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Rolling Stones in Spain for sold-out concert

June 23, 2014



Madrid, Jun 23 (EFE).- The Rolling Stones never stop despite their years, and their many concerts around Europe have been sold out, as is the case this week in Madrid, because many suspect that "14 on Tour" could be their last chance to see this rock 'n' roll icon of the 20th and 21st centuries.

One sign of the expectations aroused by this tour, which will draw audiences adding up to a total of 756,000 fans, is the fact that it took just 11 hours to sell out the 54,000 tickets available for Wednesday's concert at Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid.

A "slow" sell-out, however, because the system in Madrid collapsed under the avalanche of ticket orders, and especially if compared to the eight minutes it took to sell 18,000 tickets in Berlin, 13 minutes for the 25,000 in Oslo and 51 minutes for the 75,000 tickets in Paris.

Their Satanic Majesties, Mick Jagger (guitar and lead singer), Keith Richards (first guitar), Ron Wood (rhythm guitar) and Charlie Watts (drums), altogether add up to 285 years of age, though their energy onstage makes them seem like a bunch of 20-year-olds riding the crest of the wave.

The most long-lived rock band on the planet, founded in 1962 and that two years ago celebrated its 50th anniversary, brings back on this tour its greatest hits like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Jumping Jack Flash," "It's Only Rock'n' Roll," "Wild Horses," "You Got the Silver," "Can't Be Seen," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and more.

After their concert in Madrid, they will appear June 28 at the TW Classic festival in Werchter, Belgium, on the second part of the tour that, when it wraps, will have taken them to 21 of the 28 countries originally planned and on which they performed for the first time in Israel. EFE

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Source: EFE Ingles


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