Stones Tie Up Loose Ends
European tour promoter John Giddings described it as "a fun way to fulfill our obligations," after Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger announced a summer schedule that takes in most of the places the act was forced to cancel last year.
As expected, the itinerary includes the Isle Of Wight Festival June 10th, which Giddings has organized for the last five years, and the act’s first visit to Ukraine.
"I never get tired," Jagger told listeners to a March 22nd London press call that was broadcast online, although he may need to keep Keith Richards from climbing any palm trees.
Many of last year’s shows were canceled when the 63-year-old guitarist fell out a tree while collecting coconuts during a family holiday in Fiji.
The 27-date European run opens at Rock Werchter Festival Park in Belgium June 5th, and carries on to the IOW slot via a June 8th gig at Nijmegen Goffertpark.
The Isle Of Wight show will be the band’s first U.K. festival appearance, although some papers are saying it’s their second because they’re including an all-dayer at Knebworth Park in 1967.
"The Who, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and a lot of great acts have played Isle Of Wight and so I’m very pleased to see The Stones join that list," Giddings told Pollstar.
The act has added a second show at London 02 Dome and will now be playing there August 21st and 23rd.