UPDATE: Glastonbury?

Mick Jagger must enjoy teasing his fans. In an interview with NME, the rock legend confirmed that there will in fact be more live shows from The Rolling Stones in 2013. On top of that, he brought British fans some potential tantalizing news by hinting at a possible appearance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, set to take place June 26 – June 30 at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, England.

Tickets for the festival have officially sold out, so if you have one, you may be in for a real treat come June.

In the interview, Jagger went on to say the following, adding fuel to the rumors: “There are other things in the world, you know, apart from Glastonbury! But then again, Glastonbury is very important. It seems to be very important to my children – highlight of their year! … But is it going to be rainy on the Sunday? Isn’t it nearly always rainy on the Sunday?”

UPDATE

Confirming months of speculation while simultaneously heightening anticipation, Mick Jagger recently told Rolling Stone magazine he and his fellow icons are simply biding their time before announcing more tour dates. “There have been quite a few offers,” he said, “I’m going to see what’s on the table and discuss it with everyone… We’ll announce it when we’ve figured it out.”

The clincher?

“Really, all you’re going to have to do is wait for an announcement… It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, ‘Well, that’s that, 50 years, bye-bye.'”

Be sure to check back here when The Rolling Stones make that inevitable announcement: 2013 tour dates!

UPDATE

One other act that rocked the stage with the Rolling Stones this past Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark were The Black Keys, arguably the hottest band coming out of the U.S. these days.

With Dan Auerbach on the guitar and joining Mick Jagger on vocals and Patrick Carney pounding the drums, the duo joined the rock legends for a rousing rendition of the Bo Diddley cover “Who Do You Love?”

Rolling Stones & The Black Keys – “Who Do You Love?”

Also, check out a much higher quality version of Bruce Springsteen performing “Tumbling Dice” with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts.

Rolling Stones & Bruce Springsteen – “Tumbling Dice”

UPDATE

Last night the Rolling Stones rocked the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey as part of their 50th Anniversary celebration. As we reported earlier in the week, they brought out Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen to perform with them live on stage.

Check out video of Gaga performing “Gimme Shelter” with the band and Springsteen performing “Tumbling Dice” with the gents.

Rolling Stones featuring Lady Gaga – “Gimme Shelter”

Rolling Stones featuring Bruce Springsteen – “Tumbling Dice”

UPDATE: Rolling Stones Coachella 2013

Maybe The Stones’ North American reunion run isn’t finished just yet? Earlier today, the band allegedly posted several new US tour dates to their mobile app, a list that included a show in Indio, CA, slated for April 12. Music-festival buffs will know that city and that date correspond with the mammoth Coachella Festival, hence the fury of social media speculation that ensued after a fan tweeted a screen-shot of the image just before the dates were taken down. Will The Rolling Stones headline Coachella 2013? They seem something of an odd fit for a concert series stacked with EDM acts, but many, many more performers have still to be announced, and as it is the biggest music event of the year (or was, before Sandy hit and our favorite rockstars were asked to flex their altruistic muscles along with their vocal chords), it makes a kind of high-profile sense. No word yet on whether the posting was genuine or a photoshopping hoax, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more info’s released!

Will the Rolling Stones headline Coachella 2013?

UPDATE

Rolling Stones bulletin 12/10/12: The rockstars have officially provided the best reason you’ll ever have to stay in on a Saturday night. The group’s December 15 show at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ – the one streaming live on pay-per-view – will feature Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys as special guests. It’s an appropriately high-profile and star-studded way for the band to end their brief US tour, sharing the stage with fellow outsized talents – who’re also, apparently, capable of being star-struck: “He had me at ‘Hello, it’s Mick,'” Lady Gaga recently tweeted.

UPDATE

The names just keep on coming, and this one’s pretty exciting: up-and-coming guitarist Gary Clark Jr. has been tapped to perform alongside the Rolling Stones and guest Mary J. Blige at the Stones’ Barclays concert this weekend (December 8). The meeting of the old – though still sprightly! – guard with the new wave is a big deal for rock and roll fans of any age. To find out more about the Stones’ latest hypeworthy guest, take a look at our post on Gary Clark Jr. here – and don’t forget to scroll through our list of ticket links for available seats!

UPDATE

In a bit of weekend Rolling Stones news, the band announced that both Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck would be joining them during their show tonight at the O2 Arena in London. The show is the start of a series of concerts in London and New York City to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The news of Blige’s and Beck’s appearances comes after the announcement that original band members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor would join them on stage during both London shows, the first time they have performed with the band in over 20 years.

UPDATE

Today’s daily dose of Rolling Stones news sees the unflagging rockstars mixing it up with Hollywood “it” girl Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) in their new music video for “Doom and Gloom.” Some nudity, some blood, some earnest hip-swiveling – some more classic rock n’ roll from the masters:

UPDATE

There might yet another US Rolling Stones date in the works! Rolling Stone has reported the legendary rockers are in talks to join Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and others for the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert taking place at Madison Square Garden on December 12. The magazine quotes John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises and co-organizer of the event, as saying “there’s been talk of” a Stones appearance. Click here for the full Stone article, and check us out here for more information on the star-studded Sandy fundraiser.

UPDATE

The Rolling Stones have added yet another date to their upcoming reunion tour, just ahead of their previously announced NJ and London shows. The variable rockers are now scheduled to play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, December 8 (you’ll recall they were rumored to perform there to begin with, before the Prudential Center snuck in and stole the nascent venue’s thunder). Tickets for this latest addition go on sale a week from today, on November 19, at 10 am. For more information on discount ticket links, check us out here.

UPDATE

Yet another new Rolling Stones single, courtesy of the magazine (thankfully!) tailing their every move: Rolling Stone. Take a listen to “One More Shot” below, and let us know how you think it compares with “Doom and Gloom” – or even the band’s more classic works.

UPDATE

The Rolling Stones pulled another cat out of the bag last night by performing another secret gig in France. The rock legends played the Theatre Mogador in Paris five days after playing La Trabendo in Paris (see below).

The band did a 12-song set at the 1,800 seat venue, beginning with “It’s Only Rock ’N’ Roll (But I Like It)” and encoring with “Brown Sugar.” Other songs included “Start Me Up,” “All Down The Line,” “Honky Tonk Women,” and “Jumping Jack Flash.” (source: Pollstar)

On their website, the band put up a picture of the setlist from the show.

Exciting stuff. We’ll keep giving you a running log of all Rolling Stones related tour events as they unfold.

UPDATE

Thanks to Rolling Stone magazine for these videos of the Rolling Stones live at La Trabendo in Paris Thursday night! The first is an illicit cell-phone video taken by a fan who managed to sneak the device past the venue’s security, while the second is a brief clip of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” uploaded to YouTube by the Stones themselves (see, they’re still with it).

“Shattered” and “When the Whip Comes Down”

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

UPDATE 10/26/2012

More exciting news from the Stones camp: the band has partnered with World Wrestling Entertainment to make their December 15 show at New Jersey’s Prudential Center available for pay-per-view. So while you’ll still have to pay to see Mick strut, you can leave your retirement fund out of it.

Whether or not you opt for a live vs. La-Z-Boy viewing experience, however, here’s a sampling of tracks you can expect to hear:

The Rolling Stones Paris 10/24 Show Setlist

Track Song
1 Route 66
2 It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)
3 Shattered
4 When the Whip Comes Down
5 Champagne and Reefer
6 Doom and Gloom
7 Miss You
8 Start Me Up
9 Midnight Rambler
10 Tumbling Dice
11 Jumpin’ Jack Flash
12 Brown Sugar

UPDATE 10/25/2012

Because we needed another reason to wish we lived in Paris: Mick Jagger and co. will play a warmup show tonight in The City of Lights. For a mere $20 – a pittance of what seats to the rockers’ “official” London and New Jersey shows are currently going for – 350 lucky Frenchmen and women will enjoy a sneak preview of the Stones’ new GRRR! album, as well as sing along to a half century-old classic or several.

We wish we could offer ticket links to tonight’s surprise performance, but we also wish we could afford a last-minute plane ride to the capital ville. In the immortal words of the man commanding upwards of $20,000 for just one night of nostalgia-fueled rock: You can’t always get what you want.

UPDATE

The music world has been buzzing with the confirmation by the Rolling Stones of four tour dates – two at the O2 Arena in London on November 25 and November 29 and in New Jersey at the Prudential Center on December 13 and December 15.

The Stones today via Twitter revealed a potential setlist for their two London dates in November. Featuring a plethora of hits, if the setlist comes to fruition, it will be a treat for all Stones fans. Here is a breakdown of what they posted:

 

‘She’s So Cold’
‘You Got Me Rocking’
‘All Down The Line’
‘Respectable’
‘Tumbling Dice’
‘Honky Tonk Woman’
‘Beast Of Burden’
‘Wild Horses’
‘Can’t Always Get’
‘It’s All Over Now’
‘Lady Jane’
‘Route 66’
‘Little Red Rooster’
‘Miss You’
‘Not Fade Away’
‘She’s So Cold’
‘Start Me’
‘Sweet Virginia’
‘Worried About You’
‘Paint It Black’
‘The Last Time’
‘Ruby Tuesday’
‘Midnight Rambler’

PREVIOUS POSTS

Looks like the four dates released during yesterday’s big announcement may end up being little more than a warmup. At least, according to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The chatty rocker had this to say to the BBC’s Matt Everitt:

    “I don’t think that this band is gonna wind up all of this for four shows. I think they want to do something for the end of the year, and I think next year probably looks like it’s on… I think the band wants to get these four gigs under their belt and think about next year after that. But anything’s possible with this band, you know.”

By anything, could Richards be hinting at a global tour? Check back here when the icons make good on their oblique interviews, and nail down 2013 performances!

*UPDATE 10/15/2012*
The news we’ve been tracking for the past few months has finally been released: specific Rolling Stones Live tour dates! Although rumor had it the iconic rock band would play two of their four reunion shows at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, the consummate rock n’ roll rebels have decided, instead, to grace Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center with their collective historic presence. London’s O2 Arena has also been confirmed for the group’s first pair of shows this November. See below for the full list of the Rolling Stone’s reunion tour dates (so far), and ticket links!

Rolling Stones Reunion Tour Dates 2012 USA

  • Thursday, December 13 at The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
  • Saturday, December 15 at The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

Rolling Stones Reunion Tour Dates 2012 UK

  • Sunday, November 25 at The O2 Arena in London, UK
  • Thursday, November 29 at The O2 Arena in London, UK

Rolling Stones Tour Tickets 2012

Prudential Center Seating Chart for The Rolling Stones Reunion Shows

Prudential Center seating chart for The Rolling Stones reunion tour.

*UDPATE 10/11/2012*
Here it is, as promised – the first single off The Rolling Stones’ new album, GRRR!: “Doom and Gloom.” What do you think? Are Mick and the boys the worse for wear after 50 years? Or has their sound only grown more classic with time? Let us know in the comments section below!

*UPDATE 10/10/2012*
And so it begins: The Rolling Stones will release the first single off their new compilation album, GRRR! (I did always think Austin Powers had a touch of Mick Jagger in him), tomorrow, October 11. After “Doom and Gloom” premieres on the UK’s BBC Radio 2 station at 8:15 a.m., the song will be made available for international download. The rest of the 50-track record is slated to drop November 13. Now, if only the band could announce concrete dates for their reunion tour

*UPDATE 10/4/2012*
Even a dignified cultural bastion like New York City’s Museum of Modern Art can’t resist the excitement of an upcoming Rolling Stones reunion. The Manhattan landmark will host a Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary exhibition this fall, scheduled to run from November 15 to December 2. Screenings of documentaries, Mick Jagger-produced features, music videos, archival concert footage, and shorts, will be the focus of the showcase. Check out the full list of MoMa’s film offerings below:

Exile on Main Street (1972)^
Cocksucker Blues (1972)^
The Rolling Stones Charlie is My Darling (1965)+
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987)
The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
The Stones in the Park (1969)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1974)
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968/1996)
Let’s Spend the Night Together (1983)
Shine a Light (2008)
Enigma (2001)

Music videos directed by David Fincher (The Social Network), Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Julien Temple, and Peter Whitehead will also be included.

^Opening night screening
+Closing night screening

*UPDATE 9/28/2012*
Director Brett Morgan has released the trailer for his upcoming Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane. The one-minute teaser features footage of old Stones interviews, TV appearances, and many, many fainting girls. The doc’s premiere is set for October 18 at the London Film Festival, while US fans will have to wait until November 15 for HBO’s broadcast. In the meantime, check out this montage of old-school Jagger moves and hysterical teens that make up the Crossfire Hurricane trailer below:

*UPDATE 8/30/2012*
Months of speculation have been building to this: The Rolling Stones are officially reuniting for a series of tour dates! Yesterday, Billboard announced the iconic rockers, who’ve been starting up a media frenzy with quotes, photos and Tweets hinting at impending 50th-anniversary concerts, are indeed coming together for four performances this November. The brief tour includes two dates at London’s O2 Arena and two shows at Brooklyn’s new, high-profile entertainment arena, the Barclays Center. While fans who don’t live in either of these cosmopolitan, destination cities may be feeling left out in the cold, details on The Rolling Stones’ reunion are still emerging – with possibly more dates on the way! Check back here for specifics as they’re released, and for Rolling Stones Tickets when they become available on the secondary market.

*UPDATE 8/28/2012*
Fans of The Rolling Stones have been left in little doubt over the band’s intentions to mark their 50th anniversary with a reunion, after Mick Jagger recently tweeted this photo:

Mick Jagger in a Paris recording studio.

“Had fun in the Paris studio this week!” the Twitter caption read. Clearly the group whose every collective move has been blowing up the blogosphere is gearing up for a new release of some sort – according to Rolling Stone, this is “at least the third time the band has gathered in recent months.”

If a new album is in the works, that can only mean one thing (right?): An upcoming 2013 tour!

*UPDATE 8/2/2012*
Even more fuel has been added to the speculative media fire surrounding The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour. Rolling Stone magazine recently quoted Mick Jagger as saying:

“You will definitely be seeing us all together soon. It’s been great fun being back together and there are a lot of memories in here. I can’t believe it’s been 50 years. We’ve been hanging out together, seeing quite a bit of each other and we want to do some gigs.”

Jagger’s casual phrasing may be the most concrete statement to have emerged from theMick Jagger laughing. reunion-tour rumor mill. And that’s not all: Filmmaker Brett Morgan has announced he’ll shoot a Rolling Stones documentary for HBO, set to air this fall.

Morgan’s no stranger to covering the lifestyles of the creative and decadent. Famed Hollywood “bad-boy” producer Bob Evans, the man behind ’70s classics The Godfather, Chinatown and Love Story, was the inspiration for Morgan’s 2002 Sundance hit, The Kid Stays in the Picture.

In the same Stone (magazine) article, Morgan boasts that by the time he and his crew have wrapped, they’ll have compiled “the most extensive group interviews [The Rolling Stones have] ever done.”

Here’s a look at Morgan’s previous work, or some of what you might expect from his upcoming Rolling Stones documentary – which or may not (though at this point, probably) contain info on an upcoming 50th anniversary tour:

The Kid Stays in the Picture Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1bQ6MTzWsM

Original Post

Iconic rock group The Rolling Stones recently celebrated fifty years of music industry success, a feat that’s like riding a pop-cultural maelstrom – including breakups, scandal, social upheaval, fiscal decline, and a shrieking fan or millions – and having lived to sing about it. Alongside contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and The Who, The Stones are among a select group of modern rockers to have emerged from the ’60s with (most of) their mental faculties still in tact, and with the impressive ability to connect with successively younger generations.

*Skip ahead for Speculative Rolling Stone Prices, Venues, Setlist, and Performances.

Because it’s not just Gen Y’s parents who are chasing after 2013 Rolling Stones Tour rumors. Perez Hilton, the impish celebrity watchdog somewhere between Shakespeare’s playful Puck and dangerous Iago (or maybe more accurately, a mix of Mean Girls’charming people-pleaser Gretchen Weiners and Machiavellian Regina George), was among the first and more enthusiastic of media outlets to hop on the speculative band wagon:

“We can’t believe these dudes have made sweet music for half a century!! Time really is on their side!! Wild horses couldn’t drag us away from seeing this band in concert one more time!!”

Perez was quick to point out 14-year-old Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s oldest daughter, would also be thrilled to catch the sexagenarians live, should the band choose to mark their achievement in a fashion more befitting of rockstars than the release of a commemorative book.

So what have Perez and others been saying to fans of all ages about a possible 2013 anniversary-cum-reunion tour? Only what the Stones themselves have been hinting at:

Keith Richards:

    “There might be life in the old dog yet… We’re playing around with the idea [of a return] and had a couple of rehearsals – we’ve got together lately and it feels so good. I think, soon! I think it’s definitely happening.”

HuffPo takes the formal line that “Official plans to commemorate The Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary have not yet been set,” while the U.K.’s Daily Mail also teased but failed to report any concrete Stones 2013 tour news.

But if they do go out on tour, here’s what you might expect to pay to see them play:

Rolling Stones Historical Ticket Price

Average General Admission ticket for 2005-2007’s “A Bigger Bang” tour: $100

Here’s where you might expect to watch them play:

Speculative Rolling Stones Tour Venues 2013

  • Palais Royale – US
  • Orpheum Theater – US
  • Madison Square Garden – US
  • Giants Stadium – US
  • Fenway Park – US
  • Tokyo Dome – Japan
  • Olympiastadion – Germany
  • Estadio Vicente Calderón – Spain
  • Stade de France – France
  • Tamar Festival Site – China
  • Phoenix Concert Theatre – Canada
  • Telstra Stadium – Australia
  • Hampden Park – UK
  • The London O2 – UK
  • Palace Square – Russia

Here’s what you might expect to hear them play:

Rolling Stones Setlist from “A Bigger Bang” 2005-2007 Tour

Performed Track
1 Start Me Up
2 You Got Me Rocking
3 Rough Justice
4 Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
5 She Was Hot
6 You Can’t Always Get What You Want
7 Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
8 I’ll Go Crazy
9 Tumbling Dice
10 You Got the Silver
11 Wanna Hold You
12 Miss You
13 It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
14 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
15 Honky Tonk Women
16 Sympathy for the Devil
17 Paint It Black
18 Jumpin’ Jack Flash
19 Brown Sugar

Here’s what they might look like (more or less) as they play:

The Rolling Stones: “Paint It Black”

The Rolling Stones: “Gimme Shelter”

The Rolling Stones:”Sympathy For the Devil”

The Rolling Stones:”Streets of Love”

The Rolling Stones:”Angie”

The Rolling Stones:”Faraway Eyes”

The Rolling Stones:”Start Me Up”