The Rolling Stones are heading back on the road for their European “Stones 60” tour. The 14-stadium run will kick off on June 1st in Madrid, Spain and play through July 31st in Stockholm, Sweden. The band will also perform open air shows in Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Italy.
The Stones' June 9th concert at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium marks not only their first stadium show in the Beatles' hometown — but their first Liverpool gig in 51 years.
Mick Jagger explained what needs to be taken into account when playing a stadium-type show: “Really, when you go to a big, uh, stadium show, the people that go — the punters, as we call them — are not really just going to hear some pristine music. It's just sort of all-'round experience. It's halfway between going to a football match and, y'know, a music show. So, it's. . . You're really looking for — you want something to enhance the experience visually, to amplify and enhance the experience. Musicians think that's all that people want, but, I mean, I don't take their view.”