Legendary British rockers The Rolling Stones have announced they will kick off their 14 ON FIRE tour with a one-off concert at Abu Dhabi’s du Arena on February 21.
As the band celebrates five decades together, a statement released Wednesday said fans could expect to see a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as “Gimme Shelter”, “Paint It Black”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Tumbling Dice” and “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll”, as well as some lesser known gems and a couple of unexpected cover versions.
Mick Jagger said: “Can’t wait to be back on stage especially in Abu Dhabi, I am really looking forward to playing all your favourite songs and seeing you all very soon.”
Keith Richards added: “The best place in the world for me is out on that stage. Standby everyone…its back to where we belong - me, Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and some friends all rocking out together. The wheels are in motion and we’re on our way…see you very soon!”
The 14 ON FIRE tour, produced by AEG Live, will see the iconic rockers head back out on the road after a mammoth run of concerts in the US and the UK in 2013. So far, dates have been announced in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, UK, France as well as Abu Dhabi.
Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-1974, will be a special guest for this tour.
The stage design for the outdoor concerts is based on the band’s ubiquitous tongue and lips logo, which extends out into the audience. The exclusive ‘Tongue Pit’ area inside the stage will give fans in this area an incomparable 360 degree concert experience.
“Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show,” the statement said.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at midday on Thursday, December 12 at www.ticketmaster.ae and selected Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
Exclusive pre-sale starts from midday Monday, 9 December and closes at midday Wednesday, 11 December 2013. A limited number of General Admission Early Bird tickets start from AED395.
Dubai Metro featured in new Star Trek trailer
Latest film in sci-fi franchise to be released in UAE in...
Qatar's legal dispute over Picasso's 'Bust of a Woman' finally settled
As part of the settlement, Widmaier Picasso paid an undisclosed...
Qatari 'Banksy' paints graffiti in Doha
Mubarak Al Malik paints abandoned yards and buildings in...
UK singer Yusuf Islam launches single, concert to help child refugees
Dubai-based singer said he become involved after visiting...
Qatari royal's suit over Picasso 'Bust of a Woman' settled
Settlement between world’s biggest art buyers reportedly...
Dubai Opera to stage acclaimed musical Les Miserables
25th anniversary production of legendary show to debut in...
Dubai is a future world in Star Trek Beyond trailer
Burj Khalifa and DIFC take pride-of-place in latest instalment...