Post written by Daniel Gate
Unfortunately for me I was born about 30 years too late to hear and see The Rolling Stones at their greatest. But that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to appreciate great music when I hear it or realise the huge influence that The Rolling Stones have had within the music industry. I can even see it as close to home as with my Dad. Just recently he flew to Europe (with Malaysia Air, eek!), a couple of months before he even left he was looking forward to listening to the Forty Licks album, because he knew it was on the inflight entertainment system. You know a band is good when you are looking forward to doing nothing but listen to them.
They’re coming, here, to New Zealand, and they aren’t far away. The Rolling Stones have seen a few changes with the line up over the years, but the line up at the moment is made up of; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Woods, who have all pretty much been together since 1975.
These guys are realistically what Rock ‘n Roll is all about, they helped shape what the entire Rock and Roll genre is today. You would be hard pressed to find a sole on the planet that hasn’t heard of The Rolling Stones or doesn’t recognise any of their music, they are massive. If you are a fan of Rock and Roll, you do not want to miss this concert.
Their tour is not far away from New Zealand now, after a delay due to Mick Jagger’s long-time partner L’Wren Scott unfortunately passing, they will be performing on the 22nd of November. If you are wanting to go, you better get in quick, because tickets are running out, and fast!
It might also be worth noting that Father’s Day isn’t far away (it’s the 7th of September) and if you’re stumped for gift ideas and your Dad is anything like mine, then you have obviously found the perfect gift!
I’ll leave you with one of their best and one of my own personal favourite Stones songs, Gimme Shelter. Enjoy!
Get your tickets HERE!