Ladies 'n Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones
1st Things first: South America Tourstart, new album in 2016
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February 7 - The Stones in Buenos Aires / From the Vault: STRIPPED!
=> Tonight is the first of three gigs in the sold out La Plata Stadium, Buenos Aires. Let's hope for some good periscopes tonight like in Chile...
=> Keith just posted on FB: They are on their way to the stadium! - don't miss the soundcheck, folks! :-)
From this early afternoon: fans at the stadium:
=> Very good news I hear about the upcoming new release of the FROM THE FAULT series: Stripped! As the 20th anniversary (eer, wait a second - is it 20 years already??) they will publish the "Stripped 20th Anniversary Edition" as 2DVD version with both Paradiso shows and a Deluxe Edition with the Brixton and Olympia shows and also a 90 minute documentary in both packages - we also hope that the deluxe version will contain all 4 shows of the Olympia, 2 from Paradiso and from Brixton Academy, but details remain a but unclear antil we gett the official announcement. See the Dr. Stones blog for details (in french). Release date yould be early April this year!
February 6 - The Stones in Buenos Aires
=> Mick thanks to Chile for that wonderful tourstart: "¡Gracias Santiago y Chile por una increíble primera noche de nuestra gira, fue bueno estar de regreso! Son el país más largo que ya hemos tocado." Meanwhile, he and the rest of the band has arrived in Argentina and Mick has also posted a foto of him in the capital and saying "Great to be back in Buenos Aires. Had a lovely walk in the park today. See you all at the show at La Plata on Sunday!". As for the event: Argentinian fans are celebrating the band very lovingly and also the media does join in as you can see & enjoy below. I am so happy that we'll have 3 shows there in Argentina and although I'm over here in Europe, you and me who maybe can't be there will get the athmosphere and vibe via periscope. God, I love this band! Don't forget to cast your song-vote for the first gig in Argentina!
February 4 - SA TOUR is rolling!
=> The Rolling Stones have done it again: it was a great tour-start last night! The band was raw and played wonderfully, almost perfect, like they did last year. The periscope offers were plenty: I only lost some minutes of the gig, 98% were coming live to my ears and eyes. Fantastic! Mick was as energetic as ever, Ronnie & Keith performed their 'ancient kind of weaving', Charlie was as solid rolling as ever and Darryl pleased us with some fine extra-long solo in 'Miss You' - I hope, they keep it like that. Also very fine, funky and jazzy, I noticed, was Tim Ries solo after Darryl's. And Sasha Allen came across very fine on Gimme Shelter. I'm looking forward to her work on that song during the next gigs!. Midnight Rambler had an extra long middlepart and on Satisfaction the folks went completely nuts - you hardly could hear the band play exept for the singing and yelling - it was really wonderfull! They played "She's A Rainbow" - you don't hear this song a lot, that was really nice choice as the vote song.
=> The Press: Jumping Jack Flash! Sir Mick Jagger, 72, struts his stuff on-stage in Chile as The Rolling Stones kick off South America tour (dailymail.co.uk) / Los Rolling Stones volvieron a hacer historia ante un Nacional repleto (latercera.com) / Los Rolling Stones encendieron Chile en apertura de su gira ‘América Latina Olé’ (eluniverso.com) / Más de 55,000 personas vibraron con su concierto en Chile [Fotos] (peru21.pe) / The Rolling Stones ofrece majestuoso concierto en Chile (1aplana.mx) ... and many more ...
Have a taste form last night: Paint It Black!
February 3 - TOUR START today!
Ladies & Gentlemen! The Rolling Stones!
=> LIVE now periscope: Javier
Preview at the stadium and the stage [thx Lien, IORR]:
February 2 - First Song-Vote, the stage, pic from rehearsals and a new video message!
=> The Song-Vore for Santiago is up, so go there and vote! You may choose from among these: She's A Rainbow / Anybody Seen My Baby / She's So Cold / Like A Rolling Stone
The band greeting Uruguay:
February 1 - The altered stage-design!
=> While Mick, Ronnie and Matt Clifford enjoyed meals at Mestizo restaurant, located in the commune of Vitacura, the stage continues to be built up. It's basically the same structure as last year, but has a nice new decor, inspired by SA, indian and carnival motives (thx to rogerriffin, IORR, for finding the FBpage of rollingstonesbrasil!) - I like it!
January 31 - Mew América Latina Olé tour teaser / A nice gift for Ronnie
=> The Stones have released a new YT-teaser!
=> Ronnie was really surprised when Brian Kehew and Anna Maria presented him with a replica of his first Birds guitar - the original was lost or stolen way back in 1966... And that is one beautiful Tele for shure!
January 29 - Tourstart: the stage in progress...
=> We're counting down the days, the hours! But aren't we extremely lucky with THIS phenomenal band?? Sometimes I can heardly blieve it myself how luckily we are! Meanwhile, Ronnie has tweeted: "Getting ready for another busy day in rehearsals ~ all going well! See you in South America" and Mick also hade some remark: "Thanks for all your song suggestions, we tried a few of them out in rehearsals today!". See below some new impression from Chile! Enjoy!
January 28 - Tourstart: the stage in Chile / Mick remembers David Bowie
=> Spanish media report, that the Stones are expected in Chile this weekend. Meannwhile, the stage for the first gig is being built up at the National Stadium in Santiago. See the pics below - apparently, the stage will be the same or very much like the one they used last year, with the tongue pit as FOS-area...
=> Recommended read: Mick remembers his friendship with David Bowie of more than 4 decades in an interview for Rolling Stone.
January 27 - Thanks, Bernard! Only 7 days to go!!!
=> If you regularly check the Facebook or Twitter pages of Bernard, Sally, Ronnie, etc., you are sometimes bound for some extra surprise. Nicely, Bernard has posted 2 pictures from rehearsals, which you see below. The one of the rehearsal-room meanwhile has disappeared, but the one with Sasha has stayed. Also very nice: Lisa Fisher 'absolutely' approved this pic with her 'replacement for the upcoming tour - Lisa is always so cheerful and nice!
January 25 - Would they do a pre-tour club gig???
=> Yea, that's the question these days! As the rehearsals are running in LA and they have booked some hotel in Santiago de Chile from end-January on, and tour-start is February 3rd, that doesn't leave much space for such a date. However, that doesn't increase it's unlikeliness... so let's hope for the best and keep our ears close to the ground in order to hear the first rumbling and be there right in time...
January 23 - Official Announcement for Sasha!
=> Here you go! rs.com just officially announced that Sasha is going on tour with the band for the América Olé Tour which kicks off on February 3rd in Santiago, Chile at Estadio Nacional! That's so great! Can't wait to hear her duet with Mick on Gimme Shelter! Way to go for the back catalogue, Sasha, hehehe! Here's the RS.com announcement
January 22 - Mick, Ronnie & consorts out for dinner in LA
=> Wednesday night, Mick, his girlfriend, Ronnie & Sally visited the Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills, LA... So, rehearsals must be particularly exaustive for Mick as he's visiting a steak-house not really regularly, hehehe... See the report at tmz.com for some few lines more.
January 21 - Rehearsals are rolling!
=> Bernard Fowler just posted this beautiful photo on facebook which tells us everything: OPEN!!! :-)))
January 20 - Introducing: Sasha Allen! Rehearsals running!
=> As Lisa isn't joining the tour this time, Sasha Allen will be her replacement! See Sasha's pages at Twitter, at Facebook and also have a look (and listen!) to her singing at Youtube (see below). As for the rehearsals, Bernard Fowler sent a pic from his microphone stand on facebook - (see below).
January 19 - Mick talks about his and Marty Scorcese's new music biz drama "Vinyl"
=> It was something I knew a little bit about - he said... go figure. The new drama series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, debuts February 14 at 9PM on HBO. Read more at ew.com and check out the trailer!
January 18 - RIP Giorgio Gomelsky!
=> Giorgio operated the Crawdaddy Club and let the Rolling Stones open there in February 1963 for their first paid appearances. There's a recommended article for you at the New York Times.
January 13 - Better news for Saturday!
=> Ronnie was interviewed by the BBC during the midsession interval of the (snooker) Masters 2016 and he tells us that he's leaving for rehearsals for the upcoming South America tour this Saturday!!! (thx RipThisBone, IORR) Well, that's something we really can look forward to. And hopefully, we have many fans at rehearsals who can tell us something about what's going on there. Anyone from SA here to leave some comment?
January 11 - Sad news
=> Very sad news today. Just after Lemmy left us so suddenly, today we are shocked by the death of David Bowie who struggled with cancer for 18 months. Thanks a zillion, lads, for all that fine music - it will stay with us and we will miss you!
January 8 - New video from Roundhay Park 1982
=> Along their project From The Vault, the Stones have just released a video of "Shattered" from "Live In Leeds Roundhay Park 1982"! Hope you enjoy! :-)
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July 20, 2011 (and for eternity) - The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers And The Lost Photo Session
Ok, this comes a bit late. But since there are no more news about the possible gigs for Hide Park or anything like a tour in 2012 right now, I thought we could use the occasion and look back over yonder...
Recently, a treasure of photographs were discoverd after photographer Peter Webb's negatives went missing after shooting the Stones for that monster record "Sticky Fingers". Then, out of nowhere, they are re-discovered after a gap of almost 40 years. Let's have a look... oh man, have a look at Keith's eyes ...
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