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#2482632 - 04/03/13 08:30 AM Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents
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Just announced some gigs this morning if anyone's interested. As a personal favor to me, please no "they're so old they're dead" comments. I appreciate your appreciation in this matter.

50 & COUNTING TOUR DATES:
TBA Los Angeles STAPLES Center
May 5 Oakland Oracle Arena
May 8 San Jose HP Pavilion
May 11 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 15 Anaheim Honda Center
May 25 Toronto Air Canada Centre
May 28 Chicago United Center
June 12 Boston TD Garden
June 18 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
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#2482646 - 04/03/13 09:19 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: LeftyBlues]
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The Stones will never die...thanks for the update!

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#2482657 - 04/03/13 10:10 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Larryz]
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It'd be cool to see them. I'm sure they put on a great show, regardless of their age. But the ticket prices are sure to be exorbitant, and I'd sooner spend that kind of money elsewhere.
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#2482678 - 04/03/13 12:01 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: russclan]
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The Hyde Park tickets (this week, I think) are 97.

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#2482753 - 04/03/13 04:11 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: The Geoff]
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I for one revel in their hoarey aulde antientnesse!

I love that I wasn't sure who looked older here, Keith or John Lee Hooker... !

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#2482837 - 04/04/13 06:46 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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Man, if THEY don't look like they're kickin' back in a waiting room for their next re-embalming appointents!
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#2482838 - 04/04/13 06:50 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: whitefang]
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All kidding aside, ya gotta hand it to them ( 'cause they can't remember where they LEFT it! Sorry...); Most of their contemporaries, if not already dead, are making the Indian casino circuit.

Hats off, man!
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#2482859 - 04/04/13 08:04 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: LeftyBlues]
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You guys crack me up. I often wonder why the Stones are "aging rockers" yet other bands of the same era, Aerosmith comes to mind, don't get tagged likewise. It really doesn't matter though, the boys are still amazing in concert and are far from done. My brother and I like to say "those who don't go don't know".
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#2482863 - 04/04/13 08:16 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: LeftyBlues]
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I saw them in 1965 with Brian Jones, I saw them in 1969 with Mick Taylor. I figure I should check out this new guy Ronny somebody. The fact that they're 70 just means they know how to do what they do really well. No reason rock & roll has to be seen as something only young people know how to do. In fact, given how crappy 99.9% of current rock is, I'm inclined to only give any credence to the seniors who invented most of the stuff that kids today are trying so hard to imitate.
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#2482896 - 04/04/13 11:11 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Scott Fraser]
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I was playing an outdoor BBQ homeowners association gig poolside with just me and an old bass player a few years ago. I looked out across the pool while we were playing and there were these kids (early twenties) singing along with our oldies but goodies songs. At the end they came up to thank us and tell us we were great. I said thanks you guys and gals, but I can't figure out how you know all these old song lyrics and they said oldies stations rule man! I told them how happy we were that the younger generation still liked our music and their compliments were some I would always remember...

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#2482936 - 04/04/13 03:00 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: LeftyBlues]
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Originally Posted By: LeftyBlues
Just announced some gigs this morning if anyone's interested. As a personal favor to me, please no "they're so old they're dead" comments. I appreciate your appreciation in this matter.

50 & COUNTING TOUR DATES:
TBA Los Angeles STAPLES Center
May 5 Oakland Oracle Arena
May 8 San Jose HP Pavilion
May 11 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 15 Anaheim Honda Center
May 25 Toronto Air Canada Centre
May 28 Chicago United Center
June 12 Boston TD Garden
June 18 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center


About 2 weeks ago (a little less), the Stones announced that the North American tour would be 18 gigs, so I'd expect each of these cities to get 2 shows.
They could add more cities, but there had been talk at one point about doing multiple nights ( like NYC got last December) in only a few cities, so I kinda doubt any more cities will be added.
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#2482950 - 04/04/13 05:06 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: hurricane hugo]
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How Keef is still breathing is well beyond my capability to understand. But they still rock out, even though they is as old as mud, and twice as ugly. (Sorry amigo could not resist a little old folks humor) (especially since I am as old as they are meeself)
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#2482959 - 04/04/13 06:25 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: desertbluesman]
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Originally Posted By: desertbluesman
How Keef is still breathing is well beyond my capability to understand. But they still rock out, even though they is as old as mud, and twice as ugly. (Sorry amigo could not resist a little old folks humor) (especially since I am as old as they are meeself)


They are only about 7 or 8 years older than me but I still think you should Rock till you drop...



Edited by Larryz (04/04/13 07:09 PM)

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#2483020 - 04/05/13 06:28 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: LeftyBlues]
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I just read that the show in Hyde Park sold out - 65,000 tix - in 5 minutes. No idea what they cost, doesn't matter. Keith was born with amazing stamina, and although the years of drugs and alcohol take their toll, he points out that the drugs he did take were top shelf, very clean because well, he's Keith.

P.S. "Tickets for the Hyde Park show were being exchanged online for prices of up to $4,000 each within hours of the concert selling out."


Edited by LeftyBlues (04/05/13 07:29 AM)
Edit Reason: added p.s.
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#2483041 - 04/05/13 08:12 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: LeftyBlues]
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Just goes to show that the Stones are still top shelf...

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#2483043 - 04/05/13 08:15 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Larryz]
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Aerosmith from the same era? News to me! I haven't HEARD of Aerosmith 'till 10 years after buying my first Stones 45.

But The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Dave Clark Five, Beatles, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Zombies, and Kinks have all fallen by the wayside, so the Stones are to be lauded for still representing.

And because it's STILL hard to resist...doesn't "Gerry and The Pacemakers" sound like the ideal name for an "aging" rock band?
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#2483049 - 04/05/13 08:40 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang
And because it's STILL hard to resist...doesn't "Gerry and The Pacemakers" sound like the ideal name for an "aging" rock band?
Whitefang


Bada bing.

And who can forget Jay Walker & the Pedestrians.
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#2483056 - 04/05/13 09:14 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Scott Fraser]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmrYqsENlvg <--- saw the Zombies about a month or so ago on PBS and they sounded Great! and then we still have Paul Revere and the Raiders (now that's and oldie name for a group before oldies)...

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#2483226 - 04/05/13 06:22 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
They are only about 7 or 8 years older than me but I still think you should Rock till you drop...


Yep i'se doin just that. I will rock till I can't play any more.
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#2483251 - 04/05/13 09:36 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: desertbluesman]
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Looks like Mick Taylor will be doing the "special guest" thing throughout this tour: MSN Entertainment

...and second shows have been added in Toronto and Chicago.
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#2483651 - 04/08/13 05:45 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: LeftyBlues]
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The Chicago shows have tickets from $85 to $600 and that is total price I.e. with the service charges etc. Some of the $85 tickets are good seats to boot.
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#2483714 - 04/08/13 10:02 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: desertbluesman]
Larryz Offline
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
They are only about 7 or 8 years older than me but I still think you should Rock till you drop...


Yep i'se doin just that. I will rock till I can't play any more.


I'll be there with you Amigo...I'm putt'en it in my sig line!

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#2484748 - 04/11/13 08:08 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
I saw them in 1965 with Brian Jones, I saw them in 1969 with Mick Taylor. I figure I should check out this new guy Ronny somebody. The fact that they're 70 just means they know how to do what they do really well. No reason rock & roll has to be seen as something only young people know how to do. In fact, given how crappy 99.9% of current rock is, I'm inclined to only give any credence to the seniors who invented most of the stuff that kids today are trying so hard to imitate.


thu I didn't get to see them with Brian but I did see them in '69 with Mick Taylor at the Forum. Boy, that kid could play. I got lucky a few years back and won a couple of tickets to see them at the Staples Center. IMO, I thought their best years were with MT. JMO smile
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#2484749 - 04/11/13 08:30 PM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: haywired2]
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thu I didn't get to see them with Brian but I did see them in '69 with Mick Taylor at the Forum. Boy, that kid could play.


That was the concert I attended. Great, from beginning to end. And seriously great opening acts.
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#2485112 - 04/13/13 08:51 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: haywired2

thu I didn't get to see them with Brian but I did see them in '69 with Mick Taylor at the Forum. Boy, that kid could play.


That was the concert I attended. Great, from beginning to end. And seriously great opening acts.


B.B. King and Ike and Tina Turner if I remember right. It's a little fuzzy confused
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#2485115 - 04/13/13 09:02 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
I was playing an outdoor BBQ homeowners association gig poolside with just me and an old bass player a few years ago. I looked out across the pool while we were playing and there were these kids (early twenties) singing along with our oldies but goodies songs. At the end they came up to thank us and tell us we were great. I said thanks you guys and gals, but I can't figure out how you know all these old song lyrics and they said oldies stations rule man! I told them how happy we were that the younger generation still liked our music and their compliments were some I would always remember...


The same thing has happened to us. We were at a street festival playing on the sidewalk for three hours and there were three young men in their late teens or early twenties that stood and watched us play the whole time. When we were done one of them walked up and just smiled and put money in the tip jar and nodded. That made my day. Another time some young man, couldn't have been more than 24-25, came up and requested Oh Lonesome Me by the Kentucky Headhunters. It's great to see them appreciate the "Good Stuff" thu
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#2485137 - 04/13/13 10:00 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: haywired2]
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Originally Posted By: haywired2
Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: haywired2

thu I didn't get to see them with Brian but I did see them in '69 with Mick Taylor at the Forum. Boy, that kid could play.


That was the concert I attended. Great, from beginning to end. And seriously great opening acts.


B.B. King and Ike and Tina Turner if I remember right. It's a little fuzzy confused


Yup, with Keith Reid, who I didn't know & appreciate at that time, before them. I'm fuzzy too on a lot of details from that period, but my memory of the overwhelming hotness of the Ikettes, not to mention the then young Tina, is VERY clear.
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#2485150 - 04/13/13 10:44 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: haywired2]
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Originally Posted By: haywired2
Originally Posted By: Larryz
I was playing an outdoor BBQ homeowners association gig poolside with just me and an old bass player a few years ago. I looked out across the pool while we were playing and there were these kids (early twenties) singing along with our oldies but goodies songs. At the end they came up to thank us and tell us we were great. I said thanks you guys and gals, but I can't figure out how you know all these old song lyrics and they said oldies stations rule man! I told them how happy we were that the younger generation still liked our music and their compliments were some I would always remember...


The same thing has happened to us. We were at a street festival playing on the sidewalk for three hours and there were three young men in their late teens or early twenties that stood and watched us play the whole time. When we were done one of them walked up and just smiled and put money in the tip jar and nodded. That made my day. Another time some young man, couldn't have been more than 24-25, came up and requested Oh Lonesome Me by the Kentucky Headhunters. It's great to see them appreciate the "Good Stuff" thu


It really is a great feeling...I'm digging back and finding jazz/blues oldies before my oldies (ie. 50's, 60's, 70's). Tunes like Summertime from 1932 and Since I Fell For You from 1945, just to please the older generation that I may play for some day as a charity thingy (if I live long enough)... thu

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#2485155 - 04/13/13 10:50 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
It really is a great feeling...I'm digging back and finding jazz/blues oldies before my oldies (ie. 50's, 60's, 70's). Tunes like Summertime from 1932 and Since I Fell For You from 1945, just to please the older generation that I may play for some day as a charity thingy (if I live long enough)... thu


IMO you can never go wrong learning & playing standards. They're standards for a reason, because they're simply great songs. And you don't have to save them for a senior audience. A great song is a great song for the ages. Do contemporary arrangements & throw them in with your regular gig. Great music appeals to all audiences.
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#2485173 - 04/13/13 11:41 AM Re: Stones are Rolling Ladies and Gents [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
It really is a great feeling...I'm digging back and finding jazz/blues oldies before my oldies (ie. 50's, 60's, 70's). Tunes like Summertime from 1932 and Since I Fell For You from 1945, just to please the older generation that I may play for some day as a charity thingy (if I live long enough)... thu


IMO you can never go wrong learning & playing standards. They're standards for a reason, because they're simply great songs. And you don't have to save them for a senior audience. A great song is a great song for the ages. Do contemporary arrangements & throw them in with your regular gig. Great music appeals to all audiences.


Thanks Scott, but just to clarify, I already do have them in my regular sets and have played them at gigs. I'm just adding more as I get older I guess? Some of them have been played for many years like Old Joe's Bar Room (St James Infirmary) etc. I agree with you completely and the reason they are Standards is they have, and always will stand the test of time...

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