Dec 04 2013

THE ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCE 14 ON FIRE ONE NIGHT ONLY AUSTRALIAN CONCERTS

Hot on the heels of the news that The Rolling Stones will open Adelaide Oval, comes confirmation of another six spectacular Rolling Stones shows for Australia and New Zealand.  Frontier Touring & AEG Live today unveil a string of very special ONE NIGHT ONLY shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock as part of the 14 ON FIRE Tour.
 
Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Monday 16 December, with a pre-sale via frontiertouring.com/rollingstones from Monday 9 December. 
 
Mick Jagger commented: “Can't wait to reconnect with all our friends in Australia & New Zealand. It's been a while since we've played to you all, so we are looking forward to being back on stage & playing your favourite songs.”
 
Keith Richards added: “We all had such a ball this year and so we wanted to keep it going! The energy between the band is better than ever and we’re all looking forward to coming back Down Under. I can’t wait to get back on the stage with the boys”
 
The 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand will take place in March 2014 and will see The Rolling Stones return to the road after a mammoth run of touring through the States in 2013, an exhilarating  and critically acclaimed celebration of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe.
 
A limited selection of “lucky dip” seats from each venue will also be available to purchase at a very special price of just $99 via www.rollingstones.com on Monday 16 December (from 9am local time), ensuring that some of even the best tickets can be snapped up for a bargain by genuine fans. 
 
Mick Taylor, who was a member of The Rolling Stones from 1969-1974, will be a special guest for this tour.
 
The band will treat their generations of fans to a set of classic Stones hits like “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Tumbling Dice,” and “It’s Only Rock and Roll,” curated with lesser known gems, and a cover or two. 
 
The stage design for the indoor concerts is based on the band’s ubiquitous tongue and lips logo, which extends out into the audience. The exclusive ‘Tongue Pit’ GA Standing area inside the stage will give a limited number of fans in this area an incomparable 360-degree concert experience.  Known for their groundbreaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones show.  
 
Promoter Frontier Touring’s Michael Gudinski said “It’s been a life long ambition of mine to bring the legendary Stones back down under and I cannot say how excited I am about their 2014 tour.  With just one night only confirmed for each city plus a very special one-off concert at Hanging Rock, this tour will be talked about for decades to come.”
 
On 30 March 2014 The Rolling Stones will join a highly prestigious group of artists to have performed at Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock.  
 
The Rolling Stones were last down under in 2006 on their “A Bigger Bang” World Tour, with shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington.  In 2003 their “Licks” Tour saw them perform in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Adelaide and Perth last saw the band in 1995, on the “Voodoo Lounge World Tour”, which also included shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland.  Their first ever tour of Australia and New Zealand was in 1965.  The 2014 tour will be their seventh tour of our shores.
 
With strictly ONE NIGHT ONLY in each location, tickets to see The Rolling Stones on their 14 ON FIRE Tour in March 2014 won’t last long.  Visit frontiertouring.com/rollingstones for details.
 
Standby for more Rolling Stones concerts in Asia being announced today  – for more information go to www.RollingStones.com        
 
THE ROLLING STONES
14 ON FIRE – MARCH 2014
frontiertouring.com/rollingstones pre-sale:  Monday 9 December to Tuesday 10 December ^
RollingStones.com $99 tickets:  Monday 16 December - from 9am local times*
General public on-sale:  Monday 16 December – from 9am local times
*visit www.frontiertouring.com/rollingstones for local times and ticketing terms and conditions
^ or earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted

#StonesOnFire

#StonesPerth | #StonesSydney | #StonesMelbourne 
#StonesHangingRock | #StonesBrisbane | #StonesAuckland
 
Wednesday 19 March 2014                     Perth Arena
Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
[Pre-sale starts Monday 9 December 3pm Perth time]

Saturday 22 March 2014                           Adelaide Oval  [sold out]
Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au

Tuesday 25 March 2014                           Sydney | Allphones Arena 
Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
[Pre-sale starts Monday 9 December 3pm Sydney time]

Friday 28 March 2014                                Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena
Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
[Pre-sale starts Monday 9 December 4pm Melbourne time]

Sunday 30 March 2014                             Hanging Rock | Macedon Ranges
Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au 
[Pre-sale starts Monday 9 December 2pm VIC time]

Wednesday 02 April                                  Brisbane | Entertainment Centre
Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au 
[Pre-sale starts Monday 9 December 4pm Brisbane time]

Saturday 05 April                                        Auckland Mt Smart Stadium
Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz 
[Pre-sale starts Monday 9 December 2pm NZ time]

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Dec 04 2013

U2, Chicago, Neil Young, George Harrison and Creedence Clearwater Revival: Among 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame Selections

Chicago, Neil Young, George Harrison and Creedence Clearwater Revival head the list of 2014 additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame. Among the best-known selections: 

After the Goldrush: Neil Young's iconic solo album features "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and "Southern Man."


All Things Must Pass: George Harrison's landmark solo debut -- a triple album that instantly elevated his image from The Quiet Beatle to rock and roll A-lister -- includes "My Sweet Lord," "What Is Life" and "Isn't It a Pity".

Cosmo's Factory: Creedence Clearwater Revival's chart-topping LP features "Up Around the Bend," "Travelin' Band" and "Who'll Stop the Rain."
The Joshua Tree: U2 focuses on its love-hate relationship with the U.S. through such songs as "With or Without You," "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

Woodstock Soundtrack: The Festival of Festivals boasts one-of-a-kind performances from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Jimi

Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone.

The roster also includes these singles:
   "Honky Tonk Women" - The Rolling Stones
    "Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    "Low Rider" - War
    "Walk This Way" - Run-DMC
    "Under the Boardwalk" - The Drifters
    "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" - B.J. Thomas
    "Get Up -- I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine" - James Brown
    "Jolene" - Dolly Parton
    "Wonderful World" - Sam Cooke
    "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" - Gil Scott-Heron
    "Rapper's Delight" - The Sugarhill Gang

Dec 04 2013

Paul McCartney, David Bowie & Elton John, the best albums of 2013.

Who says artists in their 60s and 70s need to retire? Rolling Stone has just come out with their list of the 50 Best Albums of 2013 and four classic rock acts have scored slots in the Top 25.

Paul McCartney's New did the best at number-four followed by John Fogerty's Wrote a Song for Everyone at number-10. David Bowie's The Next Day came in at 16 and Elton John's The Diving Board is at number-25.

As for the magazine's pick for the best album of the year, that honor went to Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City.