THE ROLLING STONES CHRONICLE

1999
 

We don't wanna go home


January 11-20, 1999: The Rolling Stones hold tour rehearsals at the Fillmore in San Francisco,
    California for the upcoming No Security tour.
 

    January 12, 1999: Following (accurate) reports that Brazilian model Luciana Morad is carrying Mick Jagger's child,
        Jerry Hall finally gets serious and files for divorce in London's High Court, thus ending their 22-year-relationship.
 

January 21-23, 1999: The Rolling Stones' rehearsals continue in Oakland, before winding up again at
    the Fillmore.
 

January 25, 1999: The Rolling Stones open their 1999 No Security North American Tour at the Oakland
    Arena in California. The more intimate, arena-only tour features significantly higher-priced tickets
    then the previous year and a redesigned set based on the No Security theme. The setlist is also
    overhauled as the Rolling Stones kick off the concerts with Jumpin' Jack Flash and feature rarer and
    never-before-performed songs such as You Got the Silver, Route 66, Moonlight Mile, I Got the Blues,
    Get Off of My Cloud and the timely Some Girls.
 
 

Keith Richards (1999): Casanova Mick

I find it quite easy to detach myself from Mick's private life but then it's ludicrous because it's not private at all. I sometimes see what the old bugger wants in life, he's intent on being Casanova or Don Juan. He's always looking for it, which is a little cruel on his loved ones. But he's always been like that. I don't talk to Mick about his love life, because it's like Whoops! You've skidded on another banana skin!


 

January 27, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.
 

January 29-30, 1999: For the third time in a year, Mick Jagger catches laryngitis and the Rolling Stones'
    two concerts in San Jose are postponed.
 

February 2-4, 1999: The Rolling Stones resume their tour, performing in Denver and Salt Lake City.
 

February 6-11, 1999: The Rolling Stones return to California, playing another show at the Arco Arena in
    Sacramento and two at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim near Los Angeles.
 

February 15-17, 1999: The Rolling Stones head out for the midwest and perform in Minneapolis,
    followed by their first ever appearance in the state of North Dakota in Fargo.
 

February 19-22, 1999: The Rolling Stones play a concert at Milwaukee's Bradley Center, then perform
    for the first time in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
 

February 25, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform the only Canadian concert of the tour at the Air Canada
    Center in Toronto, before a week's rest.
 

March 3-5, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform two concerts in Florida, first in Miami, followed by, for
    the first time, Fort Lauderdale.
 

March 7-11, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform two concerts at Washington D.C.'s MCI Arena, followed
    by a show in Pittsburgh.
 

    March 13, 1999: Keith Richards attends the heavyweight championship boxing match between Evander Holyfield
        and Lennox Lewis at Madison Square Garden in New York.
 

March 15-16, 1999: The Rolling Stones play two concerts at Philadelphia's First Union Center.
 

March 20-23, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by two
    at the Fleet Center in Boston.
 

March 26-29, 1999: The Rolling Stones play the United Center in Chicago, followed by a two concerts at
    Hartford's Civic Center.
 

April 1-3, 1999: The Rolling Stones swing through Ohio and perform in Cleveland and Columbus.
 
 

Keith Richards (1999): Onstage workout

I never exercise. I would say that if you tried two and a half hours with the Stones three or four times a week with a guitar round your neck, that would do it for you. Just about. You sweat maybe a pound and a half every show.


 

April 6-8, 1999: The Rolling Stones head south and perform in Kansas City and Memphis.
 

April 10-12, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert in Oklahoma City at the Myriad
    Arena, then make a return visit to Chicago's United Center.
 

April 16, 1999: The Rolling Stones play the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
 

April 19-20, 1999: The Rolling Stones end their 1999 No Security North American Tour with their two
    rescheduled concerts at the San Jose Arena in California.
 

    May 17, 1999: In New York, Luciana Morad gives birth to Lucas Jagger, Mick Jagger's second son and seventh child.
 

May 18-24, 1999: The Rolling Stones gather together again and conduct tour rehearsals at Focus
    Studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for their upcoming return to Europe.
 

    May 22, 1999: Mick Jagger takes a day off from the Rolling Stones' rehearsals and flies to London, England, to
        catch a cricket match. Ron Wood returns to Ireland to receive a prize from the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders
        Association.
 

May 26-27, 1999: The Rolling Stones' rehearsals continue in Stuttgart, Germany.
 

May 29, 1999: The Rolling Stones kick off their 1999 Bridges to Babylon/No Security European Tour at
    Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart, Germany. The month-long tour, centered on the postponed British
    shows from 1998 but padded by additional concerts on the Continent, is made up of stadium gigs
    based on the Bridges to Babylon tour but with added elements from the recent No Security setlist/
    staging reshuffle.
 

May 31-June 2, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concerts in Imst, Austria and
    Groningen, The Netherlands.
 

June 4-6, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform their first British shows of the world tour in Edinburg,
    Scotland and Sheffield, England.
 

June 8, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform a special, club-size concert at Shepherds Bush Empire in
    London, performing rare material such as Moon Is Up and Melody. The audience includes among
    others Pete Townshend, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Sir Bob Geldof, Marianne Faithfull, Dave
    Stewart, Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls, Aerosmith, Jon Bon Jovi, Elizabeth Hurley and Lenny
    Kravitz.
 

June 11-12, 1999: The Rolling Stones perform their last ever concerts at Wembley Stadium in London.
 

June 15, 1999: The Rolling Stones head to Spain and perform for the first time in Santiago de
    Compostela.
 

June 18, 1999: The Rolling Stones return to the Netherlands and perform in Landgraaf.
 

June 20, 1999: After nearly two years, the Rolling Stones close their longest ever world tour performing
    at Müngersdorfer Stadium in Cologne, Germany. Theodora and Alexandra Richards do backup vocals
    on Sympathy for the Devil, just as Leah Wood had sang backup during Keith's segment on many gigs
    throughout 1998. The Rolling Stones have toured in six calendar years of the decade, compared to
    three in the 1980s.
 

    July 1999: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's divorce is finalized.
 

    July 23, 1999: Keith Richards appears onstage with Willie Nelson at a concert in Westport, Connecticut.
 
 

Keith Richards (2003): Getting back to Connecticut time

There's a certain period of adjustment required between the last show of a tour finishing and suddenly finding yourself back home, where there's no motorcycle escort and you still forget that the red lights mean Stop. Usually I don't go straight back home, but take off by myself or with the family, maybe to Jamaica for a month or so, where I can kick back. At the end of the Bridges to Babylon tour, for example, I made a conscious effort to be back at home, and instead of getting up at three or four in the afternoon, I'd get up at seven in the morning and drive the kids to school, readjusting my schedule. Family's family, and it's good just to be in the same time synch. When you're living at home, especially with three women, you'd better snap to.


 

    July 26, 1999: Mick Jagger throws a party for his birthday in the south of France, attended by Ron Wood, Bono,
        Elton John and Jonny Lang among others.
 

    Late July-early August 1999: Mick Jagger holidays in Iceland.
 

    August 11, 1999: Keith and Patti Richards attend the premiere of the film Mickey Blue Eyes in New York City.
 

    August 14, 1999: Charlie Watts is in Poland purchasing horses.
 

    August 18, 1999: Keith and Patti Richards attend the premiere of the Albert Brooks movie The Muse in New York City.
 

    September 1999: Mick Jagger starts work on his next solo album at his home studio in France.
 

    September 8, 1999: Keith Richards attends the tennis U.S. Open in New York.
 

    September 14, 1999: Keith Richards performs with Sheryl Crow at a huge concert in Central Park, New York.
 

    September 27, 1999: Keith Richards attends a Tom Waits concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
 

    October 14, 1999: Mick Jagger attends a party at Armani's in New York City for D'Angelo.
 
 

Keith Richards (1999): Stones crossing the millennium

People reach creative peaks at different times and you never know when it's going to come again. Especially with a team, with a band. So, in a way, I suppose the quest is: Let's find out how long a rock & roll band can go. Nobody knows because the music's not been around for that long. There's a certain missionary sense that goes unspoken amongst us.


 

    October 19, 1999: Keith Richards shows up for the premiere of Martin Scorcese's Bringing Out the Dead in New York.
 

    October 21, 1999: Mick Jagger attends a party for film director Billy Wilder in Los Angeles.
 

    November 1, 1999: Mick Jagger attends actress-singer Milla Jovovich's concert at New York City's Arlene Grocery.
 

    November 3, 1999: At the Q Awards at Park Lane Hotel in London, England, Ron Wood presents an award and
        Keith Richards receives one (the Special Merit award).
 

    November 11, 1999: In Dublin, Ireland, Mick Jagger gives an award to Bono at the MTV European Music Awards.
 

    November 1999: Mick Jagger continues demo work on Goddess in the Doorway, helped by Matt Clifford, at his
        home in France.
 

    November 16, 1999: Ron Wood joins Marianne Faithfull onstage at her concert in Shepherds Bush Empire in London,
        England.
 

    November 19, 1999: Chosen by the BBC as the song of the Millennium, It's Only Rock 'n Roll, re-recorded by various
        artists for charity, including Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, starts airing as a videoclip.
 

    December 5, 1999: Ron Wood joins Jamiroquai onstage in London at Shepherds Bush Empire on their cover of Miss
        You.
 

    December 6-8, 1999: Ron Wood performs in London studios for a BBC TV music special, along with Van Morrison,
        Jools Holland, Lonnie Donegan and others.
 
 
 
 

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