Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Rolling Stones rocked Macau at The Venetian Macao Cotai Arena last weekend


Flying into Macau from Tokyo on Sunday night, living a Travelife, we enjoyed a historic and ever so energetic once-in-a-lifetime sort of concert. What an amazing Travelife sort of night this was.

The British rock band Rolling Stones rocked Macau with their first-ever concert at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena last Sunday night.

The legendary band took the stage in front of a sold-out audience of over 10,000 enthusiastic fans for a landmark event, The Rolling Stones 14 on Fire tour, presented by Prudential Corporation Asia together with its asset management arm Eastspring Investments.

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HISTORY MADE LAST SUNDAY NIGHT

This marked a first not only for The Venetian Macao, but also for Macau as a whole.

"We made history Sunday night by bringing the one and only Rolling Stones to Macao," commented Edward Tracy, CEO of Sands China Ltd.

He added: "We have introduced many international names to Macao concert goers over the years - both talented and unique individuals. Welcoming a band as celebrated, loved and internationally acclaimed as the Rolling Stones is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."



THE GANG'S ALL TOGETHER AGAIN

At the concert, Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood appeared on stage to overwhelming response, along with former member Mick Taylor who appeared as a special guest.

Keen fans had waited long for the veteran band Sunday night, and the spectacular performance was well worth the wait.

The entire auditorium literally went crazy.

ALL THE GREATEST HITS



The high-energy concert kicked off with "Jumpin' Jack Flash," followed by "You Got Me Rocking." They also sang "It's Only Rock and Roll," "Wild Horses" and "Doom & Gloom."

A highlight of the eagerly-awaited evening included the fantastic stage design with the ubiquitous tongue and lips logo the Rolling Stones are famed for.

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The 'Tongue Pit' general admission area in front of the stage gave screaming fans an incomparable 360 degree concert experience.

COMBINING GOOD OLD ROCK AND ROLL
WITH 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGY


Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones' set design featured video screens and special effects that enhanced the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones show.

Fans rocked, swayed and sang along as the Stones delivered a bevy of monster hits, enjoying the electric atmosphere created in the Cotai Arena by the energetic performance.

NEXT STOP: SINGAPORE




The Rolling Stones have been singing and touring for five decades, making them the longest running rock 'n' roll band in the history of modern music.

After rocking fans in Macau, they are taking their gig this weekend to the Sands Grand Ballroom at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.


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