||The SUN Herald
Jagger plans solo outing
By NUI TE KOHA
MICK Jagger will perform solo in acoustic shows in Melbourne mid next year.
The Rolling Stones singer is planning a whirlwind world tour including Australia.
Jagger, 58, is expected to make an official announcement about tour plans after his solo album, Goddess in the Doorway, is released late next month.
His addition to the touring calendar underlines a stellar line-up of rock elder statesmen heading our way in 2002. These include confirmed tours by Rod Stewart, Elton John and Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, and dates yet to be announced by Neil Diamond.
"He doesn't want to spend the whole year on the road, but Mick wants to air his new songs in intimate settings around the world," a Virgin Records insider said. "If we can secure a few dates in South-East Asia, in the middle of next year, then Australia is a lock."
On his 1998 solo tour Jagger played at an unannounced show at the Corner Hotel in Richmond. Under the name Brothers of Sodom, Jagger and his band played a 50-minute set that included Honky Tonk Women, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll and Brown Sugar.
Virgin Records sources in the US say the acoustic nature of Jagger's new album allows more impromptu shows.
"He does these last minute shows in small clubs once in a blue moon," Jagger's publicist, Tony King, said after the Corner Hotel gig.
"It's always his idea and he does it on impulse."
His fourth solo album includes collaborations with Lenny Kravitz, Bono, rapper Wyclef Jean and Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas.
Speculation is rife about with whom Jagger will tour. But Kravitz, Bono, Jean and Thomas will not be in the line-up, Virgin Records sources say.
||the stones will be touring in 2002! i don't think this information about a solo tour is accurate!