Rolling Stones Touring Again After Death Of Mick Jagger's Girlfriend
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.27.2014
After a two month break...
Reuters reports that The Rolling Stones have resumed their world tour after it was postponed in March due to the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott. The band performed last night in Oslo, Norway in front of 20,000 fans. The band first played the city in 1965. Jagger said he was happy to be back.
The band played songs like "Satisfaction", "Brown Sugar" and "Sympathy for the Devil". The show is the first date of a European tour that will next visit Lisbon and Zurich.
The band previously postponed dates in Australia and New Zealand to mourn Scott, who died at the age of 49 due to a suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Jagger wrote on his website after her death that he was trying to understand "how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way."
He didn't mention Scott during the concert. The Australian and New Zealand shows have been moved to October and November. Norwegian media praised the performance, as well as Jagger who joked, danced, ran back and forth and pirouetted on the stage.
Jagger told the audience the band asked people to request songs over the Internet and said the favorite was A-Ha's "Take On Me". He said the singing was too high-pitched for him and instead he performed the Stones' "Let's Spend the Night Together."
Ronnie Wood mimed cradling a baby at one point and Jagger explained that his grandchild was born recently.