Jagger and company roll into town in style


  • AseanPlus News
  • Monday, 24 Mar 2003

TWO chartered planes, two stretch limousines, three coaches, four mini-vans and more than 70 rooms at the The Ritz Carlton Millenia – the Rolling Stones arrived in style on Saturday. 

Sir Mick Jagger, 60, guitarists Keith Richards, 60, and Ron Woods, 56, and drummer Charlie Watts, 62, flew in on Singapore Airlines planes, touching down at 9.40pm after a seven-hour flight from Osaka, Japan. 

The British legends are playing two concerts – one today and the other on Wednesday night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. 

Richards, wearing a jacket and jeans, spread his arms out wide when asked what he was looking forward to most here. “The lovely weather!” he said. 

For Woods, it was “playing to a whole new audience.” 

The two concerts In Singapore cost Hong Kong-based organiser Live Limited more than S$3.5mil (RM7.35mil) to stage. 

The most expensive tickets are S$499 (RM1,047) each. 

The gigs are part of the Rolling Stones Licks World Tour, and the band has flown in the entire production, including a specially-designed stage, more than a hundred tonnes of equipment, a light-and-sound system and their own 120-strong team. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network 

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