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'The Stones' playing Vegas: for many people this is a dream come true! The Rolling Stones have played at Las Vegas before over the years, and their next concert in this city will be at the T Mobile Arena in October 2016. Without a doubt, this is going to be a packed concert, especially if we take into consideration the huge following that The Rolling Stones have enjoyed both in Vegas and throughout the world. So, the big question is: are you ready for The Rolling Stones Vegas?

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Who are The Rolling Stones?

Believe it or not, there are still some people who do not know who The Rolling Stones are. If you don't then don't worry, because we are going to give you the low down on this band, its members, and their unique, psychedelic style of rock music. That way, even if you are a total rock music novice or have not heard any of their hits before, you will be totally prepared for their appearance in Vegas. This is one of the most renowned bands in the world, and they have a rich and interesting history! The Rolling Stones is a rock band from England and it was first formed in 1962. 'The Stones' as they are often simply called were associated with rebellious counterculture and perfectly captured the alternative spirit of the '60s. They were also part of the so called 'British Invasion' of bands who came over from the UK to the US in the 1960s and took the US music scene by storm.

Did we mention the hair?

As befits an alternative rock band, the members of The Rolling Stones cultivated a long, unique hair style, great for head banging with. Though over half a century has passed since the band was first formed, many of the band members still sport this long, messy hair do, demonstrating that they have not reneged on their alternative values. 

Who is in the band?

That question is more complicated than it might seem at first sight, as the composition of the band 'The Rolling Stones' has changed over the years. Thus, the band that is coming to play in Sin City for The Rolling Stones Vegas concert does not exactly reflect the original composition of the band. When it was formed in '62, The Rolling Stones was composed of Charlie Watts on drums, Bill Wyman on bass, Keith Richards on guitar, Mick Jagger on lead vocals, Ian Stewart on piano and Brian Jones on guitar and harmonica. Jones and Wyman both left during the 1960s and Stewart left the official line-up in 1963 (though he continued to return to play piano for the band on an occasional basis). And, in the stead of these departed musicians, the band welcomed Ronnie Wood. So, the present line up - and the line up that you can expect to see in Vegas - consists of Jagger, Wood, Richards and Watts. 

Occasional members, and collaborations

Several keyboardists have also drifted in and out of the band, including Nicky Hopkins and Chuck Leavell. The Stones have also collaborated with numerous other famous artists, including Yoko Ono and Marianne Faithfull. Who knows what the future holds in terms of new additions to 'The Rolling Stones'?

What are their greatest hits?

The Rolling Stones Vegas is a concert that is sure to consist of some of the greatest hits that this band has produced over the years. Fans of The Stones still debate about which of the songs are their favourites, but some of the main hits of this band include 'Gimme Shelter' and 'Brown Sugar'. This band's albums include 'Their Satanic Majesties Request' and 'Beggars' Banquet' which were released in 1967 and 1968. The late 60s and early to mid 70s are often described as the 'Golden Age' for The Rolling Stones, and the time when some of their greatest hits were produced. So, fans will certainly be excited to see what gets performed at The Rolling Stones Vegas concert this October. 

What can I expect to hear when they play in Vegas?

The Stones' style of music is usually described as psychedelic rock, and the unique vocals of Mick Jagger give their songs an edge like no other. However, the band are also notable because they have a great ability to assimilate other genres of music into their own way of playing and their influences include blues, folk, country and jazz music. In terms of content, several of the main hits played by The Rolling Stones contain political critique. One key example of such a song is their number 'Sweet NeoCon', which is a critique of US neoconservatism.

The T Mobile Arena

The T Mobile Arena, where The Rolling Stones Vegas will take place, is a great venue for a rock concert. Situated on the Vegas Strip in Paradise, this is a relatively new venue. It opened in April 2016, so The Rolling Stones' appearance there will be one of the first concerts to take place in what will hopefully be a historic concert venue in Sin City. The total capacity of the venue is 20, 000 people, so there will be plenty of room for a whole load of The Rolling Stones' fans within the arena itself. The use of large screens and amazing sound systems ensure that seeing The Stones live in this arena will be an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience.

So, are you ready for The Rolling Stones Vegas?

Hopefully all of that information has whet your appetite! The Rolling Stones are an historic band both in Britain and in the US, and this upcoming concert in the new T Mobile Arena is going to be the culmination of a successful rock career that has spanned several decades. As well as getting to see the band, music lovers will get to try out one of Vegas's newest venues as well, so this surely is a win win situation for anyone who loves that amazing experience of being at a live rock concert. Whether you have been a die hard lover of The Stones for years or whether you are only just getting yourself introduced to their music, this concert is going to be a land mark event in the calendar of any self respecting music lover. So, you better get ready for the ride of your life!

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