Show Business: Roll Away the Stones

Four solid reasons to pass up the rock tour of the year

The Rolling Stones have taken the field for the first time since 1978, and if careful attention is paid to the hoopla, the gate, the crowd and the ticket sales, any one would believe they were the only game in town.

This three-month tour is about equal parts musical revue, social occasion and sporting event. The Stones are playing vast arenas almost exclusively, the kind of concrete coliseums built to carry the cheers and groans of as sorted jockathons up into the air;...

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