50 & Counting

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50 & Counting
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Tour by The Rolling Stones
Associated album GRRR!
Start date 25 October 2012 (2012-10-25)
End date 13 July 2013 (2013-07-13)
Legs 3
Shows
  • 7 in Europe
  • 23 in North America
  • 30 total
Box office $148.9 million ($150.75 million in 2015 dollars)[1]
The Rolling Stones concert chronology
  • 50 & Counting
  • (2012–13)

50 & Counting was a concert tour by The Rolling Stones to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band, which started in October 2012 (with two secret club gigs in Paris) and ended in July 2013 (with two major shows at Hyde Park).

History[edit]

In Boston, MA on 12 June 2013- The Rolling Stones and support musicians from L-R in foreground: Jagger, Wood, Richards, and Jones- in the rear: Leavell (on keyboards), and Watts. Not visible: Mick Taylor, Wyman, horns and backing vocalists

2012 preliminary rehearsals and recording sessions[edit]

In late April / early May 2012, the band met up at a studio in Weehawken, NJ for some secretive, preliminary rehearsals (their 1st time playing together since 2007).

On 19 May 2012, Mick Jagger hosted and performed on the season finale of Saturday Night Live. The Rolling Stones then made their first public appearance in over four years on 12 July 2012, at the Marquee Club in London to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their first ever concert. They also published a book entitled The Rolling Stones: 50 as well as a documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, released on 15 November 2012 on HBO. The documentary included interviews from all six of the living band members.

In August 2012, the Stones gathered at a studio in Paris to record their first new material since A Bigger Bang, over seven years ago.

2012 tour[edit]

In October and November 2012, they conducted rehearsals for their 50th anniversary concerts. The rehearsals for the 2012 tour took place in Bondy near Paris, France (in a rehearsal studio named Planet Live) and in London, England at the Wembley Arena for the 2012 shows. On 12 November 2012, they released GRRR!, a greatest hits compilation album that included the two new songs from the August recording sessions: "Doom And Gloom" (previously released as a single on 11 October 2012) and "One More Shot".

On 15 October 2012,[2] they announced their first shows: 2 at the O2 Arena in London on 25 & 29 November 2012, 1 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on 8 December,[3] and two at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on 13 & 15 December. The 15 December 2012 show was broadcast in pay-per-view in the United States and many other countries.

Guests were announced, including former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor at the two shows in London,[4] the first London show there was Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck,[5] then the second London show, there was Eric Clapton and Florence Welch.[6] At the Brooklyn show there was Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark, Jr..[7] At the Newark shows there was Mick Taylor,[8] at the first Newark show there was John Mayer,[9] at the second Newark show there was Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys.[10]

The Rolling Stones played two secret shows in Paris in October 2012.[11][12] They also participated on 12 December 2012 in the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief performing a brief set of "You Got Me Rocking" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash".[13]

2013 tour[edit]

On 3 April 2013, through their website, they announced more concerts as part of the 50 & Counting... tour: a Spring 2013 North American tour of 18 arena concerts with the addition of a surprise club show at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA on 27 April 2013 where they were rehearsing.

The rehearsals for the 2013 tour took place in Burbank, United States at Center Staging for the 2013 shows.

After the last American concert on 24 June 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, the Stones returned to England to headline the Glastonbury Festival on 29 June 2013[14] (the band's first time ever participation in the festival).

On 6 & 13 July 2013, they performed two shows at Hyde Park, 44 years after the 1969 performance and 51 years after their first ever gig (12 July 1962) at the Marquee Club then situated on Oxford Street, only a mile from the Hyde Park venue.[15][16]

After the second Hyde Park concert, the band had a birthday celebration for Mick Jagger who turned 70 on 26 July 2013. The two Hyde Park shows were used for the live album Hyde Park Live as well as the concert film Sweet Summer Sun: Live in Hyde Park released 11 November 2013.

2014 tour[edit]

On 3 December 2013, The Rolling Stones announced the 14 On Fire tour, a follow-up to the 50 & Counting... tour,[17] due to start in February 2014 and visit the Middle East and Asia, Europe in summer 2014, and Australia in the fall 2014.

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show on 3 May 2013. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[18]

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
Europe[19]
25 October 2012 Paris France Le Trabendo N/A N/A
29 October 2012 Théâtre Mogador
25 November 2012 London England The O2 31,755 / 31,755 $17,100,700
29 November 2012
North America[19][20]
8 December 2012 New York City United States Barclays Center 14,471 / 14,471 $7,297,560
12 December 2012[a] Madison Square Garden N/A N/A
13 December 2012 Newark Prudential Center 27,476 / 27,476 $14,288,750
15 December 2012
27 April 2013[b] Los Angeles United States Echoplex N/A N/A
3 May 2013 Staples Center 28,313 / 28,313 $9,933,548
5 May 2013 Oakland Oracle Arena 14,133 / 14,133 $5,068,993
8 May 2013 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 12,803 / 12,803 $4,507,648
11 May 2013 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 13,327 / 13,327 $6,119,172
15 May 2013 Anaheim Honda Center 26,579 / 26,579 $8,163,662
18 May 2013
20 May 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center [c] [c]
25 May 2013 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 31,149 / 31,149 $11,526,570
28 May 2013 Chicago United States United Center 43,763 / 43,763 $16,524,615
31 May 2013
3 June 2013
6 June 2013 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre [d] [d]
9 June 2013 Montreal Bell Centre 14,654 / 14,654 $4,299,296
12 June 2013 Boston United States TD Garden 24,277 / 24,277 $7,577,375
14 June 2013
18 June 2013 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 29,894 / 29,894 $9,245,276
21 June 2013
24 June 2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 14,404 / 14,404 $4,529,226
Europe[21]
29 June 2013[e] Pilton England Worthy Farm N/A N/A
6 July 2013 London Hyde Park 130,000 / 130,000 $22,686,623
13 July 2013
Total 456,998 / 456,998 $148,869,014

Tour band[edit]

The Rolling Stones[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 12 December 2012 concert in New York City is a part of the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief.
  2. ^ The 27 April 2013 concert in Los Angeles is a surprise club show.
  3. ^ a b The score data is combined from the shows held at the Staples Center from 3 and 20 May 2013, respectively.
  4. ^ a b The score data is combined from the shows held at the Air Canada Centre from 25 May – 6 June 2013, respectively.
  5. ^ The 29 June 2013 concert in Pilton is a part of the Glastonbury Festival 2013.

Boxscore[edit]

  • Top 100 North American Mid Year Tours 2013: #1[22]
  • Total Gross: US $87.7 million
  • Total Attendance: 253,296
  • No. of concerts: 18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ They're back!
  3. ^ THE ROLLING STONES TO PLAY BARCLAYS CENTER ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 8
  4. ^ 50 AND COUNTING LONDON: SPECIAL GUESTS BILL WYMAN AND MICK TAYLOR
  5. ^ MARY J BLIGE AND JEFF BECK SPECIAL GUESTS AT TOMORROW NIGHT’S LONDON SHOW
  6. ^ ERIC CLAPTON AND FLORENCE WELCH TO JOIN THE ROLLING STONES ON STAGE TOMORROW
  7. ^ MARY J. BLIGE AND GARY CLARK JR. TO JOIN THE ROLLING STONES ON STAGE IN BROOKLYN
  8. ^ MICK TAYLOR TO JOIN THE ROLLING STONES ON STAGE DECEMBER 13 AND DECEMBER 15
  9. ^ JOHN MAYER TO JOIN THE ROLLING STONES ON STAGE TONIGHT, DECEMBER 13
  10. ^ Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys to join the Rolling Stones for a live Pay-Per-View special this Saturday
  11. ^ The Rolling Stones play surprise gig in Paris
  12. ^ Set List for the Rolling Stones’ secret gig at the Mogador, Paris
  13. ^ THE ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS AT "12–12–12" AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  14. ^ The Rolling Stones to play the Glastonbury festival
  15. ^ The Rolling Stones are back! 50 & Counting... tour hits USA and Canada
  16. ^ The Rolling Stones back in Hyde Park Saturday 6 July 2013!
  17. ^ THE ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCE 14 ON FIRE AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND DATES
  18. ^ Edna Gundersen (4 May 2013). "Pure satisfaction at Rolling Stones L.A. tour launch". USA Today. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  20. ^ North America box score:
  21. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2013/2013YearEndTop100InternationalBoxOffice.pdf
  22. ^ "Pollstar Mid Year Top 100 North American Tours 2013". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

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