Rolling Stones to Release New Album in ‘Vault’ Series 1

To paraphrase Field of Dreams, “If you produce it, they will buy it.” At least this seems to be thinking of the Rolling Stones as they will release a new live album and DVD on September 29 of this year. From the Vault – Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015 was the only fully-recorded performance on The Zip Code tour, recorded on May 20, 2015.

The live performance will be available on DVD, DVD/3LP, Blu-ray, DVD/CD, and both digital audio and video. The recording includes long time band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Woods, and includes saxophone player Karl Denson and keyboardists Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford.

The May 20 concert opened the tour for the Rolling Stones and promoted the Sticky Fingers album, the 30th studio recorded album produced by the band. While the concert provides several tracks from Sticky Fingers, there are also a few classics that fans have come to enjoy, including “Brown Sugar,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “Start Me Up.” Surprisingly, some Stones standards are not included on the album, including “Get Off My Cloud” and “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” The DVD and Blu-ray editions also feature interviews with band members.

To promote the live album, the Rolling Stones will begin a new tour on September 9 in Hamburg, Germany. The tour only includes European venues, with no American dates scheduled or expected.

The release coincides with the news that guitarist Ronnie Wood had been battling lung cancer in 2016. According to Rolling Stone, Wood revealed that he had “a touch of lung cancer,” which resulted in a portion of one lung being removed. Wood was so concerned about his prognosis that he had even contacted close friends to “say goodbye,” fearing that his time was short.

Wood, 70, had been a chain-smoker most of his life, but vowed that he would quit when his wife, Sally Humphreys, gave birth to twin girls in May 2016. In that same month, the Rolling Stones’ guitarist went to the doctor for a routine physical where it was discovered that he had lung cancer. Wood opted for surgery instead of chemotherapy, explaining that he wasn’t going let someone stick a bayonet into his body. The five-hour procedure revealed the cancer had not spread beyond the lung and Wood appears to be in good health and ready for the tour.

This announcement comes after bassist Bill Wyman, 80, revealed that he had prostate cancer. Wyman was diagnosed with the illness in March 2016, and has been undergoing treatment since. He is expected to be fully recovered by the beginning of the European tour.

When the tour begins, frontman Mick Jagger will be 74, guitarist Keith Richards, 73, and drummer Charlie Watts 76.

Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015 is the sixth album in the From the Vault series. The four previous versions include, Live In Leeds 1982, Live At The Tokyo Dome, The Marquee Club – Live in 1971, Hampton Coliseum – Live in 1981, and L.A. Forum – Live in 1975.

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