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Rolling Stones to Tour U.S. This Summer

If you're in one of these 15 cities, you can see the Rolling Stones in concert this summer. Tickets for all U.S. shows go on sale Monday April 13.

If, like me, you aren't in one of those cities, you know what they say: [More...]

The tour is coinciding with the re-release of "Sticky Fingers." My favorite song from that album is "Dead Flowers."

You can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers via the U.S. mail
Say it with dead flowers at my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

I hope the Stones live forever. I'd bet they outlive me. But in case they don't, I promise not to be bitter they are skipping Colorado. They are still my favorite rock band of all time, and they'll get nothing but fresh roses from me.

How many times have you seen the Stones in your life? I can remember: 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1994 (in Las Vegas), 1999, and their most recent concert here, Thanksgiving Day, 2005.(7 times in 43 years, not nearly enough, but more than I need.)

Long live the Rolling Stones.

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    Sx times.... (none / 0) (#1)
    by bmaz on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 12:31:00 AM EST
    for me. And agree with every word you said. I may try to go to San Diego to catch the show there, but not sure.

    I've seen the Rolling Stones three times ... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 02:38:10 AM EST
    ... in three different cities. The first time was 1981 at the Seattle Coliseum (now Key Arena, and the longtime former home of the late NBA SuperSonics), during my sophomore year at UW. I saw them again when they played Honolulu's Aloha Stadium during their 2001 "Steel Wheels" tour. Last time I saw them was 22 months ago at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

    Since I know that a diehard and longtime Stones aficionado such as yourself would appreciate it, Jeralyn, I'll match your offerings with a classic live performance from June 28, 1966, as the band concluded its North American tour in Honolulu.

    On this particular recording, you can hear Mick Jagger tell the audience, tongue in cheek while introducing the band members, that this was to be the Stones' very last concert tour. That pledge apparently went the way of the Honolulu Police Dept.'s public request that audience members remain seated throughout the performance, which you'll also hear just prior to the band's arrival on stage.

    The Stones' tight half-hour set was broadcast live by local rock station KPOI, which is how it first came to be recorded and preserved in the station's archives. It catches the band -- who were then a bunch of irrepressible 20-somethings -- at their most raw and vital, an aural window to a time when they'd quickly storm their audiences' senses from onstage and take no prisoners. You can clearly pick out several unmistakably distinct guitar riffs from the late Brian Jones, which leaves one to ponder the possible musical direction the group might have taken, had he lived and grown old with his mates.

    Anyone who hasn't seen the Stones live, I strongly urge you to treat yourself and go.

    Aloha.

    The Rolling Stones (none / 0) (#3)
    by kchockdee on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 03:50:28 AM EST