The Rolling Stones will take the better part of two months off the road and then resume their 14 On Fire tour on May 26th in Fornebu, Norway. The band will take in 11 European stops throughout June and July, hitting Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Denmark -- as well as playing their first Israeli gig on June 4th. The band is set to head back Down Under in the fall to make up the concerts that were postponed last month following the suicide of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott, although the definite dates of the shows have yet to be announced.
Keith Richards was asked what it is about the Stones that keeps them a mainstay for each and every new generation as they come of age: "It’s a weird -- just a strange piece of chemistry. . . why it should work, I don’t know. I couldn’t, y’know, put it in a laboratory and try to figure out Charlie Watts (laughs) Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards, and sort of shake ‘em all about and put 'em in — I really don’t know."
May 26 - Fornebu, Norway - Telenor Arena
June 1 - Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund Stadium
June 4 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hayarkon Park
June 7 - Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival at Megaland
June 10 - Berlin, Germany - Waldbuhne Berlin
June 13 - Paris, France - Stade de France
June 16 - Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadion
June 19 - Dusseldorf, Germany - ESPRIT arena
June 22 - Rome, Italy - Circus Maximus
June 25 - Madrid, Spain - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
June 28 - Werchter, Belgium - TW Classic at Festivalpark
July 3 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival Grounds
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