Ladies and Gentleman they are back! The most eagerly anticipated concert of years and the entertainment opening of the world class Adelaide Oval in 2014 were announced today as rock icons The Rolling Stones confirm their long awaited return to the stage in Australia with a spectacular show. The date, unveiled today, is Saturday 22 March 2014. This special Adelaide show continues the exhilarating celebration of the band’s five decades, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Woods bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 25 November 2013 from 9am ACST – for further details see below.
Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-1974, will be a special guest for this concert. The stage design for this show includes a massive ramp, over 30 metres long, which extends right into the audience allowing the Stones to interact directly with their audience. Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show.
This is easily going to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, stage and production Adelaide has ever seen with nearly 60 trucks required for all the staging and production. It will be the only show in Australia featuring this level of outdoor production. The Rolling Stones are really looking forward to this huge concert to open this iconic new venue: Mick Jagger said: “It’s great to be invited to Adelaide to open the historic Oval…we’re really looking forward to doing this gig, it will be the first time we’ve been to Adelaide in nearly 20 years, so see you there!” Keith Richards said: “Hi everyone down in Adelaide, it’s been a while since we were in your back yard… see you on March 22 when we’ll take over your new stadium and make it our own, look forward to it”. Tony Cochrane from iEC said “Adelaide Oval and the Government asked me to come up with the biggest night I could think of for this one off event to re-open Adelaide Oval – that made it easy – it had to be The Rolling Stones and it had to be on a massive scale! ” The Rolling Stones were recently crowned the ‘Best Live Band” at the NME Awards in London, and over the past 12 months have thrilled fans with the release of a ground-breaking new documentary, ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, a greatest hits collection, ‘GRRR!’, a massive US tour and a ground-breaking, back to back, sold out set of two historic Hyde Park concerts in the UK in front of 120,000, which are chronicled in a new concert film ‘Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live’. The Adelaide concert will be promoted by IEC in association with Frontier/AEG Live.
More Rolling Stones concerts in Australia, and one in New Zealand, will be announced by Frontier Touring & AEG Live in the next few weeks.
Adelaide Oval SMA CEO Andrew Daniels said The Rolling Stones would be the first of many great acts to come to South Australia as a result of the redeveloped Adelaide Oval. “This is testament to the investment that has gone into this venue and the fact that it has well and truly put South Australia back on the map for global acts,” Mr Daniels said.“To have The Rolling Stones perform at what will be the first major non-sporting event at Adelaide Oval is outstanding and we’re thrilled it will take place at our new stadium.”
The Directors of International Entertainment Consulting (iEC) have produced or promoted over 400 entertainment and sporting events worldwide. iEC is led by company directors, Tony Cochrane and Thea Jeanes-Cochrane with collectively over 50 years of diverse industry experience. Based out of Australia and London, iEC pride themselves on being the leading originators in entertainment productions, special events and touring exhibitions, offering a turnkey approach.
During his career Tony has toured some of world’s most prestigious acts including; Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., The Main Event starring John Farnham, Anthony Warlow and Olivia Newton John; COLD CHISEL (reformation tour); Clive James, Whitney Houston, Grease – The Arena Spectacular Arena Tour; Steve Winwood; The Beach Boys; and Theatre productions such as Hairspray on Broadway; Annie; The Sound of Music. www.iecons.com.au
ABOUT Frontier and AEG Live
Frontier Touring, part of Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group, is one of the most respected, long-standing and proactive concert promoters in Australasia. Formed in 1979, Frontier has played a fundamental role in entertaining Australians and New Zealanders across three decades and developing the live music scene in the region. Since its inception, Frontier has toured some of the world¹s most established and exciting artists, from Guns N’ Roses to Sleigh Bells, Kylie to Blur, Justin Timberlake to JLO, Billy Joel to Regina Spektor, The Eagles to The Strokes and everything in between. In the past year alone, Frontier has brought out Bruce Springsteen, alt-J, Miike Snow, Vampire Weekend, Ed Sheeran, Morrissey, Neil Young and Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular to name just a few. www.frontiertouring.com
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. AEG Live’s touring divisions of Concerts West, Atlanta Worldwide Touring, The Messina Group, AEG Live New York and Europe, and Marshall Arts consistently promotes and produces top 10 international tours. The company-currently produces residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival www.aeglive.com
The Rolling Stones at Adelaide Oval
Saturday 22 March 2014
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale from
11.00am ACST on Thursday 21 November until 6.00pm ACST Friday 22 November (or earlier if pre-sale allocation is exhausted)
General public tickets will go on sale at 9.00am ACST Monday 25 November
Ticket prices will start at $79 for General Admission tickets.