The upcoming Sydney Rolling Stones 14 On Fire concert must be close to the most anticipated rock event in the city’s music memory. It made headlines when first announced, it made headlines when cancelled earlier in the year, it made headlines when the new dates were announced, it has been making headlines since the good ol’ rockers touched down on Australian soil, the first sell-out concert in Adelaide got fantastic reviews (as did Perth)… and the rockers roll into Sydney for their Allphones Arena concert on Wednesday, November 12.
Only the Stones know what will go into their power-packed two hour show and much of the light and shade on the actual night is determined by the way the audience reacts – whatever happens it will be huge and it will be memorable!
According to the trivia buffs, the Stones have performed some 1703 gigs since they first took to the stage in 1962 and it must be hard to come up with a set-list when you consider the amazing numbers of tracks they have produced. In all those concerts, only four songs have made the cut more than 1000 times – Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Tumbling Dice and Honky Tonk Women… and two others have been on the playlist more than 800 times – Start Me Up and (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (which closed the Adelaide and Perth shows).
That’s not to say the concert will be predictable – in Adelaide they even did a cover of Like a Rolling Stone with Mick quipping, “Thank you Bob Dylan for writing that for us… he’s such a sweetheart when you get to know him.”
If you are flying into Sydney for the concert at Allphones Arena, Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel is perfect for all your accommodation needs.