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Tues. 5 June WERCHTER, BE Werchter Park
Fri. 8 June NIJMEGEN, NL Goffretpark
Wed. 13 June FRANKFURT, DE Commerzbank
Sat. 16 June PARIS, FR Stade de France
Mon. 18 June LYON, FR Stade Gerland
Mon. 25 June LISBON, PT Alvalade Stadium
Sat. 30 June EL EJIDO, SP Santo Domingo Stadium
Sat. 14 July BELGRADE, CS Hippodrome
Tues. 17 July BUCHAREST, RO Lia Manoliu Stadium
Fri. 20 July BUDAPEST, HU Puskas Ferenc Stadium
Sun. 22 July BRNO, CZ Outdoor Exhibition Centre
Sat. 28 July ST. PETERSBURG, RS Place Square
Wed. 1 Aug HELSINKI, FI Olympic Stadium
Fri. 3 Aug. GOTHENBURG, SE Ullevi Stadium
Sun. 5 Aug. COPENHAGEN, DK Parken
Wed. 8 Aug OSLO, NO Valle Hovin Stadium
Mon. 13 Aug. DÜSSELDORF, DE LTU Arena
Wed. 15 Aug. HAMBURG, DE AOL Arena
Sat. 18 Aug. DUBLIN, IE Slane Castle
Tues. 21 Aug. LONDON, UK O2 Arena

24 may 2006 Rolling Stones postpone more European shows

Keith Richards' recovery means tour kicks off late. The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone the first 15 shows of their summer tour. The band had originally put back their tour until June - postponing their Spanish dates - however they will now not hit the road until July. The dates have been put back while Keith Richards recovers from brain surgery. The guitarist required an operation after reportedly falling out of a tree in Fiji. The postponed dates are:

Barcelona Stadi Olimpic Montuic (may 27)
Madrid Estadio Vicente Calderon (29)
Brussels King Bauduin Stadium (June 1)
Paris Stade de France (3)
Bergen Koengen (6)
Horsens Forum Horsens (8)
Gothenburg Nya Ullevi (10)
St Petersburg Kirov Stadium (13)
Brno Vystaviste (16)
Warsaw Airport Bemowo (18)
Vienna Ernst Happel Stadion (20)
Milan Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (22)
Athens Olympic Stadium (25)
Paris Stade de France (July 2)
Zagreb Maksimir Stadium (5)
Ticket holders are told to hang on to their tickets as rescheduled dates will be announced "in the next few days", meanwhile the tour "will now kick off at the beginning of July at a venue and city to be announced".

22 may 2006 KEITH RICHARDS STATEMENT

Keith Richards has arrived back home in the U.S. from New Zealand. He is feeling great, happy to be home and looking forward to getting back on the road with the Rolling Stones next month. According to Tour Promoter, Michael Cohl, a revised tour itinerary will be announced shortly.

5 may 2006

No brain surgery for Stones star The Rolling Stones are due to start their European tour later this month.Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards does not need brain surgery after suffering a head injury.
Some reports speculated that the rock star would need blood to be drained from his brain after the accident on holiday in Fiji last week. But spokeswoman Fran Curtis said: "He's feeling good and in good spirits." Richards, 62, was flown to hospital in New Zealand after reportedly falling out of a tree. He was officially said to have suffered "mild concussion". The band are due to start the European leg of their world tour in Barcelona on 27 May.
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Ms Curtis said the concert would go ahead as planned but did not know when Richards would leave New Zealand. The guitarist reportedly fell out of a coconut tree while staying at an exclusive resort in Fiji, although this has not been confirmed. He was airlifted to Auckland's Ascot Hospital for observation last weekend, where he had a brain scan before being released earlier this week. Richards, known for his hedonistic lifestyle, was voted rock's top hellraiser in a poll last year. The Rolling Stones have already played in Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand as part of their A Bigger Bang world tour.

29 april 2006

Keith Richards 'tree fall' injury. Keith Richards has written some of the most famous guitar riffs in the world Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been taken to hospital in New Zealand after injuring himself while on holiday in Fiji. A band spokeswoman said Richards had suffered "mild concussion" and was taken to hospital as a precaution. Media reports in Australia and New Zealand said Richards had hurt his head when he fell from a coconut tree. The legendary musician is mid-way through a world tour with the famous British band. The band most recently played in New Zealand and start the European leg of their tour in Barcelona next month. "Following treatment locally and as a precautionary measure he flew to a hospital accompanied by his wife Patti for observation," the spokeswoman said. New Zealand's Sunday Star Times reported that Richards was being treated in a hospital in Auckland and that he was conscious, mobile and had not undergone surgery. The incident happened earlier this week but the 62-year-old rock star was taken to hospital on Saturday. The spokeswoman said she did not know how the injury happened.

15 august 2005

Keith on Dutch television says: we're coming to the Netherlands. Amsterdam is our HQ and my room in the Amstel hotel is always ready. The only thing that can stop us is: when your dikes break. Next monday the full interview with Keith about 18.20 on the second Dutch channel.

July 2005 - The Rolling Stones Finalizing New LP, Practise In Toronto

The Rolling Stones are loading up on I.V. meds in preparation for their world tour and upcoming album. The new record, set for release on September 5, is their first studio album since 1997's Bridges To Babylon. NME.com reports 18 tracks have been completed for the new release, that was recorded with producer Don Was in France during late 2004 and spring 2005. The mixing took place in Los Angeles earlier this summer.
The first single is believed to be "Oh No, Not You Again," and was performed live after the Stones announced their forthcoming world tour, kicking off this August. Other potential tracks for the disc are "Back Of My Hand," "She Saw Me Coming," "Under The Radar," "Look What The Cat Dragged In," "This House Is Empty Without You," "Walking Alone In The Rain," "You Drive Too Fast" and "Neo-Con," which is rumoured to be an attack on the Republican administration and the politics of George Bush.

May 2005: The Rolling Stones Onstage, the tour starts august 21 in the Fenway Park in Boston.

See all the details on It's Only Rock'n Roll The Rolling Stones Fan Club Of Europe

Tickets on TickCo.Com

20 august 2003: Amsterdam Last Dutch concert postponed due to illness of Mick Jagger. They will be in the Arena on september 22.

12 June 2003: Werchter, Belgium 7 September confirmed and on sale now The Rolling Stones are making all the Belgian fans happy now, as they finally decided to play at the TW Classic Werchter Festival outside Brussels on Sept. 7. The Rolling Stones are the top act in this one day festival, with the three other bands "Therapy?", "De Mens" and "Clouseau". Tickets are on sale now. See GoForMusic and TW Classic for details.

7 december 2002: Ansterdam ArenA 19 augustus 2003 confirmed and on sale Saturday December 14 at 10:00. All other Dutch and UK shows sold out...
1 December 2002: European tour confirmed.
15 shows in the UK, Germany, Holland, Sweden and France have been confirmed whilst a multitude of other destinations including Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Yugoslavia and Spain have been named but are still awaiting dates.
Tickets for the confirmed UK shows will go on sale on December 6, for Holland on December 7, Sweden on December 9 and France on December 11.
Dates so far are as follows:
June
4 Olympiahalle - Munich, Germany
6 Olympic Stadium - Munich, Germany
8 Cirkus Kroner - Munich, Germany
July
7 Bercy - Paris, France
9 Stade De France - Paris, France
11 Olympia - Paris, France
18 Stockholm Stadion - Stockholm, Sweden
20 Globen - Stockholm, Sweden
22 Cirkus - Stockholm, Sweden
August
11 Feyenoord Stadium - Rotterdam, Holland
15 Ahoy Arena - Rotterdam, Holland
16 Vredenburg - Utrecht, Holland
23 Twickenham Stadium - London, UK
27 Astoria - London, UK
29 Wembley Arena - London, UK
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September 2002: Forty Licks CD released, Tour started.
Disk One
01. Street Fighting Man
02. Gimme Shelter
03. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
04. The Last Time
05. Jumpin Jack Flash
06. You Can't Always Get What You Want
07. 19th Nervous Breakdown
08. Under My Thumb
09. Not Fade Away
10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby
11. Sympathy For The Devil
12. Mother's Little Helper
13. She's a Rainbow
14. Get Off My Cloud
15. Wild Horses
16. Ruby Tuesday
17. Paint It Black
18. Honky Tonk Women
19. It's All Over Now
20. Let's Spend The Night Together
Disk Two
01. Start Me Up
02. Brown Sugar
03. Miss You
04. Beast Of Burden
05. Don't Stop
06. Happy
07. Angie
08. You Got Me Rocking
09. Shattered
10. Fool To Cry
11. Love Is Strong
12. Mixed Emotions
13. Keys To Your Love
14. Anybody Seen My Baby?
15. Stealing My Heart
16. Tumbling Dice
17. Undercover of the Night
18. Emotional Rescue
19. Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)
20. Losing My Touch

Forty Licks Tour London 12-8-2002: Double CD with 36 digitally remastered classic Rolling Stones tracks and four new songs.The first ever comprehensive retrospective album covering The Rolling Stones' greatest hits dating back to the very start of the band's recording career up to the present day will be released worldwide by EMI Recorded Music's Virgin Records label on October 1, 2002 in North America (September 30 outside North America and September 23 in Japan).

1 aug. 2002: Stones Pay Respects to Crew Member DETROIT - The Rolling Stones played their last respects to their longtime head crew chief who died after having a heart attack during a practice session in Toronto. The Detroit Free Press reported that the four members of the Stones turned up at a church in Marquette, Mich., for the funeral. Mick Jagger played "Amazing Grace" on harmonica, and Keith Richards and Ron Wood played guitar. Royden Magee, who had worked for the band for 30 years and went by the nickname "Chuch," died after collapsing during band rehearsal at a school. The Stones are rehearsing for their fall tour, which kicks off in Boston on 3-9.

7 may 2002: Stones Announce World Tour
Stones Announce World Tour After weeks of speculation, Mick and the Rolling Stones have finally confirmed plans for their 2002/2003 World Tour. For tour dates and fan club information check out the Official Rolling Stones web site. Stay tuned here for more news.

May 2: Tour announcement on Tuesday May 7 The Rolling Stones will make their official tour announcement at a press conference in New York City on Tuesday May 7. It will be a great press conference as allways, and then all tour details will be announced, including the tour list, ticket sales etc. Once it is official, all the details will be available for you here! Source: It's Only Rock'n Roll The Rolling Stones Fan Club Of Europe

May 2002: The Rolling Stones are expected to announce their new world tour during the next two weeks in New York City, probably on Tuesday May 7.
The tour is on!!! Starting september 2002 in North America. That would mean spring/summer 2003 for Europe. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the Rolling Stones will go on a worldwide tour which will re-enact memorable moments in their 40-year career as well as continue their present new music and live spectacles, the likes of which only The Stones can do. Many tour stops will have one club date, one arena date and one stadium date, each representing a different face of the band! All the action will be captured in a documentary to be broadcasted on Network TV. Starts September 2002 US-40 shows in 15 to 16 cities (multiple shows in each city) Europe/Japan/China/ South America/ Mexico-50 shows in 25+ cities (multiple shows in each city)

15 feb 2002: STONES PLAY GLASTONBURY
The Rolling Stones have promised they will headline next year's Glastonbury Festival. According to a UK tabloid, Mick Jagger made the vow to festival organiser Michael Eavis after the band failed to secure a spot at this year's event. Meanwhile, veteran rockers Pink Floyd and Rod Stewart are rumoured to be performing at this year's festival. The line-up is also said to include Blur, The Strokes, Starsailor, Gorillaz, Pulp and the Stereophonics, though no acts have been confirmed. According to the festival's official website, tickets for the event will be on sale from 9am on Friday, February 22. Tickets will be priced at £97 plus a £3 booking fee. There will also be an additional £5 car parking ticket for those who wish to drive to the festival site.One hundred and five thousand tickets will be made available to the public. Organisers stress that new security measures will prevent non-ticket holders from gaining access to the festival. Source dotmusic.com

26 july 2001: There is no truth to the stories floating around that the Rolling Stones have been told another major tour would be a money loser, according to the band's spokesperson. Published stories out of London, New York, and Los Angeles recently have quoted "insiders" as saying the Stones won't hit the road next year because they've been told it would be a disaster financially. However, Michael Cohl, who was tour director and promoter for the last four Stones treks, said, "In a recent meeting with the Rolling Stones, I advised them that their tour would be a great success."

The Stones have held meetings regarding their plans for next year, but no firm decisions have been made. It should be noted, though, that the 40th anniversary of the band's first show (as the Rollin' Stones) is 12 July 2002.

October 23 2000: U2 record with Mick Jagger and daughter; song not on new album U2 have decided not to include a recording on their new album, on which Mick Jagger and his 16-year- old daughter sang back-up vocals. The Jaggers performed on the rock ballad “Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of” while visiting the studio where U2 was recording the upcoming album. The song did not fit the feel of the album and U2 choose not to include it on the album. The Jaggers will however receive a copy of the original mix. Source musictarget.com

August 29 2000: LOS ANGELES - Jack Nitzsche, an Oscar-winning songwriter, record producer, arranger and studio musician who played keyboard on some of the Rolling Stones' hits and collaborated with many other major pop figures of the '60s, has died at 63. Nitzsche, who died of a heart attack Friday, won the best original song Academy Award for 1982 for co-writing ``Up Where We Belong'' for the movie ``An Officer and a Gentleman.'' For the Rolling Stones, Nitzsche contributed keyboard parts to such classics as ``Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows?'' ``Play With Fire'' and ``Paint It Black.''

Great and rare Stones photos by Fernado AcevesJuly 2000: Great and rare Stones photos by Fernado Aceves, Mexico Fernando Aceves has been following the Stones since 1994 in New Jersey, first for job and later for passion reasons (as always happen). Some 20 pics were taken when The Rolling Stones shot the "I Go Wild" video in an abandoned church in Mexico City 1995. The rest are from shows in Mexico, Montreal, New Jersey and New York. An exhibition of 43 of his great pictures opened last Thursday at the Museum of Modern Artin Mexico City. The exhibition will be open from 30-6 until 20-8. See samples at the Galería web site and on my Keith and Ron site.

Rolling Stone Ronnie in clinic. Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has checked into a clinc to undergo treatment for alcohol abuse. The 53-year-old rock star was accompanied by wife Jo when he entered the Priory Clinic, in Roehampton, south west London for counselling. Wood reportedly wants to dry out before the Stones go back on the road next year for yet another world tour. A spokesman for the guitarist said: "Ronnie has been admitted to the branch of the Priory nearest his home, and he will hopefully be returning home in a couple of weeks." The Sun newspaper quoted a representative of the guitarist as saying: "He's been overdoing it lately and has decided enough is enough. He is in fine spirits and will probably be in there for three or four weeks. He has been playing hard and just wants to take a break."

June 2000: A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the Rolling Stones improperly borrowed two of their big hits - "Love in Vain" and "Stop Breakin' Down" - from legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson. The Stones' former record label, ABKCO Music Inc. are involved in the case, now returning to Los Angeles court.

April 2000: Rijswijk (Netherlands) - Kate Winslet and Mick Jagger will be in the Netherlands in May for the movie Enigma, Jagger also writes a song for the movie. They will arrive around May 8, director will be Michael Apted.

16-3-2000: Mick Jagger yesterday admitted that he was the father of Brazilian model, Luciana Morad's 10 month old baby boy, Lucas in a bizarre court case by phone. A Manhattan court was hearing a plea from the mother's legal team that the Rolling Stone should increase his monthly payments to the boy from $5,500 to a massive $35,000. Luciana's team claimed the payment was insufficient because the cost of the boy's nanny alone is a staggering $6,800 a month. Luciana sobbed in court as Jagger listened in 3,000 miles away on the phone from his London solicitor's office. The boy's mother was outraged that medical bills for the baby boy had been ignored by Jagger and that she had been forced to pay $1,180 herself. The case has been adjourned until May 9th.

Keith in Central Park - New York - september 1999February 2000: Britney Spears cover version of Satisfaction. Bill Wyman on tour in Europe. Two months before Bill Wyman is doing his previously announced UK tour in June, he will be touring Gernamy, The Netherlands and Italy, starting in Germany on April 9th.

January 2000: Ronnie appeared in JOOLS MILLENNIUM HOOTENANNY on the BBC, he played Miss You together with Jamiroquai, Chrissie Hynde, later he played with Van Morrison, Brian Ferry, Lonnie Donegan and lots of others.

Mick Jagger is currently in Colombia, making preparations for a Che Guevara movie.

September 1999: Keith Richards at Tom Waits concert. Keith on stage with Sheryl Crow. Keith Richards guest played with Sheryl Crow in Central Park, New York. Keith did Happy and Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller, and returned off-broadcast with Eric Clapton on a version of Tombstone Blues.

It's Only Rock'n Roll released by The Stones in 1974, has been selected by BBC to be the song of the Millennium. The list of artists to sing the new release of this great song includes names such as Annie Lennox, Jon Bon Jovi, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, B B King, Herbie Hancock and others.

July 1999: Brian Jones. Swedish Girlfriend Claims Stones' Jones Murdered STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish woman who found Rolling Stones star Brian Jones drowned in his own swimming pool has said she believes the guitarist was murdered. Anna Wohlin, who was Jones's girlfriend at the time of his death 30 years ago, has broken her years of silence with a new book, ``The Murder of Brian Jones,'' published this week. Wohlin, now 53, told Swedish newspaper Expressen it had taken her this long to be able to talk about the night of July 3, 1969, when she found 27-year-old Jones' dead in the pool at his luxury farmhouse in Hartfield, England. Brian Jones murdered?
``It hurt so much and went so deep. It was as if it had not happened to me,'' Wohlin said in the interview. ``I was in such shock that I was sick. Then I repressed it -- I got married.'' A verdict of misadventure was recorded at the inquest into Jones's death, which happened a month after he quit the Rolling Stones. He was believed to have been swimming while under the influence of drink and drugs. But Wohlin, who now runs a woman's clothes shop in Stockholm, insists that by the time of his death Jones had stopped using hard drugs and had cut back on his drinking. She claims builder Frank Thorogood, now also dead, killed Jones in a dispute over money. Thorogood was doing some work for Jones at his farm. This theory gained credibility in 1994 when a recording of an alleged death bed confession by Thorogood came to light. Police briefly re-opened the investigation but with no progress. Wohlin said she decided after her divorce recently to write down her version of Jones's death.

'I felt that I wanted to tell what really happened, mainly for the sake of his son and his closest friends who also believed that he died when he was on drugs. That wasn't true. I knew what was going on,' she said.

Mick and Jeryll - No case of the century according to the Dutch newspaper 'de Volkskrant' Mick and Jeryll Hall have an agreement over the divorcement.

LONDON - CNN: After more than 20 years together, Rolling Stone lead singer Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall announced Friday they're seeking to have their nine-year marriage annulled. Attorneys for Hall and Jagger say they reached a "mutually acceptable legal and financial settlement" after a 12-minute court hearing. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but leave it to the British tabloids. They're reporting that Hall is demanding $50 million from Jagger's estimated holdings of $240 million. Hall, 43, filed for divorce in January after a Brazilian model said she was pregnant with Jagger's child. Jagger, 55, contested the divorce, arguing that their marriage in 1990 in Bali was not legally valid because the civil part of the ceremony wasn't completed.

May 1999: The Rolling Stones are now in Amsterdam, rehearsing new/very old songs (Salt of the Earth and Mona) for their upcoming Bridges to Babylon Tour 1999.

Brasilian beauty miss Morad gave birth to a baby and she claims it's Mick Jagger's child.

Sources close to the Rolling Stones say that the band will stage a one-off club gig June 8 at an unconfirmed West London venue and that similar gigs are under discussion for Sheffield, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland. The sources say that Marianne Faithfull will join Mick Jagger onstage to duet on a new song. News from BillBoard

April 1999: In 1999 the Stones will play in Spain...

March 1999: Another show announced in Holland - Landgraaf, ticket sale starts on march 13.

January 1999: First No Security setlist from Oakland: Jumpin Jack Flash, Live with me, Respectable, You got me rockin, Undercover of the night, Moonlite mile, Shine a light, Some girls, Paint it black, You got the silver, Before they make me run, Out of control, Route 66, I Just wanna make love to you, Honky tonk women, Saint of me, It's Only rock and roll, Start me up, Brown Sugar, Encore Midnight rambler, Sympathy for the devil.

December 1998: Stones concert in Groningen sold out.....(78.000 tickets). - Bridges to Babylon Tour - Groningen 1999.
The Rolling Stones will return in Holland, playing at the Drafbaan Stadspark in Groningen, North of the Netherlands, on June 2nd 1999. Ticket sale starts on 12-12-1998. Ticketprice 95 guilders. Further details: they will perform shows in Stuttgart - Germany and Austria in the summer of 1999.

First time in Moscow November 1998: Official tour dates announced for the 1999 NO SECURITY TOUR: 25-1 Oakland, 29-1 San Jose, 2-2 Denver, 4-2 Salt Lake City, 8-2 Sacramento, 9-2 Anaheim, 15-2 Minneapolis, 17-2 Fargo, 19-2 Milwaukee, 22-2 Detroit, 3-3 Tampa, 5-3 Fort Lauderdale, 7-3 Washington, 11-3 Pittsburgh, 15-3 Philadelphia, 20-3 Charlotte, 22-3 Boston, 26-3 Chicago, 28-3 Hartford, 1-4 Cleveland, 3-4 Columbus, 5-4 Kansas City, 8-4 Memphis, 10-4 Oklahoma City, 4-6 Edinburgh - UK, 6-6 Sheffield - UK, 11-6 London - UK, 12-6 London - UK.

October 1998: Rumours are talking about arena tour in US in January - February 1999.The rumours are saying around 30 gigs. Also some extra concerts in Europe beside those in England.

September 22: The Rolling Stones will release their new album, No Security, November 3rd on Virgin Records. No Security was recorded live during the Rolling Stones "Bridges to Babylon" tour. The album, which features 13 tracks, includes You Got Me Rocking, Gimme Shelter, Flip The Switch, Memory Motel, Corinna, Saint of Me, Waiting on a Friend, Sister Morphine, Live With Me, Respectable, Thief in the Night, The Last Time, and Out of Control. "No Security," was recorded in four different countries during their tour; the Arena in Amsterdam, the River Plate in Buenos Aires, Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg, and the TWA Dome in St. Louis as well as the Capitol Theater in Purchase, New York during an MTV "Live At The Ten Spot" broadcast. Special guests who played on select dates during the tour and are featured on No Security include Dave Matthews as the guest vocalist on Memory Motel, Taj Mahal on Corinna and Joshua Redman playing sax on Waiting on a Friend. No Security was produced by The Glimmer Twins.

September 20: It is confirmed (unofficially), the Stones will continue the tour in the States in January.

According to USA Today - On the live album NO SECURITY Gimme Shelter, Sister Morphine, Flip the Switch and The Last Time are among 14 tracks drawn from the band's Bridges to Babylon tour. Joshua Redman's sax graces Waiting on a Friend, Dave Matthews adds vocals to Memory Motel, and Taj Mahal sings on Corinna.

September 5: Great show in The Hague 1998.

Mick and Keith in Amsterdam 1998 August 31: The new live album is NO SECURITY The new Stones live album titled No Security is scheduled to be released in Europe in November. Tracks have been recorded live during this tour, and mixed partly in Paris this summer. The fans will be able to vote on parts of the tracks on the live album via an internet web page, just like the cybervote on the tour pages. Details of the track list and voting will be available in few dates. Among the tracks that may make it for the album are Memory Motel (with Dave Matthews, Amsterdam), Sister Morphine, Flip The Switch, Saint Of Me, Out Of Control and others.

July 22: Live album mixed in Paris. The Rolling Stones are currently in Paris, to mix the new live album, due out in October or November this year. Later this week, on Saturday 25th, they will play their next concert - the only one in France this year.

June 29: Stones concerts in the Amsterdam Arena (first of five shows) started. June 20: The Werchter (Belgium) shows June 20 and June 21 are the restart of the European tour. The Rolling Stones shows Milan (June 16) and Bilbao (June 18) are postponed due to Mick's throat problems.

June 8: The Rolling Stones called off the British leg of their world tour last night after clashing with the Treasury over Budget tax reforms that they claim would cost them millions. They would have to pay 20 million dollars and that would make the European tour loss-making. Cancelled are: London Wembley Stadium (August 20, 22), Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (24) and Sheffield Don Valley Stadium (26). Shows are rescheduled to 1999.

June 4: THE ROLLING STONES have announced that the premier gig on their disrupted European 'Bridges To Babylon' tour will be at Nuremberg on Saturday, June 13. The list of dates which the band have so far been unable to keep are: Berlin Olympic Stadium (May 22), Munich Olympic Stadium (24), Gelsenkirchen Parkstadion (26), Zagreb Hippodrom (28), Milan San Siro (30) and Barcelona Olympic Stadium (June 1). Scheduled shows at Lyons Expo Site (June 5) and Mannheim Malmankt (7) are the tour's latest casualties.

Lisa Fisher and Ronnie's daughter backing up Keith The spokesman added that in addition to the Nuremburg and Milan shows, the following dates from the original itinerary remain unchanged: Bilbao Est De San Mames (June 18), Werchter Festival Site (20, 21), Dusseldorf Rheinweisen (24), Hanover Expo (26), Amsterdam Arena (29, July 1, 2, 5, 6), Frauenfeld Festival Site (9), Wiener Neustadt Airfield (11), Malaga Puerto De Malaga (16).

May 28: More concerts postponed due to Keith's injury. Four concerts are postponed: May 30 San Siro Milan Italy, June 1 Olympic Stadium Barcelona Spain, June 5 Expo Site Lyon France and June 6 Mannheim Germany. Keith Richards is still recuperating from his broken ribs at home in Connecticut and is reportedly "feeling much better". Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts are awaiting developments in the South Of France while Ron Wood has returned to his home in Dublin.

May 14: THE ROLLING STONES have been forced to postpone the start of their European Tour after lead-guitarist KEITH RICHARDS was injured in an accident at the weekend half may. The London spokesman for The Stones confirmed that Richards had "fallen from a ladder in the library of his home in Westchester, Connecticut. Richards' injuries are described as two cracked ribs and bruising to his chest area. The 54-year-old rocker is recovering at home. The Stones' Bridges To Babylon world tour, which kicked off in Chicago last September, was due to open in Europe at Berlin's Olympic Stadium this Friday, May 22. The gig is definitely postponed along with subsequent gigs at Munich Olympic Stadium (May 24), Gelsenkirchen Park Stadium (26) and Zagreb Hippodrome (28). All the shows will be re-scheduled.