We're in the wrong business – if we really wanted to make a stack of cash, we'd prosthetically age ourselves and hobble around the world singing a bunch of 40-year-old songs; hey, it's working for The Rolling Stones.
Despite a number of problems like Keith Richards' bruised noggin holding up their European tour and all of them being so old that they helped put out the Great Fire Of London as children, The Rolling Stones don't ever want to get off the road – they've just announced another two-month leg of their American tour, starting in September.
The casual observer might wonder why The Rolling Stones keep touring as relentlessly as they do. After all, spending the best part of half a decade playing Satisfaction every night must get a bit tiring, and it isn't as if any of them need the extra money – after all, there are only so many Stanner stairlifts you can buy for your house. But look what happens as soon as The Rolling Stones stop touring; Keith Richards goes and buggers up his head on a coconut tree.
And that's the real reason why The Rolling Stones just won't stop their neverending tour – so they've announced another two-month tour of America, taking in smaller regions like Kansas, Montana and Idaho. That's an extra two months on top of the long period The Rolling Stones have already spent eating English muffins while crawling around a billion shows in America this year, or the censored shows The Rolling Stones played in China this year, or the massive concert in Rio. And, for a bunch of elderly millionaires, The Rolling Stones seem surprisingly up for their second American tour – as Mick Jagger explains:
“There is plenty of time for rehearsals and to be able to make some set changes – we’ll have a variety of material ready so we can keep it fresh.”
The second Rolling Stones American tour gets underway on Sept. 20 at Gillette Stadium in Boston and will judder to a halt on Nov. 18 at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. Two months away from England? Werthers Originals had better brace itself for a massive order to sustain the doddery old fools.
[story by Stuart Heritage]