THE ROLLING STONES
1993-2004


 



July 9, 1993: The Rolling Stones start recording in Ireland for Voodoo Lounge.


July 16, 1993: The Rolling Stones attend a Bastille Day party thrown by Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall near London.


July 26, 1993: Mick Jagger celebrates his 50th birthday.


September 28, 1993: Ron Wood's live album Slide On Live is released.


October 12, 1993: The Charlie Watts Quintet's album Warm And Tender is released.



December 18, 1993: Keith Richards celebrates in New York City his 50th birthday, and his and Patti Richards' 10th wedding anniversary.



1994


May 3, 1994: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference at a New York City pier to announce their 1994-95 Voodoo Lounge World Tour.


June 14, 1994: The Rolling Stones start tour rehearsals in Toronto, Canada.


July 11, 1994: The Rolling Stones' album VOODOO LOUNGE is released.


July 19, 1994: The Rolling Stones perform a warm-up concert at the RPM Club in Toronto, Canada.


August 1 (Washington D.C.) - December 18 (Vancouver, Canada), 1994: The Rolling Stones' 1994 Voodoo Lounge North American Tour.


August 27-29, 1994: The Rolling Stones film a video clip for Out of Tears in Cleveland.


September 6, 1994: Death of Nicky Hopkins in Nashville, Tennessee.


September 8, 1994: The Rolling Stones perform at the MTV Awards in New York City.


October 22, 1994: Death of Jimmy Miller in Denver, Colorado.


November 25, 1994: The Rolling Stones perform a telecast concert in Miami, Florida.

1995


January 9-10, 1995: The Rolling Stones shoot a video clip for I Go Wild in Mexico City.


January 14  - February 25  1995: The Rolling Stones' 1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour of Latin America & Africa; their first concerts on those continents.


March 6  - April 17  1995: The Rolling Stones' 1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour of the Pacific.


May 26 - August 30 1995: The Rolling Stones' 1995 Voodoo Lounge European Tour.

June 1, 1995: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference in Stockholm to discuss the European tour.


July 1995: Mick Jagger forms a film production company, Jagged Films.


July 27, 1995: Bob Dylan opens for, and performs with, the Rolling Stones in Montpellier, France.




September 20-21, 1995: The Rolling Stones shoot a video clip for Like a Rolling Stone in London.



November 13, 1995: The Rolling Stones' hybrid studio/live album STRIPPED is released.

1996


June 10, 1996: The Charlie Watts Quintet's album Long Ago & Far Away is released.


June 29, 1996: Ron Wood performs at a concert with Bob Dylan in London.


July 4-15, 1996: The Charlie Watts Quintet tours North America.


July 5, 1996: Mick Jagger starts shooting the film Bent in Scotland.


October 14, 1996: The Rolling Stones' 1968 Rock & Roll Circus event is released on video & audio formats.


November 1996: The Rolling Stones work on demos for Bridges to Babylon.
 

1997

August 18, 1997: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference in New York City to announce their 1997-98 Bridges To Babylon North American Tour.


August 19-21, 1997: The Rolling Stones shoot a video clip for Anybody Seen My Baby? in New York City.


August 22, 1997: The Rolling Stones start tour rehearsals in Toronto, Canada.


September 4 & 18, 1997: The Rolling Stones perform warm-up club concerts in Toronto and Chicago.


September 23, 1997 (Chicago) - February 15, 1998 (Las Vegas): Bridges To Babylon North American Tour.


September 27, 1997: The Rolling Stones' album BRIDGES TO BABYLON is released.


November 11-12, 1997: The Rolling Stones shoot a video clip for Saint of Me in Los Angeles.


November 1997: Keith Richards' Wingless Angels album is released.


December 9, 1997: Birth of a son, Gabriel, to Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall.


December 12, 1997: The Rolling Stones perform a telecast concert in St. Louis, Missouri.

1998


March 12  - April 13  1998: The Rolling Stones' 1998 Bridges To Babylon Tour of Japan & South America.

April 17  - April 26  1998: The Rolling Stones perform postponed concerts in North America.


May 18, 1998: The Rolling Stones' European tour is delayed because of an injury sustained by Keith Richards at his home in Connecticut.

June 8, 1998: The Rolling Stones postpone their upcoming British concerts until June 1999 for income tax reasons.


June 10-11, 1998: The Rolling Stones hold tour rehearsals & a press conference in Munich, Germany.


June 13  - September 19  1998: The Rolling Stones' 1998 Bridges To Babylon European Tour.


August 11, 1998: The Rolling Stones perform in Russia for the first time ever, in Moscow.


September 19, 1998: The Rolling Stones' 1997-98 Bridges To Babylon Tour ends with concerts in Greece (16th)(for the 1st time in 31 years) and Turkey (1st time ever).


October 20, 1998: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards meet in Toronto, Canada, to discuss further tour plans.


November 2, 1998: The Rolling Stones' 7th live album NO SECURITY is released.

November 16, 1998: The Rolling Stones' 1999 No Security North American Tour is announced.
 


November 1998: Mick Jagger starts composing songs in France with Matt Clifford for his next solo album.

1999
January 1999: Jerry Hall files for divorce from Mick Jagger.


January 13, 1999: The Rolling Stones start tour rehearsals in San Francisco.


January 25 (Oakland, California) - April 20 (San Josť, California), 1999: The Rolling Stones' 1999 No Security North  American Tour.


May 18, 1999: A son, Lucas, is born to Mick Jagger & Luciana Morad.


May 18, 1999: The Rolling Stones hold tour rehearsals in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


May 29 (Stuttgart, Germany) - June 20 (Cologne, Germany), 1999: The Rolling Stones' 1999 Bridges To Babylon European Tour.

September 14, 1999: Keith Richards performs with Sheryl Crow in Central Park, New York City.
 

2000

March 30, 2000: Mick Jagger opens The Mick Jagger Centre at Dartford Grammar School in Dartford, England.


April 17, 2000: Shooting begins in England for the Mick Jagger-produced film Enigma.


May 3, 2000: The Rolling Stones gather in a London pub as a memorial for a long-time personal assistant of Keith Richards', Joe Seabrook (Keith & Ron perform).


May 23, 2000: Charlie Watt's album The Charlie Watts Jim Keltner Project is released.


May 26, 2000: The Rolling Stones gather in England at Mick's mother, Eva Jagger's funeral.


June 30, 2000: Ron Wood checks into an alcohol rehabilitation clinic in London, England.



August 13, 2000: A court rules the marriage between Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall was never valid.


September 11, 2000: Death of Keith Richards' father, Bert Richards.


November 11, 2000: Mick Jagger, Ron Wood and Bill Wyman jam with Chris Jagger's band at a club in London,
where Mick opens a Kabbalah centre.


November 2000: Mick Jagger starts shooting for his role in the film The Man From Elysian Fields in Los Angeles.

2001


February 14, 2001: The Charlie Watts Quintet performs in London, England.

March 6, 2001: Keith Richards performs at an environmental benefit concert in New York City.

March 19, 2001: Keith Richards inducts Johnnie Johnson & James Burton at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards in New York City.

April 30, 2001: Keith Richards performs with Sheryl Crow & Kid Rock in New York City.

June 4-16, 2001: The augmented Charlie Watts Tentet performs concerts at Ronnie Scott's in London.

June 14, 2001: The Rolling Stones hold a "summit" meeting in their London offices to discuss tour plans for the following year.

July 15, 2001: Ron Wood performs with Bob Dylan in Kilkenny, Ireland.

September 11  2001: Mick Jagger:

I was in a state of shock, because my daughter Elizabeth lives about 15 blocks away in New York City. We couldn't get through. In the evening, we managed to get through via South Africa, which was really weird. What I feel from a l lot of my American friends, although they're not really able to put it into words, is a sense of violation. It's a horrible thing to have that feeling broken - that America was this place where they all felt safe. We've lived (in England) for the last 30 years with that - people who would throw bombs in pubs and shopping malls, where innocent people were. I've been in several situations where that's happened, where you would hear a bomb go off. It was very scary. With terrorism, whether you kill 5 people or 5000, it is still a disregard for normal human values, what you expect in a civilized society. I never believed in violence as a way of achieving the political ends that we mentioned in songs like Street Fighting Man. The people that believe in it - I have no time for them whatsoever, no time for the romantic notions that surround them... I lived in New York City for a long time so I have a huge sympathy with the town. I identified with it perhaps more than any other city in the United States so I know it very well. Yeah, you feel a great closeness especially when there's trouble, you do.


September 24, 2001: The royal premiere of Enigma, with Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman & Prince Charles attending.

October 6, 2001: Mick Jagger & Bill Wyman jam with Bob Geldof at the latter's birthday party in England.

October 20, 2001: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform at the September 11 benefit Concert for New York at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

October 29 - November 3, 2001: The Charlie Watts Tentet performs in Tokyo, Japan.

November 6-11, 2001: The Charlie Watts Tentet performs in New York City.

November 12, 2001: Mick Jagger's 4th solo album Goddess In The Doorway is released.

November 15, 2001: Mick Jagger performs a solo concert in Los Angeles.

 


November 19, 2001: Ron Wood's 6th solo album Not For Beginners is released.

November 22, 2001: US TV airs the documentary Being Mick.



December 8-12, 2001: Ron Wood performs a mini solo tour of Ireland and England.
Late 2001:
Mick Jagger about Stones in the near future:
I can ensure you that the Rolling Stones will go out on tour again, only at this point I can't say exactly when. It will, however, be in the foreseeable future... I don't think we ever intended to do any touring this year. We were always talking about working next year and we've been planning what we're going to do. We're going to be working next year which is coming up to our 40th anniversary... I think there should be something new and good out there but what it's going to be, I don't know... The last tour was so long, I don't think Keith and Ronnie would want to do that again. Strange things happen to you on a tour that long. No matter how rooted you are, it plays with your perspective on life. It's too long to be getting so much attention. I don't feel I'm being creative enough on tour. I know how Honky Tonk Women goes by now and I don't need a lot of my faculties to sing it. A tour like that becomes a test of how strong you can be. It becomes a fitness thing, which isn't really where you want to be... The Stones would keep going even if they all died... I don't know how long the Stones will keep performing. For as long as they can still do it with some sense of dignity, I suppose. And some sense of energy. Which will hopefully be for a little bit longer.


2002
January 2002: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards recover voice-overs for a future episode of TV's The Simpson's.


Winter/Spring 2002: Ron Wood undergoes a successful alcohol rehabilitation in Tucson, Arizona.


April 14, 2002: Keith Richards performs with Willie Nelson in Nashville, Tennessee.


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



May 13, 2002: The Rolling Stones start a month of recording sessions in Paris, France.


June 15, 2002: The Queen of England announces Mick Jagger will be knighted.

July 12, 2002: The 40th anniversary date of the Rolling Stones' first ever public performance.

Keith Richards: The 40th anniversary tour?

When a band has stayed together this long, there is a certain secret professional pride in that. But I don't think any of us would go around saying that - certainly not to each other, or even to ourselves. I guess there's just a thing in our society about decades - numbers that end in zero. I don't know why... I'm timeless now, I'm beyond time. But also on the other hand, to us it's another tour and this is what we love doing and it just happens to come 40 years after we started... We're not here for nostalgia, we're not here to light the birthday candles or anything like that. But it's very nice to be 40 years old in the band. (Laughs) I'm a lot older in real life, (touring) keeps me young.


July 18, 2002: The Rolling Stones start tour rehearsals in Toronto, Canada.


July 19, 2002: Long-time Stones guitar technician Chuch Magee dies of a heart attack.


August 16, 2002: The Rolling Stones perform a warm-up concert at Toronto's Palais Royale.



September 3 (Boston) - November 30 (Las Vegas), 2002: The Rolling Stones' 2002 leg of their 2002-03 Licks North American Tour,

which features 3 distinctive types of concerts (club, arena & stadium).


September 30, 2002: The Rolling Stones' FORTY LICKS retrospective double CD is released.


October 21, 2002: Bill Wyman releases the book Rolling With The Stones.

2003
January 8 (Montreal, Canada) - February 8 (Las Vegas), 2003: The Rolling Stones' 2003 leg of their 2002-03 Licks North American Tour.


January 18, 2003: The Rolling Stones perform a telecast concert in New York City.


February 6, 2003: The Rolling Stones perform a benefit concert for global warning awareness in Los Angeles, and are introduced by ex-President Bill Clinton.


February 18 (Montreal, Canada) - April 7 (Mumbai, India), 2003: The Rolling Stones' 2003 Licks Far East Tour, which includes Australia, Japan, Singapore and their first ever concerts in India.


March 28-April 10, 2003: What would be the Rolling Stones' first ever concerts in China and Thailand are cancelled because of the SARS virus outbreak.


June 4 (Munich, Germany) - October 2 (Zurich, Switzerland), 2003: The Rolling Stones' 2003 Licks European Tour.


June 5, 2003: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference in Munich, Germany, to discuss their European Tour.


July 26, 2003: Mick Jagger celebrates his 60th birthday.


July 30, 2003: The Rolling Stones interrupt their European Tour to headline a concert festival in front of nearly 500 000 in Toronto, Canada, to promote the safety of the city after outbreaks of the SARS virus.


Mid-August 2003: The Rolling Stones launch their own group autobiography, According To The Rolling Stones.



October 29, 2003: The Rolling Stones attend a party in New York City to promote their upcoming concert DVD.


November 7-9, 2003: The Rolling Stones perform re-scheduled concerts in Hong Kong, their first ever in China.


November 10, 2003: The Rolling Stones' 4-disc concert DVD Four Flicks is released.


 November 2003: Mick Jagger says:

I can't see us stopping. Not at the moment. Maybe we won't tour as we did - 16 months non-stop - but more regularly. I don't like to stay away from the stage too long, but I don't see us as just a live act. I think we have to do a record soon. Being a live band gives you instant gratification. Records don't.


December 12, 2003: Mick Jagger is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London.

2004
Early March 2004: The Rolling Stones hold a new "summit" meeting in Paris, France to discuss future plans.


March 15, 2004: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger are present at the annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies
in New York City to induct, respectively, ZZ Top and Jann Wenner.

April 5-17, 2004: The Charlie Watts Tentet performs at Ronnie Scott's in London.

April 8, 2004: Ron Wood performs at a Ronnie Lane tribute concert in London.

May 3-5, 2004: Keith Richards performs onstage in Los Angeles with Waddy Wachtel, then with Willie Nelson,
Merle Haggard, Kid Rock & Jerry Lee Lewis.

May 20, 2004: The Rolling Stones' concert DVD Toronto Rocks, from the July 30, 2003, Downsview Park festival, is released.

May 24, 2004: Keith Richards performs at a neighbourhood club, The Boxcar, in Southport, Connecticut, with
David Honey boy Edwards and Rocky Lawrence.


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