You’re here because you want Rolling Stones tickets – because you want to see the band that was dubbed “the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World” – with good reason. The Rolling Stones are simply one of the longest-lived outfits in music and their beginnings can be traced back to 1962, in London. The Stones were originally composed of ill-fated founder and guitarist Brian Jones, singer Mick Jagger, Keith Richards also on guitar, pianist Ian Stewart, bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts. Word of how fresh and exciting the band was meant Rolling Stones tickets began to sell fast on the back of a sweet deal with the Decca label. The band underwent some reorganizing over the next few years, as they shot to the top of the charts, leaving youth starstruck and the older generation disgusted everywhere they went. Rolling Stones concerts were a place where R&B took on a daring new edge, and Mick Jagger was the living forefront. The Stones were properly established as a major rock and roll force, with smash singles like “It’s All Over, Now”, “Little Red Rooster” and “Off the Hook”. Rolling Stones records tended to be a mix of cover versions and original work, but their wild image has often obscured the deeper story of talent and passion for the blues that drove this band of rock outlaws.
The Rolling Stones continued their ascent of the music world, and in 1965 they hit the peak, with the release of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. “Satisfaction” hit the number one spot around the world, and an image of sexually charged defiance grew large in the global media. The multi-talented Brian Jones began expanding the Stones’ sound now, and the addition of dulcimer, barimbas and sitar on various tracks cemented the Rolling Stones as the only band on earth to rival the Beatles for success and coolness. Fans bought up Rolling Stones tickets for fun. Along with bands like The Pretty Things, Yardbirds, Small Faces and Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones schedule became an endless round of ornate dinner parties, night clubs and boutiques where mini-skirts and Italian suits melded in a psychedelic haze; Swingin’ London had well and truly arrived and the Stones formed the eye of the storm.
Following the death of founder Brian Jones in 1969, the Stones story becomes even hazier and crazier. Two days after Jones’ death, the band gave a free concert in Hyde Park in London. As they stepped onto the stage, their stage manager Sam Cutler introduced them as “the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World” to the 250,000 people packed before them. Mick released thousands of butterflies into the London sky in tribute to Jones, and “Honky Tonk Women” was performed live for the first time. 1969 was a grim year for the Rolling Stones. Many people believe Altamont Free Concert at the Altamont Speedway near San Francisco to be the day the 60s dream died. The band had decided to use the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang as security for the concert, resulting in the tragic death of a Stones fan. Thankfully, those days are long gone, and your Rolling Stones 2011 tour tickets will place you in modern stadiums with fantastic views of the boys, with a sound quality second to none.
Beyond the 60s, the Stones branched out to all corners of the globe and enjoyed a lush rock and roll lifestyle. Images of Mick, Keith and the boys strumming guitars while lying on lionskin rugs surrounded by exotic women became commonplace. The Rolling Stones tickets people wanted were by then tickets to a whole other experience, as the band milked the superstar lifestyle to the max. Rolling Stones concerts became places where giant special effects and larger-than-life characters came to life. Nothing changed through the 90s and into the so-called noughties…The Rolling Stones schedule 2011 is as busy as it was in 1966, and that, children, is a very good thing…