The Rolling Stones have released a new promotional video, titled "A Postcard from Asia." Taken at various stops on their recent 14 On Fire Tour overseas, the 2-minute video contains a montage of the crowds, cities, concert footage and music along with commentary from each of the legendary British rockers.
According to an article posted April 14 at NME.com, the footage for 'Postcard" was shot in Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Macau, Shanghai, as well as Singapore and provides fans with a brief taste of life on tour with The World's Greatest Rock n' Roll Band. Opening to the strains of their 1971 "Sticky Fingers" track, "Bitch," the video follows the "Satisfaction" hitmakers in exotic locations, hustling through airports while surrounded by throngs of adoring fans and provides live excerpts of The Stones performing their 1994 single "You Got Me Rocking."
The Stones themselves provide the running narrative behind the video with each member offering his impressions of their latest trek from the perspective of 50+ years of touring. Co-founding member Keith Richards observes, "To me it's like breathing to get on stage and play to people and have the exchange of energy that goes on between an audience and a performer." Guitarist Ronnie Wood adds, "It's a God given gift of the energy coming through the music and the interaction between the audience. You can just feel it." Fans can check out the footage at NME.com.
The Australian - New Zealand leg of the tour was abruptly postponed on March 17, following the March 17 death of L’Wren Scott, frontman Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend. Promoter Michael Gudinski of Frontier Touring in association with AEG Live has since confirmed that the seven postponed dates, originally booked from March 19 - April 5, have been rescheduled to take place between Oct. 15 - Nov. 22. The Stones are expected to announce the specific dates for each city on April 15.
Their European tour leg will kick off May 26 in Oslo, Norway at Telenor Arena and wrap up July 3 at in Demark the Roskilde festival. For more information, check out the band's official website at RollingStones.com.
Did you know? In preparation for the 14 On Fire Tour, The Rolling Stones rehearsed 65 songs in Bondy, France near Paris between Feb. 3 - 14.