Stones, stayin’ alive…

Band begins ramping up, but sources say Keith’s health is a concern

### rollingstone.com March 14, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour Pushed Back to 2013
By Patrick Doyle
REUTERS/Andrea Comas /Landov
The Rolling Stones will not tour to mark their 50th anniversary this year, Rolling Stone has learned after separate interviews with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. “Basically, we’re just not ready,” says Richards. Instead, 2013 is the new goal. “I have a feeling that’s more realistic,” he adds.

A top concert-business source confirms the reservations over Richards’ condition. “They don’t want to do a full tour,” he says. “They don’t want to travel, and there are concerns about Keith’s health.” A more likely scenario would see the band camping out for multi­night runs in arenas, similar to Prince’s recent stands in New York and Los Angeles. “For example, they’d do 10 nights at MSG, 10 nights at Staples, 10 nights at London’s O2 arena.”

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This story is from the March 29th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.

### ODT Online Thu, 14 Jun 2012
City’s neuro links may seal Stones deal
By Nigel Benson
A Dunedin promoter is hoping to entice the Rolling Stones to Forsyth Barr Stadium for a concert next year. Rob Fitzpatrick hopes sentiment will convince the group to agree to a Dunedin benefit concert, and says a percentage of the proceeds would go to the chair of neurosurgery campaign.
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3 responses to “Stones, stayin’ alive…

  1. ### ODT Online Sun, 5 May 2013
    Rollings Stones rock packed house after slashing prices
    By Online ODT
    The Rolling Stones rocked a packed house in Los Angeles on the opening night of their North American “50 and Counting” tour, but only after websites slashed ticket prices and the band released additional cheap seats at the last minute. Days before the show, hundreds of seats were still available and secondary sellers scrambled to unload tickets by slashing prices from the original $US250 to $US600 price range which had irked many of even the most die-hard Stones fans. The band also released additional seats at a modest $US85 on its official website this week, the only price point that quickly sold out for the May 3 concert. Buyers who opted to buy the $US85 seats online were instructed to line up at the arena just before the show, and were told they would be notified of their locations which could range anywhere from prime seating to further back in the venue.
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  2. Hype O'Thermia

    There’s not as much spare cash rattling around in ordinary people’s pockets as there used to be. Prices for optional pleasures can’t keep going upward on the same trajectory as they used to. It’s not just the working and unemployed that have to adjust their ideas.

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