October 8, 2005 |
A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was halted after 911 operators received a bomb threat specifically targeting the stage area, university officials said. A 45-minute police sweep of the area Thursday found nothing unusual, and the band completed the show without further incident, university spokeswoman Carol Wood said. The interruption came about eight songs into the show at the 61,000-seat Scott Stadium.
May 11, 2005 |
The Rolling Stones will play three stadium shows in California as part of a world tour that begins Aug. 21, including a Nov. 4 date at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Petco Park in San Diego (Nov. 11) and SBC Park in San Francisco (Nov. 13) are the other California shows, but more could be added, since the group plans to once again play arenas, theaters and clubs as well as stadiums (where some seats will be on the stage itself).
September 4, 2002 |
Those old steel wheels are turning again. The Rolling Stones, celebrating their 40th anniversary as a rock 'n' roll enterprise, kicked off their latest tour here Tuesday night with searing energy and the always present subplot: How long can this go on? From the reaction of the devoted at the 19,000-seat Fleet Arena here, the answer is: As long as the Stones want.
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.
June 3, 2006 |
The Rolling Stones, assured that Keith Richards is fully recovered from a head injury, will kick off their rescheduled European tour in Milan, Italy, on July 11. The band is booked for 21 stadium appearances in 11 countries, it was announced Friday. Richards, 62, was injured in late April when he reportedly fell out of a palm tree while vacationing in Fiji. Richards later had surgery in New Zealand to relieve pressure in his head.
April 8, 2006 |
The Rolling Stones have been told not to perform five of their songs at their debut concert in China, but Mick Jagger said Friday that he wasn't surprised by the censorship. "We kind of expected that. We didn't expect to come to China and not be censored," Jagger said at a Shanghai news conference on the eve of the band's first performance on the mainland.
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.
September 4, 2002
The Rolling Stones' opening-night set list: "Street Fighting Man" "If You Can't Rock Me" "It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)" "Don't Stop" "Stray Cat Blues" "Wild Horses" "Loving Cup" "Rocks Off" "Rip This Joint" "Tumbling Dice" "Slipping Away" "Happy" "Love Train" "Undercover of the Night" "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" "Honky Tonk Women" "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" "Mannish Boy" "Neighbors" "Brown Sugar" "Sympathy for the Devil" "Jumpin' Jack Flash"