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Latest news about the tour:
See separate 97/98 and 1998 tour dates, and the 97/98 and. 1998 reviews pages.

July 30: Scandinavia is hot for the Stones
The Rolling Stones are heating up the press in Scandinavia, as they flew in from Dusseldorf to the Copenhagen show last night. Norwegian paper Dagbladet did 8 pages on the Stones yesterday, 5 days before the Oslo show, and more is to come as the show gets closer. Swedish Aftonbladet brings photos from their arrival to Gothenburg tonight, and also rumours about guest playing at a club gig with Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis this evening at the club Lilla Torp. Danish papers of course have plenty of reviews and photos today. Welcome to Scandinavia!
July 28: Keith interview on Swedish TV4 tomorrow
Swedish TV4 will broadcast an interview with Keith tomorrow Wednesday the 29t at 20:50 -- 21:20 (CET). This should be accessible all over Scandinavia via cable or sattelite.
July 26: Mick's birthday party
Mick gave a birthday party at the Plaza Athenee Hotel. You could hear from outside some blues like "Sweet Home Chicago". Anita Pallenberg was there and Marianne too. Some fans got in at 5 am to have a drink with Mick (yes indeed!).
July 26: Happy birthday Mick!!!
A total of 80,000 Stones fans were singing Happy Birthday Mick at Stade de France last night, one day early. Today we celebrate Mick's birthday with reviews from the Paris show, made by fans from France (of course!), plus travelling fans from Holland, UK, Japan and more!
July 25: European record breaking crowds
The opening show in Nuremberg made a record breaking crowd of 91,600 people for this tour, grossing 4.4 million US dollars in ticket sales. Werchter made less people now vs. 1995, but then Dusseldorf, Hannover and five nights in Amsterdam made a total of 600,000 people seing the first ten shows of the tour. See details of the 1998 tour figures; more figures to follow as they get officially confirmed.
July 25: Paris, France due tonigh - first of 5 countries in 9 days
The Rolling Stones are on to their toughest touring part tonight, as they will play five - 5 - countries in nine - 9 - days! Five shows during eight days in Amsterdam doen't really count, as that was the same city, of course. Now the Stones and fans who travel to see them will get to France (Paris), Germany (Gelsenkirchen), Denmark (Copenhagen), Sweden (Gothenburg) and Norway (Oslo) on a direct northbound route up to next Sunday. Paint It Black is the brand new web hit these days, fighting with Waiting On A Friend to make it for tonight. If you want to influence the vote go to the Cybercast Voting page on the Bridges To Babylon web site run by Virgin!
July 24: Mick Taylor in Paris
One night before the Rolling Stones play their only French show in Paris tomorrow, Mick Taylor visited the city with his band, and played at Le Plan. Lots of Stones fans arrived one day earlier to catch Mick Taylor as well. About 500 people were there. The band was on shortly before 10pm, and played a set of blues, may be a bit more funkier than in the past. They opened up with Blues In The Morning. You Gotta Move was a long version introducing all the band members, and so were Can't You Hear Me Knocking. So the fans are well prepared for Saturday night at the Stade de France!
July 22: Live album mixed in Paris
The Rolling Stones are currently in Paris, to mix the new live album, due out in Oct/Nov. this year. Later this week, on Saturday 25th, they will play their next concert - the only one in France this year.
July 16: Paint It Black in Malaga
The Rolling Stones made the crowd go wild when they played Paint It Black in Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain today. See the complete Malaga reviews.
July 16: Bilbao show cancelled
The Bilbao show originally postponed due to Mick's laryngitis has been cancelled. There will not be any show in Bilbao this year - sorry! Tickets are being refunded now.
July 10: The Stones in Dublin!
It will be the first time since 1982 and Slane Castle, but now it seems to happen again! According to well reputed The Irish Times, the Rolling Stones are planning a concert in Dublin, Ireland some time in September. Confirmed date etc to follow next week.
July 3: Prague arena show on sale today
The Stones show in Prague, Chech Republic went on sale today. It's in the Sport Hall, a venue of just 12,000 capacity, i.e. arena size, and arena stage. The date is Aug. 22, and there is space for another show on the 23rd if this one sell out fast! Last time the Stones played Prague in 1995, they did the record crowd of 127,000 people at the Strahov Stadium.
July 2: Play it again boys!
The 2nd Amsterdam show last night turned out to be just amazing, with Memory Motel (Dave Matthews guest vocals), Live With Me (first time on this tour) and She's A Rainbow, among other great numbers. And the boys seemed to be enjoying every minute, as they were paying back to a very, very good crowd. As Mick said, following the fantastic and everlasting Saint Of Me post jam sing-along: "You're a fantastic crowd, I'll tell you that!"

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