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Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Shows Will Happen

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments13 Comments

Talk about longevity! Mick Jagger just confirmed that the Rolling Stones will hit the road for select 50th anniversary shows. While the band won't do a full-scale tour, Jagger said the band will celebrate with some autumn shows.

Jagger told the Evening Standard:

“You will definitely be seeing us all together soon. It’s been great fun being back together and there are a lot of memories in here. I can’t believe it’s been 50 years. We’ve been hanging out together, seeing quite a bit of each other and we want to do some gigs.”

The Stones haven't performed live together in five years. Even if the band doesn't do a full-fledged tour, I suspect they will fly to the U.S. for at least a couple shows. Will you attempt to see the Rolling Stones live for their golden anniversary?


Reader Comments (13)

Rumour has it that original Stones bassist Bill Wyman is considering playing on these gigs. If Bill is there, I will definitely consider going!

Since this is "Bring Back Glam", I'll mention original Stones lead guitarist Brian Jones here. Jones epitomizes everything that glam sprang from, from the way he dressed, to his hair, to the unique guitars he played. (Vox Teardrop) He was a pioneer in what became glam rock. Brian Jones equalled cool.
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Hear! Hear! Ace! I'm there, too, if Wyman is. First I heard he was in, then I heard he was out.

Though I agree with ya on Jones and his place, front and center, as one of the pioneers of what would come to be known as GLAM ROCK movement, let's not lose sight of Richard's and Wood's "Bird's Nest" hairdos which they shagged (pun intended) from Rod Stewart.

If that ain't one of the biggest trademarks of 80's Glam Metal, I don't know what is! Just look at Sixx's and C.C.'s exaggerated versions of that when they were at their height, both hairdo-wise AND career-wise. Coincidence?

p.s. You Want Glam? Check out the evidence that corroborates Ace's assertion that Brian Jones (the TRUE creative leader of The Dtones at the time) and The Boyz were Glam before Glam: YouTube "The Rolling Stones - 1968 - Jumping Jack Flash (PROMO FILM). Get a load of Brian in that! It doesn't get any more GLAM than that, folks!
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Yes, yes, YES!!
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Nordlund
Ipod to drive to work song of the morning ~ Lost In America by Alice Cooper (glam enough for ya ?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHIVw3uZvcA
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
At least $200 per ticket. Im all set maybe 25 years ago not now>
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
I'm in. But my quandry is who to bring along for this ride? My wife and I have already seen it, my kids are probably too young (though years from now, they could (will) boast to friends that "they" "saw" the Stones. [Kinda like how my former foster kids brag they they saw Van Hagar, DLR solo (a few times), Alice Cooper, The Glam Slam rock-n-roll Jam for several years, and countless others] and most others are "too busy".

Which brings me to the point...(as Tom Keifer screams): You only go Once Around The Ride. This song, BTW, is the opening song of their current tour. Too bad that Cinderella.net has banned me from posting there. I could bring some things back, there, too. But then again, it's not my first ban and certainly, won't be my last!
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
oh, and allyson...70 is the new 30!
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
From your mouth to The Metalgods' ears, Fletch, regarding your last comment.

It's all about Wyman, as Ace points out.
July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Bill Wyman looked more dead than alive when I saw them 22 years ago, imagine how much fun he'd be to watch today...
July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
I first saw the Stones live in 1975 (as a 14 year old kid, at M.S.G. in N.Y. - I was on vacation w/ my parents, & my awesome dad was taking my mom out to dinner. He slipped across the street, bought me a ticket from a scalper ($25!), as they went out the door, gave me the ticket & said "Don't tell your mother!" (Dad, you rocked! Happy 86th birthday , yesterday!)

Any ways... Even then, Bill Wyman was literally nailed to one spot on their lotus shaped stage & never moved. He didn't have to. His bass lines did it all, for him. If he comes back, I'm there! Still have that "Tour Of The Americas '75" tour book!
July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
What an awesome story Ace. Your dad sounds like an awesome man. Many happy returns to him.

I would love to see them too but not sure they'll be coming to T.O.
July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Well, I don't have to worry about this any more.

Bill Wyman confirmed he's not going to do it. =(

http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2012/07/31/bill-wyman-on-stones-world-tour-i-dont-fly-no-way-ill-go-on-any-tour/
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
That SUXX! They NEED Wyman!

But just like they got Wood after Taylor split, why can't they get someone cool to step in for Wyman. That other dude just isn't Rock'n'Roll enough and they never made him a part of the band.

Who is an album cover worthy member? mcCartney! He plays bass! Now we're talkin'!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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