Music : classic rock, rock, british
The Rolling Stones "50 AND COUNTING"
1901 W Madison St
Chicago IL 60612
Monday, June 3, 2013
Gates: 06:30 PM
The Rolling Stones, who rocked London and New York in 2012, announced that they will kick off their "50 AND COUNTING" Tour in LA and come to Chicago on Tuesday, May 28, Friday, May 31, and Monday, June 3, 2013.
"50 AND COUNTING" continues the exhilarating celebration of the band's first 50 years; five decades of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe.
The Rolling Stones were recently crowned the 'Best Live Band' at the NME Awards in London, and over the past 12 months have thrilled fans with their release of a greatest hits collection, "GRRR!," a groundbreaking documentary film "Crossfire Hurricane," a photographic book "Rolling Stones: 50," and have taken the stage by storm for their first live shows in many years. The tour is the band's highly anticipated return to the stage.
" '50 AND COUNTING' has been pretty amazing so far," said Jagger. "We did a few shows in London and New York last year...and had such a good time that we thought...let's do some more. It's a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear...with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It's great fun to be able to get that close to the audience."
"From day one at rehearsals it sounded so fresh. You could tell that everybody was dying to get their teeth into it. It was like...open the gates...let us out!" said Richards. "Cause man, it is the life and blood of us to play in front of people."