By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The Rolling Stones (pictured, right) staged an eye-popping
The rockers, whose tours have been among the top-grossing
"We had a very interesting first-time experience on the
The tour, their first since their top-grossing 1999 tour, will
The band's Web site lists Ohio concert dates in Cleveland at Gund Arena on Oct. 14 and in Columbus on Oct. 20.
When asked why the band was heading out once again -
The tour is expected to rake in millions of dollars. The Stones
"Any year that they have toured, they have produced the biggest
This time around, the band will play clubs as well as stadiums
Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood looked as if
They had even more fun at the news conference, cracking jokes as
When one asked if they would do any songs from the past,
One reporter reminded Jagger about a 1972 comment -
"How old are you going to be and when are you going to get sick
"Who knows if we're going to do 'Satisfaction' on this tour?"
About 300 fans turned out for a chance to see the legendary
"I wanted to be able to say that I saw their blimp come down,"
"I've seen the last three tours," said Richard Bell, who
Bongiovanni said unlike some aging rock bands, the Stones are
Tour promoter Michael Cohl said tickets for the first few dates
Among the opening acts: Sheryl Crow, No Doubt, Buddy Guy and
The group has not released an album since 1998's "No
Jagger said they're just beginning to work on the new material
"It's a minor problem," joked Richards.