The Rolling Stones Biography
One of the most popular live acts of all time, The Rolling Stones tickets are considered a must-have item whenever their classic rock n’roll show strolls into town. Formed in 1962 by core members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the iconic outfit were presented by manager Andrew Loog Oldham as the cooler and more dangerous alternative to The Beatles thanks to their bad boy image and primitive blues-rock sound. Initially focusing on covers of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and Buddy Holly classics with their early records, they scored three UK chart-toppers before landing their first transatlantic number one in 1965 with the Jagger/Richards-penned “Satisfaction,” a track which cemented one of the most celebrated song-writing partnerships in pop history. The pair continued to enjoy similar success with the likes of “Paint It Black,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Sympathy For The Devil” and although various drug scandals and the double tragedy of their infamous Altamont Speedway gig and the death of guitarist Brian Jones briefly threatened to derail their career, they then went onto consecutively produce their three most iconic albums, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main St. Following The Faces’ guitarist Ronnie Wood’s appointment in the mid-70s, The Rolling Stones tickets for the Tour of the Americas and US Tour 1978 sold out instantly, further establishing the band’s position as a huge live draw. Proving they were still relevant during the advent of the punk scene, they continued to amass huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic (“Miss You,” “Start Me Up”), and although they focused more on their various solo careers throughout the 80s, they finished the decade on a high when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The 90s saw them embark on their mammoth 108-date Bridges To Babylon tour, enter at the UK No.1 spot for the first time in 14 years with 1994’s critically-acclaimed Voodoo Lounge, and become the first ever band to broadcast a gig over the Internet. 2005’s A Bigger Bang is their only studio effort in the 21st Century so far, but they continue to break records as a live act, with the album’s tour becoming the second highest-grossing of all time. After a five-year absence, The Rolling Stones tickets went on sale again in 2012 for two dates at London’s 02 Arena and two shows at New Jersey’s Prudential Center.