Oct 31 2017

The Rolling Stones Finish No Filter Tour In Paris

The Rolling Stones have completed their touring duties for 2017.

 

The Stones played 14 shows across Europe for the No Filter tour that ended Wednesday night in Paris.

No Filter kicked off in Hamburg, Germany on 9 September 2017. The tour didn’t even go to the UK, sticking only to dates in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France.

The final setlist from Paris 25 October 2017 was:

Sympathy for the Devil (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (from Its Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, 1974)
Tumbling Dice (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
Just Your Fool (from Blue & Lonesome, 2016)
Ride ‘Em on Down (from Blue & Lonesome, 2016)
She’s So Cold (from Emotional Rescue, 1980)
She’s a Rainbow (from Their Satanic Majesties Request, 1967)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Paint It Black (from Aftermath, 1966)
Honky Tonk Women (single, 1969)
Happy (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
Slipping Away (from Steel Wheels, 1989)
Miss You (from Some Girls, 1978)
Midnight Rambler (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Street Fighting Man (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)
Start Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)
Brown Sugar (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (single, 1968)

Encore:
Gimme Shelter (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (from Out Of Our Heads, 1965)

Oct 31 2017

U2 Complete The Joshua Tree Tour

U2’s acclaimed The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close in Brazil on Wednesday (October 25) night.

 

As the only band ever to have played four successive shows at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium, U2 have smashed their own record for ticket sales in the city with over 280,000 Brazilian fans turning out to see the Dublin band in less than a week.

Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is the most successful tour of the year.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987, featured the complete Joshua Tree album played in sequence plus a selection of highlights from U2’s extensive catalogue of songs. The innovative staging included a new series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer and film-maker Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording – in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen every used in a touring show, behind the group in live performance.

Oct 25 2017

R.I.P. George Young of The Easybeats Flash & The Fan and AC/DC Producer (1946-2017)

George Young, a co-founder for the legendary rock band The Easybeats, Flash & The Pan and co-producer of the early AC/DC albums, has died at age 70.

 

George is the brother of Malcolm and Angus Young of AC/DC. Together with his Easybeats co-founder Harry Vanda, George produced the first five AC/DC studio albums, the live album ‘If You Want Blood’. He came back for 1988’s ‘Blow Up Yopur Video’ and then co-produced one more AC/DC album ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ in 2000.

George Young was born in Glasgow on 6 November 1946. The family migrated to Australia when he was a teenager and Malcolm and Angus were still kids.

George formed The Easybeats with Harry Vanda and Stevie Wright as well as Dick Diamonde in 1964. Their first single ‘For My Woman’ was released in 1965.