Mick Jagger and Keith Richards work on for the Rolling Stones' upcoming recording sessions.

Ron Wood undergoes a successful alcohol rehabilitation in Tucson, Arizona.

7th: The Stones land in New York City from a blimp and announce their world tour for 2002-03.

13th -7th June : The Rolling Stones record new material for the first time in five years, at Guillaume Tell Studios in Suresne, France,

5th: The Queen of England announces Mick Jagger will be knighted.

12th: The 40th anniversary date of the Rolling Stones' first ever public performance.

15th - 18th: Tour-rehearsals at Crescent Private School, Toronto, Canada.

19th: Long-time Stones guitar technician Chuch Magee dies of a heart attack.

22nd - 22nd August: Tour-rehearsals at Old Masonic Temple, Toronto, Canada.
31st: The Rolling Stones attend the funeral of Chuch Magee in Marquette, Michigan

16th: Palais Royale, Toronto, Canada  

28th - 2nd September: Tour-rehearsals at Fleet Center and Gillette  Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts

3rd September - 30th November: Licks US Tour (1st leg).

3rd: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts
5th: Gillette Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts
8th: Orpheum Theater, Boston, Massachusetts
10th: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
13th: Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois
16th: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois 
18th: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20th: First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22nd: Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
26th: Madison Square Garden, New York City 
28th: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

30th: The double album compilation, Forty Licks, is released

Double-CD "40 LICKS"
                 DISC 1:
 Street Fighting Man (MJ/KR)
 Gimmie Shelter (MJ/KR)
 Satisfaction (MJ/KR)
 The Last Time (MJ/KR)
 Jumpin' Jack Flash (MJ/KR)
 You Can't Always Get What You Want  (MJ/KR)
 19th Nervous Breakdown  (MJ/KR)
 Under My Thumb  (MJ/KR)
 Not Fade Away  (Petty/Hardin)
 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? (MJ/KR)
 Sympathy for the Devil (MJ/KR)
 Mother's Little Helper (MJ/KR)
 She's a Rainbow  (MJ/KR)
 Get Off of My Cloud  (MJ/KR)
 Wild Horses (MJ/KR)
 Ruby Tuesday  (MJ/KR)
 Paint It Black  (MJ/KR)
 Honky Tonk Women  (MJ/KR)
 It's All Over Now (B Womack/S Womack)
 Let's Spend the Night Together (MJ/KR)
                 DISC 2:
 Start Me Up  (MJ/KR)
 Brown Sugar  (MJ/KR)
 Miss You  (MJ/KR)
 Beast of Burden  (MJ/KR)
 Don't Stop  (MJ/KR)   New
 Happy  (MJ/KR)
 Angie  (MJ/KR)
 You Got Me Rocking (MJ/KR)
 Shattered  (MJ/KR)
 Fool to Cry  (MJ/KR)
 Love Is Strong (MJ/KR)
 Mixed Emotions (MJ/KR)
  Keys to Your Love (MJ/KR)   New
 Anybody Seen My Baby?  (MJ/KR)
 Stealing My Heart  (MJ/KR)   New
 Tumbling Dice (MJ/KR)
 Undercover of the Night  (MJ/KR)
 Emotional Rescue  (MJ/KR)
 It's Only Rock 'n Roll (MJ/KR)
 Losing My Touch (MJ/KR)  New

30th: Roseland Ballroom, New York City

4th: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
5th: Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
12th: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
14th: Donít Stop CD-single is released

14th: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
16th: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
18th: Skydome, Toronto, Canada
20th: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
22nd: Office Depot Center, Sunrise, Florida
23rd: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
26th: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
31st: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

2nd: Edison Field, Anaheim, California
3rd: Rehearsals- Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, California
4th: Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, California
6th: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington
8th: Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, California
9th: Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, California
12th: Arena, Oakland, California
14th: Sports Arena, San Diego, California
16th: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
23rd: SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
25th: Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee
29th: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
30th: The  Stones close the Licks North American Tour 2002, with arena show at MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada

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