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Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: August 31, 2018 23:15

I'm thinking about a trip to Capetown/S. Africa next year - looks amazing. Got me thinking though - as far as I know, the Stones have never played the continent of Africa, have they?
As they are always wanting to play places they've never been, you'd think it would at least at some point have been discussed? I'm sure it has its challenges, both financially, logistically and politically - but there are BIG cities like Capetown, and Johannesburg, where other bands have played and you would think the audience might be there. And heck, IF they were to add that to 2019, I'd go!!

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: August 31, 2018 23:18


Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: August 31, 2018 23:19

Thanks Cristiano. Guess I missed my chance. :-)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-08-31 23:19 by DEmerson.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: jlowe ()
Date: August 31, 2018 23:31

There was talk, around 1969 of them performing in Rome (Colosseum) and I recall Tunisia.
Neither happened, of course.
But don't forget: Continental Drift (recorded Tangiers, 1989).

But, in view of the size of the continent and the example of other musicians eg Paul Simon, they haven't given Africa much attention. Economics over ruling adventure again.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: BowieStone ()
Date: August 31, 2018 23:52

Maybe in rehearsal. Not in concert.
I don’t think Charlie can pull off that Jeff Porcaro groove.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: September 1, 2018 00:16

NME September 4, 1964



NME October 9, 1964




"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: September 1, 2018 00:18

Quote
jlowe
There was talk, around 1969 of them performing in Rome (Colosseum) and I recall Tunisia.

Rome is in Africa? confused smiley

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Mirko ()
Date: September 1, 2018 00:29

Rome is like Afrika! I`m living here!

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Redhotcarpet ()
Date: September 1, 2018 00:40

Toto did.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 1, 2018 00:57

Africa ….. No but the New Barbarians have ………



ROCKMAN

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Date: September 1, 2018 01:40

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Rockman
Africa ….. No but the New Barbarians have ………

The Stones rehearsed it too, no?

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: mailexile67 ()
Date: September 1, 2018 01:42

February '95 two gigs in Johannesburg Ellis Park

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 1, 2018 01:50

Quote
BowieStone
Maybe in rehearsal. Not in concert.
I don’t think Charlie can pull off that Jeff Porcaro groove.

HaHa!! Maybe they can try Rosanna instead?

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 1, 2018 02:01

The Stones rehearsed it too, no?


I'm not sure Dandeeee … maybe they did ...correct me if i'm wrong....



ROCKMAN

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Date: September 1, 2018 02:16

Quote
Rockman
The Stones rehearsed it too, no?


I'm not sure Dandeeee … maybe they did ...correct me if i'm wrong....

It might have been Thank You. Bigger Bang-rehearsals.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: September 1, 2018 03:15

Damn! How many pro shot shows are there from '94-'95? It seems like there's an awful lot.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: September 1, 2018 03:30

The Mandela Effect - when IORRians swear the Stones played two dates in South Africa on the Voodoo Lounge tour, but the rest of the world thinks they never visited the continent.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: September 1, 2018 03:57

Quote
DGA35
Quote
BowieStone
Maybe in rehearsal. Not in concert.
I don’t think Charlie can pull off that Jeff Porcaro groove.

HaHa!! Maybe they can try Rosanna instead?
The Porcaro Rosanna shuffle is one of the hardest beats to master...I doubt Charlie is up for that one winking smiley

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: September 1, 2018 05:53

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto, this thread has gone sideways! grinning smiley


Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: StonedAsia ()
Date: September 1, 2018 07:08

In Life Keith talks about the racism Bernard and Lisa faced and the 'elephant with the 5 legs dragging in the dirt'.....said he felt humbled lol

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: September 1, 2018 07:18

That Youtube vid of Wilson Pickett on stage there is spell-binding and totally
wipes me out each of the several times I've seen it...
Land of 1000 Dances. total total supreme thing

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: erikjjf ()
Date: September 1, 2018 08:33

”Everything but the cobra”

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: September 1, 2018 08:53

Quote
SomeTorontoGirl
We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto, this thread has gone sideways! grinning smiley

Speaking of "Sideways" the movie. I love that film. I remember watching it for the first time and laughing uncontrollably during the scene where Paul Giamatti's character retrieves his friends wallet from a one-night stand lovers house and her naked husband chases him down the street while Pat Travers "Snortin Whiskey" song is playing in the background.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Sjouke ()
Date: September 1, 2018 10:12

yes, why without? it was the only one without cobra on that tour, right?

sjouke

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: jlowe ()
Date: September 1, 2018 11:40

Quote
Koen
Quote
jlowe
There was talk, around 1969 of them performing in Rome (Colosseum) and I recall Tunisia.

Rome is in Africa? confused smiley

Of course.
There is a Rome (or Roma) in every continent. Well, perhaps not in the Antarctica.
The US apparantly has nine. Typical.
Anyway, the reference above relates to the Italian location. Just mentioned it as the Stones office at the time had announced 'plans' for both these dates.
They settled for Hyde Park (only) instead it seems.

Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: The Joker ()
Date: September 2, 2018 14:57

I think in Bill's Stone Alone there is a line about talks about a show in one African country in the mid sixties. Maybe Tanzania..



Re: Have the Stones ever played Africa?
Posted by: Kurt ()
Date: September 2, 2018 17:22

Fortunately Weezer and Weird Al did...

video: [youtu.be]



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