December 15, 2006 |
The trick when writing about the Rolling Stones is selecting just the right lyric to plunder for pun -- do you go with an "it's only rock 'n' roll but they like it" motif or stick to that old standby, "they get satisfaction"? Today, let's try this: The Stones still have the concert industry under their thumb. The band set a new record for the highest-grossing tour in history by banking $437 million with its "A Bigger Bang" campaign, which began in the fall of 2005 and wrapped up in November.
November 1, 2006 |
The Rolling Stones have rescheduled their Dodger Stadium concert as part of a tour reshuffling made necessary by what they described as a recommendation to take four days off to allow 63-year-old lead singer Mick Jagger "to properly recover from recent throat problems." The band will perform Nov. 22 instead of Nov. 18. Tickets for the original date will be honored on the new one. Meanwhile, filming began Sunday night on a documentary that Martin Scorsese is making about the band.
August 15, 2006 |
The Rolling Stones canceled a concert in Spain's city of Valladolid after Mick Jagger was ordered by his doctor to rest his voice. Jagger developed laryngitis over the weekend, the Stones said in a statement on their website. The British rockers had sold 37,000 tickets for Monday night's appearance at the city's soccer stadium, said Carmen Carnero, a spokeswoman for the show's promoter. She said their concert would likely not be rescheduled.
July 28, 2006 |
The Rolling Stones plan to phone in their performance tonight in Paris. A new Los Angeles-based venture called Listen Live Now will give Stones fans a chance to eavesdrop via phone on any seven minutes of the show for $1.99. Fourteen other Stones shows in Europe are posted on the company's website, listenlivenow.com, where fans can also get information on the time and numbers to call. Marty Erlichman, Barbra Streisand's longtime manager, is a principal in the venture.
July 26, 2006
No moss on them: The Rolling Stones will roll back through North America in the fall with the group's "A Bigger Bang" tour, which includes a Nov. 18 stop at Dodger Stadium. Tickets go on sale Monday.
July 11, 2006 |
On the eve of the relaunching of the Rolling Stones' European tour, Keith Richards said he's recovered completely from a head injury suffered in a fall. "I feel great. I can't wait to get back on the stage again. Basically everything is cool," Richards said Monday in Milan, Italy, where the Stones are scheduled to resume their "A Bigger Bang" tour tonight. The 62-year-old guitarist fell from a tree April 27 while vacationing in Fiji, forcing the Stones to postpone their European tour.