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Rolling Stones setlist undergoes censorship in China

Rolling Stones have 'Honky Tonky Woman' and 'Brown Sugar' yanked from the setlist by Chinese censors
Rolling Stones have 'Honky Tonky Woman' and 'Brown Sugar' yanked from the setlist by Chinese censors
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The Rolling Stones had their setlist revised courtesy of the Chinese government, during their 14 On Fire Tour stop on March 12 at .Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena.

According to an article posted March 13 at, the legendary British rockers were required to submit their lyrics to Chinese authorities for approval prior to the show and subsequently had two of their most popular songs - "Brown Sugar" and "Honky Tonk Women" - zapped.

Censorship is nothing new to The Stones, who began making compromises with songs and song lyrics as far back as Jan. 15, 1967 when TV host Ed Sullivan famously forced the band to change their song lyrics to their single "Let's Spend The Night Together" to "Let's Spend Some Time Together."

This song, along with the two previously mentioned numbers, was also banned by Chinese Ministry of Culture at the "Satisfaction" hitmakers last appearance in the country back in 2006.

Yesterday, the first two confirmed shows in an anticipated European 14 On Fire summer tour leg were announced, which include June 7 in Landgraaf, Netherlands at Pinkpop Festival and June 28 in Werchter, Belgium at TW Classic Festival.

The Stones will perform the final date of their Asian leg on March 15 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore at the Sands Ballroom before kicking off their tour of Australia and New Zealand on March 19 in Perth, Australia at Perth Arena.

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Did you know? The Rolling Stones AEG Live produced 50 and Counting Tour helped land the legendary British rockers among the top 5 on Billboard's newly released "Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2014: The Rich List."

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