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Announcing The Tour - NYC May 7, 2002
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05-01-02 01:28 AM
Happy Motherfucker!! With the pending press conference next week, I'm starting to wonder why we haven't heard of any official news reports of the coming event. You would think that it would be advertised in the papers, VH1, radio, ect. I'm sure that they would want as much exposer and hype as possible. Could this date be wrong?
05-01-02 03:04 AM
Stonzy78 I bet we hear about it Friday possibly Thursday. If i remember correctly it seems like for the Bridges and Voodoo press conferences they annouced it the Friday before i could be wrong though!
05-01-02 10:06 AM
Stonesdoug From today's NYDailyNews

The Stones are ready to do it again. Forty years after Mick Jagger and his bandmates first hit the road, the Strolling Bones are due to announce another tour Tuesday at noon in New York. The group is still hammering out details, but a source close to the band says, "They're all ready to rock again."

Look for the tour to support a new CD.

Meanwhile, Jagger and Keith Richards are due to face off with Bart Simpson on an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons." The show's creator, Matt Groening, says Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer and Lenny Kravitz will also lend their voices to the show.

"We get to animate them exactly the way we want to," Groening told the BBC. "Even if they're old, they can still rock."
05-01-02 03:22 PM
Gazza >Look for the tour to support a new CD.

well I think we can pretty sure thats not STRICTLY the case unfortunately!!

Thanks for posting,Doug - noon then?? Christ,that means Keith will have to stay up all night as theres no way he'd otherwise be awake THAT early! Thats 5 pm in the UK..looks like a day for leavin' work early just in case they show it!

05-01-02 03:25 PM
Jaxx here's more

Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Stones May Be on Road Again


It sure looks as if the Stones will be Rolling again.

New York-based publicists sent out a brief tease to select media yesterday asking them to keep open the date of May 7 -- next Tuesday -- for a lunch-hour event with the Rolling Stones with more details to follow.

Speculation about the veteran British rockers hitting the road again began late last year with both lead singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Ron Wood saying in separate interviews that it would make sense since 2002 is the band's 40th anniversary. The group formed and played their first gigs in 1962, but didn't release their first single until 1963, shortly after drummer Charlie Watts joined the lineup.

Toronto concert promoter Michael Cohl told The Sun two weeks ago that he was working on getting Jagger and company back out on the road, but it wasn't yet a done deal.

Stones guitarist Keith Richards also said this year that when the Stones do decide to tour, they would come to Toronto to rehearse first, as they've done twice in the past.

"It's all in discussion. It's possible," Cohl told The Sun earlier.

This new Stones trek would follow the band's wildly successful 1999 No Security tour. There has been speculation that it will be a fall tour, starting in October.

05-02-02 08:45 AM
Jaxx a little more:

The Rolling Stones to reveal tour plans

by Rob Evans
SoundSpike News

The Rolling Stones are expected to announce during a press conference in New York next week plans for their long-rumored 40th anniversary tour.

The Rolling Stones

Publicists sent a brief announcement to a handful of media outlets on Tuesday (5/1) which said that a lunch-hour event with the Rolling Stones was planned for May 7, but the press release didn't include further specifics.

Various fan sites--including It's Only Rock 'n Roll, the Rolling Stones' European fan club website--report that the tour is expected to open in September in North America, and that about 40 shows in 15 cities are planned through February of 2003. Speculation is that the tour will visit 25 other cities around the world later in 2003.

The Rolling Stones last toured in 1999 to back their 1998 live album, "No Security." According to Pollstar, that tour grossed $66.7 million over 34 dates. The band was the top-grossing band of the '90s, taking in nearly $751 million on 12 million tickets sold, according to Amusement Business.

The band's willingness to push the envelope on ticket prices is part of the reason for its astronomical concert grosses. The average ticket for "No Security" cost about $110, according to Pollstar.

"No Security," was recorded during the band's 1997-98 tour behind "Bridges to Babylon," which is the group's last studio set.

The Rolling Stones formed in 1962, and released their first single in 1963.

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