- Title: GERMANY: Rolling Stones start tour of Germany with concert in Munich
- Date: 20th July 2006
- Summary: MUNICH, GERMANY (JULY 16, 2006) (REUTERS) PEOPLE SITTING ON BEER BENCH OUTSIDE MUNICH'S OLYMPIC STADIUM AS CONCERT GOERS ARRIVE PEOPLE WALKING AROUND SOUVENIR VENDOR SELLING KEY CHAINS MAN WEARING ROLLING STONES T-SHIRT PUTTING AWAY HIS SOUVENIR COUPLE LOOKING AT POSTER POSTER
- Embargoed: 8th August 2006 09:56
- Location: Germany
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
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- Story Text: The Rolling Stones started their tour of Germany on Sunday (July 16) with a concert in Munich.
The concert was held at Munich's Olympic stadium as part of the "A Bigger Bang" tour. The European tour kicked off in Milan five days earlier.
The start of the tour was delayed due to the injuries 62-year-old guitarist Keith Richards suffered some weeks ago when he fell off a palm tree on the Fiji islands.
Some 50,000 fans of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood were treated to classics like "Jumping Jack Flash", as well as new song "Oh no, Not You Again."
David O'Connor, a Stones fan from the English town of Rudby near Coventry tries to follow the Rolling Stones around as much as he can.
"We go to see the Stones in many places," O'Connor told Reuters Television.
"We've seen them in England, in Holland, America. We love the Stones," he said, adding, "They're the best rock and roll band in the world. Who else? The Stones!"
German Stones fan Josef Schwarz expressed admiration for his favourite band.
"We're fascinated that they would put on such a show at their age! Jumping around up there like that at 65 is incredible," he said.
The Rolling Stones will also hold concerts in the German cities of Hanover, Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart.
Performances in Nuremberg, Leipzig and Frankfurt were cancelled because of Richards' accident.
Ticket prices in Munich ranged from 90 euros (114 US dollars) to "VIP tickets" at 350 euros (444 US dollars).
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