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We are not strangers to major rock gigs in Buffalo. But for a long time, it seemed that our glory days as a destination for stadium-filling bands and artists had gone the way of the 8-Track tape, the cassette and  finally, the CD. Huge shows that filled what was then known as Rich Stadium were commonplace in the '70s and '80s, but by the mid-'90s, had moved into the rea…

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You can’t always get what you want, but after working on the Rolling Stones concert, local union stagehands are hoping to get what they need – pay.About 100 of the 204 stagehands who turned out to set up and break down the Stones concert on July 11 have had their checks bounce.Many of the workers received their checks by mail around July 27, and deposited them. Days later,…

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Mick Jagger. Keith Richards. Charlie Watts. Ronnie Wood.These faces belong on currency. Their names belong in stone. Their sweat belongs on our hands.On Saturday night, some of those pipe dreams came true, as the legendary Rolling Stones touched down in Ralph Wilson Stadium for the penultimate stop on their Zip Code Tour with 15 shows in 15 North American stadiums, coincid…

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There have been so many photos of Mick Jagger on Buffalo.com this week that even we're getting confused. To help you prepare for tonight's Rolling Stones concert at Ralph Wilson Stadium -- the band's first visit since 1997 -- here are links to all of our pre-show content. *Jeff Miers' assessment of The Stones: have they mailed it in, or are they still chuggin' along? "Th…

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The Rolling Stones will take the stage and say hello to Buffalo for the seventh and – maybe – final time tonight. We asked you to share your memories of those earlier shows, from 1966 to 1997. Here is a sampling of your responses.Been to every Stones show in Buffalo since the 1975 shows and have not missed a Stones tour since. I’ve traveled the US to see them and July 11 w…

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Going to the Rolling Stones concert Saturday? Be prepared with 10 things to know before you go. 1. TrafficStarting at 3 p.m., a section of Abbott Road directly outside the stadium will be closed. After the show, westbound Big Tree Road will be closed.2. ParkingAttendees may park in the stadium lots or private lots. Stadium lots open at 4 p.m.3. TicketsTicketMaster, the ori…

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When the Rolling Stones arrived in Buffalo in 1966 for a show at Memorial Auditorium, the show seemed secondary to the fear of a riot. Because you know ... the screaming, and the hair, and the gyrations. And that MUSIC. Is that what the kids call music? Obviously, things have changed in almost 50 years. The dangerous bad boys of rock 'n' roll will be on the receiving end …

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When singer Bernard Fowler hooked up with the Rolling Stones for the band’s late-1980s reunion album “Steel Wheels,” and the subsequent world tour behind that album, he already had been around the block a few times.Working with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Public Image LTD. and Philip Glass, Fowler had made a serious name for himself, in the process garnering the attent…

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Some elements of the Rolling Stones’ visit to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday night may surprise people – especially in the number of fans expected, when they will start arriving, the availability of tickets and the going rate for seats. Crowd size: While the stadium has a listed capacity of 71,857 for football, about 20,000 of those seats will not be available. Even tho…

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The Rolling Stones kicked off their most recent North American tour at San Diego's Petco Park on Sunday. The 15-city tour stops at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday, July 11, with St. Paul and the Broken Bones opening for the Stones. Tickets remain for the Western New York show through Ticketmaster and third-party vendors like StubHub. There were four "Sticky Fingers" song…

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Update on Rolling Stones at Ralph Wilson Stadium: • The Stones will not playing the full “Sticky Fingers” album after all, or at least, it’s not likely that they’ll be playing it. This according to Mick Jagger on Rollingstone.com. • No, Mick Taylor will not be there to perform with the band. Again, courtesy of Mick Jagger at Rollingstone.com. • Presale at Ticketmaster u…

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According to Ticketmaster.com, tickets for The Rolling Stones’ just-announced July 11 appearance at Ralph Wilson Stadium will range in price from $77.50 to $403.00 each. I’ll give you a minute to pick yourself up off the floor. You ok now? Good. Because there’s more. The $77.50 tickets will come to $88.30 each after fees are tacked on. The $403.00 tickets will come to a r…

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We know we’d get "Sticky Fingers" and a grab-bag of hits. But what about a deep cut or two? The idea of the Rolling Stones performing the classic “Sticky Fingers” album in its entirety on July 11 in Ralph Wilson Stadium is incredibly tantalizing, and will be made even more so if guitarist Mick Taylor – whose playing on the original album added tremendously to both its ini…

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The unconfirmed rumors have finally become official. Legendary rock band The Rolling Stones has announced a July 11 stop in Ralph Wilson Stadium as part of its North American stadium tour. Tickets go on sale for the general public at 10 a.m. April 13. Visit The Rolling Stones' website for further details. Buffalo Bills club and suite account holders will have the right …

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All signs – figuratively and literally – point to the Rolling Stones playing in Buffalo this July, but the official announcement looks like it has been delayed. The Stones’ “Satisfaction Thursday” billboard campaign had signs popping up in cities rumored to be part of the summer tour, including Buffalo, pointing to an official announcement today. But now sources are telli…