The Rolling Stones
A handful of Rolling Stones fans got the rock and roll equivalent of a “golden ticket” Saturday (April 27) in Los Angeles, as the band announced a surprise gig at the Echoplex just hours before they took the stage.
The world’s greatest rock and roll band is about to hit the road again.
Rolling Stones fans should mark their calendars. The band has given an official start date to its upcoming tour.
Rolling Stones fans had been waiting months for details about the band’s touring plans in 2013, and last week, the wait ended. The band revealed that the second leg of the 50 And Counting Tour would start within the next few weeks, and there’s no doubt that it’s going to be one of the hottest tickets of 2013.
Having just announced that they will headline England’s Glastonbury Festival, The Rolling Stones are (strongly) hinting at a U.S. tour announcement this Wednesday (April 3) with a Twitter hashtag, #startmeupwednesday. Both the band’s official Twitter account, as well as the second account they started around the release of their GRRR! best of, GRRRegory, have been tweeting the hashtag since Friday afternoon (March 29).
The Rolling Stones have celebrated their golden anniversary with five shows, two new songs, one documentary (2012′s Crossfire Hurricane), and a slew of other film and photo exhibits around the world. Now they’ll get their – believe it or not – first major exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum this spring.
Twenty million people tried to buy tickets to Led Zeppelin’s lone reunion show in 2007 at London’s O2 Arena. Take a moment and let the crushing hugeness of that number sink in. For Zeppelin to perform for 20 million different people, it would take roughly 1,000 shows at New York arena Madison Square Garden.
After weeks of speculation that The Rolling Stones would play the indie/alternative rock/dance music festival Coachella, it turns out that they won’t be taking the stage at the California concert event after all. The festival announced it’s lineup a few hours ago, and the Stones are not on the bill.
Listen to Tegan & Sara’s contribution to HBO’s Girls soundtrack, “Fool To Cry,” a Rolling Stones cover from their 1976 studio album Black and Blue.
THE CASE: After 50 years on the stage, should classic rockers consider hanging it up over a little thing like a 70th birthday?