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    The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight, Thursday 25th Oct, in Paris

    350 tickets go on sale at the Virgin Megastore, Champs-Elysees, at 12pm today, €15 each. Two tickets per person.

    Names will be printed on the tickets. On presentation of photo ID at the
    venue ticket holders will receive a wristband. Doors open at 8pm

    Mobile phones, cameras, video equipment and recording devices are strictly prohibited.

    Da werden sie wohl nur ein bisschen Publikum fürs Drehen des neuen Videoclips brauchen ....

    Bevor ihr euch jetzt unsonst weiter streitet, es ist Ronnie in den RS Artikel, der da die hohen Preise so dämlich begründet ..... und wenn Mick die Tour tatsächlich "Fuck you" tour nennen wollte, weil es ihm so schwer fällt, sich mit Keith wieder zu befrieden, gibt es da wohl auch noch genug Streit hinter den Kulissen.

    Im neuen Rolling Stone gibt's ein paar O-Töne zu den Hintergründender Tour - allerdings natürlich keine Entschuldigung eher eine Rechtfertigung für das Preisfiasko (Öl ins Feuer fürchte ich)

    Inside the Rolling Stones' Reunion
    Mick Jagger and Keith Richards tell all about the band's 50th-anniversary blowout

    By Brian Hiatt
    October 24, 2012 7:00 AM ET
    The Rolling Stones
    The Rolling Stones
    Martin Philbey/Redferns

    After half a century of hits, addictions, mayhem and enough bad blood to flood the Thames, the Rolling Stones have gotten it together just in time to celebrate their latest anniversary onstage. But Mick Jagger isn't inclined to get all mushy about the achievement. "I wanted to call the tour 'Fuck Off,'" Jagger says. "But no one went for that."

    Adds Keith Richards, "To keep a band together this long, let alone a rock & roll band, is probably unique in musical history. After all, that's what I was born for: to make musical history." What the Stones have announced so far is not quite a tour: They're playing four shows this year, on November 25th and 29th at London's O2 arena, and on December 13th and 15th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. But Richards doubts they'll end there. "My experience with the Rolling Stones," he says, "is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain't gonna stop. So without sort of saying definitely yes – yeah. We ain't doing all this for four gigs!"

    The Stones expect former guitarist Mick Taylor (who quit in 1974) and founding bassist Bill Wyman (gone since '93) to come on board for the four shows, but only as guests on a few songs. Richards emphasizes that longtime touring bassist Darryl Jones isn't going anywhere. "Darryl doesn't get enough recognition," says Richards. "He and Bill can talk about songs they want to step in and out of." For the final show in Newark (to be broadcast live on pay-per-view), more guests are likely to pop by – Ron Wood drops names like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck as possibilities.

    The band shrugs off grumbling about the $800-plus it's charging for the best tickets. "As Keith said, 'Sounds about right,'" says Wood. "I'd pay it! We already spent, like, a million on rehearsing, and we're not even halfway through. And the stage is going to cost millions and millions."

    The Stones also have a new career-spanning documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, directed by Brett Morgen, that debuts on HBO on November 15th. In less than two hours, the film races through history from the band's earliest shows at the Marquee Club to the arrival of Wood, keeping a relatively light tone throughout. "I never wanted to make a nostalgic movie," says Jagger. "It's got to be kind of irreverent."

    One prerequisite for the Rolling Stones' reunion was an apology from Richards to Jagger for the stream of insults the guitarist included in Life, his bestselling 2011 memoir. "He did apologize, to my face," says Jagger quietly. "So you have to put all that sort of stuff away. Water under the bridge, really. Hopefully, you know, we can carry on working."

    Adds Richards, "It was something to get out of the bloody way so we could get the band on the road. You know, I'll say sorry to God if you like. I don't give a shit. I said, 'Look forward, brother, look forward.' If you was married to somebody for 50 years, you can have your little spats here and there, and we don't mind having them in public occasionally. We can't get divorced – we're doing it for the kids!"

    "Doom and Gloom," the newly recorded single from the band's latest greatest-hits collection, GRRR!, sounds more or less like classic Stones, albeit with modern production tweaks. But that doesn't mean that Jagger and Richards have revived their songwriting partnership quite yet. The song began as a demo that Jagger made on his own, and even the opening guitar riff turns out to be Jagger playing, not Richards. "I don't give a damn," says Richards. "He'd never have learned how to play that without me teaching him how to do it."

    Another factor in the long hiatus since the 2007 finale of the Bigger Bang tour was Wood's struggle with alcohol addiction. He's now in his third year of sobriety, and he expects to keep it up on the road, though previous tours were always a challenge. "Looking back," says Wood, "there was always that secret vodka, like the one before I'd go onstage. Which was never just one, anyway."

    Richards is also drinking significantly less. "I don't get ridiculous," he says. "I like a glass of wine with my meal and everything, but I've given up sort of waking up and having a drink, you know? I gave up smack, I can give up anything. No big deal to me, I do it to impress other people. But if they come up with a great new drug, I'll be the first one on it, believe me."

    Richards argues that his substance use, or lack thereof, has little effect on his playing, but Wood disagrees. "Keith is a pleasure to play with now," Wood says. "It was a pain on the last tour toward the end, because he was really going for it on the drinking and denial. But now he's realized that he has gotta look after himself." Since Richards isn't completely sober, Wood is inclined to keep an eye on him. "I'm not going to preach to him," he says. "I will step in if I see any danger."

    The Stones seem genuinely excited about their recent rehearsals in Paris, which have included rarely played songs such as the Lennon-McCartney-penned "I Wanna Be Your Man" and the Aftermath ballad "Lady Jane." "Going in, one thinks, 'Oh, my Christ, I'm a doddering old man,'" says Richards. "But it's not true! The payoff from the energy that's been wound up over the five years is incredible."

    For Jagger, performing with the Stones means living up to a reputation as an ageless physical marvel, which he insists is highly exaggerated. "Everyone's human," he says, "and you can't really expect it to last forever. On the other hand, you try to keep yourself in shape. Obviously you can't do the same things [onstage] you did when you were 19, so you have to do other things. There's no miracles in life." But he knows that fans expect him to somehow be an exception: "It's a bit of a burden, really, isn't it? I better be OK, at least."

    If anything, the physical burden is even harder on 71-year-old Charlie Watts, who has a masseuse on hand for his back after every rehearsal. "It takes a heavy toll playing them drums," says Wood, "to make it look like he's doing nothing, and to make it sound like those firecrackers going off. It all goes to his back, you know? He suffers terribly."

    The Stones are bracing themselves to be asked yet again if this could be the last time. But even if it was, they'd never tell you. "That's not a card, in my opinion, that should be played," says Jagger, who says he'd like to record another Stones album eventually. "I know lots of people do play that card, but it nearly always backfires on them."

    It's not lost on the Rolling Stones that they won't be alone on the road this winter, with so many of their peers – Bob Dylan, the Who and Paul McCartney, to name a few – also playing to huge audiences at this very late date. "What can you say?" Richards says. "It's a hell of a generation."

    This story is from the November 8th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.

    Deshalb viel Glück heute beim Stones Archive Subscribers Presale, der um 9 Uhr (wohl UK TIme) startet. Oder dann beim public sale. Vielleicht ergattern dann doch einige Fans noch die Tongue Tickets, die laut Iris wohl auch noch in public sale kommen. Die Packages à GBP 950.00 sind übrigens bereits ausverkauft.

    Es gibt nur 2 Möglichkeiten, entweder mit den Packages sind alle Tongue Tickets weg oder sie kommen in den offiziellen Verkauf. Die Stones Archive Subscriber (dazu muss man sich dort übrigens nur seine email in die Newsletter Liste eintragen, nichts kaufen) werden bislang auch nur auf die Seiten vom Amex Presale geleitet und kriegen dort das Paket mit Boxset angeboten .... Bisher auch gänzlich ohne US (Unseated Standing) Tickets im Angebot. Mal sehen, ob sich das nachher ändert - ansonsten gibt es vielleicht wirklich Freitag noch eine kleine Chance, vielleicht hat der Telegraph das gemeint.

    Als Information für Hase, Jampin & Crazy Angie. Der Vorverkauf für die Stones Archive Subscribers gibts ja auch noch. Der ist vor dem Public Sale.

    Scheinbar erhält man eine Mail. Und so... aber scheinbar kann man nur dieses Pack Ticket & Brussels Box kaufen. Kein "nur Ticket" Verkauf.

    Harrrr... es wird immer besser.

    Ich glaube, dieses Angebot kann jeder bekommen, wenn man über den Amex Verkauf Link zu ticketmaster geht, aber unbezahlbar!

    Für alle, die es ohne Stones nicht bis nächstes Jahr aushalten, gibt es vielleicht am Donnersstag noch eine Chance:

    Standing tickets only will go on sale later at a cheaper price, but they will be restricted to members of the Rolling Stones fan club.

    So steht's zumindest im Telegraph.

    Wobei, die VIP Packages mit vorrangigem Eintritt und garantiertem Platz ganz vorn FOS, die gab's sogar schon beim legendären Circus Krone Konzert und seither immer wieder, das hat leider schon Tradition. Sie werden wohl nicht alle so vergeben. Bei BB gab's ja oft so einen Schonraum für Fans, wer weiß, vielleicht ist das am Ende auch diesmal wieder so.

    Aber ich sehe es genauso, die Preise sind extrem, zumindest waren sie es gestern, und da waren die angebotenen Tickets wirklich nicht gut, auch die ganz teuren nicht, alles weit entfernte Sektionen, soweit ich das sehen konnte. Vielleicht wird es im nächsten Jahr besser, wenn Branson und Co. mit diesen Konzerten schon das Gros wieder eingenommen haben, um den Stones ihre garantierten 16m BP zu zahlen. Die Eintrittspreise machen ja nicht die Stones, den Kontrakt mit der Garantiesumme schon .....

    Die Preise sind extrem, finde ich, im Moment im Amex Verkauf gibt es ganz oben für um die 300 GP.

    Trost ist vielleicht der Inhalt vom Mick Interview auf BBC 2 heute morgen:
    Mick sounded on great form!Sounded like he was in a bit of a rush.Talked
    about Clapton selling a painting for 21 million,after buying it for
    2.Mentioned he had cereal and eggs for breakfast!Said there will be an
    announcement on facebook,and confirmed there will be small number of
    gigs before the end of the year,and mentioned a tour next year. Said he
    had written doom and gloom,but said he could not take credit for all the
    songwriting or he might be in trouble.

    Wenn dann (hoffentlich) noch mehr Europa dabei ist, müssen die Preise erträglicher werden, sonst läuft es nicht ....