This past summer’s Rolling Stones show at Ralph Wilson was tremendous, but it wasn’t without points to critique. Tickets were expensive. Track selections were “Sticky Fingers”-focused and, for many, stadium seating kept Jagger and Co. at a binoculars-necessary distance.
These are a few things that “Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Experience” will alleviate when it rolls its tribute extravaganza into North Tonawanda’s Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda) for a show at 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Now in its 15th year of touring, the renowned, full-costume exhibition has rocked casinos, played with full orchestras and rolled through sold-out shows across Russia. It gives fans the authentic look, feel and sound of the Stones — albeit without Mick, Keith, Ronnie or Charlie on stage.
But no matter. Within the historic confines of the Riviera, fans can rock to an expert rendition of “Street Fighting Man.” They can sway with a re-created “Time is On My Side,” and they can shout along with a lovingly covered “Sympathy for the Devil.” It’ll be a Stones-inspired party, up close and personal — and for a fraction of the price.
Reserved seating is $30 and can be purchased at the Riviera Theater box office or at rivieratheatre.org.
– Michael Farrell