In support of their massive SIXTY world tour, the Rolling Stones are currently out on the road.
Even though they’ve been on the road for six decades, the legendary band has perfected their backstage routine, with crew members spilling the beans on what it’s like to travel with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.
After deciding on a final set list less than an hour before they go on stage, the band still likes a little bit of variety.
During their SIXTY world tour, the Rolling Stones’ crew has revealed some of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Keith Richards’ most intimate thoughts and feelings.
The band performs the same encore of Gimme Shelter and Satisfaction every night, but switches out other songs from their catalog of over 400 songs throughout the show.
It’s not just the lead singers who like to get in on the fun.
Finally, backstage, Ronnie paints a canvas of the final set list, which is then sold to fans via the band’s art store.
Although they’re constantly on the move, the three members of the band each have their own home comforts they bring with them when they perform in front of large crowds around the world.
Ronnie paints the set list to be sold to fans, MailOnline can reveal that the band likes to mix things up, deciding on their final set list less than an hour before they go out on stage,
Heather Foster Kjollesdal, the Stones‘ dressing room coordinator, discusses the band’s separate dressing rooms with Talk is Jericho podcast guest Mick Jagger, 78.
Individual tastes, not a rock band feud, are to blame for the rift in the band’s backstage area.
Not everyone wants to be in the same room as Keith because he smokes so much. Heather explains that it’s not personal animosity; they’re just different types of people.
Heather Foster Kjollesdal, the band’s dressing room co-ordinator, reveals that each band member has their own dressing room, with Keith’s containing candles, skeletons, and prints of his favorite artists like Jerry Lee Lewis, among others.
Nobody can deny the fact that Keith is a huge pirates and baggy clothing fan.’ His room reflects his personality. It’s a little more spooky and has a lot of skeleton statues. It’s fantastic; it’s my favorite space in the house. Many candles create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Ronnie, a devoted husband and father, also finds time to pursue his other interests, including art and spending time with his daughters, Alice and Gracie, both five.
‘His room is actually quite artistic.’ —J. He has a lot of inspiration in there. Just to add some color and texture, I hang drapes from a pipe in the room.
Ronnie, the father of five-year-old twin girls Alice and Gracie, also enjoys art and has easels for his girls in his room.
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A canvas, paints, and special markers are brought in. We’ll get smaller canvases for his children. Heather adds, ‘They’re also very talented artists.’
Frontman Mick, meanwhile, wants some extra room to warm up for his exhilarating on-stage routine.
‘Mick is a fan of the textured surface. Few things can be found here. It’s immaculate. I do have a small warm-up area set up. Although I’ve never seen what goes on, I’m aware that music is playing. ‘It’s more than likely that he just relaxes his muscles.’
Energetic: Frontman Mick’s primary request is for a warm-up area where he and his trainer can work together in preparation for their energizing stage routine.
A special tribute to late Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away last year at the age of 80, was omitted (pictured with Richards on a previous tour)
Trainers tell me he trains in this manner.’ ” With four or five minutes of intense training and then lowering his heart rate, he prepares for the tour. In other words, it’s a lot like interval training.”
When a song ends, the performer can talk to the audience without tiring himself out. That’s why he can sing a song, run across the stage, and then finish the song without tiring out. His abilities are out of this world.
Charlie Watts, the late drummer of the Rolling Stones, died last year at the age of 80.
Heather describes him as a gentleman to a tee. Since then, every time one of us takes out our road cases, we’re reminded of Charlie’s sign in his dressing room and exclaim “Hey Charlie.”
He’s come back to haunt us: Despite Mick’s illness with Covid, he has rejoined the tour and will perform. This week, the band’s frontman gave fans an update on his Covid-19 diagnosis, which necessitated the postponement of two shows.
After falling ill with Covid, Mick is back on the road. After the band was forced to postpone two dates of their SIXTY tour due to frontman Joe Perry’s diagnosis of Covid-19, he gave fans an update.
In a statement, the singer said he was “feeling much better” and thanked his fans for their well wishes.
‘Thank you all so much for your well wishes and messages the last few days.’ Mick posted on Instagram.
Iconic: After the band canceled the previous two shows, the legendary musician appeared in good health as he performed for fans in Milan, Italy, on June 21.
Next week, I can’t wait to get back on stage and perform again!’ A new date for Amsterdam has been set for July 7, and we’ll know as soon as possible when a new one is set for Bern. He ended by saying: Stay tuned! Mick’.
On Monday night, just hours before their Amsterdam show at the Johan Cruijff Arena was scheduled to begin, the Sympathy For The Devil rockers were forced to cancel their show after frontman Chris Cornell became ill with coronavirus.
They then said they would not be playing Wankdorf Stadium in Switzerland as originally planned.
“The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement,” they said in a new social media update. “But the safety of the audience, fellow musicians, and the touring crew must take precedence.”
The Rolling Stones will also perform at American Express Presents BST Hyde Park on June 25 and July 3 for a two-night stand.