STONES TO WIND UP TOUR WITH RESCHEDULED DATES IN SAN JOSE APRIL 19 & 20, I'LL BE THERE!
Jan 27 1999 8:00PM ARCO ARENA SACRAMENTO CA
Jan 29 1999 8:00PM SAN JOSE ARENA SAN JOSE CA
Jan 30 1999 8:00PM SAN JOSE ARENA SAN JOSE CA
Feb 2 1999 8:00PM MCNICHOLS ARENA DENVER CO
Feb 6 1999 8:00PM ARCO ARENA SACRAMENTO CA
Feb 9 1999 8:00PM ARROWHEAD POND OF ANAHEIM ANAHEIM CA
Feb 11 1999 8:00PM ARROWHEAD POND OF ANAHEIM ANAHEIM CA
Feb 15 1999 8:00PM TARGET CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN
Feb 17 1999 8:00PM FARGODOME FARGO ND
Feb 19 1999 8:00PM BRADLEY CENTER MILWAUKEE WI
Feb 22 1999 8:00PM PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS AUBURN HILLS MI
Mar 3 1999 8:00PM ICE PALACE ARENA TAMPA FL
Mar 5 1999 8:00PM NATIONAL CAR RENTAL CENTER FT LAUDERDALE
Mar 7 1999 8:00PM MCI CENTER WASHINGTON DC
Mar 8 1999 8:00PM MCI CENTER WASHINGTON DC FL
Mar 11 1999 8:00PM PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA PITTSBURGH PA
Mar 15 1999 8:00PM FIRST UNION CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA
Mar 16 1999 8:00PM FIRST UNION CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA
Mar 20 1999 8:00PM CHARLOTTE COLISEUM CHARLOTTE NC
Mar 22 1999 7:30PM FLEETCENTER BOSTON MA
Mar 23 1999 7:30PM FLEETCENTER BOSTON MA
Mar 26 1999 8:00PM UNITED CENTER CHICAGO IL
Mar 28 1999 8:00PM HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER HARTFORD CT
Mar 29 1999 8:00PM HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER HARTFORD CT
Apr 1 1999 8:00PM GUND ARENA CLEVELAND OH
Apr 3 1999 8:00PM SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER COLUMBUS OH
Apr 6 1999 8:00PM KEMPER ARENA KANSAS CITY MO
Apr 8 1999 8:00PM PYRAMID ARENA MEMPHIS TN
Apr 12 1999 8:00PM UNITED CENTER CHICAGO IL
Info from Ticketmaster Online
January 25 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena (on sale 11/22) 29 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Arena (on sale 11/22) February 2 - Denver, CO - McNichols Arena (on sale 11/21) 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center (on sale 11/21) 6 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena (on sale 11/21) 9 - Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond (on sale 11/22) 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center (on sale 11/21) 17 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome (on sale 11/21) 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center (on sale 11/21) 22 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills (on sale 11/21) 25 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Centre (on sale TBA) March 3 - Tampa, FL - Ice Palace (on sale 11/21) 5 - Miami, FL - National Car Rental Center (on sale 11/21) 7 - Washington, DC - MCI Arena (on sale 11/21) 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Civic Arena (on sale 11/21) 15 - Philadelphia, PA - First Union Center (on sale 11/21) 20 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Coliseum (on sale 11/21) 22 - Boston, MA - FleetCenter (on sale 11/21) 26 - Chicago, IL - United Center (on sale 11/20) 28 - Hartford, CT - Hartford Civic (on sale 11/21) April 1 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena (on sale 11/21) 3 - Columbus, OH - Value City Arena at the Schottenstein Center (on sale 11/22) 6 - Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena (on sale 11/21) 8 - Memphis, TN - The Pyramid (on sale 11/21) 10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Myriad Arena (on sale 11/22)
My advanced copy of No Security arrived in the mail today Saturday October 3 at precisely 1:20pm, and I ran out in the rain to the mailbox to retrieve it with great anticipation! I had an advanced copy of Bridges To Babylon last fall & it certainly is a wonderful feeling when you can have a listen to a new Stones album way before the general public is able to buy it. Once again, I SINCERELY THANK my secret source for my copy. Please do NOT email me & request a copy, no can do, sorry. I popped this baby into the cassette player & sat down to listen & take some notes. Upon first listen, here are my impressions, rather than a formal review (I'll leave that to the experts): First off, this is certainly a unique release beginning with the cd cover itself (see above, original is on color). The cover of the cd features 2 heavily tattooed concert goers posed against the backdrop of the Babylon stage & behind them to their left is a security guy, on which you can only read the "curity" on the back of his shirt. Around the cd is pictured black & yellow security or police tape. No where on the front cover does it say Rolling Stones or No Security. That information is found only on the spine of the cd. The album features tracks taken from shows in Amsterdam Arena, Holland; River Plate Buenos Aires, Argentina; Zepplinfield Nuremberg, Germany; TWA Dome St. Louis, Missouri; and MTV's Live At The 10 Spot. There are guest appearances on track #5 by Dave Matthews, track #6 Taj Mahal and track #8 Joshua Redman. The album is of course on the Virgin label, produced by the Glimmer Twins, with Chris Potter (Z Managment) providing additional production & mixing. The cd was mastered at Metropolis Mastering by Tony Cousins. The album begins with the meteor soundscape by Crunch Recording Group, Toronto, that we heard at the start of all the B2B shows. The crowd is mixed in such a way that you think you are listening to one live show, although Mick speaks a few different languages in his banter with the crowd throughout. No Security flows very well from track to track. You feel like You Got Me Rocking is starting off the concert & you would think it was, if you didn't already know that Satisfaction was the opening number this tour. Obviously a rocker & a good first choice to get the listener into the record. Most likely this release, as with the majority of live Stones releases will only appeal to Stones fans, and not the public at large, but for Stones fans it is definitely a treat. We are getting some great versions of live songs that before we only treasured on our various bootlegs. Gimme Shelter, a personal all-time favorite of mine, is from Live At The 10 Spot, and if you saw that show on MTV you know this version kicks. Keith's searing guitar work & Lisa's powerful vocals are superb. Next we merge into Flip The Switch, Mick says something in Dutch at the start so I assume this track is from Amsterdam Arena. Mick also starts out singing "a heap of flesh & a pile of bones. Track 5 is Memory Motel, another favorite of mine and highlight of the B2B tour for me (especially the version they did in Philadelphia), but I can't say that putting the Dave Matthews' guest vocal on this track did it any justice whatsoever. In fact, IMHO, it ruined the song completely! As you can tell, I am not at all a DM fan and if Mick thinks that by putting this track on No Security he will sell a few more albums to today's younger audiences, he may be right, but his long time fans for the most part will not be happy with this officialy released live version they have waited so long to hear. At least Mick's & Keith's vocals were well done :-) Corinna, with Taj Mahal, on the other hand, is a wonderfully done track, I think adding the guest vocals of a fellow bluesman is a bit more appropriate. Besides, Taj Mahal played with the Stones at Rock & Roll Circus, so he deserves his track & it's a great one, recorded at the TWA Dome for the pay per view in Dec. 97. Saint of Me has become another crowd pleaser and no where else do the Stones get the crowd reactions like the do in Argentina, on this version you can hear the "ole oles" and the "yeah oh yeah's" till the very end. Waiting On A Friend was also a wonderful version, again from the St. Louis pay per view, with Josh Redman on sax. And of course, for Stones fans, a live version of the Sticky Fingers gem, Sister Morphine, is a must. It was another rarity they pulled out & carried off with finesse for this tour. Mick's acoustic guitar seems mixed up front pretty well on this track too. Track 10, Live With Me, is absolutely killer, too bad it is cut in the middle of my copy, can't wait to hear it all in one piece on the offical cd. Respectable seems a different version than the one I heard them play at MSG in January, on this track the backing vocals were done a bit differently & are more upfront. Thief In The Night, well what can I say in my own little biased Keithian persective? Fabulous job Keith...this one from Germany, when Keith was indeed glad to be back & he showed it. I was particularly thrilled with The Last Time, this version is excellent all the way through, although we always are hoping that this is NOT the last time! The cd ends with an almost 8 minute version of Out Of Control & since I haven't heard the promo Don Was mix of OOC I can't compare it, but this version again from Argentina just confirms why this track has become a concert staple & crowd favorite and the cheers from the crowd lead us to the end of the cd. So, upon first listen, I am very happy with this new live cd. Of course, I would have loved to have had 19th Nervous Breakdwon on there, but You Can't Always... After two weeks of listening, I am still enjoying No Security. The guitars are mixed really well & you can really hear a separation between Ron's & Keith's guitars, plus you can even pick out Mick's acoustic on Sister Morphine. The distinction between instruments is well done. I have also had the pleasure of receiving the Japanese copy (thanks TF!) of No Security which contains the bonus track "I Just Wanna Make Love To You", which if you had the chance to hear this blues ditty on tour, you will know it's well worth ordering the Japanese copy of NS.
Tour dates will be announced Monday November 16th & tickets for some venues such as Philadelphia, Cleveland & Pittsburgh will be on sale as early as November 21st. Early press rumors had fans in a tizzy with quotes of $300 & up, reality seems to be that tickets will range from $39.50 up to $300 for most venues depending on size. This is an arena tour ladies & gentlemen, so be aware that tickets will be higher for a 20,000 seat venue than a 70,000 seat venue! But if you haven't caught the Stones in an arena yet, here's your chance. Having seen 6 arena shows for Bridges To Babylon, I can say it's well worth the extra cash! I plan to see Philly, Pitt, Cleveland, DC & possibly Toronto, hope to see you there! If not, catch ya in Edinburgh, Sheffield or London in the summer!
STONES TO PLAY MY HOMETOWN, PITTSBURGH'S CIVIC ARENA MARCH 11th!!
THE STONES HAVEN'T PLAYED THE CIVIC ARENA SINCE 1972!
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