Rolling Stones and their adventurous guitarist, Keith Richards, will continue with the European leg of their 'Bigger Bang' tour from July 14th in Italy, it was confirmed today.
Richards sustained a head injury in early May [read: Keith Richards given all clear]
which led to the band clearing their live itinerary in June and early July.
"Excuse me. I fell off my perch," 62-year-old Richards said in a statement today. "Sorry to disrupt everyone's plans but now it's full steam ahead. Ouch."
The band now plan to restart their 'A Bigger Bang' European Tour at the world famous San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy on Tuesday, 11 July 2006, a show that was originally due to take place on June 22 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
A number of the dates have yet to be rescheduled, and the press release goes on to say, "The Rolling Stones will be 21 stadium dates in 11 countries across Europe and these shows will be all the Stones will be doing in the summer of 2006. Concert promoters CPI/TNA have made every effort to accommodate fans in as many countries and cities as possible.
The new tour itinerary is as follows:
11 - San Siro, Milan Italy
14 ? Ernst Happel, Vienna, Austria
16 ? Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
19 ? AWD ? Arena, Hanover, Germany
21 ? Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
23 ? Rhein ? Energie Stadion, Koln, Germany
28 ? Stade De France, Paris, France
31 ? Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland
3 ? Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart, Germany
5 ? Dubendorf Airfield, Zurich, Switzerland
8 ? Le Palais Nikala, Nice, France
12 ? Estadio Do Dragao, Porto, Portugal
14 ? Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain
16 ? Estadio Santo Domingo, El Ejido, Spain
20 ? Twickenham Stadium, London, UK
22 ? Twickenham Stadium, London, UK
25 ? Hampden Park, Glasgow, UK
27 ? Don Valley Sheffield, UK
29 ? Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, UK
1 ? Koengen, Bergen, Norway
3 ? Forum Horsens, Horsens, Denmark
All tickets purchased for previous itinerary are valid.
The Rolling Stones concerts that were originally scheduled to take place in Barcelona, Madrid, (Spain) Brussels (Belgium), Gothenburg (Sweden), St Petersburg (Russia), Brno (Czech Republic), Warsaw (Poland), Athens (Greece), Zagreb (Croatia), and Frankfurt (Germany) are POSTPONED.