Mick Jagger has been doing some research into a future Rolling Stones museum during the band's recently completed European tour leg. The inspiration for the idea apparently came after the charismatic frontman paid a visit to the interactive Abba tribute hosted in Stockholm, Sweden while in town for the The Stones' 14 On Fire Tour stop at the Tele2 Arena.
According to an update posted July 3 at UltimateClassicRock.com, Sir Mick asked "thousands" of questions and took dozens of photos while visiting the museum dedicated to the disbanded Swedish 70s supergroup. Ex-Abba founding member Bjorn Ulvaeus reveals that Jagger plans a museum dedicated to the "Satisfaction" hitmakers, which will employing a design similar to the Abba exhibit.
Having recently celebrated The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary with a tour, book, movie and greatest hits compilation, the rock and roll badboy arrived at the museum in superstar style, driving up in “a blacked-out Mercedes” and was “whisked inside through a hidden entrance.” Ulvaeus suggests the site dedicated to The Stones' legacy may be in London, saying “I had heard he wanted to build a similar thing in London. That is why he wanted to come here and look."
The Rolling Stones performed the final date of their 2014 European tour leg on July 3 in Denmark. The legendary British rockers capped the 14 On Fire summer trek with a headline performance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival.
Earlier this week, the band to over 40,000 fans at Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena. Along with their brisk touring schedule, The Stones were busy with individual projects. Keith Richards chatted about his love of the blues and played favourite album tracks on "My Planet Rocks, a Planet Rock radio special which aired June 29. Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts participated in a hilarious self-mocking promo for veteran British comedy troupe Monty Python's 10-night run at London's O2 Arena this month, and Ronnie Wood opened a comprehensive exhibition of his artwork at Stockholm's Walmark Gallery on July 1.
The Stones will take a couple of months off before their fall 14 On Fire Tour leg of Australia and New Zealand. Presented by Frontier Touring in association with AEG Live, the Down Under trek will run from Oct. 25 - Nov. 22 with opening night taking place at the Adelaide Oval. For more details, check out Rolling Stones.com.
Did you know? The Rolling Stones fall 14 On Fire Tour leg of Australia and New Zealand was rescheduled from March, after the tour leg was completely postponed, following the tragic death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott.