The Rolling Stones ended their “14 on Fire” tour with a concert at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, on Nov. 18, 2014. According to an announcement on the official Rolling Stones website, the performance of “Like a Rolling Stone” was voted for by fans in an online poll. “This was the third time the song won the fan song vote this year, having previously won in Madrid and, this tour’s opening night, in Adelaide,” according to a report on the Rolling Stones’ website.
The Rolling Stones launched their “14 on Fire” tour on Feb. 21, 2014, at Du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
On Oct. 25, 2014, the Rolling Stones launched the Australian leg of their “14 on Fire” tour, with a sold-out concert at the Oval Arena in Adelaide, Australia. The concerts in Australia and New Zealand were originally supposed to take place from March 19 to April 5, 2014 but the shows were postponed after the death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott, who committed suicide on March 17, 2014. Scott was found hanged from a doorknob in her New York City apartment. The Rolling Stones rescheduled the concerts in Australia and New Zealand for their “14 on Fire” tour. As previously reported, the Rolling Stones have settled a lawsuit against an insurance company that denied the band’s claim for due to the postponed concerts.
The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled concerts in Australia have been affected by health problems, including Jagger’s throat infection. On Oct. 15, 2014, the Rolling Stones announced that their longtime saxophonist Bobby Keys was unable to perform on the Australian/New Zealand leg of their “14 on Fire” tour due to undisclosed health reasons. Keys was replaced by Karl Denson on the concert dates, which ran from Oct. 25 to Nov. 22, 2014.
Keys has been recording and touring with the Rolling Stones since 1969, except for the Stones’ 1976 tour. He is a close friend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards; the two men share the same birthday (Dec. 18, 1943).
Critics’ reviews of the tour were mostly positive.
Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who was a special guest on the Rolling Stones’ “50 and Counting” concerts in 2012 and 2013, was a special guest on the Rolling Stones’ “14 on Fire” tour.
The Rolling Stones are reportedly contemplating touring South America in 2015. According to the Peruvian newspaper La Republica, the tour will likely go to Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. The tour dates in South America have not yet been officially announced. The Rolling Stones previously performed in South America in February 2006, as part of the “A Bigger Bang” world tour.
Here were the dates for the “14 on Fire” tour:
Feb. 21, 2014: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Du Arena, Yas Island
Feb. 26, 2014: Tokyo — Tokyo Dome
March 4, 2014: Tokyo — Tokyo Dome
March 6, 2014: Tokyo — Tokyo Dome
March 9, 2014: Cotai, Macau — Cotai Arena
March 12, 2014: Shanghai — Mercedes-Benz Arena
March 15, 2014: Singapore — Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom
May 26, 2014: Oslo, Norway — Telenor Arena
May 29, 2014: Lisbon, Portugal — Rock in Rio Festival
June 1, 2014: Zurich — Letzigrund Stadium
June 4, 2014: Tel Aviv, Israel — HaYarkon Park
June 7, 2014: Landgraaf, the Netherlands — Pinkpop Festival
June 10, 2014: Berlin — Waldbühne
June 13, 2014: Paris — Stade de France
June 16, 2014: Vienna — Ernst Happel Stadium
June 19, 2014: Düsseldorf, Germany — Esprit Arena
June 22, 2014: Rome — Circus Maximus
June 25, 2014: Madrid — Bernabeu Stadium
June 28, 2014: Werchter, Belgium — TW Classic Festival
July 1, 2014: Stockholm — Tele2 Arena
July 3, 2014: Roskilde, Denmark — Roskilde Festival
Oct. 25, 2014: Adelaide, Australia — Oval*
Oct. 29, 2014: Perth, Australia — Perth Arena*
Nov. 1, 2014: Perth, Australia — Perth Arena
Nov. 5, 2014: Melbourne, Australia — Rod Laver Arena*
Nov. 8, 2014: Macedon Ranges, Australia — Hanging Rock**
Nov. 12, 2014: Sydney — Allphones Arena*
Nov. 15, 2014: Pokolbin, Australia — Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Nov. 18, 2014: Brisbane, Australia — Entertainment Centre*
Nov. 22, 2014: Auckland, New Zealand — Mount Smart Stadium*
*previously postponed concert
Here is the setlist for the Rolling Stones’ concert in Auckland, New Zealand, on Nov. 22, 2014:
Start Me Up
It’s Only Rock‘n’Roll (But I Like It)
You Got Me Rocking
Like A Rolling Stone (voted for by fanas)
Doom and Gloom
Out of Control
Honky Tonk Women
You Got The Silver (Keith Richards on lead vocals)
Before They Make Me Run (Keith Richards on lead vocals)
Happy (Keith Richards on lead vocals)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Sympathy for the Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Auckland members of the New Zealand Youth Choir)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction