  2. THE LAST TIME
    Mick wears spectacular art deco style jacket designed by l’Wren Scott, Ronnie wears jacket he customised with oil paints.
    “Good evening Los Angeles! … I’d like to thank the UCLA Bruins marching band”
  3. IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
  4. PAINT IT BLACK
  5. GIMME SHELTER (Lisa Fisher!)
  6. WILD HORSES with Gwen Stefani!
  7. FACTORY GIRL – WoW!
    “How you doin’ out there, OK? Everyone feeling good?”
    “This is a song we’ve never done on stage before, never ever, and it’s called…”
  8. EMOTIONAL RESCUE (Bobby Keys sax solo)
    “Got a guest steppin’ up now…I do remember some of them!”
  9. RESPECTABLE with Keith Urban
    “Charlie’s good tonight”
  10. DOOM AND GLOOM
    “Now we’re gonna do this one called …”
  11. ONE MORE SHOT
  12. HONKY TONK WOMEN
    “You’ve been a fantastic audience, let me tell ya. The only reason we’re here is to make the Lakers look younger!”
    INTRODUCTIONS
    “It’s great to be here, it’s great to be anywhere, let’s face it!”
  13. BEFORE THEY MAKE ME RUN (Keith)
  14. HAPPY (Keith)
  15. MIDNIGHT RAMBLER with Mick Taylor
    “Thank you! Mick Taylor! Take a bow Mick”
    “Do you feel like singing a little bit?”
  16. MISS YOU
    “Darryl Jones play some bass!”
    “How you doing? You doing good? Everybody say oh yeah!”
  17. START ME UP
  18. TUMBLING DICE
    “Thank you! Thank you very much everybody.”
    “We first played Los Angeles in 1965, so thank you for still coming to see us. We really appreciate it”
  19. BROWN SUGAR
  20. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
    “Thank you very much everyone and good night!”
    ENCORES:
  21. YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
    with the Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir from CSULB
  22. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH
  23. SATISFACTION

=> 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.

Charlie and Mick Taylor at rehearsals, Staples Center Preparations and room signs for the gig in Staples Center Merchandize for tonight at Staples Center Merchandize for tonight at Staples Center Merchandize for tonight at Staples Center Mick: Opening night soundcheck went great. Can't wait to play with Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban later! Gwen Stefani at soundcheck Staples Center Gwen Stefani at soundcheck Staples Center From L'Wren Scott: Soundcheck. Could be Mick Taylor's Sunburst over there... Gwen Stefani at soundcheck Staples Center

=> 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 …
I’m curious whether we will see many empty seats at Staples Center; that’s what the press reports, The Independent, for example. That’s why the Stones released low-priced seats ahead of the show“. Well, in a few hours we’ll see …