Band performed in 19 countries this year
The Rolling Stones have posted a short video to YouTube thanking fans for their support in 2014. Click above to watch.
The band performed in 19 countries this year as part of their ’14 On Fire’ tour which, according to the video, equated to playing to 1,159,882 people.
“We’ve had a fabulous time on the ’14 On Fire’ tour this year,” said Mick Jagger in the likely scripted piece that featured a pantomime-esque back and forth with guitarist Keith Richards. “Thanks for coming out to see us and maybe we’ll see you in 2015”, Jagger added.
The Stones recently paid tribute to the late saxophonist Bobby Keys, who died on December 2 after battling cirrhosis of the liver. Keys was best known for his sax solo on the group’s 1971 hit ‘Brown Sugar’, and featured on the albums ‘Let It Bleed’, ‘Sticky Fingers’, ‘Exile On Main St’, ‘Goats Head Soup’ and ‘Emotional Rescue’.
“The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys,” read a statement released by the band. “Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed.”