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Rolling Stones Concert Review and Tickets

August 23, 2006


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Despite the recent slew of setbacks threatening their world tour, the Rolling Stones were back with a bang Sunday night–A Bigger Bang.

The “Start Me Up” rockers returned to the stage after being forced to cancel two concert dates in Spain last week while frontman Mick Jagger recovered from a bout of laryngitis.

The 63-year-old singer reportedly made no mention of his ailment during the show, but he had no problems referencing those of his coconut-wrangling guitarist Keith Richards, whom he introduced as “Keith Headbanger.”

Of course, as with most dates on the Stones’ never-ending world tour, the concert was not without its hitches.

Originally scheduled to take place in London’s Wembley Arena, the gig was rerouted to the slightly smaller Twickenham Stadium when it became clear there was not adequate time to prep the first location.

“We were meant to be at Wembley,” Jagger said by way of explanation. “I think they’re going to get Wembley ready for the farewell tour of the Arctic Monkeys.”

Still, the new locale made the U.K. gig even more of a homecoming for the boys, as the stadium was no more than a stone’s throw, as it were, from where Jagger, Richards, et al. first banded together.

“It’s strange how you wind up back where you started, here in Twickenham, in Richmond,” Jagger said.

According to critics, the band was back in fighting form as well.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper said the concert showed every sign of “going on until the end of time, not unlike Keith Richards himself.” Which is at least partially a compliment. London’s Independent, meanwhile, proclaimed that there was “no expense spared” on the gig, though they followed up the praise by adding there was also “no taste wasted.”

The concert date marked the resumption of a tour that has been almost ridiculously marred by mishaps.

Last spring, shortly before the Stones were set to kick off the European leg of A Bigger Bang, Richards notoriously tumbled head-first from a coconut tree while vacationing in Fiji. His concussed cranium resulted in the group postponing their tour by nearly two months.

In June, when it was slated to resume, reports surfaced that Wood had entered rehab, prompting rumors the tour would again be postponed, though it did begin as planned on July 11.

Last week, the tour was again plagued with misfortune as Jagger was diagnosed with laryngitis and ordered to rest his voice, causing the cancellation of the sole two Spain dates on the tour.

The Stones are due to play their second gig in London tomorrow night.

Rolling Stones Concert Itinerary September

Rolling Stones Tickets September 20 Gillette Stadium Foxborough MA
Rolling Stones Tickets September 23 Halifax Commons Halifax Nova Scotia
Rolling Stones Tickets September 27 Giants Stadium East Rutherford NJ
Rolling Stones Tickets September 29 Churchill Downs Louisville KY

Rolling Stones Concert Itinerary October

Rolling Stones Tickets October 1 Cessna Stadium Wichita University KS
Rolling Stones Tickets October 4 Grizzly Stadium Missoula
Rolling Stones Tickets October 6-8 Mosaic Stadium Taylor Field Regina Saskathewan
Rolling Stones Tickets October 11 Soldier Field Chicago IL
Rolling Stones Tickets October 17 Qwest Field Seattle WA
Rolling Stones Tickets October 20 Sun Bowl El Paso
Rolling Stones Tickets October 22 Zilker Park Austin
Rolling Stones Tickets October 27 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City

Rolling Stones Concert Itinerary November

Rolling Stones Tickets November 3 BC Place Stadium Vancouver
Rolling Stones Tickets November 5 McAfee Coliseum Oakland
Rolling Stones Tickets November 8 Cardinals Stadium Phoenix AZ
Rolling Stones Tickets November 11 MGM Grand Las Vegas NV
Rolling Stones Tickets November 14 Idaho Center Nampa ID
Rolling Stones Tickets November 18 Dodger Stadium Los Angeles CA

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