The Rolling Stones have posted a 14 On Fire Tour 'Thank You!' video to express their appreciation to fans who supported the band on their recent European leg. The legendary British rockers wrapped up their sold out 14-show trek on July 3 with a headline performance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival.
Posting an update on July 17 to their official website at RollingStones.com, the post contains a map bearing The Stones' 14 On Fire logo, which shows all 14 cities on the tour, as well as 2:22 minute recap video. The clip contains a visual montage of the cities played, backstage footage, live shots of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers performing their 1998 single "Out of Control," as well as comments from each of the bandmembers.
The "Satisfaction" hitmakers also provide some interesting tour statistics in the post, giving them good reason to be thankful. They reveal the European trek produced, "14 sold out shows played , 15,000+ miles travelled and 782,000 fans rocked!"
Among the video comments made by each member, drummer Charlie Watts' remarks are probably the most revealing and encouraging to fans. The 73-year-old Stones anchor man says, "It certainly won't be the last show. We've always been a playing band. It's what we do."
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 have topped a newly compiled list by Billboard ranking the top 25 live artists of the last 25 years. The legendary British rockers beat out fellow box office heavyweights, including: U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Bon Jovi to win top honours.