16th January 2014 // By Ophelia Overton // Music Madness

The Rolling Stones recently announced that they will be gracing the Australian scene not one, but four times this year as part of their 14 On Fire Tour.

What began as the 50 & Counting Tour, to observe the band’s 50 years together, will continue into 2014 with the 14 On Fire leg. The first show is set to kick off this February in Abu Dhabi and wrap up shortly after in April at Auckland.

The tour will make its way to Australia in the second half of March and will cover four states. The Stones will start off in Perth followed by Adelaide, Sydney and finally, Melbourne. To see the Rolling Stones lives click here.

Hailed as one of the greatest rock’n’roll bands of all times, we’ve heard all the accolades. We know they’re legendary and transcendent and so on but here a few things you probably didn’t know to keep you busy until they arrive.

  • The Rolling Stones played their first show on July 12, 1962 at the Marquee Jazz Club in London.
  • John Pasche designed the Stones’ lip-and-tongue logo (although some argue the original concept came from Ernie Cefalu).
  • The band got their name from the song “Rollin’ Stone Blues” by Muddy Waters. Despite popular confusion, Rolling Stone Magazine and the band Rolling Stones have no relation although both allegedly drew their name from the same inspiration.
  • Bassist Bill Wyman reportedly coined the term ‘groupie’ in 1965 while on tour in Australia.

For more details on the Rolling Stones and their tour check out their official web page here.