Monday, April 22, 2024

The Rolling Stones Are Still on Tour Somewhere on this Planet


Like me, you probably thought the Rolling Stones were all at home counting their money in their respective mansions. They played New York for their 50th anniversary, then they did an 18 date tour in the US. That was followed by Hyde Park, which produced a DVD. After that, I guess I thought Mick Jagger went to Mustique.

Turns out, they’re still on tour somewhere on this planet. Tomorrow night the Stones play Abu Dabi. Then they head to three shows in Tokyo, plus Macau, Shanghai, Australia, and New Zealand. There are 14 dates in total on this leg. Who knew? It’s not all “Gloom and Doom” after all.

Good for the boys! In some of those places, the people may think they’re a new band!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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