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September 1998

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Latest news about the tour:
See separate 97/98, 1998 and 1999 tour dates, and the 97/98 and. 1998 reviews pages.

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September 30: The No Security Tour
The 1999 arena tour in USA will probably be called The No Security Tour, to back the live album due to be released in USA on Nov. 3 (Europe Nov. 2). The tour will be indoor only, about 28-35 shows, arena size venues like Madison Square Garden, 20,000 capacity venues and smaller, and no stadium shows at all. The No Security Tour will be on during Jan, Feb. and March, then the Stones will be back in Europe to do the rest of the Bridges To Babylon shows in UK, Italy, Iceland etc. Probably some arena size shows in Europe too.
September 29: Facts and figures for the 1998 tour
The 1998 tour audience figures are now complete and confirmed. The Prague arena show had the smallest crowd of just 13,006 people in Europe, closely followed by the stadium show in Istanbul of just 14,873 people. Germany had record crowds of 90,000+ people at the shows in Nuremberg, Hannover and Hamburg, while the Dutch proved to be a Stones crazy country by filling up 86,000 fans into their 6th show in The Hague. Rain or shine - it was a great tour!!!
September 29: The 1999 tour dates
Sorry, but no news about the 1999 tour have still leaked out. You will be the first to be told once there is something solid. All we know so far is that the U.S. Winter/Spring tour is indeed confirmed, but we do not know if it will start in San Jose, even if the West Coast start is probable. If US locals with leaks from venue owners can unite, then IORR will add up all these rumours into much more probable dates and shows. So far there are very, very loose rumours on these places and venues: Jan 12 '99 San Jose, San Jose Arena; Jan/Feb '99 New York City, Madison Square Garden; Jan./Feb '99, Boston, Fleet Centre; Jan/Feb '99 Philadelphia, CoreStates Centre; Jan./Feb '99 Auburn Hills, Palace of Auburn Hills; Jan./Feb '99; Cleveland, OH, Gund Arena; Jan 1999, Sacremento, ARCO Arena; Feb '99 Pittsburg, Civic arena; Feb '99 Denver; McNicols arena. Also, shows may be expected in Canada and Argentina, plus summer 1999 in UK, Italy, Iceland and Holland.
September 28: One Plus One in Vienna
The 1968 film ONE PLUS ONE (a.k.a. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL) will be shown on the following dates: Friday October 9, 19:00 and Thursday October 22, 21:00 at the FILM MUSEUM in downtown Vienna, Augustinerstr. 1 (not at the FILM-CASINO). Reservations can be made under (01) 5337054.
September 28: Stones convention in UK June 1999
The Stones convention planned for Brixton Academy last August will be held in June 1999, as the Stones roll into UK. The tentative dates are Wednesday 9th June or Thursday 10th, so add few more days to your UK travel next year to get maximum satisfaction!
September 28: Bill Wyman in Norway
As mentioned here before, Bill Wyman will be touring Europe next month. On Oct. 24 Bill will perform in Norway, on his 62nd birthday. The day before Bill will do a TV appearance in Oslo, Norway, interview only, and IORR members are invited to be in the studio. All Norwegian IORR members will receive a letter about this tomorrow. If you live outside Norway, and still want to go, then please send email to IORR, with your full name and address. This will be an intimate setting, indeed!
September 28: Mick Taylor in France
Mick Taylor is visiting France once again, this time at a place called "La luciole" in Alen�on. The date is October 7, show start 21:00, price max. FF 100.
September 25: IORR will be back
The IORR news will be back on Monday morning. Sorry about keeping you waiting. Thanks to everyone for your support, and for being great Stones fans! One year ago today the Rolling Stones did their 2nd Chicago show, and gave us great versions of "Sister Morphine" and "She's A Rainbow". Have a nice week-end!
September 25: Two times Jagger on stage in Istanbul
If you check out the Istanbul reviews, you will see that there was two times Jagger on stage in Istanbul during Honky Tonk Women. One did the main vocals, the other singing and dancing with Lisa, a bit shy though... And who was that blonde who stepped in for Lisa in Athens during Sympathy For The Devil, Tumbling Dice, Honky Tonk Women and Start Me Up? Lisa herself with a wig?
September 22: The 97/98 tour - 108 shows - 62 songs
Mick said the Istanbul show was their show number 107. Adding the VH-1 Fashion Award Show on Oct. 24, 1997 (two songs performed only), it makes a total of 108 performances with a total of 62 songs. See all the facts and figures in the new IORR page with 1997/98 tour statistics.
September 22: Joujouka with Anita Pallenberg in London
Moroccan trance legends - The Master Musicians of Joujouka will perform at The Garage, 22 Highbury Corner, London on October 11 and 12. Introduced by Anita Pallenberg, and with unique special guests.
September 22: Bridges To Babylon home video
The "Bridges To Babylon" home video, up to now available via PBS only in USA, will be out Nov.17 in the U.S., from Image Entertainment under license from the U.K.'s Eagle Rock Entertainment.
September 22: A Life on the Road
The official tour book titled "A Life on the Road" will be published by Virgin Books on Nov. 3. See the official Virgin site. The book is written by Jools Holland and Dora Loewenstein.
September 22: No Security track by track
This is the complete track list of the new Stones live album No Security, due to be released on Nov. 2: 1. Introduction 2. You Got Me Rocking 3. Gimmie Shelter 4. Flip The Switch 5. Memory Motel 6. Corinna Corinna 7. Saint Of Me 8. Waiting On A Friend 9. Sister Morphine 10. Live With Me 11. Respectable 12. Thief In The Night 13. The Last Time 14. Out Of Control -- The tracks are taken from the shows in Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Nuremberg, St. Louis and the MTV 10 Spot.
September 21: Istanbul show in TV broadcast
The final European Tour show by the Rolling Stones in Istanbul, Turkey on Sept. 19th was recorded for a TV broadcast, probably later this week in Turkey.
September 20: No Security tracks ready
Some of the tracks for the new Stones live album have been sorted out allready, according to USA Today. The tracks that will make it for sure are Gimme Shelter, Sister Morphine, Flip The Switch, The Last Time, Waiting On A Friend and Corrina Corrina from St. Louis, and Memory Motel from Amsterdam. In addition seven other tracks will be there; expect more goodies!
September 20: Please be patient!
Just for your information - due to limited online connections in Germany, Greece and Turkey, the IORR news have been limited lately. Don't worry, you did not miss any major news. All the good stuff will be online here very soon. Like Keith say - It's good to be back... And yes, it is confirmed (unofficially), the Stones will continue the tour in the States in January. Stay tuned.
September 13: Bridge closed in Germany
Following the European tour start in Nuremberg this summer, the Rolling Stones did their 11th and final German show last night in Mannheim. Two days earlier they did their surprise amphitheater show at the Berlin Waldb�hne. Now Greece and Turkey are waiting for their final shows of the tour on the 16th and the 19th of the week to come.
September 7: The Rolling Stones are back in Stockholm
The Rolling Stones arrived in Stockholm, Sweden last night, back to the city where the 1995 European Tour started officially (following the pre-tour club gigs at the Paradiso). Tomorrow they will play the 2nd small arena show this summer, at the Globe Arena ("Globen"). Swedish press is following every step the Stones take outside their hotel, see Aftonbladet and Expressen. Mick was the only one to be seen out last night, as he did one hour of dining out with a Swedish celebrity, Johannes Brost at the famous Caf� Opera.
September 3: The Corrs to warm up in Berlin and Mannheim
The Corrs, successful Irish warm-up band from the Prague show, will warm up for the Stones at the Berlin Waldb�hne and Mannheim as well. Big Country will do the warm-up on Saturday in The Hague. At the Globe in Stockholm, we will get the Swedish group Soundtrack of our Lives.
September 3: Bremen broadcast with great show
Fans all over Europe could enjoy the Bremen show last night. And if you live in an area that did not broadcast the show live, then check with your local TV stations like Canal+ etc. The 3FM broadcast in Holland on Sept. 6 will be the Bremen show (see below). Also, SAT1 in Germany will broadcast the Bremen show on Saturday Sept. 19 from 20:15 to 22:15.
September 3: Lots more show reviews available now!
The concert reviews pages have been updated. See many great new reviews from the shows in Moscow, Zagreb, Prague, Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg and Bremen. IORR is the only and original source of complete and accurate reviews and setlits from the entire Bridges To Babylon tour. Thanks to all the fans who supply reviews and set lists - and welcome to Stonesland!
September 2: Dutch Radio 3FM live broadcast on Sept. 6
The Dutch radio station 3FM will broadcast a live Rolling Stones show on Sunday Sept. 6, at 20:00. The broadcast will be FM stereo in Holland AND Realaudio worldwide! See the Radio 3 web pages. It's unclear if this will be a broadcast of the Hague show, or some other show (Bremen?), but the Hague show would be the most probable to broadcast.
September 1: VH1 series featuring Keith and Mick
VH1 in USA will run two new documentaries in November in the Behind the Music series, one on Keith Richards and one on Mick Jagger. They are looking for rare interviews (radio, video, or print) and/or performance footage. If you have something interesting please contact IORR or VH1 directly.

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