BUCHAREST – One of the major music events expected to take place in Romania this year is the performance by world famous “Rolling Stones.” Although the record company has not yet confirmed the band’s tour dates, sources say this spring Mick Jagger’s Romanian fans will see him live on one of Bucharest’s stadiums. Apparently access to the show will be free, just like the performance in February 2006 on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, where approx. two million fans were present.
“Rolling Stones” has often been credited as the best rock & roll band in history. The band has a record for the most successful two tours in history. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronny Wood’s performance is a show that everybody is looking forward to.
Post by janrichards on Jan 10, 2007 20:35:35 GMT 1
Stones in Romania, woow. That would actually be something to think about. I mean, not that expencive to travel there, for sure cheap hotels, food, drinks and... so on AND you dont need to go through all the ticket huzzle, just walk in on the stadium and enjoy The Gratest Band of all time
But on the other hand, will it ever take place... naaah, don't think so. Why would Jagger do a free concert when he can do the same date somewhere else and get paid for it?
Why would Jagger do a free concert when he can do the same date somewhere else and get paid for it?
Rio... The band got a big chunk of money even though no tickets were sold. A "free show" might be free for the audience, but there is always someone that has to pay the band to do the show, sponsors, etc.
Post by janrichards on Jan 10, 2007 20:47:32 GMT 1
Yepp Erik. I did remember the Rio gig naturally. But I kind of thought that to play Copacabana for one million plus people is something much more and bigger than just a free gig. It is world wide publicity as well that cannot be measured in cash
Post by Mickijaggeroo on Jan 10, 2007 21:10:37 GMT 1
The record company?? C´mon, the record company don´t have a clue about Stones tours, not to mention specific gigs, free or not. Romanía? Yeah, visit Romania and die when visiting. It´s more or less lawless country. Why not Albania, if we´re going to risk our lives, i mean, let´s do it proper
Vilhelm aka Mickijaggeroo El Presidente Nordic Stones Vikings
Legendary Rolling Stones to play in Bucharest in July
The biggest issue to organisers is the location, as the band is bringing a ‘three-storey high’ stage.
BUCHAREST – The Rolling Stones are having a concert in Romania, invited by a mobile telephony operator, and an advertising agency is already working on the event promotion campaign. The concert has been scheduled to take place on July 14.
Sources from the Romanian advertising market have told Mediafax news agency that Vodafone Romania had already contacted the advertising agency it regularly works with - McCann Erickson in order to initiate an important promotion campaign.
The quoted sources say that, after setting the date, the only pending issue for Vodafone will be the choice of the location, since the stage the band will bring along is huge, being ‘around three-storey high’. An option so far is the Constitution Square in Bucharest.
There have been rumours that the Rolling Stones might have a concert in Bucharest this summer since the end of 2006.
The Rolling Stones history begins in London, in 1962, when Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards founded the band who started with blues and rock’n’roll, and continued with many other genres including reggae and disco.
The band has released dozens of albums of original work and compilations, and has had 37 top- ten singles. In 1989 the Rolling Stones were included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the band was ranked #4 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
During the career of The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger (singer) and Keith Richards (guitarist and singer) remained the core of the band. In 2005, the Rolling Stones released their new album - ‘A Bigger Bang’ followed by a tour that began in August 2005, and visited North America, South America, East Asia.