Epiphone
Rock legends and longtime Epi fans the Rolling Stones will tour the U.S. next spring. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 30. Check out the dates below. Keen Epi fans know that Keith Richards--rock's 8th 'wonder of the world'-- was a devoted fan of the Epiphone Casino in the early 60s cutting "Satisfaction," "Not Fade Away," and "The Last Time" with his Epi before switching to a Firebird and a Les Paul in the late 60s. Check out the photo of from Keith's Twitter account taken with his new Epi after a shopping spree in Nashville.

Fans of The Rolling Stones' early years should check out Rolling Stones On Air in the Sixties, a selection of the band's surviving BBC radio recordings. All the tracks are drawn from BBC pop programs like the Saturday Club, the Joe Loss Pop Show, Top Gear, and Blues In Rhythm--many of the same programs that introduced The Beatles throughout the United Kingdom. Some of our favorites covers of Chuck Berry's "Come On,""Roll Over Beethoven" and "Down the Road Apiece,"  Bo Diddley's "Cops and Robbers" and "Mona," and early hits like "Satisfaction" and "The Last Time." Each track has been restored using the new Audio Source Separation system for the best sound quality. 

Also, check out the Rolling Stones On Air in the Sixties book which follows the band from their first appearance on the BBC program Thank Your Lucky Stars! through their televised free concert in London’s Hyde Park in 1969 shortly after the death of original member Brian Jones and release of Let It Bleed. Visit the website to check out the tour dates and pre-sale info. 

For Stones and Beatles fans who still need more satisfaction, read our interview with Rolling Stones and Beatles instrument expert Andy Babiuk who recently solved the mystery of Mr. Richards' missing 1962 Epiphone Casino used to power the Stones' first tours of England and the U.S. However, the true fate of the guitar might have to stay in selected circles for the time being.

"It's not a good thing and I can't really talk about it," Babiuk told Epiphone. "It's unfortunate. When I did that book for them, there were a lot of things I found out that were stolen from them. And unfortunately, it was done by people who were supposed to be watching their stuff for them. It's kind of sad state of affairs but it is what it is. And Keith would wish to have it back. We got him another old one just like it because he really wanted his Epiphone back and we can't get the original back. We got him a vintage model. Everything was the same on it and he likes it quite a bit.

The one thing I tried to stay away from is the detective thing where I'm trying to find guitars and point fingers and stuff. That's why I stopped the researching I was doing because it uncovers a whole bowl of cherries that you don't really want to deal with. I notified Keith and Keith's manager about the Casino and I said: 'I have to let you know, this is what happened I'm just telling you because I found out about it... I don't want to get involved. Do what you want with the info.' I try to stay neutral on the matter."



The Rolling Stones 2019 Tour Dates:
04/20 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
04/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
04/28 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
05/07 – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
05/11 – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose Bowl
05/18 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
05/22 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
05/26 – Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile High
05/31 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
06/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
06/08 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
06/13 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
06/21 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field