Thursday, February 4, 2016

VIDEO: Rolling Stones kick off South American tour in Chile

The Rolling Stones kicked off the South American leg of their ongoing world tour at Santiago, Chile's Estadio Nacional Wednesday night.

The 19-song set was full of classics and, as Rolling Stone magazine notes, the band performed “She’s A Rainbow” from 1967’s “Their Satanic Majesties Request” for the first time since 1998, and only the 11th time in their entire history.

The Santiago show also saw the debut of new backup vocalist Sasha Allen, who took center stage with Mick Jagger for “Gimme Shelter” as she fills in for longtime singer Lisa Fischer, who was unable to make the South American run due to prior touring commitments.

The 12-date América Latina Olé tour – which includes multiple dates in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo – marks the group’s first shows of the continent in a decade.

Meanwhile, the Super Deluxe Edition of The Rolling Stones’ 2015 reissue of their 1971 album classic, “Sticky Fingers”, will compete for a Grammy Award at next week’s event in Los Angeles.

The work of Art Directors Stephen Kennedy and James Tilley on the project has been honored with a nod in the Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package category.

Following its June release, the “Sticky Fingers” reissue debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 while the Super Deluxe version entered the chart at No. 65.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 15 and broadcast on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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