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Rolling Stones invite fans inside Paris rehearsals; Singapore added to 2014 tour

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The Rolling Stones have been spending much of February 2014 rehearsing in Paris for their "14 on Fire" tour. And on Feb. 14, 2014, the band invited about 27 lucky fans into the rehearsal studios to watch a performance, according the Rolling Stones fan blog Rocker Paris.

According to Rocker Paris: "They picked up the first 27 fans that were waiting in front of the studio. Too bad that many (around 20) couldn't get in. There were also a few invited guests of the band." (See the set list at the end of this article.) The fans were not allowed to bring cameras, phones and other photo/video/audio recording devices into the rehearsal space. According to Rocker Paris, the fans were not invited to watch the entire rehearsals, but did get to see the most of the songs that the Rolling Stones performed during these rehearsals.

On Nov. 8, 2012, the Rolling Stones also invited about 32 fans into the band's "50 and Counting" tour rehearsals in Paris.

Before they launch a new tour, the Rolling Stones have a tradition of doing a "surprise" warm-up show at a nightclub in or near the city where they rehearse for the tour. The tickets for these "surprise" shows usually go on sale the day of the show and are usually low-priced tickets. To prevent scalping, the Rolling Stones usually require that the tickets have to be bought in person, with a limit of one or two tickets per buyer.

Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones have added Singapore to the "14 on Fire" tour. The Stones will perform in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom on March 15, 2014. Tickets went on sale on Feb. 14, 2014.

As previously reported, the Rolling Stones are planning to take their "14 on Fire" tour to Europe in the summer of 2014, according to a Pollstar report published on Feb. 4, 2014. The European tour dates have not been announced yet, but Pollstar reports that Sensible Events chief Andrew Zweck is the coordinator for the tour's European concerts, and he "will be working on a consultancy basis for AEG Live, which is handling the business for the rest of the world."

Meanwhile, on Feb. 3, 2014, the Rolling Stones began rehearsing in Paris for their "14 on Fire" tour, according to It's Only Rock 'N Roll, a Rolling Stones fan site. (See the rehearsal set lists at the end of this article.)

On Dec. 3, 2013, the Rolling Stones began announcing concert dates in Asia, Australia and New Zealand for their "14 on Fire" tour of 2014. The announcements were made on the Rolling Stones' official Internet outlets. Frontier Touring and AEG Live are the concert promoters for the tour in Australia and New Zealand.

As previously reported, the band's first concert that was announced on the "14 on Fire" tour was March 22, 2014, at the re-opened Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Tickets went on sale on Nov. 25, 2013. Not surprisingly, the concert sold out.

The Rolling Stones' previous tour of Australia and New Zealand was in 2006, as part of their "A Bigger Bang" world tour.

For the Down Under tour dates in 2014, the Rolling Stones announced: "A limited selection of 'lucky dip' seats from each venue will also be available to purchase at a very special price of just $99 via www.rollingstones.com on Monday, 16 December (from 9am local time), ensuring that some of even the best tickets can be snapped up for a bargain by genuine fans."

In a statement, Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger commented on the 2014 tour dates Down Under: “Can’t wait to reconnect with all our friends in Australia & New Zealand. It’s been a while since we’ve played to you all, so we are looking forward to being back on stage & playing your favorite songs.”

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards added: “We all had such a ball this year and so we wanted to keep it going! The energy between the band is better than ever and we’re all looking forward to coming back Down Under. I can’t wait to get back on the stage with the boys.”

Frontier Touring’s Michael Gudinski said, “It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to bring the legendary Stones back down under and I cannot say how excited I am about their 2014 tour. With just one night only confirmed for each city plus a very special one-off concert at Hanging Rock, this tour will be talked about for decades to come.”

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who was a special guest on the Rolling Stones' "50 and Counting" concerts in 2012 and 2013, will continue to be a special guest on the Rolling Stones "14 on Fire" tour.

According to an announcement made by the Rolling Stones: "The stage design for the indoor concerts is based on the band’s ubiquitous tongue and lips logo, which extends out into the audience. The exclusive ‘Tongue Pit’ GA Standing area inside the stage will give a limited number of fans in this area an incomparable 360-degree concert experience. Known for their groundbreaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones show."

Here are the announced dates for the "14 on Fire" tour:

Feb. 21, 2014: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -- Du Arena, Yas Island

Feb. 26, 2014: Tokyo -- Tokyo Dome

March 4, 2014: Tokyo -- Tokyo Dome

March 6, 2014: Tokyo -- Tokyo Dome

March 9, 2014: Cotai, Macau -- Cotai Arena

March 12, 2014: Shanghai -- Mercedes-Benz Arena

March 15, 2014: Singapore -- Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom

March 19, 2014: Perth, Australia -- Perth Arena

March 22, 2014: Adelaide, Australia -- Oval

March 25, 2014: Sydney -- Allphones Arena

March 28, 2014: Melbourne, Australia -- Rod Laver Arena

March 28, 2014: Macedon Ranges, Australia -- Hanging Rock

April 2, 2014: Brisbane, Australia -- Entertainment Centre

April 5, 2014: Auckland, New Zealand -- Mount Smart Stadium

And here are the set lists of the Rolling Stones' "14 on Fire" rehearsals in Paris. (Sources: It's Only Rock 'N Roll and Rocker Paris)

Feb. 3, 2014

Bitch
All Down the Line
It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It)
Just My Imagination
Live With Me
You Got Me Rocking
Paint It Black
Respectable
Rocks Off
Beast of Burden
Dead Flowers
Shine a Light

Feb. 4, 2014

Get Off of My Cloud
The Last Time
Emotional Rescue
Route 66
Shattered
Street Fighting Man
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
It's All Over Now
Sway
Wild Horses
Midnight Rambler
Who Do You Love
Some Girls
Out of Control
Loving Cup

Feb. 5, 2014

You Got Me Rocking
All Down the Line
Rocks Off
Honky Tonk Women
Doom and Gloom
Emotional Rescue
Waiting on a Friend
Some Girls
If You Can't Rock Me
Bitch
Angie
Ruby Tuesday
Silver Train
Out of Control
Paint It Black

Feb. 6, 2014

Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
She Was Hot
Sympathy for the Devil
Memory Motel
If You Can't Rock Me
Silver Train
Can't You Hear Ne Knocking
Fool to Cry
Let's Spend the Night Together
It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It)
Far Away Eyes
Love in Vain
Slipping Away

Feb. 7, 2014

Silver Train
Ventilator Blues (intro only)
Sway
Get Off of My Cloud
Let It Bleed
Live With Me
Respectable
Angie
Streets of Love
She's So Cold
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Doom and Gloom
Emotional Rescue
Moonlight Mile
Shine a Light

Feb. 10, 2014

Slipping Away
Happy
Before They Make Me Run
Tumbling Dice
All Down the Line
Bitch
Brown Sugar
Worried About You
Moonlight Mile
Silver Train
Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Rocks Off
Loving Cup
Gimme Shelter
Out of Control
Streets of Love
You Can't Always Get What You Want

Feb. 11, 2014

Till the Next Goodbye
Paint It Black
Shattered
Honky Tonk Women
Emotional Rescue
Beast of Burden
Get Off of My Cloud
If You Can't Rock Me
Some Girls
Love in Vain
She Was Hot
Midnight Rambler
Live With Me
When the Whip Comes Down
Streets of Love
Fool to Cry

Feb. 12, 2014

Let It Bleed
She's So Cold
Doom and Gloom
Last Time
Shine a Light
Dead Flowers
Can't You Hear Me Knocking
All Down the Line
It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Let's Spend the Night Together
Ruby Tuesday
Silver Train
Start Me Up
Street Fighting Man
You Got Me Rocking
Sway
One More Shot

Feb. 13, 2014

Slipping Away
Bitch
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Just My Imagination
Rocks Off
Out of Control
Angie
Waiting on a Friend
Brown Sugar
Sympathy for the Devil
Sweet Virginia
Emotional Rescue
Till the Next Time
Far Away Eyes
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
That's How Strong My Love Is
Beast of Burden
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Memory Motel
Wild Horses

Feb. 14, 2014

You Got Me Rocking
It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It)
Shattered
Emotional Rescue
Doom and Gloom*
She's So Cold*
Silver Train (with Mick Taylor)*
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)*
Miss You*
Slipping Away (with Mick Taylor)*
Before They Make Me Run*
Paint It Black*
Honky Tonk Women*
Tumbling Dice*
Sympathy for the Devil*
Gimme Shelter
Brown Sugar
Jumpin' Jack Flash
You Can't Always Get What You Want
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

*Performed in front of invited fans

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