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The Rolling Stones
No Security Tour
Press release

Rolling Stones announce
"No Security" Tour
Band's First Arena Tour in Two Decades to Kickoff
January 25th in Oakland

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1998 - The Rolling Stones announced dates and venues today for their upcoming "No Security" tour, which will kick off on January 25th in Oakland, California and mark the band's first arena tour in over two decades. The new tour will combine the spectacular production and charismatic performances that fans have come to expect from the Stones with the intimate atmosphere and up-close connections of an arena setting.

The band began making plans for the new tour after playing a select few arena venues during their "Bridges to Babylon" tour. The tour which wrapped in September, played to 4 million fans in stadiums, fields and arenas throughout the world. "The Stones had a fantastic time playing the arena shows," said Michael Cohl, tour promoter. "Playing arenas like Madison Square Garden (New York) and Rose Garden (Portland) reminded the band of how much they enjoyed that kind of intimacy with the audiences. The energy the fans give back to the band is amazing. It's a totally different experience for them than playing in a stadium. It's also a great opportunity for fans who haven't seen the band in these kinds of venues for twenty years."

The "No Security" tour will feature an entirely new stage, designed by the same team responsible for the sensational sets and dramatic effects the band used on the "Voodoo Lounge" and "Bridges to Babylon" world tours. The open stage plan will focus attention on the band's dynamic performances, while providing excellent visual opportunities for ticket holders in all seating areas, with 360 degree great views.

The "No Security" tour will be presented by Tommy Hilfiger. "Music, specifically rock and roll, has always been my passion and inspiration," said designer Hilfiger. "The Rolling Stones' music expresses an energy and freedom synonymous with the excitement of the Tommy Hilfiger brand. We are proud to sponsor the Rolling Stones' first arena tour in decades."

"VH1 will be the tour's official media partner. VH1 is proud to continue its long standing relationship with the greatest rock 'n roll band in the world," said John Sykes, President, VH1. "Stones fans will find everything they need to know about this exclusive arena tour by watching VH1."

The "No Security" tour will take the Stones to twenty-five cities throughout the United States and Canada.

Tickets for all dates will go on sale on November 20, 21, and 22 throughout the country and will be available in a broad range of price categories. In keeping with previous ticket policies, "No Security" will have a limited number of gold circle seats, while the remaining 90 percent of the house will average $75.00 per ticket. The first ten rows and most prime locations will also average $75.00 per ticket with prices going as low as $40.00. Buys will be limited to 2 tickets per person in the first ten rows and an overall maximum of 6 tickets per person. Tickets for all concerts will be available through Ticketmaster and all usual outlets.

The Stones released "No Security," their seventh live album, on November 3rd. It is available on Virgin Records and was recorded during the "Bridges to Babylon" world tour.

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