Mick Jagger talks about The Rolling Stones tour dates and Isle of Wight Festival

How cool is Mick Jagger? I say. After hearing about The Rolling Stones' upcoming European tour dates, I thought I'd log onto their website to read more about the tour. What I didn't expect was to see that not only was an official announcement planned yesterday, but there was an exclusive live tour announcement interview with Mick Jagger (or should that be Sir Mick?). Luckily the webcast has been archived on The Rolling Stones Website and I'm glad that I found it.

What I really liked about the interview was the question answer format. Fans from around Europe had sent in questions to Mick Jagger that were primarily focused on past shows and the Rolling Stones upcoming 2007 European "A Bigger Bang" tour. There was also talk about their headlining slot at the Isle of Wight Festival this June. Their appearance there will be the first UK festival for the Stones since 1976 at Knebworth in Hertfordshire, England.

A fan brought up the fact that the last time The Rolling Stones played on the Isle of Wight was at the Ryde Pavillion in 1964. Mick talked about why the Stones didn't play the original Isle of Wight Festival dates with artists like Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

It was interesting that Mick Jagger would bring up a certain British female singer not once, not twice but three times during the interview. Who could that be you might wonder? Amy Winehouse. When asked by the host of the interview if there is anyone that he is particularly looking forward to seeing at the Isle of Wight Festival, Mick mentioned Snow Patrol, Amy Winehouse, Muse, Paolo Nutini (who they've played shows with) and Fratellis. I'd be pretty happy actually, to be mentioned by Mick Jagger. He also mentioned her name again as an artist he would want to see at the Isle of Wight festival and when asked what songs he's downloading at the moment, he answered Bloque (sp?), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Larry Williams and once again, Amy Winehouse. What's up with that?!

Other projects for Mick Jagger include movie productions and an upcoming Martin Scorsese concert film in the works. He'll also be writing songs while on holiday with family in the Caribbean. Now that sounds like fun. I've never written songs in the Caribbean and the time that I was in Jamaica I was too busy looking around to even think about focusing on anything else. But then, I suppose he's been going there for awhile now and is used to it.

So if you are able to make it to one of The Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang" shows I would be interested to hear how it goes. I've never been fortunate enough to see them play live.

Following are the A Bigger Bang 2007 European tour dates:

*Dates could change! Go to The Rolling Stones Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.


Tue 06/05/07 Werchter, Belgium Werchter Park
Fri 06/08/07 Nijmegen, Netherlands Goffert Park
Sun 06/10/07 Isle Of Wight, England Isle Of Wight Festival
Wed 06/13/07 Frankfurt, Germany Commerzbank
Sat 06/16/07 Paris, France Stade de France
Mon 06/18/07 Lyon, France Stade Gerland
Thu 06/21/07 Barcelona, Spain Olympic Stadium
Sat 06/23/07 San Sebastian, Spain Estadio de Anoeta
Mon 06/25/07 Lisbon, Portugal Alvalade Stadium
Thu 06/28/07 Madrid, Spain Estadio Vicente Calderon
Sat 06/30/07 Almeria, Spain Estadio Santo Domingo


Fri 07/06/07 Rome, Italy Olimpico Stadium
Mon 07/09/07 Budva, Montenegro Jaze Beach
Sat 07/14/07 Belgrade, Serbia Hippodrome
Tue 07/17/07 Bucharest, Romania National Lia Manoliu
Fri 07/20/07 Budapest, Hungary Puskas Ferenc Stadium
Sun 07/22/07 Brno, Czech Republic Outdoor Exhibition Centre
Wed 07/25/07 Kiev, Russia Olympic Stadium
Sat 07/28/07 Saint Petersburg, Russia Palace Square


Wed 08/01/07 Helsinki, Finland Olympic Stadium
Fri 08/03/07 Goteborg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium
Sun 08/05/07 Copenhagen, Denmark Parken Stadium
Wed 08/08/07 Oslo, Norway Vallehovin Stadium
Mon 08/13/07 Dusseldorf, Germany LTU Arena
Wed 08/15/07 Hamburg, Germany AOL Arena
Sat 08/18/07 Meath, Ireland Slane Castle
Tue 08/21/07 London, UK O2 Arena

For the latest news, tickets & tour information and more, go to The Rolling Stones Official Website.

By: Jenny May

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Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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