edit: Not dogging THEM. They kinda fit also because what was THEM when Van the Man left the group? Some might say THEM? who are they? Who hasn't heard the single Gloria (or Baby Please Don't Go)? Guessing no one.
Stones playing UK and US later this year. Announcement below.
I really love the stones, but I don't think I could see them live. It just feels... wrong.
The expectations I have of that band are far more than what they could deliver to me at a live show. And this is my fault as it's contempt prior. I would never discourage anyone from seeing them, and if they happened to be at coachella I would, with no doubt, check em out.. but get tickets to a stadium show? All I'm saying is I'm not going to regret never seeing them live.
I have to say though, I saw them several years ago at the Staples Center, an arena, and they were amazing. They have a lot more energy than some of their younger counterparts that's for sure.
Staples Center is an arena >_>
^ yeah. that's not in question at all.
I'm not saying an arena would have any effect on the performance. I'm just probably not going to see the stones.
Tickets for the Rolling Stones' gigs in London are selling for thousands of dollars days before the public can officially get their hands on seats.
The rockers are set to return to the stage next month for the first time in five years to mark the band's 50th anniversary, and they've announced two shows at the British capital's O2 Arena and two December concerts at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. But British fans have been left outraged by the high price of tickets for the London shows, which start at more than $160 for the cheapest seats. Tickets for the London gigs have been made available early for fan club members and sponsors, and seats are already selling for high prices online a full day before they go on general sale. Resale website Getmein.com is listing some tickets for as much as $21,120, while others are being offered from between $589.60 and $17,600. Tickets are also being sold off on auction website eBay.com for as much as $9,600. The band will play London on Nov. 25 and 26, and in New Jersey on Dec. 13 and 15. Tickets for the U.S. shows will be released to the public on Oct. 26.
Details emerge, including this:
Also, the most perfect Keith Richards quotation of all time:Quote:
The Stones expect former guitarist Mick Taylor (who quit in 1974) and founding bassist Bill Wyman (gone since '93) to come on board for the four shows, but only as guests on a few songs.
I like a glass of wine with my meal and everything, but I've given up sort of waking up and having a drink, you know? I gave up smack, I can give up anything. No big deal to me, I do it to impress other people. But if they come up with a great new drug, I'll be the first one on it, believe me.
Damn, thats pretty big news if you're at Stones fan eh.
contracts are in hand
Can't really see this happening. With upper bowl tix at Barclays going for $500, that sounds like a gross of about $12 mil. Assuming the boys get just half that, I don't think GV wants to shell out that kind of dough for one act for a festival that's already sold out. I hope I'm wrong.
GV paid McCartney in the $3.5-4mil range for a single performance. But Coachella got lots of longer influence from that booking.
I don't what cache the Stones could bring to the Coachella festival that would warrant anything near the money quotes being thrown around for the NYC/London area shows.
There's simply far better ways for GV to spend the talent budget.
The Stones will not play Coachella.
Every time they tour it is the most expensive tickets of any world tour. Cheap seats typically go for $300 a pop. Most floor tickets go for thousands (LISTED price, not scalper price). If they are "going out in grand style" why would they play a festival with a tiny stage and a max crowd of 75,000?
I saw the Rolling Stones at Angel Stadium a few years ago, they were excellent, played 2.5hrs, and a greatest hits setlist. 80,000 people. In Anaheim. A secondary market, after two nights in LA, and Petco Park in San Diego the next date. The stage was the LARGEST performance piece i have ever seen, i believe it was larger than the Muse stage, and about the size of the U2 stage. The last time they played it was the highest-grossing tour of all time, the North American leg alone being the 3rd highest-grossing tour ever at that time. The last North American tour before that was the highest-grossing tour ever at that time, breaking their own previous record from the 90's..
They grossed more than U2 when they both toured in '06. In the US and Worldwide.
If GV books them (they won't be the ones to, believe that), it'll be to play LA Coliseum. Multiple nights. And make more per show than Coachella will in two weekends. And that's just one stop on the tour...
gives new meaning to side of stage seating...that's multiple floors holding thousands. and this is what they had in '05/'06. and just a regular world tour, not a 50th Anniversary farewell tour in 2013.....and the center of the stage moved from the Outfield to the pitcher's mount, giving a concert in the round to the people on the floor, and front row seats to those in the grandstands for a few songs.
1) Start Me Up (approx. 9:15 start)
3) She's So Cold
4) Tumbling Dice
5) Oh No Not You Again
6) Ruby Tuesday
7) It's Only Rock & Roll
9) Night Time
10) Slipping Away
12) Miss You
13) Rough Justice
14) Get Off Of My Cloud
15) Honky Tonk Women
16) Sympathy For The Devil
17) Paint It Black
18) Brown Sugar
21) Jumpin Jack Flash
The cheap seats for the New Jersey show were listed at around $100 when I checked.
Most Stones shows are 2 hours or a tiny bit less. Angel Stadium had 48,000 people in 2005. Stones did Isle of Wight festival several years ago. U2's claw could apparently fit OVER the Bigger Bang stage according to people who worked on both.
Those "highest grossing tours" are done over 3 calendar years and have 7 month breaks in them. U2 has the biggest tour right now. Gaga and Madonna are both trying to get into the top 3 with their current tours.
They are playing an AEG owned venue this week and Michael Cohl seems to out of the picture as their tour Booker. They are keeping to arenas as stadium stages need too many dates to be worthwhile. With the arena stage they have freedom to pick whatever dates to play.
However they may also just do 2 shows at Staples or the Hollywood Bowl with ultra expensive tickets instead.