Stones Won’t Needle The Horses

The July 12th Rolling Stones show that was moved from Belgrade’s horse racing track because the "Bigger Bang" tour might scare the horses will be staged at the city’s Usce Park.

The new venue is at the convergence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It’s been used before for concerts and large outdoor events, including a 1989 rally led by former president Slobodan Milosevic.

The organizers say 25,000 tickets priced from euro 35 to euro 300 have already been sold, while the Belgrade media is expecting a crowd of around 100,000.

This will be the band’s first ever performance in Serbia.

They scrapped a 2003 show due to the unrest following the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic and last year’s date was called off when Keith Richards fell out of a coconut tree.