The Rolling Stones launch their own group autobiography, "According To The Rolling Stones".


6-7th: Tour-rehearsals, Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada

8th January - 8th:  Licks US Tour (2nd leg).

8th:  Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
10th: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12th: Fleet Centre, Boston, Massachusetts
16th: Madison Square Garden, New York City
18th: Madison Square Garden, New York City The Stones perform a telecast concert in New York.
21st: United Centre, Chicago, Illinois
22nd: United Centre, Chicago, Illinois
25th: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
28th: Ford Centre Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
30th: America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona

1st: Pepsi Centre, Denver, Colorado
4th: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
6th: Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California
The Stones perform a benefit concert for global warning awareness, and are introduced by ex-President Bill Clinton.
8th: MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada

18th February - 7th April: Licks Far East Tour, incl: Australia, Japan, Singapore and their first ever concerts in India.

18th: Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
20th: Super Dome, Sydney, Australia
22nd: Super Dome, Sydney, Australia
25th: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
27th: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

1st: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
4th: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
5th: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia

10th: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
12th: Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan
15th: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
16th: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
20th: Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan
21st: Osaka Dome, Osaka, Japan

The Rolling Stones perform their first concerts in Singapore since 1965, at the Indoor Stadium.
24th: Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore
26th: Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore

28-29th: What would be the Rolling Stones' first ever concerts in China and Thailand are cancelled because of the SARS virus outbreak.


4th: Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India 
7th: Brabourne Stadium, Bombay, India

10th: The Stones' Asian tour is cut short as their first ever concert in Thailand, is cancelled because of technical problems with their aeroplane in India

 Keith Richards and Ron Wood stay behind in India for a holiday.


1st-3rd: Tour-rehearsals in Munich, Germany

The Rolling Stones hold a press conference in Munich, Germany, to discuss their European Tour.

4th June - 15th September: Licks European Tour.


4th: Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
6th: Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
8th: Circus Krone, Munich, Germany

10th: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
13th: O-Vision Zukunftspark, Oberhausen, Germany
15th: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
18th: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
20th: Festwiese, Leipzig, Germany
22nd: Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany

25th: Estadio San Mames, Bilbao, Spain
27th: Estadio Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
29th: Stadi Olimpic Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain

5th: Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France
7th: Palais Omnisports Bercy, Paris, France
9th: Stade de France, Paris, France
11th: L’Olympia,  Paris, France
13th: Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark
16th: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland
18th: Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
20th: Globen, Stockholm, Sweden
22nd: Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
24th: AOL-Arena, Hamburg, Germany

26th: Mick Jagger marked his 60th birthday on Saturday with an exclusive party in Prague.
Mick was greeted by shouts of "Happy birthday" and "We love you" as crowds gathered outside the Duplex club in Wenceslas Square.
Guests included former Czech president Vaclav Havel who befriended the Stones during their first visit to the country in 1990.
Mick had earlier spent the day in the city's Four Seasons Hotel, visiting the British embassy before heading to the party.

27th: Letenska Plan, Prague, Czech Republic
30th:The Stones interrupt their European Tour to headline a concert festival in front of nearly 500 000 in Downsview Park, Toronto, Canada, to promote the safety of the city after outbreaks of the SARS virus.

8th: EXPO-Gelaende Messe, Hannover, Germany
11th: Stadion Feijenoord/De Kuip,  Rotterdam, Holland
13th: Stadion Feijenoord/De Kuip, Rotterdam, Holland
15th: Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
16th: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
19th: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland
24th: Twickenham Rugby Ground, London, England
27th: Astoria, London, England
29th: Wembley Arena, London, England

1st September: Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
3rd September: Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
5th September: Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
7th September: Werchter Park, Werchter, Belgium
9th September: The Point, Dublin, Ireland
11th September: The Point, Dublin, Ireland 
13th September: Wembley Arena, London, England
15th September: Wembley Arena, London, England

16th September: Release of the single-SACD Includes various mixes of Sympathy For The Devil, originally recorded in June 1968  done by The Neptune's, Fatboy Slim and Full Phatt.

20th September: Twickenham Rugby Ground, London, England
22nd September: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Holland
25th September: Estadio Municipal Foietes, Benidorm, Spain
27th September: Académica de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
29th September: Feria de Muestras, Zaragoza, Spain

2nd: Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, Switzerland
It was the final phase of the European leg.

29th: The Rolling Stones attend a party in New York City to promote their upcoming concert DVD.

The Rolling Stones perform re-scheduled concerts in Hong Kong, their first ever in China

7th: Tamar Festival Site, Hong Kong, China
9th: Tamar Festival Site, Hong Kong, China

11th November: The Rolling Stones' four-DVD set chronicling the Licks Tour, Four Flicks, is released,
Including live and behind-the-scenes-footage and other musical performances from the Licks world tour 2002/2003.


12th: Mick Jagger is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London.

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