Soon It May Be “All Over Now” for The Rolling Stones
When the news of the Astroworld tragedy in Houston was unfolding, the first thing that came to my mind was Altamont, the 1969 tragedy where multiple people died at a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway.
The Rolling Stones are once again playing Austin, Texas this coming Saturday night.
How can you have a big crowd at a Texas show right now without the specter of the Astroworld tragedy lingering over the event? Especially at a Rolling Stones show.
The Rolling Stones were the quintessential death-defying, generation-defining rock band. Maybe now the band is now, unintentionally, paving the way for us to talk about death and loss? Maybe this is important at a time when the Coronavirus has reshaped the world?
While the meme machine suspects Keith Richards is immortal, and Mick Jagger dances like he’s immortal, following the recent death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, we have to acknowledge the key remaining members of the band are senior citizens.
The current Stones tour was originally a summer tour, but the 15 show “No Filter” tour was postponed back in 2020 so that frontman Mick Jagger could have heart surgery….just as the music industry was shutting down for the Coronavirus.
All of this means while the Rolling Stones tour is winding down, we may need to accept that the seemingly immortal Rolling Stones are as well.
We might be getting to the point where “It’s All Over Now” may soon become a reality.