Rolling Stones To Make First Appearance in Mainland China 
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Thursday, 16 March 2006

The Rolling Stones confirmed that they will visit Shanghai as part of their 'A Bigger Bang' World Tour. Performing for their first time ever in mainland China, this historic event will take place Saturday, April 8th, 2006 in the intimate confines of the 8,500 seat Shanghai Grand Stage.

'A Bigger Bang' World Tour opened in Boston in August 2005 and ever since critics have been in agreement about their admiration and sheer excitement that continues to characterize the live Rolling Stones experience. The tour has been attended by more than one and a half million people making 'A Bigger Bang' the most successful U.S. tour of all time. Two weeks ago, the band performed for 2 million people at their free concert in Rio de Janeiro, which marked the half way point in their world tour.

Anticipation for the show in China is already running at an all-time high following the incredible critical and box-office response to the Stones' North and South American performances.

The Rolling Stones will be bringing a stage specially created for the Chinese performance complete with their state of the art sound, video and lighting systems. Seating at The Shanghai Grand Stage will also provide excellent sight lines for all fans.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 13th. Ticket prices will range from 300 RMB($35) to 1800 RMB($200). A limited number of Gold Circle Tickets will also be available. Tickets may be purchased immediately via Emma Ticket's website, <> , or ticket hotline, (86-21) 6481-2938. Members of the Rolling Stones Fan Club are able to enjoy special access to tickets, exclusive merchandise and can also follow the tour online at <> . Every ticket sold for the tour will include a free Virtual Ticket membership in the Rolling Stones fan club. Updated daily, users will be given an exclusive insider's look at every aspect of the tour. From rehearsals and preparations to on-going coverage via audio and videos streams, downloads, set lists, news and much more.

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