Stones Balk At Wheelchair Demands

Auckland, New Zealand, officials initially requested The Rolling Stones provide wheelchair access to the stage and a safety rail surrounding it for their concert at Auckland’s Western Springs Stadium, which was scheduled for April 23.

Concert production manager Robbie Barclay said he convinced the city council the measures were unnecessary.

“The guys are very old, but none of them needs a wheelchair ramp,” he said.

The touring stage is the biggest in the world, according to Barclay.

It measures 24 meters high, 63 meters (207 feet) wide and 32 meters deep.